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Working in UX / Information Architect role in Hampshire, UK.

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comment Websites these days > are they using templates?
I think you should visit themeforest.net
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reviewed Leave Closed Have high-profile international events had any long-term impact on UX best practices?
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reviewed Close Have high-profile international events had any long-term impact on UX best practices?
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comment Does the close button in the browser (‘x’) has to capture and mimic the functionalities provided inside a webpage (‘Save’, ‘Close’) and vice-versa?
The reason questions are downvoted are shown in the downvote tooltip itself: "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful". Plus you admit it is vague already so I suggest addressing this if you wish to receive answers and not downvotes (or close votes).
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comment Simulating how an app would look on various Projectors
The same way you test how something looks on different browsers, tablets and on different operating systems - test using those actual devices. There are test labs out there that can provide access to such devices, or just buy some if your project depends on the output working on such systems.
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revised How to encourage/direct users to tag video content based on usability instead of getting traffic (trend spamming)?
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22
comment Does the close button in the browser (‘x’) has to capture and mimic the functionalities provided inside a webpage (‘Save’, ‘Close’) and vice-versa?
Can you add that information into the question itself, to save people having to read the question and all the comments?
Jan
22
comment Display time left for strongly varying times (graphically)
Would that not risk cluttering up the visuals of it though? Is that extra noise balanced out by the additional clarity it may give?
Jan
22
revised Does the close button in the browser (‘x’) has to capture and mimic the functionalities provided inside a webpage (‘Save’, ‘Close’) and vice-versa?
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Jan
22
comment Does the close button in the browser (‘x’) has to capture and mimic the functionalities provided inside a webpage (‘Save’, ‘Close’) and vice-versa?
What situation are you applying this to? Do you have a particular project you are working on and want to know whether you should do one thing or another? It's just a bit vague at the moment so you'll only get vague answers.
Jan
22
comment Should passwords expire?
@Lilienthal That is more of an issue with the answers than with the question though.
Jan
22
comment Should passwords expire?
@Lilienthal There is more to the User Experience of passwords than just assuming people don't want to change it. If a user has not had to change the password on their bank for 5 years, whereas their office PC requires password changes every 3 weeks they may have a stronger feeling of security from one than from the other, even if the security aspect is not any different. The illusion of security, and how secure a user feels is very much a User Experience issue, even if the actual data security aspect is covered elsewhere.
Jan
22
comment Should dropdown list option be removed if the options cannot be repeatedly selected?
Is there not a 3rd option - show the chosen items in the list but mark them as chosen (grey them out, add a tick next to them, something like that)? That way the user isn't looking for something they know they've seen but can't find - it shows the items and gives feedback implying 'you've already chosen this'.
Jan
22
reviewed Close Timepicker Usability
Jan
22
reviewed Approve Relation between a Wizard's Previous button and history's Back button
Jan
22
reviewed Approve Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
@RyleeFowler Your point is very valid though, so I suggest leaving it as an answer in its own right. It is not a use I would have thought of for these requirements, so it would be good for others to see that people use these requirements for such purposes. I'll ensure these comments are cleared down to clean up this post, but I don't want to lose your input here.
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21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
But that's my point. Does showing these password rules count as error prevention, if it turns out that they are not being seen or read in the first place at all?
Jan
21
comment Is it ever useful to show the Password Requirements on page load?
(I mean LastPass, not MyPass. That's just my typing without paying attention). I would like to hide these rules because I want a clean, simple experience not overloaded with text. Unless there is a valid business reason for including any information on screen then I do not want to display it. I am trying to determine if there is a business reason for displaying such information, and what that reason is.