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Jan
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comment Is there a recommended size for search boxes?
Relating to number 2, a larger box is also easier to select with a mouse or a finger. In some interfaces that might be a good reason to make it full width, and relatively tall, even if you are expecting the search terms to be small.
Jan
19
comment Why are the keys on a keyboard square?
This picture helps to visualise why hexagonal keys would affect more than just the alphanumerics.
Jan
9
comment Icons for things that cannot be illustrated or better use a list?
File managers tend to use a "blank page" icon to represent an unknown filetype, but that isn't suitable here. I don't think an entirely blank icon is suitable either. You could put your app's branding logo there instead, perhaps de-emphasized (in grey). (You could also de-emphasise the ? if you choose to keep it.)
Jan
9
comment Icons for things that cannot be illustrated or better use a list?
I actually think the ?s might arouse the curiosity of the child, in a positive way. They may be curious to know what is behind the "mystery" icon.
Jan
9
answered What are best practices for providing change language options on multilingual site
Jan
9
answered Choosing a country's color for its slice of a pie chart?
Nov
27
comment Which way should arrows point for a dropdown button?
You are quite right though @whatsnewsaes, folder arrows do work a different way to dropdown buttons. It seems there are different common practices based on slightly different situations!
Mar
8
answered Is it frowned upon to allow the user two different options to perform the same action?
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Dec
26
revised Serif vs. Sans Serif
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Dec
26
revised Serif vs. Sans Serif
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Dec
21
comment What is the correct term for the grace period when a user unfocuses an element
Well, you had your chance. I afforded you more than enough of a time delay to focus and react!
Dec
21
revised What is the correct term for the grace period when a user unfocuses an element
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Dec
21
answered What is the correct term for the grace period when a user unfocuses an element
Dec
21
revised What is the correct term for the grace period when a user unfocuses an element
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Dec
21
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Dec
21
answered Serif vs. Sans Serif
Dec
21
comment Serif vs. Sans Serif
An excellent article. It says that familiarity is likely the strongest factor in perceived legibility and actual performance. It also concedes that the Sans Serif fonts can be more faithfully reproduced at low resolution than Serif fonts (where serifs are either lost, or become "visual noise"). But with continued improvement in mobile display resolution, that is become an increasingly smaller (sic) concern.
Aug
13
comment What voice should an option you don't want users to change be written in?
In your first picture you could consider naming the options 'Disable' and 'Enable' instead of 'Yes' and 'No'. This should make the unwanted option appear more negative to the user.