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Director of product management supporting an online shopping companion service and network of shopping center websites.


Nov
14
comment How to make a contact list accessible from every screen of a mobile app
What you're talking about is a "burger menu" icon, also known as a list icon.
Oct
24
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Sep
30
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Sep
4
revised Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
further clarification
Sep
4
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
Usability for screen readers is an interesting angle I hadn't considered. Thanks for the tip.
Sep
4
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
The house style guide is partly formed by evidence. Without it, it's up to designers when they think of it, and developers when they don't. That would be chaos! Chaos, I tell you!
Sep
4
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
Style correctness has already been shown to vary. I only want evidence to support readability (and understandability, for that matter). The word "flammable" was created because of fear that the correct word "inflammable" could be misunderstood to mean its opposite.
Sep
4
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
@unor, yes, I was meaning English language usage, particularly North American.
Sep
4
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
@KenMohnkern, it's not safe to assume that standards put in place before digital screens existed are reliable. The whole rule about "two spaces after a period" was created for fixed width font typewriters, and has been obviated by the spread of variable width fonts. Typographic standards change with the media.
Sep
4
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
If you limit the context to just what I've included in the question—a single range of time, either inline or on its own—does one show better readability for users. If you're laying data in a table, sure, you can do things other than dashes. My questions relates strictly to serial dashes vs. en dashes.
Aug
9
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Aug
9
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Aug
5
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
I think you've confused en dash with em dash. An en dash is not represented by double-hyphens. Please see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash. Technically, we're actually talking about a serial dash vs. an en dash, but the typical solution for a serial dash is the hyphen-minus, aka, hyphen.
Aug
5
revised Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
Edited question title to make it easier to quickly understand—now with better grammar!
Aug
5
asked Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges (for North American web users)?
Jul
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Jun
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May
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May
28
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
I'd be curious to see a citation on the last bit about colonial homes. It seems like it would have to do with any hostile person, not just Native Americans, and would go back further than colonial times.