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

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Jul
21
comment payment option in college project
Sorry, but questions requesting recommendations for tools / books / software / apps / papers etc. would fall into the shopping request category and aren't really suitable to a Q&A website. The reason for this is that there is no one correct answer, and such recommended items would soon be updated and replaced with newer / better versions making the best answers redundant. This is going to be the same for other sites in the StackExchange family (including Stack Overflow) I'm afraid.
Jul
21
comment payment option in college project
I'm not sure what you're asking for here. Are you looking for recommendations for a dummy payment gateway that you can use?
Jul
21
reviewed Close Are there two distinct icons for 'panning' and 'moving'?
Jul
21
reviewed Close Is it better to have links open in the same window, or a new window?
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Should I personalise forms
Jul
21
comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
If ever there was a question screaming out for some AB testing, it is this.
Jul
21
comment Visually show “Content cannot be dropped here”
You need to leave a lot more detail in your answers. Just one-liners such as this with no reasoning or explaination as to why you're suggesting it doesn't really make for a useful answer. It just comes across as a subjective opinion. Can you expand on this - state why you're suggesting this, whether it is a common and understood UX pattern, whether some studies or research have been done that support this idea... that sort of thing.
Jul
20
comment Critical touch gestures for mobile website?
I've put this on hold temporarily until you can provide some more detail about what exactly it is that you're looking for here.
Jul
20
comment Visual comprehension of inclined line
It's not a UX question because you haven't stated the UX problem that this is related to. If you had a practical application for this then that would be different, but you are only asking about that theory, not the application of it.
Jul
18
comment How to launch an additional info popup from a set of cells in a grid
What about users who don't use a mouse? How would they trigger this tool-tip?
Jul
18
comment Radio Button: Yes/No or No/Yes
@CompuChip: Both are poor answers that don't address the question (and I downvoted both accordingly). However at least the other answer gives a little bit of reasoning (albeit briefly).
Jul
18
comment How to make HTML5 number input field more user friendly?
You've not really said why you'd recommend that from a UX point of view. Really, they're not especially good as far as UX goes (at a glance it makes the fields look like they've already been filled in, coupled with the fact that as soon as you've started typing in it then the watermark disappears so it's no longer there as a reference)
Jul
18
comment Alternative website's UI/workflow design to avoid ShowModalDialog()
If you upload a screenshot somewhere and link to it we can embed it into your question for you.
Jul
18
comment Why do sites like stackexchange have users sign up for each site?
I've migrated this back over from Meta. It's not directly a question about Stack Exchange, just that SE is the site used as a reference for the problem at hand.
Jul
17
comment Use of Yelp-style multi-function tab bar button
Not every pattern has a name. Maybe this does, maybe it doesn't. Either way a more useful question here would be about whether or not this pattern is suitable for a particular use case.
Jul
17
comment Asking a Yes/No/(N/A) Question
You say you want something better than your current version, but you've not really said what it is that is wrong with this one. Why doesn't this design work for you? What are the problems with it? How do you know it's wrong?
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Jul
17
reviewed Close 'Likes' vs 'Upvotes'
Jul
17
comment Why does the Twitter frontpage lack a search feature or even a link to their search page?
There's some more info about these types of questions on our meta site - meta.ux.stackexchange.com/questions/1650/…
Jul
17
comment Why does the Twitter frontpage lack a search feature or even a link to their search page?
We can't give you an accurate answer to this, it'd just be opinions and discussions. The only way we'd find out is if someone who directly works at Twitter and was involved in the initial design process happens to be a member of this site. Also, trying to figure out why a company didn't do something is even harder than working out why someone did do something, so you'd be even less likely to get an accurate answer.