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May
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Mar
30
comment Is there an accepted standard for passwords?
@gregmac you're absolutely right about the other security measures the system should take; but the point about passwords is that what counts as easy to guess changes over time. For example, Schneier says that xkcd's advice about making a password out of a sequence of words is no longer effective due to recent changes to password cracking routines.
Mar
30
comment Is there an accepted standard for passwords?
There's not really a standard as such, because things change too quickly; the best you can expect is guidelines on how to help users pick a password which is difficult to crack using current cracking techniques and hardware. It's a difficult (technical) field where it's easy to be wrong, including by being out of date.
Feb
24
revised Label for a button to kick work back to previous user
improved formatting of list
Feb
24
suggested approved edit on Label for a button to kick work back to previous user
Feb
24
comment Why would I use a validator when I can use a spinbox?
I think you're right, but your answer doesn't really say why a text input with a number pad would be easier.
Jan
14
comment Displaying a hierarchy in a dropdown
@Steve You could add an extra item to represent the whole group: jsfiddle.net/y0v1u3bb
Oct
7
comment What would be an appropriate visualization for the arabic language?
What's the problem with using the UK flag for English and the Irish flag for Irish?
Oct
4
comment Why would a company change it's landing page based on a user's operating system?
Hate to say it, but: it's not an old version stuck in the browser cache is it?
Oct
4
comment UK Locations, permalinks, and textual representation
Agreed; postcodes are, for most purposes, the best way to identify places. But the RM do charge for use of the postcode database (the "PAF File"): Royal Mail - Products - Postcode Address File (PAF®) raw data
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
22
revised Screen size to start designing in Android?
improved code formatting, used language hint
Sep
22
suggested approved edit on Screen size to start designing in Android?
Sep
19
comment Interface question: how to show tabular data in best possible ways
Data needs to be tabular data where you're showing multiple attributes for multiple entities. Here, you're showing only a single entity's data, so it needn't be tabular at all; you might find it better to present it as a list of caption/value pairs, broken into logical groups. Using a tabular display is distracting and not that helpful.
Sep
19
comment Do natural colour schemes work better with the human brain?
@JamesRyan: are you sure red isn't a natural colour? Blood, fire, somebody blushing, lots of varieties of fruit, birds' feathers, beetles' wing cases, sunsets, autumn leaves, etc.
Sep
16
answered What are the considerations of allowing users to change their usernames? [extended]
Sep
16
comment Ideas for folder / file selector input
@NicolasBarbulesco: I disagree; the local file dialog is an excellent model, both because it's been refined for many years to be a good file chooser UI and because the user will be familiar with it. There shouldn't be any confusion; the user is an admin, and can cope with the server having its own file system.
Sep
16
comment Touch-screen equivalent wording for 'scroll'?
The word "scroll" doesn't come from the scroll wheel - the wheel is named after the action. It's a metaphor for moving through a scroll, printed material bound into a long rolled sheet instead of bound into pages.
Sep
15
comment Why does Android not show an icon in the overflow menu?
@davidtoltesy: could you summarise the key points for us? Linking to two forty-minutes videos is a bit heavy.