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answered Time stamps vs Duration
Jun
27
answered Should I replace the Arial font with something else for better small advertisement label clarity?
Jun
22
comment Should button positions ever rearrange depending on available functionality?
Option C: disable the buttons that don't apply to selected product. (I'd edit your post Jon and include option C to see what people say about that.)
Jun
22
comment Key features in modern designs
I don't mean to seem flippant but a modern design is only modern for brief window of time. It all comes down to trends - the current trend is modern now but the modern trend from 1 year ago is dated. This is a roundabout way to get you define what is "modern".
Jun
19
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Jun
19
comment Text around a circle
@Novina -"the radial representation of the data is a business requirement", OK, understood. But in that case don't make it a drop down, make the data or the options show up in a box (sidebar type thing) on the right on click (or maybe even hover). The idiom is not click-dropdown, it's click-sidebar-is-populated. It's a difficult problem, good luck.
Jun
17
answered Text around a circle
Jun
17
answered Ways to show that a task is halfway complete?
Jun
17
comment During usability tests I see several people try to scroll down, how can the UX be improved to avoid this
I think the "spring physics effect" (AKA "rubber banding") is Apple specific - I believe they have enforced this patent. I suggest leaving the "end of scroll" indication up to the OS (or the browser) as that's what the user is used to.
Jun
16
comment Suggest good max-width for fluid width design
I usually set widths in terms of ems (or rems), and I think this is fairly common practice these days. This gives you more control over the text line character count. If you set the width in px, and the user has set the browser to have a small font, the line character count could be higher than is efficient, and if set to a large font size the line character count will be smaller. If the width is set in terms of ems the line character count will remain the same (more or less) regardless of the browser's font size setting.
Jun
16
comment How to make connected lists on a website comprehensible for non experienced users
Shouldn't the resource list not be there initially, but a list of resources associated with that activity appear when an activity is selected? In other words, is the resource list useful when no activity is selected?
Jun
16
answered During usability tests I see several people try to scroll down, how can the UX be improved to avoid this
Jun
6
answered Best way to represent long sequences in responsive views?
Jun
5
comment Ideal control design for boolean flags?
@plainclothes TBH my claim is based on anecdotal evidence, but I've seen such a high percentage of people (still) confused by checkbox substitutes I feel confident making that claim.
Jun
5
answered Ideal control design for boolean flags?
Jun
4
comment Does visual design really affect UX?
@user568458 Here's a link: goodreads.com/book/show/130730.Universal_Principles_of_Design
May
25
comment Implementing a passphrase instead of a password
@SteveDL - Doesn't a pass phrase, without the requirement of unnatural punctuation (special characters) that passwords require, need to be significantly larger to achieve a "real world" "unguessableness" than the numbers imply?
May
24
answered Shouldn't we separate UX from 'UX integration'?
May
24
answered What is the resistance or usability considerations for new or interactive inline text behaviours?
May
12
comment Implementing a passphrase instead of a password
Passphrases are often used in the digital currency world, where people are somewhat more security-minded than average. I don't think passphrases are "easier" because most people are unfamiliar with them, and if you only require 16 chars my guess is the security will be less effective than traditional passwords. I would follow the more common password practices that people encounter when they sign in for email or their Amazon account. If you need extra security go with 2 factor authentication.