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Jul
17
revised Is adding commas to numbers a cultural thing?
edited tags
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
awarded  Nice Answer
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.
Jun
26
comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
Make sure that the positive action button (OK, Delete, Launch the Nukes, etc) is disabled. Simply toggling the disabled state when the check box is toggled will tell the user that additional actions are required, rather than having them think that they deleted something only to find that it's still there.
Jun
21
comment Toggle Buttons “Turn On” vs “Enable”
is it possible to blur the text of the non-active state?
Jun
21
comment Click-twice to tick the checkbox?
I'm not sure that this question is worded correctly. The questions being asked are for opinions, which are subjective.
Jun
12
comment Reasonable character limit for a comment field on a site feedback form?
@AndroidHustle, and that's exactly what I advise in my answer. I just wanted to point out that there are other usability concerns beyond the person initially using the form.
Jun
12
comment Reasonable character limit for a comment field on a site feedback form?
This is great advice, but there are a few issues that are overlooked. Unlimited feedback is an interesting concept until the page suddenly takes a very long time to load because a malicious user uploaded a few gigabytes of data. Obviously there needs to be some technical limitation to how much information is stored.
Jun
12
answered Reasonable character limit for a comment field on a site feedback form?
Jun
8
comment Do we really need a “Remember me” option on a Login page?
It doesn't make sense from a security standpoint as you'd be implicitly opening up a large variety of security loopholes and undesired behavior.
May
30
comment What's the least confusing UI for offering to either enter a URL or upload a file?
Ctrl+G in the text editor will open SO's own image field that does what you describe.