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

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Dec
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revised Optionally showing more options
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Dec
11
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
I don't see any references to sounds in either that quote, or in the linked article. What is your reasoning for linking this article to the OP question about playing a jingle / sound on startup? Jingles are not the same as advertising.
Dec
11
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
How do you know it will be pure annoyance? This is just an assumption, no matter how likely you believe this to be. Also, why is it OK to do on sites for kids? What is it about children that means they have a different tolerance for such a noise? (if they even do have a different tolerance at all)
Dec
11
comment Should every website have a landing page?
This is a tad subjective. Can you expand? Can you give some more detail as to why landing pages are 'a thing of the past'? To be honest it could be argued that even a Home Page isn't needed anymore, as Google et al should be directing traffic directly to the required page. Why is a homepage required but a landing page not?
Dec
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comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
Yes, I didn't mean to invalidate your answer - Nielsen makes some very good points, I am more interested to see if he's retested it in the past few years. He does go back and re-evaluate previous 'truths' so it'd be interesting if he's going to do the same for this, or maybe he just feels it's just a given that it will still be annoying!
Dec
11
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
That is a good source to use, but does it still hold true? That article was from 1999 so are we sure it is still accurate? Heck, IE6 didn't even exist back then! Things do move on, and - while it may well still hold true - can we be sure stuff we knew 13 years ago still holds up today?
Dec
11
comment How to make icons representing users differentiable when users do not have the same role/importance
@leMoisela can you rephrase it so it's avoiding the 'best icon' type wording, as that makes it appear to be an icon request. There is an interesting question in here, but if it's based around requesting icons you'll get those as answers (and possibly get downvoted for the question itself).
Dec
11
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
This is one of those questions that seem to have an obvious answer (i.e. don't do it) but instead of just answering with subjective opinions, can we try to keep the focus on the reasoning. Bonus points for citing some evidence.
Dec
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Text alignment on header images
Dec
11
comment Slider alternative
@RogerAttrill Good question, and if it's a responsive site (for example) would sliders even work or would you have to revert to a different control when a 233-point slider is on a x320 screen? Hmm.
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revised Slider alternative
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revised Slider alternative
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Dec
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on UI suggestions for setting up prize distribution per location and child locations
Dec
10
revised Is there a reason behind gratuitous use of whitespace on YouTube's new layout?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is a language switcher necessary on a web site's every page?
Dec
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can animations be depicted in wireframes effectively?
Dec
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on UI pattern for selecting a rule (from a list of many) and applying to multiple items in a tree
Dec
9
reviewed Leave Open How usable are digital whiteboards?
Dec
9
reviewed Leave Open UI suggestions for setting up prize distribution per location and child locations
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed How can I keep up-to-date with the latest thinking about designing complex, rich applications?