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

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Sep
27
comment Should a “windows-desktop style” interface be recreated in a browser app?
Hi Spuds. I've removed the elements of your question where you're requesting examples. Answer just listing examples of 'X' aren't really constructive to a Q&A site - none of those such answers could be considered 'correct', and we need questions that can be answered with a correct answer for this site to be useful to future visitors. However the basic gist of your question is a good one that can be answered in a useful way. (Provided you're happy to accept that you may be wrong in your thinking - but then that's for the responders to decide!)
Sep
27
reviewed Edit Should a “windows-desktop style” interface be recreated in a browser app?
Sep
27
revised Should a “windows-desktop style” interface be recreated in a browser app?
Removed request for examples from this question.
Sep
27
reviewed Close Is there a generally accepted icon for the “Submit” button?
Sep
27
comment Is there a generally accepted icon for the “Submit” button?
I'm afraid that as per our FAQ icon request questions are off topic for this site. There is no such thing as a correct answer to these type of questions, as has been mentioned on our meta site on several occasions.
Sep
27
revised How do you communicate the location of a user in a tabbed environment when they've navigated to a page that can't be described using an existing tab?
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Sep
27
revised What is best practice for designing form error messages?
Detailed that the error text should be part of the form label.
Sep
27
comment What is best practice for designing form error messages?
@VirtuosiMedia The error isn't directly after the label, it's part of the label. (At least in the markup). The label itself needs to update to make screenreaders aware that the field is in error. I'll update my answer to highlight this point. As for studies, no I don't have any I'm afraid. I've taken accessibility best-practices as the main starting point for this form example. It can be enhanced with script certainly, but I'd be concerned that some studies may find a form that does something totally differently gets really good test results but from a totally in-accessible form.
Sep
27
comment How can I fairly order the list of products that users post on an online store?
I assume by 'fair' you are referring to the users browsing the site? If so then as a side point I can imagine the supplier of 'MacGuffins' thinking it's 'unfair' that their competitors product is consistently shown higher up in the results than their own product".
Sep
27
comment Chrome Mobile - Request Desktop Site and Media Queries
From a users point of view you should get some useful information from this question: Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
Sep
27
revised Chrome Mobile - Request Desktop Site and Media Queries
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Sep
27
answered What is best practice for designing form error messages?
Sep
27
comment Is it good practice to force users to give us their email address before showing them our site?
You're still working on the assumption that by presenting the user with an email entry field as the first thing they see before allowing them into the site that they will actually enter their details in there, and not that they may just leave altogether because they don't want to give their details at that point. Then your 1% of site visitors equates to an even fewer number of people because you're getting less people into the site.
Sep
26
comment Why does Apple use images of text for headers?
Ok, these are some options for what else Apple could have done, but it doesn't really answer the question of why Apple went with images instead of any of these options.
Sep
26
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Sep
26
comment Where should I place this “continue shopping” button?
Is there a reason for requiring an Update Cart button? Surely there is a high likelyhood of someone changing the basket qty to 5 and then hitting Checkout, but because they've not chosen Update Cart they end up accidently buying only 1 item. Can't the Update Cart just be linked to any changes made to the cart itself? Then there is no likelyhood of people not using it. (Not-script versions will naturally still require the button though, but in general I don't think it's really needed)
Sep
26
revised Studies showing that the more form fields there are the less conversions you will get
Added new link and cleaned up the text to remove edit summaries from the question content.
Sep
26
comment Why do users erase all the password when they hit one wrong key, instead of just the last wrong character?
That's not really what I was getting at. I was suggesting that if a musician knows a piece of music due to their muscle-memory in the same way as people know their passwords then it'll (hypothetically) be harder for them to start playing mid-way through the piece rather than at the start. Same as with people starting their passwords from the start instead of part-way through.
Sep
26
comment Why do users erase all the password when they hit one wrong key, instead of just the last wrong character?
While I pretty much agree with you - I don't believe that you can easily recall partial muscle-memory in this way, I'd love to see some actual academic research articles on this. It strikes me that there must have been studies done into this. (Imagine a musician who knows his piano piece off by heart then being asked "right, now start playing from bar 2 instead") It might be one of those 'it's obvious so research will just support this hypothesis' statements, but that potentially might not be the case.
Sep
26
reviewed Reviewed master/detail view blank state/detail view when nothing is selected