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Professional software tester.


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 suggested 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 android not show icon in overflow menu?
@davidtoltesy: could you summarise the key points for us? Linking to two forty-minutes videos is a bit heavy.
Sep
15
comment Advice on alternatives to using dozens of check boxes in an interface
I like the listboxes idea - if you want to move that suggestion out to a separate answer, you'll get an upvote from me.
Sep
14
revised Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
edited title; it's about the OP's own website, not websites in general.
Sep
14
revised Unambiguous and compact way to display dates of different timezones in their respective timezones along with daylight information
fixed formatting of numbered list, other text improvements
Sep
13
suggested suggested edit on Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
Sep
13
suggested suggested edit on Unambiguous and compact way to display dates of different timezones in their respective timezones along with daylight information
Sep
12
comment help improving vast search interface
Seasoned UX pros may share your frustration; but that will be nothing compared to the fury of your users if you remove their valued functionality without being really, really sure of what you're doing. Personally, I'd refuse to touch it until you get to do your research.
Sep
12
comment help improving vast search interface
You say "I would love to do research but no client go-ahead for that" - but what do you have go-ahead for? Has the client requested a redesign, or is this part of a system-wide set of improvements, or is this a one-off idea to change this particular screen?