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bio website bluebearsoftware.co.uk
location England, United Kingdom
age 45
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Sep
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
3
comment Forcing Users To think up More Complex Passwords / Ease of Remembering Them
Upvote based on example password crack times and link to password strength test site. Worth reminding people: Never use an existing password on password test sites.
Feb
18
comment What are the benefits of the new Marks and Spencer large image fade?
One drawback I noticed is that the menus and functionality of the site are unavailable whilst I wait for them to load. Good question; I look forward to the answers.
Jan
23
answered Dark admin theme - is it wise?
Jan
10
awarded  Taxonomist
Oct
10
comment Implementing account lock out on a website
I agree with the slower and slower response for failed attempts from the same client (IP), but that can lead to issues for people sharing a proxy. Introducing Captcha after a few failures could alleviate that.
Sep
5
comment URL Acquisition Messaging
+1 for your consideration of your customer experience. So many companies would do this without must (any?) thought as to the customer experience.
Sep
2
revised Visual design first, interaction later?
Added tags
Sep
2
suggested suggested edit on Visual design first, interaction later?
Aug
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
comment How to design a great unboxing experience?
Brilliant answer, one that makes me wish I could favourite answers.
Jul
22
comment How to design a great unboxing experience?
The "layers" point is very important to me as a customer. With each layer I feel I'm getting more for my money. I would add that the box should be reasonably robust, yet easy to open. Those hard plastic wrapped things that cut you when you open them make me hate the product before I've got my hands on it. I personally find paper, cardboard and that recycled brown colour very "comforting" when I open the box.
Jul
22
comment How to let a user participate with another one in a Team-Event?
Then I would prefer the second option, where both individuals need to authenticate during the registration process.
Jul
22
comment How to let a user participate with another one in a Team-Event?
Could you allow people who want to participate in team events to register for them without knowing who they'd be working with? You might then allow individuals to registr for a team event, and let them see a list of team events that are not yet full.
Jul
9
comment What's a good book to read on designing back-office/admin/CMS interfaces?
Sadly no, just personal experience developing a call centre web application.
Jul
9
comment What's a good book to read on designing back-office/admin/CMS interfaces?
Your back end operators are your consumers; you can apply many of the same techniques to make a good interface for them. In particular, look for the things they do most, and make sure almost everything can be done from the keyboard. Back office workers love the efficiency of keyboard input.
Dec
11
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
16
awarded  Yearling
Feb
21
answered Should we be optimistic or pessimistic with UI updates on AJAX requests?
Jan
28
comment Why do numpads on keyboards and phones have reversed layouts?
+1 to you sir; I too have so often wondered this and been frustrated by it.