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location San Antonio, TX
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Career: Software Developer
Degree: B.S. Computer Information Systems.
Certificates: MCP: HTML5 Development with CSS3 & JavaScript
                      MCP: Programming with C#


favorite joke: Knock knock. Who's there? ... (long pause) ... Java!

Favorite quote: "I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. -Anonymous-


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Dec
30
awarded  Yearling
Nov
30
comment Is there any definitive research on modal/overlay forms? Specifically, dismissing behaviors
Modal dialog/form boxes are easily one the most misused, and by extension annoying, forms used on the internet. If you're using the modal for its intended purpose eg. a warning, a reminder, a properties window, username and password authentication, etc. then it's best to have the user press an OK, Submit, close, etc. button. If the modal box is being used for an annoying ad, begging for a subscription, software download prompt or any other black SEO scam I would recommend going with the outside form click.
Sep
4
comment Submit button permanently disabled or invisible?
I agree with @Michael Zusclag on this one, as a grayed out buttons makes the user aware that something must be accomplished before the button will become available.
Jul
24
comment Should a 40+ field web form be single or multi-page?
I agree with @Revolt, this is the cleanest way to seperate questions, plus it does not overwhelm the user. Just be sure to use cross-page posting so that hitting the back button or refreshing do not clear the users work. Adding a simple 'Save and Continue ' button on each page is another clean way to do this.
May
6
revised Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?
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May
6
awarded  Commentator
May
6
comment Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?
It's important not to misinterpret the finer points of the Gutenberg Rule 51bits.com/articles/design-by-gutenberg Nothing is cut and dry, but the left hand side is pretty much dead space for the first few seconds a visitor lands on your site. You wan't your desert along the top of the page, the meat and potatoes down the right, and the veggies should go on the left in case they're still hungry. Navigation on the left is perfectly fine if you have much more interesting content for the right side of the page, however your LP had nothing but a block nav, so... it goes on the right.
May
5
revised Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?
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May
5
comment Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?
I mean your navigation should be floated to the right, because that's where visitors eyes instinctively track. This is why most sites have the side-bar navigation and advertisements on the right side. Also, because your navigation flows well with background image on the left side (white on black) I would suggest using a CSS transformation to flip and mirror your image so that you and the piano face the right side of the screen instead of the left. This will leave the overall color flow undamaged. Sorry, but I don't have time to hunt down a tutorial right now. Perhaps someone will be so kind..
May
5
comment Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?
Beat me too it while I was typing. lol
May
5
answered Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?
Feb
9
revised How much choice should I give users?
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Feb
1
revised Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey
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Feb
1
answered Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey
Jan
13
comment Language in url
example.com/en flows off the fingers more naturally IMO. I could be giving biased results though as I am more than accustomed to typing in url addresses.
Jan
8
comment Should a multinational website background color be a conscious choice?
I really like that second screenshot. Simple. Clean. Function. That is an excellent example of UX design.
Jan
8
awarded  Great Answer
Jan
6
answered How much choice should I give users?
Jan
4
answered What to display while waiting for a process (4-5 seconds) to complete?
Jan
3
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
The quote and reference to Microsoft are not of my writing, but from the edits of anothers. The documentation found here is where I pulled my "multiple windows" facts from. You're correct about the multiple monitors. As I originally stated... when was the last time anyone opened just one Window? Can you learn a programming language with just one?