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UX Designer / Solution Architect / Utility Infielder at BarometerIT.

Rare blogging occurs at AnotherTrick.

I live in the exurbs of Minneapolis, MN with my wife, dog, three daughters and lots of white-tailed deer.


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comment Why do many/most (Android) phones have the power button opposite the volume buttons?
Anecdotally, many iPhone users don't even know about that upper on/off button. They just use the home button and never turn the screen off. I'd also agree this isn't a great question for this venue but I totally relate to it - I also have an N5 and it's really hard not to accidentally hit the buttons opposite the one you intended. You need an opposite surface to squeeze your hand against, and they put buttons there!
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revised Has there been an implementation of a tag hierarchy with graph edge relations?
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comment What's the least confusing UI for offering to either enter a URL or upload a file?
@Erics indeed, which may be a case for making the file upload a second step in the process, as imgur does.
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comment What's the least confusing UI for offering to either enter a URL or upload a file?
(I wouldn't recommend this as a pattern without some caveats.)
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comment What's the least confusing UI for offering to either enter a URL or upload a file?
I find this control to be confusing - I screw it up frequently. The underlying pattern makes sense, but the graphic implementation is sooo bad. The "center-everything" layout is ragged in every way, it's not clear that "from my computer" isn't an action itself, and there is mix of three styles of button-looking elements that each do different things. For selecting the image input type tabs, iOS-style toggles, radio buttons, or vertical stacking would be better than a button bar.
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comment What's the least confusing UI for offering to either enter a URL or upload a file?
I totally agree re: SO's pattern being confusing. I'm thrown for a loop quite often by the sequence of controls to press.
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comment What are techniques for showing a future state on an empty dashboard?
guiders.js is nifty!
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comment Indeterminate state for toggle buttons?
...so toggles would be fine except that they don't have a neutral initial state.
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revised Studies or experience on using faded text to indicate more content?
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revised Are there numbers and letters to avoid for activation codes via SMS?
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