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Jul
12
comment How do users expect dropdown navigation to work?
So to be brief, what do you think? 1. Of course people know to click the top level, it's just "dumb" users who don't realize it. 2. This client has a valid point, the fact that it isn't obvious is a design issue, that can be remedied with a different look. 3. Something else? --- You say that adding an extra link adds to the cognitive load of the user, but suggest "breadcrumbs" (which I am not a fan of..), which seems contradictory (More stuff on the page to process). Besides, I don't want to have to add breadcrumbs to every site that uses a dropdown menu.
Jul
12
asked How do users expect dropdown navigation to work?
Jun
3
accepted Is the left or right side of the screen “more clickable”?
May
29
revised Is the left or right side of the screen “more clickable”?
added screen shot, tried to tighten up question
May
29
comment Is the left or right side of the screen “more clickable”?
@MarjanVenema: Why don't you condense all this into an answer and remove the comments? You seem to have something to share that is relevant.
May
29
awarded  Commentator
May
29
comment Is the left or right side of the screen “more clickable”?
@MarjanVenema: Does this convention extend beyond dialogs? How about in the case where we have more options than just a couple of buttons, and we don't necessarily know where the user wants to go? This post's answers all seem to say the convention for navigation is to be on the left, why wouldn't we want other links or action buttons to be closer to the navigation?
May
29
awarded  Autobiographer
May
29
comment Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
We decided not to deviate from the expected and just stick with variations of The Wheel. Other things we tried just weren't clear enough.
May
29
accepted Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
May
28
comment Is the left or right side of the screen “more clickable”?
Ironically, I just found this moments after posting: Scrollbar on the left
May
28
asked Is the left or right side of the screen “more clickable”?
May
27
comment Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
Yep, in the end I decided to stick with the old standby. We're using an overlay to dim the content area with a "spinning circles" animation. It's doing it's job, so I guess there's no reason to change it. Like you said, go with the thing that they understand.
Apr
15
revised Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
Need to proofread more thoroughly! Added some extra info while I was at it.
Apr
15
revised Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
edited title
Apr
15
asked Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)
Apr
8
comment What's the best web design pattern for a list of people?
"Table" is what I thought at first, but like you said it depends. Too many columns makes it hard to read rows from one end to the other, even if they are zebra-striped. And then the photos part means you probably can't make "thin" rows, so the sorting might need to be something better than "click the table header", as you may only see 2-3 rows at a time.
Apr
8
awarded  Scholar
Apr
8
accepted Assume success and show response immediately or wait for a response from the server?
Apr
8
comment Assume success and show response immediately or wait for a response from the server?
I think something along the lines of storing the error in the session and giving a return route to fix it via mentioned popup notice (If they are somewhere else) might be what I do, you've given me some ideas. Note taken on dependent actions - luckily it's not too relevant in my case. Thanks a lot, this is pretty much exactly what I wanted to hear.