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

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comment Should we allow special characters or numbers in name field?
I point you to a popular old article - Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
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comment Should we allow special characters or numbers in name field?
Yeah, I don't think I would find it a Good User Experience to be told I couldn't use characters that are in my name when inputting my name.
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comment Should we allow special characters or numbers in name field?
Why are you validating peoples names? A name isn't like a credit card number which can fail. A name is a name.
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comment Make entire container clickable?
Would the container and the link both go to the same place? Because that would be possible. But (from a technical perspective anyway) having the Learn More link go somewhere different then that's problematic as in HTML you can't contain a link within a link
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comment Determine which features not to show in responsive designs non-full site view?
...It's not design, it's just changing CSS at certain width. It's like saying 'take my Ferrari and make it a diesel'. You end up with the same car but totally unsuited to general use. So in your case that means you just reflow all the content on the site into a single column. And there you go, a 'responsive' website that will have a lot of vertical scrolling. It's unlikely to be a good site though, because you're taking desktop content and showing it on something that isn't a desktop.
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comment Determine which features not to show in responsive designs non-full site view?
If you are just "making an existing website responsive" then that's not really best way to go. The content was designed for fixed-width desktop, not for consuming on a mobile. Therefore you'll likely have large decorative images, long paragraphs of text, Flash assets etc. None of this actual raw content designed to be used on a mobile device. You should start again afresh - plan out all the content with multi-device in mind from the outset. But if your brief is 'make this responsive' then you can do just that. All 'responsive' means (in a technical sense) is media query breakpoints...
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comment Is there any advantage of signup before login with social plugins?
You've referred to another question here but haven't included a link to it. Can you add that in?
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comment I know what UX is, but where do I get the knowledge I need?
The reason most of the questions you found are because they're not really suitable questions for this site. There is no correct answer to such questions, you just get lots of peoples opinions.
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comment Invite users to inline edit not only on hover?
Really, the dotted underline is really for <abbr> element - showing abbreviations. It is somewhat misused for hover, so much so that the original purpose is overlooked.
Jul
23
comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
Only if you're not doing things properly. User research, AB testing, reviewing analytics, conducting experimentation, reviewing research... all of this is objective rather than just stating "I like X". Some implementations do work better than others, and you'll find that out through objective research.
Jul
23
comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
This is a bit of a subjective answer rather than objectively stating how users in general perceive things.
Jul
23
comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
I don't think it's about shoppers being "smart enough to look at the final delivered price". There is some far more subtle psychology going on into how people perceive prices.
Jul
22
comment Why are developers ignored by UX?
This isn't really a question with a correct answer. It's more of a rant that you don't find some developer apps particularly user friendly. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't, but all this question does is say "These apps suck, am I right?" which is they type of question described in the "What type of questions should I avoid asking?" section of the help center.
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
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?