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A qualified chemist who somehow drifted into web development. I've learned (to a greater or lesser degree of accuracy) PHP and JavaScript, and would like to learn something completely different for the sake of it. I'm a weirdo who actually enjoys reading (and sometimes writing) technical documentation.


May
13
comment Encouraging the user to hit the NEED A RIDE button
I think you mean accompany in that last screenshot.
Apr
22
revised Where should a “Powered by Some-Company-Name” appear on a webpage?
Fixed spelling.
Apr
22
suggested suggested edit on Where should a “Powered by Some-Company-Name” appear on a webpage?
Apr
7
comment Where should “Doesn't Matter” choice be placed in the layout of survey choices
I hope you're having your survey proofread.
Mar
14
comment Benefit of “Twisty bottom” ballpoint pens over “Clicky tops”
I frequently operate my clicky pens by banging them off the desk, or my forearm, or some other surface. Not, often, my forehead, though. (I used to open hard-boiled eggs on my forehead as a kid. And then my mother switched to duck eggs, which have harder shells. That hurt.)
Mar
14
answered Can't get users to choose the language they speak on language learning site
Mar
12
revised Should I show a list of products if there is only one product?
Added image description.
Mar
12
suggested suggested edit on Should I show a list of products if there is only one product?
Mar
10
comment Which symbol to use for switching to the english version of a site?
That's the UK flag, not the English flag (which is a simple red cross on white).
Feb
13
comment On a US keyboard why is + shifted but - isn't?
Hyphens and dashes are different things.
Feb
9
revised Changing the language of a website
Tidied grammar and spelling. Inlined links.
Feb
9
suggested suggested edit on Changing the language of a website
Feb
7
revised How to create the best form asking buyers for their delivery address?
Added link to other referenced answer (handy if names change). Corrected grammar (notably spacing around punctuation marks). Added image alt text.
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on How to create the best form asking buyers for their delivery address?
Feb
6
comment How to make users leave out optional fields when they don't have anything interesting to fill in?
I have a postcode field which is not mandatory (Ireland doesn't have postcodes outside of Dublin). Still people put all sorts of weirdness into it, like 0000 or n/a, rather than just leaving it blank.
Feb
5
revised All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
A friend who blogs (and is an editor and historian) often uses this type of subtitle. This is how she punctuates them. I’ll follow her lead.
Feb
5
suggested suggested edit on All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
Feb
5
comment Why do credit card forms ask for Visa, MasterCard, etc.?
@RumiP. That's odd. We have a debit card in Ireland called Laser, and in our e-commerce sites, we simply offer people a choice between Visa, MasterCard, and Laser. We don't ask them to jump through two menus. (Also, we treat Visa Debit cards just as Visa cards: we see no reason to split them out separately.)
Feb
5
awarded  Talkative
Feb
5
comment Why do address forms ask for the US state?
Ireland gets post codes next year, apparently, @MSalters.