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Feb
18
answered How to indicate that something has changed on a form
Feb
18
comment Apply the legibility principles to screen reading
I think you'll find more similarities than differences. The differences you will find have to do with the screen being illuminated from behind vs. light reflecting off a page. If you do a little research with polling people, I'd recommend a couple control samples that really exemplify bad design. This will help you determine if the user simply understates their reactions.
Feb
18
comment Ideal column width for paragraphs online
Is it really character specific, or are these numbers based on some assumptions about media distance and text size? Someone with a 30" wide format screen is sitting fairly close. Even when the desk is 36" deep (~ 1m), the eye will have to scan a good distance. You can set the font size large enough so that you are technically following the guidelines but still taking up the whole screen. I'm thinking it's not just the number of characters at work here.
Feb
18
comment What is the optimal placement for the RSS icon? is there any?
Pretty much. I think it is more recognized than there are users for it.
Feb
18
comment friendly version of date formats
It's also not correct. It's a pattern known and recognized by a lot of European countries, but us pesky Americans and people who think like us tend to want the month first. This fundamental disagreement is why localization was invented. Also, when the date is 03-02-2011 is it March 2 or February 3? Without another date where the day is higher than 12 the user may never know....
Feb
18
comment What is the optimal placement for the RSS icon? is there any?
Maybe you could say "well advertised?"
Feb
18
comment Where can I find an official or recommended Windows desktop application user interface usability and style guide?
Looks like you found your own answer. BTW, there's also UI style guides for Java and GNOME platforms as well. Guidelines are simply a way to keep your app from looking like a complete amateur wrote it. Eventually you'll have to surpass the guidelines or thoughtfully decline their advice to address certain usability problems.
Feb
17
comment Should label and field be separated with colon?
In that case, using the answer as a guide, there is no need for the colon. It actually adds some visual clutter that the user doesn't need.
Feb
17
answered What is the optimal placement for the RSS icon? is there any?
Feb
14
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Feb
14
comment What other solutions do you use besides A/B tests for testing the efficiency of two site structures?
I don't think there is another or better method for testing your results.
Feb
14
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Feb
14
comment What other solutions do you use besides A/B tests for testing the efficiency of two site structures?
Did you analyze what would prevent people from converting and address those problems? If so, try out a beta for a while and see if things improve. If not, go back to the drawing board until you find what the issues really are.
Feb
14
answered I'm developing a dark application UI, how do I make sure I access / style all possible components?
Feb
14
comment I'm developing a dark application UI, how do I make sure I access / style all possible components?
I think the fact that you used the phrase QT4 confuses the matter. Basically you are asking about designing a dark desktop user interface theme. If you rephrased the question without the technology, and only include the technology as a footnote in your question it would be clearer.
Feb
14
comment How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
Unfortunately no. The application would be considered sensitive by the client at the time. However, a similar type of system is hosted here: sandbox.onjira.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa and here: demo.redmine.org
Feb
14
answered What other solutions do you use besides A/B tests for testing the efficiency of two site structures?
Feb
14
answered CRUD Desktop Best Practice
Feb
14
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Feb
14
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