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Professional software developer in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dec
13
comment Floating vs Hovering share buttons for listicles?
Website UX elements that rely on hover are going to break on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets unless you separately provide a different mechanism for those users.
Dec
13
comment What is the best way to split first/last name and company columns in a table?
@rewobs It's not uncommon to list different entities in a single grid when they play a common role - say, when selecting who should be invoiced for a new order. Every account holder should be listed, reguardless of whether the party is a person or a company.
Dec
13
answered What is the best way to split first/last name and company columns in a table?
Sep
19
comment Why is the “Record” icon always round and usually red?
Colour LEDs are a relatively recent innovation - for a very long time, red was the only colour, making it the only choice for early portable recorders.
Sep
7
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
16
awarded  Yearling
Aug
9
answered How to manage credentials information to the user?
Aug
9
comment How can I provide a simple dialog for a user to enter multiple email addresses (for invitations)?
I'd start by using a field label that's plural. If you show prompt text inside the field when it's blank, show multiple email addresses. A tool-tip could be as simple as "Separate each email address with a semicolon (;).". Once you have the basics in place, try it out - and iterate.
Jul
18
comment How to best represent a ToggleButton (representing on/off) with the ability to be locked
When the state is locked, the value can't be changed; having it look like a button would be misleading, encouraging the user to click something that won't change.
Jul
14
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
12
answered Should quantities with unit labels be left- or right-aligned in a grid?
Jul
6
answered should I ask for a phone number even though it is not required?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
15
answered Representing time intervals in a chart
Feb
26
comment Is there a button configuration that would imply 2 or more options to the user?
If button groups are available for your target platform, this would be a good solution.
Feb
25
comment Is there a button configuration that would imply 2 or more options to the user?
@n.1 The user wouldn't end up with both options turned off, and would always have something showing on screen. I've reworded my example to try and make it clearer.
Feb
25
revised Is there a button configuration that would imply 2 or more options to the user?
Tweaked wording.
Feb
25
answered Is there a button configuration that would imply 2 or more options to the user?
Jan
28
answered What do you think about guest checkout in a web app for pre-order food for a certain time in a restaurant?
Jan
28
comment Which date format to use?
+1 For noting that the key isn't in the relatve merits of the formats (which we could debate until the cows come home), but in making things unambiguous.