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Oct
16
comment Why is it called the fold?
It has nothing to do with delivery. When delivered, newspapers were/are usually rolled up. Newspaper vending machines (news racks) displayed folded newspapers. The portion above the fold was very important to get people interested in buying the paper from the vending machine. Photo: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspaper_vending_machine#mediaviewer/…
Sep
11
revised Should we use hash tags (with a #) in content titles when that content is often shared on Twitter?
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Sep
11
asked Should we use hash tags (with a #) in content titles when that content is often shared on Twitter?
Feb
8
awarded  Yearling
Dec
11
comment Video automatically playing on a home or landing page - studies and data
Similar to ux.stackexchange.com/questions/21082/…
Nov
14
comment Why do businesses frequently keep one half of double doors locked?
This topic has a very long thread at the straight dope: boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=642772 where tens of reasons are brought forward.
Nov
14
revised Why do businesses frequently keep one half of double doors locked?
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Nov
14
answered Why do businesses frequently keep one half of double doors locked?
Nov
12
awarded  Informed
Apr
15
reviewed No Action Needed Improve display of date range inside a table
Apr
13
comment Website registration/login process with highest success rate?
Can you provide data or elaborate on your experience that leads you to the conclusion that email/password is a necessity?
Apr
12
revised Website registration/login process with highest success rate?
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Apr
12
awarded  Student
Apr
12
asked Website registration/login process with highest success rate?
Mar
17
reviewed Reviewed Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
Mar
12
reviewed No Action Needed Website redesign how do you know how to organize the navigation structure?
Mar
12
reviewed No Action Needed Which makes for a better UX: using copy that is short and simple or copy that is casual, yet possibly more wordy?
Mar
6
reviewed No Action Needed Should an application apologize for an error that's not actually the fault of the application itself?
Mar
5
awarded  Custodian
Mar
5
reviewed No Action Needed What approaches are there to learn design, coming from a development background?