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Feb
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comment 'Open' signs on commercial buildings - why are most of them red?
Oh for heaven's sake. How is this question any more opinion based than something like this question: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/24255/… With regards to cross posting, I originally posted here but somebody advised me (rightly) that I would get a better response elsewhere. Quite frankly, I think that advice stands for any question on this particular section of Stack Exchange because it seems to be extremely over-policed and anything but a shining example of what a good user experience should be.
Jan
31
comment 'Open' signs on commercial buildings - why are most of them red?
I like that. Thanks.
Jan
27
comment 'Open' signs on commercial buildings - why are most of them red?
I posted on Cogsci and got a very good answer within an hour, so thank you for the suggestion @RedSirius cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/5527/…
Jan
27
comment 'Open' signs on commercial buildings - why are most of them red?
Well it certainly couldn't fare much worse. I had my office in stiches this morning when they asked how I had got on in my investigation.
Jan
26
comment 'Open' signs on commercial buildings - why are most of them red?
Brandon, you are quite right. If you google "open sign" and look at the images, you will see that the most common colour is red. The green ones you see tend to be signs instructing you to push to open. The most common sign for open for business is red. I really don't see how I can be any clearer than that.
Jan
25
comment 'Open' signs on commercial buildings - why are most of them red?
I've made the question clearer and added an example. How do I flag this as no longer being on hold?
Jun
8
comment I bought lean ux and ux for lean startups. The diagrams in both books are similar. What is the software used to generate the diagrams?
Have you tried asking the authors? They normally have contact information somewhere in the literature.
May
19
comment Infinite scroll vs Pagination in E-commerce websites
Perhaps you should check. I just did and they definitely have pagination now. You can select from either 25 or 50 items per page.
Mar
25
comment What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?
Well, a lot of web sites are also all about BANG! and grabbing the customer. Those flat designs in that showcase site all strike me as fairly uniform and dull; generic bootstrap clones.
Mar
23
comment Do I really need a login button?
I know this was posted three years ago, but it you are still puzzled how it was done Tomas, I would guess that the application was checking to see if the browser being used was from the local network (it would have an IP address in a specific range). From a security point of view this is pretty poor, but I agree it sure would be convenient if we didn't have to log onto our local browser-based apps.
Mar
12
comment Navigation Design for GoogleTV
From that link: TVs are always in "landscape". On a TV, available space runs left-to-right rather than top-to-bottom. Put on-screen navigational controls on the left or right side of the screen and save vertical space for content.
Mar
8
comment Which is easier to use: List of people sorted by FirstName, LastName or LastName, FirstName?
When you say "order them by" are you referring to the display order or the sort order, or both?
Mar
8
comment Which is easier to use: List of people sorted by FirstName, LastName or LastName, FirstName?
I would agree with the ability of specifying either method. I would strongly disagree with using the approach for the default values. People don't want to be asked to set default values. They want the default values to make sense in the first place.
Mar
2
comment What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?
This simply isn't true. A drive down any city street will show countless posters and the like with web-like imagery. You even get the peeling poster effect, which is a bit ironic.
Feb
21
comment Who needs an external on/off Wi-Fi button?
@BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft, if the ipad lacks a feature it doesn't mean it is bugged. It means it lacks a feature. Besides, non technical users would be unaware of the power saving benefits of turning off wifi. With regards to PCi cards in desktop PCs, these are invariably sited at the back of the PC and out of reach, so an on/off switch would be pretty redundant. Besides, these days pretty much everything is USB, and can simply be unplugged.
Feb
20
comment Who needs an external on/off Wi-Fi button?
That isn't necessarily possible, and very short sighted.
Feb
12
comment When client and server side validations occur, doesn't it make for a better UX to only do server validations?
Well, he isn't suggesting it. However he also states: "I have about 5% of my pages where server side validation isn't required" and I took that to mean he relies on client side validation in thoses instances. My comments were made on that basis.
Jan
27
comment Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
We're not talking about IPv6 though. Personally I don't have a problem switching from decimal to binary on the fly. I guess its down to having to do 8 bit graphics as a kid where you had to convert all the time. Now I instantly see the number as a row of dots. Anyway, I was genuinely curious as to why anybody would want hex input for ipv4 addresses. I did some searching on google and could only find examples pertaining to Java. All the c++ libraries I looked at used quad notation. My research wasn't extensive though!
Jan
27
comment Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
Indeed, after all, there is a very good reason why they are represented as 4 separate numbers; it makes it easier to identity which is the network part of the address, and it makes subnetting easier to describe. I guess if you are using it just for an isolated address, then the hex notation would make sense, but for more general networking, it would be horrible.
Jan
26
comment Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
In all my years in the I.T industry I have never, ever, seen an IPv4 ip address expressed in hex.