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Aug
17
comment Is there any reason to send “no-reply” emails?
@BrianKnoblauch You mean like those Amazon mails that have, just below the main body of the mail: "Need to view or print your invoice? Go to Order Details. Learn more. // It's easy to return an item. Visit our Online Returns Centre. // If you need further assistance with your order, please visit Customer Service." All three items are hyperlinks o somewhere, all to a different (relevant) place. Is that really more complicated than replying to a mail?
Aug
17
comment Is there any reason to send “no-reply” emails?
@A.L Not really. What if I make an order with 10 items and want to return one of them? Also, even if in the end I will communicate with someone by mail, the someone easily depend on many factors. From the company's point of view, the more you do by clicking in a webpage, the more expenses they cut at the customer service.
Aug
13
comment Best way to find and select a country
Well, as long as people are not shopping to their home address while actually abroad etc., or aren't like me (VPNs, forbidden location sharing, etc.) Choosing something for the user because you believe that's what the user wants is always bad. This annoys the hell out of me with Google, who do it all the time.
Aug
13
comment Best way to find and select a country
The demo is really cool -- typing č (the first letter of Česko = Czechia) correctly suggests Czech Republic. Finally there is someone genuine doing a country selector! :)
May
29
awarded  Yearling
Apr
15
answered Link to article using a 'download' or 'view online' symbol?
Mar
31
comment How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
@BasilBourque But we're on UX.SE and not engineering.SE.
Mar
30
comment How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
@Mayo I agree, but in that case I would prefer <big>1</big> 1/2 h and <big>3</big> 3/4 h.
Mar
30
comment How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
No, no and no! ISO hyper-super-best-in-the-world-standards may be (not are) a good choice for technical reports, regulations etc. But they are the worst choice for communicating things to normal people. The only case when they are a good choice in such case is when they coincide with the notation you chose for another reason.
Mar
30
comment How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
@ArturGaspar -1 for standards. Especially ISO may be cool if you write official technical regulations, but is less cool if you communicate data to normal people.
Mar
30
comment How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
"Some people" here is for instance people having any French connections. In France, time is written as 15h26 similarly to prices written as 3€99 or 6$25. However, for timestamp, you'd never write 10h00m -- that's reserved for time periods.
Jan
29
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
Funnily enough, I've been taught both ways. In either of them, you need the "get ready" phase. You need it on bikes as well etc. I so hate it that here in France you don't have that.
Jan
29
comment Comparison website: simplest way to compare players through years
Provides a clue, yes. But this is not a brightness setting or a position on a webpage where 1 pixel doesn't play a role. Here it's the other way around: You want to arrive at the single correct position, which is impossible on sliders. As well, IMHO, it's not what people expect sliders to do. The standard counter field would be more suitable IMHO.
Jan
27
comment Why are monitors only at neck height by default?
Economy is the reason. I've got a monitor here that allows a 4D motion on its stand (height, declination, inclination, rotation). However, I suppose that it was quite expensive...
Jan
23
comment Why are calculator screen digits right-aligned?
@NiccoloM. Let's speak in proper words. In Latin alphabet languages, numbers are written with the most significant digit first, i.e., on the most left. In Arabic, numbers are written with the least significant digit first, i.e., on the most right. Therefore, in both systems the numbers appear the same way. (As a side note: yes, Arabic puts the digit for unities first, and after it the digit for tens, then for hundreds etc. It's only us who consider it strange.)
Jan
21
comment Why do idle elevators close the doors?
@Derek朕會功夫 Depends on the country I think.
Jan
21
comment Why do idle elevators close the doors?
@AndréDaniel However, what if the sensor fails? If the door is closed by default, both these things would have to happen to have the door open after the elevator has left: (1) the functioning motor would have to suddenly open the door, (2) the door sensor would have to fail. With the door open by default, only one of these need to happen.
Jan
19
awarded  Caucus
Jan
17
comment Why did the mouse beat the light pen, paddle, and other pointing devices?
@Dunk (I'm neither an UX expert nor a massive touchscreen user) You can achieve a lot of that on a touchscreen/touchpad too, with two-finger gestures, moreover, you have a separate gesture for zooming and scrolling, which you don't have with a wheel-equipped mouse. Of course you can't simultaneously move and scroll, but you need this I think really only for gaming.
Nov
12
comment Might a design be “too good” for users that expect a low price?
Needed to say, the older one is more practical.