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Aug
15
comment Is there a way to have a user only input multiples of 5,000?
<sarcasm>If only there were some accessible, standardized means of displaying numerical input with those constraints.</sarcasm>
Jun
10
comment Is a star rating more user-friendly and valuable than a simple up/down vote model?
...and continuing what @RedSirius said, you shouldn't use an average rating for comparing items in a 5-star system.
May
6
comment Is there a recommended and consistent way of adding social buttons?
"Is there a recommended and consistent way of adding social buttons?" It would seem that, according to Matt Mullenweg, the recommended way would be to avoid them.
Nov
27
comment How can I improve this large grid of checkboxes?
I would also recommend variation on the colors across rows (you'll probably want a pre-approved color palette) and the ability to sort or filter the people listed.
Nov
20
comment Should I use a dropdown with only one item if in future this control might have more options?
And even in your shoe example, the dropdown could still have options 5-14, but show all unavailable options as disabled to cue the user in that they might be available in the future.
Aug
2
comment A common and classic UX interview question
@DA01, that really depends on how the company is structured, but you're right in that this is very much related to managing a project or product for a business.
Aug
2
comment A common and classic UX interview question
One thing that's missed here is the opinions and feedback of the engineers/developers. It's possible that they may have some important information such as security requirements or implementation details that the new design doesn't account for. Understanding why they don't want to make a change goes a long way toward convincing them that a change is necessary.
Aug
1
comment What is wrong with my color selection?
This would be an appropriate question for Graphic Design.
Jun
28
comment Should I fill empty space in bars?
I like this, but would recommend using a lighter shade for the border.
Jun
21
comment A use case for popups?
While popups should be generally discouraged, popouts can be appropriate in certain circumstances. Gmail allows the user to pop out email and chat windows which can be helpful for users who do have the screen real estate to support multiple windows. JIRA uses a popup for a formatting help dialog which is useful to keep next to the editing screen when composing messages.
May
14
comment What good is this moving captcha from Apple
Someday: xkcd.com/810
May
13
comment Forms: Sample description- for label or field? what should be the placement?
Who are your users that they don't know how an email address is formatted?
May
2
comment red checkmark vs. a red “X”
@JohnGB, ok, I took it to mean that you were saying that the overall alert column was redundant to the serious violation column.
May
2
comment red checkmark vs. a red “X”
How is "overall alert" redundant when rows that are not serious violations also have alerts?
Apr
19
comment Is it a bad idea to use grey buttons?
The buttons still look clickable. For the disabled state, the buttons should turn flat, and the text color should change as well.
Apr
11
comment Help menu - “?” or “Help”?
The shortcut for help is, and should always be F1.
Apr
3
comment Should progress bars show percentage
you could label the top as 100 so that users are cued in to the idea that the number shown is X out of 100.
Mar
29
comment Humor on the deathbed
@AustinHenley, I think this one's more to the point.
Mar
26
comment Should offensive/vulgar usernames be banned?
@Kaz, yes, but it has "swears" in it twice!
Mar
26
comment Should offensive/vulgar usernames be banned?
suddenly I want the username assassin...