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Aug
16
comment When should a dropdown be used?
My rule of thumb is to avoid dropdowns (<select> boxes specifically, not necessarily dropdown menus or any other sort of pop-in) They add too many steps, are ugly, and make it easy for the user to pick the wrong option.
Aug
6
comment Display percentage increase/decrease as 110% or +10%?
This sounds like a question that would be better answered by running an A/B test.
Jul
31
revised Should the cursor change to pointer over radio buttons, checkboxes, their labels and selects?
added 13 characters in body
Jul
31
comment Is there a difference between affordance and discovery?
I think the definition of "ux-affordance" should probably be updated to say "controls should observably express...", given that affordance is not merely visual.
Jul
27
comment Proper term for conjoined choice buttons
In the simplest manner, they're a type of radio button in the same way that tabs are a type of radio button.
Jul
25
comment What are the rules of thumb for margins in web design?
"empty margins or padding should always be multiples of a standard" (emphasis mine) - usage of the word "always" is a pretty good indicator of a false statement, because absolute statements are always false.
Jul
17
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Jul
17
comment Is adding commas to numbers a cultural thing?
This is a common problem in localization (l10n) and internationalization (i18n).
Jul
17
revised Is adding commas to numbers a cultural thing?
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Jul
15
answered Are long query strings in URLs bad for usability?
Jul
14
comment Why are search icons represented by a magnifying glass?
A stereotypical classical detective uses a magnifying glass to search for clues.
Jul
13
comment Should the space between the checkbox and label be clickable?
His first scenario is valid, although it is redundant.
Jul
9
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Jul
5
answered Do you think we should ban 11 pixels font size?
Jul
5
comment Do you think we should ban 11 pixels font size?
Also, this site uses a 10px font-size for the copyright text. Is it unreasonably small?
Jul
5
comment Do you think we should ban 11 pixels font size?
There are too many variables to create an absolute rule such as "fonts must be larger than X in size". How big is the viewport being used (physical dimensions of a pixel)? What font is being rendered? Who are your users? How close are they to the screen? All of those questions would need to be answered to reasonably judge what size a font should be.
Jul
5
comment Should I avoid using a scrolling div?
My rule of thumb for scroll bars is to avoid them at all costs. They are necessary for some UI elements, such as dropdown menus, however my tendency is to avoid such elements as they typically involve additional unnecessary steps on the part of the user.
Jul
5
answered Should the cursor change to pointer over radio buttons, checkboxes, their labels and selects?
Jun
28
comment Is there a visual glossary of (Windows) UI controls?
Perhaps the title should be changed to "Is there a visual glossary of Windows or .NET UI Controls?".
Jun
26
comment Why do websites not use entire width of browser?
@kensen john, Get a 55" widescreen TV, set it to an enormous resolution, open up gmail and try to read a long email without physically moving. White space is not wasted space.