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Oct
18
answered Hardware permissions in browsers
Oct
17
comment Discard unsaved changes in tab if user switches to a different tab?
@MattChampion, I prefer the second option, too, but there may be implementation challenges that make it infeasible. Also, how much it matters depends on the use case of the application. If changing between tabs is likely to be rare, it probably isn't worth the more complex implementation.
Oct
17
comment Discard unsaved changes in tab if user switches to a different tab?
Expectations about tabs are not so clear when the context is a website. Often on websites (especially historically) tab-like visual designs have behaved more like individual web pages, making it unclear whether changes will be remembered. I do agree that remembering the changes is best, but there probably needs to be a visual indicator of this.
Oct
17
revised Discard unsaved changes in tab if user switches to a different tab?
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Oct
17
comment Discard unsaved changes in tab if user switches to a different tab?
@L.Möller, yes you are right--if there is a way to get the changes back. I will soften the first sentence. I do hate "do you really want to do this?" popups. But they are necessary if the alternative is losing work. In this case, I'm not sure how an "undo" feature would work.
Oct
17
answered Discard unsaved changes in tab if user switches to a different tab?
Oct
17
comment User Interface for Role Management
Coud you add what the roles and categories actually are? It's hard to answer this in the abstract, because it's hard to imagine how it will be used in practice.
Oct
17
revised Different actions in page menu
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Oct
17
answered Different actions in page menu
Oct
16
answered indication of mandatory states
Oct
16
comment About fullscreen scrolling webpages
@Steve, that example has all kinds of glitches (navigational and otherwise) and technically isn't even a full screen site, since there is a scroll bar.
Oct
16
comment How many users should be tested with
Both numbers were "right". +1
Oct
16
answered Optimal duration for animating transitions
Oct
15
comment Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
@riceball, adding something like ! is probably the best general solution to providing tool-tip information. But you risk having things too small to be usable, even on tablets.
Oct
15
comment Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
@riceball, I focused on the one case you originally mentioned, showing extra info on the calendar. I meant the tooltip info. I don't think there is a general solution to this, you would have to design a work-around for each context.
Oct
15
comment Hierarchical treeview problem
I don't see the problem here. The tree view structure you show should be able to handle an arbitrary number of levels. It might take up a lot of space if there are many levels, but there's not much you can do about that. Just allow the user to resize the pane, or make the pane scrollable if it gets to wide.
Oct
15
comment Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
@riceball, you could make the calendar a lot bigger (there is a lot of blank space around it in the screenshot, and other elements could be moved or reduced in size) and display the first part of the event name in each day box.
Oct
15
revised Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
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Oct
15
answered Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?
Oct
15
answered Phone calls tracking: is it a good idea to replace the phone number by a CTA?