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

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comment Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?
@DaveHaigh So it does. So perhaps the question is 'why do 1 out of every 500+ unique keyboard designs have a down arrow for Caps Lock'.
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comment Why does the caps lock key have a down arrow as its icon?
I have never seen a keyboard with that icon on it. And a Google Image Search of 'PC Keyboard' doesn't show any with this either. So I think you just have one rare example here. Do you have any evidence that this is common?
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comment Types of tool tips
Do you have any designs already that you are using, or are you asking us to design them for you from scratch?
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comment Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable
...and when they click an interactive item they do get a response. That helps separate the interactive from the non-interactive.
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comment Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable
I don't know about signaling an area isn't interactive before a user clicks on it, but there's opportunity to do something once they have clicked. Using :active state on buttons/links etc acts as feedback that the item that was clicked was actually a clickable item. Whereas clicking the background of a website doesn't give any feedback - which itself is a form of feedback, it states that what you clicked on isn't an interactive item. I would say that you should work on your :active states and have them clear everywhere so when users click something non-interactive they get no response...
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comment How to show the user can hover for more information
You've not really covered off anything the user hasn't already stated in the question. Do you know whether users actually understand dotted underlines as meaning hover? And anyway, the <abbr> is for abbreviations not for hovering for more information. Re-appropriate it for another purpose will confuse screenreader users.
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comment Do natural colour schemes work better with the human brain?
Can you link to this research? If you're mentioning a particular study then you should really provide a link to it.
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revised Field that doesn't allow spaces - giving correct feedback
removed content unrelated to the question
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comment Field that doesn't allow spaces - giving correct feedback
While your additional points may be useful to the OP, they're not really suited as part of the answer. This site is pretty specific in its focus - a question is asked and all responses are direct answers to that question. The actual answer part of your post is a bit light (you have not provided any reasoning, just said 'use option 1') and the remaining part of your post is unrelated so will be removed. Can you tighten up your post - concentrate on the question asked, give your answer and reasoning for it, and do away with the additional stuff?
23h
comment Field that doesn't allow spaces - giving correct feedback
Why not just auto-replace the space with a -? So typing acme builders ltd would come out as acme-builders-ltd?
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comment Should a hotel group have separate websites for each hotel together with the “hub” website for all hotels?
I'd say it's more of a business / marketing decision rather than a User Experience one. Does the business want to present itself as a series of individual hotels, or as a bigger hotel chain. That's not really a User Experience decision, it's a business one.
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comment Is it better to place on CTA per plan or one for all plans?
Is there any difference in selecting the CTA of the 'M' as opposed to the 'XL' as far as this free trial goes? And is there a way to directly just purchase the XL version from this screen without trying the trial first?
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comment How to create a web application with good user experience or usability?
How do you know this web application does have usability issues?
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comment Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active
In my experience, branding / marketing people will be more concerned with what the hover state looks like, and have little / no concern about the focus state. My personal preference is to make the focus state very obvious (maybe even off-brand) to increase the visibility of it, but ensure the hover state still fits within the brand guidelines. That way you can (hopefully) keep everyone happy!
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answered Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active
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comment Log Viewer UI improvement
Sorry, but this isn't really the sort of question that works on this site. We need specific UX issues that you are looking for a solution to. Just providing general site / product reviews isn't how this site is set up. You probably want something like fivesecondtest.com or another service like that.
Sep
15
comment Is “Mobile First” still relevant
@MattiVirkkunen True, but it is from 100,000 websites, so it's not exactly a minor survey. And your statement that 'mobile majority is not true for most websites' is not necessarily a fact. (Unless you have data to support it of course)
Sep
15
comment Is “Mobile First” still relevant
Fantastic answer (as I would expect from you!). I had someone recently ask me if I design 'Mobile First'. My answer was - I design for content and then decide how best to display that content on whatever device is appropriate. Don't have any one/two/twenty screensizes in mind to start with, think of the content itself and how best you can serve that up.
Sep
15
comment Is “Mobile First” still relevant
@MattiVirkkunen Are you sure the userbase for most websites is not mobile? For instance, it was only recently that more ecommerce transactions were done via mobile than desktop.