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Web Developer/Designer, Homebrewer, Freestyle Disc Enthusiast, Nature Lover based out of Rochester, NY area. Recent grad of Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Information Technology.


Aug
24
answered Why is there a convention on the web for dropdown menus on hover instead of on click?
Aug
24
answered Should headings always use the same font as the body?
Aug
20
comment How important is it to consider the URL when developing the UI for a web application?
An example would be a portal application or dashboard which requires authentication on the front end. You would be serving all of the files via server side script anyway, so why not take the extra step to make sure it isn't easy to guess the structure? In my environment, if I checked user permissions for ever server request, I would have to associate their IP with an AD user account and make sure their group memberships matched up. I would also have to keep track of all the files on the server and what groups can have access. That's a lot of processing.
Aug
20
comment How important is it to consider the URL when developing the UI for a web application?
I never made any claims that your security should rely upon a hard to guess file structure. But in some cases, the more information you give a malicious user, the more ammunition they have against you. My original point was that you don't always want to reveal your file structure depending on the type of site. It isn't the be all and end all of your security, it just doesn't hurt at all to do it, so why not?
Aug
19
answered Best way to handle a system failure (not the user's fault)
Aug
19
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Aug
19
revised How to become a User Experience Designer?
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Aug
19
revised Must-read User Interface Book?
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Aug
19
revised What are the best resources for designing “accessible” interfaces?
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Aug
19
comment 'Exit' or 'Log Out' to leave your session.
Many times we may think we are making things easier for the user by changing terms used to make them "user friendly", but in reality we are making it worse because elements like logout buttons are standard practice across the web. It is easier to learn something once than to have to relearn again for every interface.
Aug
19
comment DPI independent UI for webpages
Sounds like I should do some reading up on the topic.
Aug
18
revised DPI independent UI for webpages
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Aug
18
answered DPI independent UI for webpages
Aug
18
comment Choosing a set of colors
Excellent answer. I used a color theory cheat sheet that I have hung near my desk to come up with my answer....so why not teach a man to fish? And props for providing a sample workflow also.
Aug
18
comment Why does the Redbox machine have barriers around the credit card swipe reader?
I'm pretty sure that link answers the question. The top photo shows the skimmer on the top and the bottom photo shows an "approved RedBox reader" with the barriers in question installed.
Aug
18
revised Why does the Redbox machine have barriers around the credit card swipe reader?
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Aug
18
answered Why does the Redbox machine have barriers around the credit card swipe reader?
Aug
18
comment Use Tab or Button Click or give the user the option of both to get data?
Sounds like you have that process worked out well. Just another comment and this isn't really related to the topic but it has been a big issue for me in the past. Session timeouts. A few of the helpdesk systems I used loved to time me out once I finished filling out the ticket. The devs didn't really keep in mind the fact that we are usually handling the call and the ticket creation at the same time. We would often find ourselves starting the ticket, troubleshooting with the user, and going back to finish the ticket only to find that it timed out. The users will love you if this isn't an issue
Aug
18
answered Need UI replacement for Tab control
Aug
18
comment How important is it to consider the URL when developing the UI for a web application?
@Sruly Thanks for the suggestions. This was more of a "for instance" than my actual practice, as our web server is on premises. Your suggestion is what I expected was going on, but it doesn't really seem like good practice because of the amount of processing required to check access rights for every single request to the server. I guess I just dont see the harm in using a hard to guess structure for private sites. Its the sort of thing that doesnt hurt and can only help keep people out.