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May
19
comment Convey to user that they can input absolute numbers or percentages
Hmmm. How about a dialog box popping up that says "Are you sure you don't not want to make your discount unpositive?"
May
18
comment Convey to user that they can input absolute numbers or percentages
Nice answer. For the number signing issue, why not just remove the minus sign from the field rather than report an error? There is no ambiguity about what the user meant.
May
15
comment Convey to user that they can input absolute numbers or percentages
A non-functional chain icon may be confusing, because it can often be used to link or unlink the two values (such as length and width when resizing an image).
May
15
answered Convey to user that they can input absolute numbers or percentages
Apr
29
awarded  Yearling
Apr
13
revised Optimal duration for animating transitions
added 1452 characters in body
Mar
10
comment Touch versus trace typing
@PieterB, yes. That is how I interpreted the question...maybe wrongly. After re-reading it, I'm still not sure. It does refer to a computer keyboard, and this is traditionally what "touch typing" means.
Mar
9
revised Touch versus trace typing
added 103 characters in body
Mar
9
comment “Back to the top” call to actions, why do we need them?
This conflicts with Okavango's answer stating that "back to the top" is harmful for screen readers.
Mar
9
comment Is there a specific name for this style of UI?
I have some names for that interface...
Mar
9
comment Touch versus trace typing
@tohster, there is a perception-reality gap, but there also can be a research-reality gap. So I'm not 100% convinced yet. The most recent version of Swype I had was terrible at guessing words. I downloaded Google keyboard and did much better with that. So, the technology could be beneficial, but not a particular implementation of it.
Mar
9
comment Touch versus trace typing
Interesting. Subjectively, it seems much better.
Mar
9
answered Touch versus trace typing
Mar
7
comment Best practice for location based URL structure?
@IgnasB., how often does someone manually type in a URL these days?
Mar
7
comment Which “alphabetic” keys are commonly used on Qwerty for cursor movements?
Out of curiousity: is there a problem you are trying to solve here?
Mar
7
answered Best practice for location based URL structure?
Mar
5
answered How do I show UI for unit Conversion appropriately?
Mar
4
comment If a record is cancelled, what word to use for the action of un-cancelling it?
@SergiuTripon, "restore" works well as the opposite of archive.
Mar
4
comment If a record is cancelled, what word to use for the action of un-cancelling it?
"Archive" is a good term for deleting a record that makes clear that the delete isn't permanent.
Mar
4
answered Are users likely to change default text?