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I am a Senior Software Developer at Dow Jones. Formerly vmware, Thomson Reuters.


Nov
8
comment Is it a bad idea to have input fields after password on a login form?
I would add that IF you include a "Remember me" checkbox in between the password and submit button make sure that the tab sequence corresponds to the visual layout. Sometimes I experience login forms that skip the "remember me" field in the tab sequence in this scenario thinking that it will help when it is more harmful.
Nov
8
comment Is it a bad idea to have input fields after password on a login form?
@Marjan, that's the way it SHOULD work, however there are lots of websites out there which have been poorly made using asp.net webforms that don't handle form submissions via the Enter key properly. Because of this, I almost always use the pattern @DanWilson describes.
Nov
7
comment Must-read User Interface Book?
I just finished this book. It was VERY worth my time.
Nov
7
comment Should I include the month name in my select list for credit card expiration month?
I see your point here. But @DanM raises a really good point that some users would take that to mean "August 8th". Since most cards tend to format their months with a leading zero, I would want to keep it. I could possibly create a JavaScript solution to achieve what you propose which would allow most people to type the month.
Nov
4
comment Should I include the month name in my select list for credit card expiration month?
I have accepted your answer because I think it would have the most usability to most people internationally. We have a product that sells in several countries.
Nov
4
awarded  Scholar
Nov
4
accepted Should I include the month name in my select list for credit card expiration month?
Nov
3
comment Should I include the month name in my select list for credit card expiration month?
I actually prefer using text boxes too. I seem to recall a particular brand of credit card which uses actual month names on it, but I can't verify that.
Nov
3
comment Should I include the month name in my select list for credit card expiration month?
If Paypal, Amazon and Newegg all jumped off a bridge would you do the same?! J.K. That's a good answer. +1
Nov
3
awarded  Student
Nov
3
asked Should I include the month name in my select list for credit card expiration month?
Oct
7
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
14
comment Common web app usability gotchas?
If anyone turns off Javascript on their browser, 90% of the websites out there these days won't work properly for them. Therefore it wouldn't really be a "gotcha". They're used to it, those "javascript-haters".
Sep
10
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
10
awarded  Commentator
Sep
10
comment Pros/Cons of PSD mockups vs. HTML mockups
I have experienced this. Something that has helped to get around this a bit is by adding Javascript click handlers that throw alert('this is not implemented'); and other similar tactics. - On the flip-side, there is some truth to the fact that HTML mockups (if done well) get you closer to the finished product.
Sep
10
answered Pros/Cons of PSD mockups vs. HTML mockups
Sep
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
answered Is red text ever acceptable for use in non-error content?
Sep
2
comment Where could I find some free/commerical stock icon packs?
+1 for the list. This is helpful.