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answered Is it frowned upon to allow the user two different options to perform the same action?
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Dec
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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!
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answered What is the correct term for the grace period when a user unfocuses an element
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revised What is the correct term for the grace period when a user unfocuses an element
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answered Serif vs. Sans Serif
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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.
Aug
13
comment Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
Here is an amusing satirical example of the problem: games.usvsth3m.com/realistic-facebook-privacy-simulator
Aug
13
comment Is there data supporting the theory that women prefer rounded borders?
I put 24px borders on my userscript dropdown, to make it stand out from the rest of the page, but my girlfriend mocked them! So there's a counter-example for you. I didn't remove them though; I'm still hoping she'll learn to love them... :P
Aug
7
comment Should I show the troll that I know he's trolling?
I think you should focus your efforts into providing a rich experience for your valid users, not a rich experience for your trolls. That said, I noted a couple of techniques here for dissuading or distracting a malicious user or bot.
Aug
7
comment How should undo actions be worded?
Thanks. Grouping a number of operations under "Set Text Style (...)" seems valuable. It would assist the user if they want to undo back through all the text styling they just did; it may be easier for the user to parse the tooltip when the wording is "hierarchical", and it also describes what type of object was edited!
Aug
7
comment Saving & restoring undo stack — good or bad?
+1 for stopping the Ctrl-Z to retain the "return to last load state" feature. You can keep the undo data in the user's app cache, and associate it with the file by file path, file hash, and filename, so it could be recovered even if the file is moved or renamed.
Aug
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answered Settings dialog with multiple tabs: same options on two different tabs?
Aug
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comment When downloading multiple files, should you give many options
I think the two tasks should be numbered 1 and 2. That may help to show the user it is a process, rather than two different options!