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bio website kypseli.co
location Utah
age 28
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen Oct 23 '13 at 16:58

I program stuff, and would do it better if I knew anything.


Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jul
31
awarded  Critic
Jul
11
comment Why isn't the “remember me” checkbox in login forms enabled by default?
@webvitaly. I think you're guilty of what you're accusing me of. It's annoying for you to enter your username and password each time you go to a site, but do you have any evidence that this is the case with the majority of users? And if most users don't care what is set by default, it's all the more important that we are careful with what we set by default since security now falls back to us since the users don't care. So we should give them the safest setting (in this case uncheck the remember me) instead of default to a dangerous setting.
Jul
8
comment Why isn't the “remember me” checkbox in login forms enabled by default?
@webvitaly Even if there wasn't a risk for smaller websites, you now lack standard behavior across websites. The user now has to focus to determine if this is one of those sites that has it defaulted or doesn't. This just creates confusion. One method across all sites is better for user experience in this case, at least in my opinion.
Jul
8
answered Why do almost all public Wi-Fi's force you to press a button on a website before you can use it?
Jul
8
comment How to effectively communicate to the user that a status will periodically refresh
Through tough empirical testing I can verify the elevator door. Most don't do anything. I think giving the user the impression of working is just as good as it actually working.
Jul
8
comment How to stop car lights being left on
@ColinSharpe sounds like you just need to properly close your doors...
Jul
3
answered Are there best practices regarding customer service chat popup windows?
Jul
3
comment Pros/cons of splash-screen with articifial loading delay
I'm confused. @kedar You simultaneously show that people hate to wait yet encourage the use of an artificial delay and splash screen on an app that loads instantly. Isn't that contradictory?
Jul
2
awarded  Commentator
Jul
2
comment Why do most microwaves have a “Popcorn” button?
I have seen both types of microwaves. Many do use a sensor and change cooking time based on sensed humidity. Others just preset a time. Mine is currently 10 seconds too long so I have to use the numbers anyways....
May
23
comment Why does the email subject appear before the body when composing an email?
Reading is not irrelevant. The two go hand in hand and it makes sense to compose in the order it's going to be read. @MaX the fact of composition is that you jump back and forth, even within the body. It's part of good writing. So it just makes sense to put the ordering of the composition roughly in order with how it's read: subject 1st.
May
7
comment Timer for undos (aka ctrl + z for pointing devices)
Short so no answer, but I think in standard use UNDO is unlimited. The Gmail case is an exception because there comes a point where the message cannot be revoked. The workflow of email requires that once it is sent(it's not really sent in gmail until the timer hits 0) it is no longer in the control of the emailer. So an undo becomes impossible. So if you can undo the action allow it forever, if you can't give it a timer until the action is then performed and finalized.
Apr
12
comment Display comments order - best practice
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Facebook does oldest to newest, since it's supposed to resemble a conversation. Although, I guess if you look at their newsfeed, it's newest(this is actually 'most recently interacted with', not necessarily chronologically newest) first, but comments on individual items are oldest first. Again it depends on what you want to emphasize.
Apr
3
comment Should users be able to zoom in a responsive webdesign?
The first bullet point alone is enough to allow zooming. I don't care how pretty your layout is. If I want a better look at an image, give me the ability to do so. I hate when an image is fixed and I can't zoom in on it.
Feb
20
awarded  Teacher
Feb
20
answered Alternative for circles page indicator for many pages?
Feb
6
comment How do you show a locked slider?
I don't see why disabling it with a message to the side saying this feature is only available to premium users doesn't get the point across. Doing anything else adds confusion and doesn't follow the standard, and now intuition of controls, that everyone has for internet based controls.
Feb
4
comment Links inside a dropdown
Should that say "Comment on content"? I know it was a quick mockup, just thought I'd point it out just in case though.
Feb
4
comment Are hover states necessary?
@DA01 - You learn something new everyday. Well at least I did.