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Apr
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comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
If we're beeping (speakers off, deaf) or drawing the user's attention away from the text field we're reducing usability :-/. And it may not be apparent why the indicator was set off to the user. Better to keep the magic to a minimum, as it were.
Apr
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answered Best color to display hot/cold but also on/off
Apr
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comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
@MSalters the trouble with switching to cents at a punctuation point is that some folks might type the in-between-dollars punctuation as well. When they type $314,159.65, we'd get "$314.15965" instead.
Apr
4
comment Is it good to propose a screen-reader version of my website for blind users
@Leths is there alternate content you're planning on putting in place of the visual information, and is there a reason it couldn't be included as the alternative text within the normal app's content? JonW's answer still stands even with a web app. Consider as well that a lot of folks may end up getting to the app through deep links and would miss the reader-friendly reference. Better to support SR needs concurrently in main content.
Apr
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answered Do you need an exit or cancel button for a multi-step web-based form?
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revised Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
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revised Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
Just adding a little conclusion at the end.
Apr
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comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
@FabianBlechschmidt This discussion on W3's site gives a nice background: w3.org/International/questions/qa-accept-lang-locales
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Apr
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comment A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?
The quality of the sentiment and message here is reduced I think by trying to draw an "us vs them." It likely feels supportive, but none of these jobs are really so cleanly defined to allows us to compare them like that. Designers and artists both may be incredibly mathematical or structured in their approach. Cutting the "designers just guess" bit would be a good move, IMO.
Apr
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comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
@jjwdesign masking is certainly a neat option and helps show them what they should be doing, while also requiring specific input. Trouble can be if they add too large a number for the mask, but that's an implementation detail you can plan for.
Apr
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comment Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
@Lars I think you're head's in the right place. But splitting the two up ends up building to the edge case instead of supporting the major case, in which most everyone will put the number in correctly.
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answered Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts
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answered User and Role management is a mess
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comment Text vs Icon (Opens in a New Window)
It's relatively apparent that icon was chosen so that it fit within the line height of the link text; I'm not sure that makes the definitive resolution to the argument as you purport, but no matter. You'll agree (yes?) that OP should ultimately test more than one option with users and determine which will be most aesthetic and accessible for his/her audience.
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