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May
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comment Asking a user their Drivers License Number on a sign up form
It took me a while to figure out my Learner's / State ID (at least in CA) also has a valid Driver's License number. I would still nope the heck out of filling out such a form unless it had a thing to do with the state or auto insurance though.
May
24
comment What is the gender implied by this infographic person
... it's an improvement, but what's with the hollow head?
May
14
answered What is the gender implied by this infographic person
Nov
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Jun
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answered How does Apple manage to deliver its user experience?
Apr
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Feb
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comment Swipe specific keyboard?
There's also the idea that the QWERTY keyboard has become an "ingrained affordance" -- i.e. it wasn't efficient before, but too many folks have learned it one way to change now without taking some hit to efficiency.
Jan
29
comment Responsive mobile testing - Is resizing the desktop browser adequate?
The browser-resizing trick works to solve 90% of problems, as it's more than most sites do even now. If I were only doing stuff for myself I might stop there...
Jan
29
answered Is there any issues with approaching a website re-design from a mobile first perspective?
Jan
25
comment Is a web form that sends an email bad UX versus native email client?
This. If you're looking for very specific pieces of information (vs. a generic contact form), a web form is vastly superior to just giving people an email address and hoping they know what to do.
Jan
22
answered What is the best way to spend a very limited budget on UX design?
Jan
22
comment What is the best way to spend a very limited budget on UX design?
And let's make it clear: the money is in the manhours, NOT the software (though a copy of Adobe and a computer may still set you back). Spend 'em up front, though, and you'll save yourself HEAPS in the long run.
Jan
21
comment Should we risk using colors other than blue in Web apps?
And there used to be tons of research into how men's brains were wired differently than women's and how these differences meant men were better suited for [X] and women were only good for [Y]. I think my explanation about default colors is a better logical extrapolation than thinking that all these social networks pick blue because they want "a calming effect"! These companies don't care about horoscope-level thoughts on colors, they care about results. For 90% of these sites, "results" means getting people to click on links, and the first step is making sure people know they're links.
Jan
21
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Jan
21
comment Should we risk using colors other than blue in Web apps?
FWIW, I love how the author gets called out for being an amateur web designer. Take the article with a grain of salt, I'd say.
Jan
21
answered Should we risk using colors other than blue in Web apps?
Jan
17
comment Upon the launch of a new site - add big slide-down / lightbox explanation?
+1 for pointing out that this practice is associated with spammers -- which doesn't mean it won't work, mind you, but actions that're associated with spam tend to repulse as well.
Jan
17
answered Upon the launch of a new site - add big slide-down / lightbox explanation?
Jan
15
comment How to not make my website have a “1990's” look
@BryanOakley - "Avoiding picking fonts" is a bit of a misnomer. If you suck at fonts, pick something sans-serif and only use that one font. It may not be perfect, but it's better than Times New Roman.