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comment How do you make a range input / slider accessible to screen readers for blind UX
@DA01 yup. We just did some usability testing and found just that too.
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comment How to display a family tree structure with both parents and multiple interconnections using SVG or HTML?
We can't help with how to implement something. Besides, you've posted this to StackOverflow already so you should only post a question to one site, not cross-posting elsewhere. A question is rarely a fit for multiple sites at the same time.
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comment Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
@JonasDralle I'm not suggesting having a colourblind inaccessible site as a whole, my concern is with inactive buttons only and whether their colour contrast could be considered an accessibility fail. We're not serving up less content to colourblind users - there is messaging on the page to inform them of missing functionality - and to make disabled buttons more accessibly in contrast may mean that fully sighted users (which make up the majority) do not realise the option is disabled, therefore being a worse experience for more users.
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comment Controlling movement direction in isometric view
@NathanRabe True. That's why FPS games have in-game options screen where you can flip with Y axis controls. Something similar should be added to this game too.
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comment Controlling movement direction in isometric view
Yeah, maybe my wording is a bit clunky (and I went with Camel Case too for some crazy reason) but perhaps just "Use the cursor keys to move towards the mcguffin" would work too.
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comment Help on placing controls
Can you elaborate a bit on this? It's a bit low on details - when you say 'controls' I assume you mean the Insert / Clear buttons? and what is it about them that you don't think is working?
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comment Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
You make a good point though. Just because something officially / legally ticks all the boxes, that isn't going to help those individuals who get into difficulty as a result of a design decision. They won't care the site is 100% AA compliant if they can't do something they wanted to.
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comment Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
Ah bingo! Not sure how I missed that in the WCAG guidelines, but it does support my opinion, so I'm happy!
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comment Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
@RogerAttrill there is still messaging on the screen to give feedback to users of this. I am concerned that we may end up with a button that isn't so clearly disabled just so that it passes DDA / WCAG, but to the detriment of the majority of users (sighted ones) who will be less able to clearly tell that the feature is unavailable.
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comment Reference for Spanish UI
But I would assume that, because you are requiring Spanish labels, you are doing a Spanish version of whatever app / site / product you are building. You can't just have Spanish translated buttons but all the content in English. If you have a target-audience of Spanish speakers then you need to internationalise the app to that audience properly.
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comment Reference for Spanish UI
Hire a Spanish copywriter / translator? Anything other than that is going to be clunky and obviously auto-translated.
Jun
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comment Breadcrumb dropdown navigation examples?
We can't really help out with just listing examples of patterns. That's not really what this site is about. One reason is - as you've discovered - that sites get updated and answers become useless as a result. We can help as to whether or not a pattern is appropriate in a certain situation, but can't just list examples of something. However i would say that if all the sites that used to do this pattern no longer use it, that could suggest that it isn't such a great idea afterall.
Jun
27
comment What specific UX discussion forum allows tool questions?
It is not a UX question. You are asking for recommendations for websites. There is no single correct answer, any relevant answers would be replaced by other sites that come along later making any answers irrelevant. recommendations for websites are no different than recommendations for tools / products / books. They are shopping requests not questions with answers.
Jun
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comment What specific UX discussion forum allows tool questions?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not a UX question that needs a solution. Just because UX practitioners might be able to answer it, that doesn't mean it's suitable for this site. The question should be about a particular UX problem that you are trying to solve.
Jun
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comment Ground Station User Interface Development
I'm not seeing a specific UX question in here. What is the UX problem that you're trying to solve?
Jun
25
comment Better way for users to select a date range
While this approach is probably quite intuitive and straight-forward on a touch device, I can see this being pretty painful to use with a mouse.
Jun
25
comment What is the preferred way to format phone numbers when supporting international ones?
If you're displaying international numbers then I assume you already know the dialing code for those numbers (i.e. +44 for UK). In that case can't you extrapolate the correct format based on the international dialing code?
Jun
25
comment What do 3 *close* horizontal bars (not the hamburger menu) represent UX-wise, and what's the origin of the design?
I'm not sure about this. While textured surfaces in the real world may have a degree of affordance, I'm not sure that translates to the digital world. Primarily because the screen is flat. You'd need some serious skeuomorphism to make hamburger menu buttons look real. And as we can see in most sites, all that happens is that three flat, solid colour lines are displayed.
Jun
23
comment Should I use a captcha in my sign up form?
@EdwinLambregts Captcha's are there for a reason, yes. But that reason is not UX. It's like saying to your users "We have a spam problem, so instead of dealing with it technically we're going to push the burden onto you, the user, instead". Sure, users are used to them, but that doesn't mean that a captcha is good UX compared to the alternative of no captcha.
Jun
23
comment Should I use a captcha in my sign up form?
Any form of CAPTCHA is less user-friendly than no CAPTCHA at all. What takes less time to do for you - typing your name in a box and hitting OK, or typing your name in a box, ticking a box and hitting OK?