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May
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comment Applications without title bar: how to show the user which application they're using
The experience is what should make the difference. And my point was that the user clicking the icon to launch the app should be "branding" enough. Slapping a logo at the top of a UI is not the same thing as branding.
May
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comment Applications without title bar: how to show the user which application they're using
I guess the question is why it matters if the user can tell by looking at the UI. They've already chosen to install your app and launch it, and presumably they enjoy using it (or else they'd pick an alternative)...it is inherently a much more personal experience than, say, browsing the web. You may not always be able to tell the difference by looking, but it is more important to tell the difference by using. If it looks, feels, and behaves indistinguishably from another app, a logo won't help you stand out.
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answered Applications without title bar: how to show the user which application they're using
Jan
27
comment What is the research behind Font Awesome?
Can you give an example of the fonts you're comparing it to? My point above is that Font Awesome is not a font in the traditional sense (i.e., it can't be compared to Helvetica or similar) because it doesn't contain characters for written text. Just icons.
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answered What is the research behind Font Awesome?
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answered How do you communicate the location of a user in a tabbed environment when they've navigated to a page that can't be described using an existing tab?
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answered What symbol to use to represent feedback
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Oct
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comment Changing my site theme often
+1, I agree that users are more accustomed to, and even have come to expect, a "featured product" area that changes frequently.
Oct
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answered Changing my site theme often
Oct
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answered Tool for making attractive Org Charts and similar diagrams
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Oct
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comment Is UX the same as Usability?
+1 because I agree with Ben. The question is whether a product can have less-than-stellar usability (like Facebook or MS Office) and still provide a satisfying UX. I know that the UX will undoubtedly suffer if the usability is terrible, but can other factors outweigh mediocre usability? Seemingly yes.
Oct
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comment Can ugly be good UX?
I'll agree. Sorry, didn't mean to ignore part of what you said! I still think it depends on the product. I'm with you when you say that Drudge has a great UX in addition to usability.
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answered Can ugly be good UX?
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asked Is UX the same as Usability?
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Oct
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comment How can I improve my copywriting skills?
Also, there's a lot to be said for just studying effective copy. Check adsoftheworld.com and get to reading!