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Dec
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comment Should the order of add / edit / delete buttons be based on the frequency of their use?
The order should remain the same for consistency, but that doesn't mean the buttons themselves can't change. The quick example I threw together isn't particularly elegant, but it might be possible to design a system that tracks long-term usage so that the buttons a user uses most often are presented with the largest hit box.
Nov
29
comment Do user experience practitioners ever have to worry about code?
@JonW, counter to that point, if you know the limits, you can come up with creative solutions to get around them. If you pretend that there aren't limits then you're ignoring reality, if you abide by the limits then you're stuck at status quo.
Nov
8
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Nov
7
revised Make calendar icon obviously clickable
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Nov
7
answered Make calendar icon obviously clickable
Oct
11
comment Ratings: 3 stars vs 5 stars. Why 5?
I'd argue that the most common rating system is the ± system.
Oct
3
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
28
comment Why are progress bars horizontal?
It should be noted that numerous games break the trend by using custom animations that match the theme of the game.
Sep
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
27
comment After registering should the user be sent to the page they came from or to a welcome page?
If you want to thank the user, the confirmation email is a great place to do it.
Aug
27
comment After registering should the user be sent to the page they came from or to a welcome page?
+1 for a compelling use of user stories.
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?
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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
awarded  Organizer
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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