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comment How to indicate a text field does not contain content?
Do you need to be more explicit than just showing an empty field?
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comment Are there accessibility guidelines or good-practice standards?
+1 for "HTML and CSS are designed with accessibility in mind." It seems to me that lots of accessibility problems are caused by adding (unnecessary?) bells and whistles to good clean html/css.
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comment Are there accessibility guidelines or good-practice standards?
As I understand it, AAA is their most strict level of compliance, not highest priority. The project I'm working on now is being designed to AA level.
Apr
26
comment What are some of the quick UX fixes for a mobile app?
A Heuristic Evaluation will reveal basic usability problems.
Apr
25
comment More clicks while using “Noun” or “Verb” for actions?
I never ever suggest A/B testing, but I will here. Let us know what you find out.
Apr
6
comment See best distance and worst distance at a glance
You'll want to consider red-green color blindness, too.
Mar
29
comment Do product-based sites NEED review capability?
Good analysis, @MSkjelstad.
Mar
29
comment Making a narrow paragraph look well under a long menu bar
I'd argue that pixel width isn't the right metric since that doesn't account for font size. I always learned that an average of 13 words per line was optimal. And, of course, the width of a 13-word column changes as font size changes.
Mar
28
comment Do users like or star?
The problem with using a "thumbs up" icon is its association with Facebook. Users might think they're doing a FB thing by clicking that icon.
Mar
24
comment Do users care if avatars have a style of opacity on hover?
@CodePlay, there's no need to wait for launch before testing. Just sit with a few people individually and watch them use your site on your dev server. I doubt they're going to be confused by the avatars, but we can't know for certain.
Mar
23
comment Do users care if avatars have a style of opacity on hover?
Since you have a testable system, a pretty good option is for you to test it with users, see if they're ok with it, and let us know what you find out.
Mar
23
comment Drag and drop direction
Whatever the direction, make sure to highlight the drop zones as the user drags things. That is, the items themselves need to have a visible affordance for drag-abiity, and the targets need a visual affordance for drop-ability.
Mar
22
comment Spelling: Id vs. ID
Um, because the question doesn't ask anything about camel case or programming variables, I think this answer is misleading. "ID" as a word is correct not because it has only two letters, it's correct because that's the accepted short form of "identification."
Mar
20
comment Indicating a folded state
Thanks. I think my other point is valid too: unfilled triangles that are (for example) smaller, in a different color, and located within the folding area should provide enough context to say that these are not those other triangles.
Mar
20
comment Indicating a folded state
By the way, I like your use of "folded." I've always used "expanded" and "collapsed," but that might change now.
Mar
12
comment WAMMI vs SUS global score
Could you define WAMMI and SUS? Providing links to their official sites would be useful, too.
Mar
12
comment Rating system: star rating, heart, or both?
Are you trying to let users do two different things with a heart and a star? If so, will users understand the difference between the two? I'd recommend you just support one feature, and pick one icon.
Mar
7
comment Too many decision points?
I usually want to know what's the next step for 99% (or most) of the users and design to support that. The 1%'s steps can be made less salient or hidden in menus.
Mar
7
comment Should I use border or not for our help images?
I assume you have visual designers involved in the creation of this document. It's up to them.
Mar
6
comment Website Forms - struggling for space, what is the best option?
Do you need to collect the user's name? Other newsletter signups ask only for an email address. (You say you have back-end requirements, but I'm sure your devs are bright enough to ignore null values for name.)