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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
18
comment Use Tab or Button Click or give the user the option of both to get data?
Most of the systems I have used had problems with page loads that wipe out form data you have already entered. What is your process when they have already filled in fields and the user isn't found? This sounds like one of the instances were there is potential for accidentally wiping the data already entered. Are you displaying the new customer record form without reloading the page? If you have to redirect to a different page or perform a reload, it might be worth looking into a way to grab whatever they have already entered and automatically populate the new form.
Aug
18
comment Is a “repeat password” field necessary in a signup page?
@Susan In our case, we track our users to prevent inappropriate actions for our environment. I am not familiar enough with the application itself to know how it is grabbing the information, but it seems to use a combination of techniques because we receive alerts from web content along with contents of files/documents that have been opened on the user's computer.
Aug
18
answered Use Tab or Button Click or give the user the option of both to get data?
Aug
18
answered Choosing a set of colors
Aug
18
comment What are common UI misconceptions and annoyances?
Wow, not sure where my head was on that one.
Aug
17
comment Is a “repeat password” field necessary in a signup page?
My team deals with garbage data every day because of human error during data input. It happens, and is it really that much of an extra step to verify? Sometimes I'm not sure if I did accidentally press that other key, so I erase it all and do it again. If I didn't go back and there was no verification, I would now be unable to get into the site I just signed up for(assuming no email recovery process).
Aug
17
comment Is a “repeat password” field necessary in a signup page?
If only it were just one person. When I was trapped on a helpdesk, the majority of calls were for password related issues. So maybe the whole system is broken anyway?
Aug
17
comment How important is it to consider the URL when developing the UI for a web application?
+1 for the social networking tip
Aug
17
comment How important is it to consider the URL when developing the UI for a web application?
I would be interested in knowing how you check that. It must be something running on the server that is doing the authentication as opposed to the website itself. Regardless of that, if you use an easy to guess structure, anyone can plug in a few file name guesses and gain access to non-public files. I know because I have done it.
Aug
17
comment How important is it to consider the URL when developing the UI for a web application?
I agree completely, but that only works if they are accessing a web page. If they are accessing the file directly ('hacking' the url), there is no script to check to make sure they have permission. And not everyone has access to IIS settings etc.
Aug
17
comment Is a “repeat password” field necessary in a signup page?
We have a program that reads every displayed word from every computer it is installed on. We set up filters so that whenever a word we pick appears on a screen we receive an event.
Aug
17
comment What are common UI misconceptions and annoyances?
Actually, studies have shown that users really don't mind scrolling at all. Check out this site: cxpartners.co.uk/thoughts/… for an explanation and some tips for encouraging your users to scroll.
Aug
17
comment Is a “repeat password” field necessary in a signup page?
I know where you are coming from but I really think I have done this before. I can't put my finger on it. Perhaps the form was a standard input field with custom character masking?
Aug
17
comment Whats a better user experience: A scrollable table or a full size table allowing the browser window to do scrolling?
+1 to Sruly on this one. I have watched users become confused by this issue in the past. In fact, it is functionality that even bugs me (someone that understands what is happening). How do you think someone who doesn't understand feels?
Aug
17
comment How important is it to consider the URL when developing the UI for a web application?
Conversely, If you run the type of site where you don't want a user to be able to "hack" the url, you may not want to use a user-friendly format. You can configure your security to prevent user's from accessing the directories, but if you use an easy-to-guess schema a user might be able to get to your content just by guessing.
Aug
17
comment Is a “repeat password” field necessary in a signup page?
If a user signed up for your site from any of the computers at my place of employment, we would have their password because all of the plain text gets recorded.
Aug
17
comment Uploading CSV/Excel data, present mapping functionality or download the schema?
I like the idea of checking to see if the columns match and then presenting them with an error and a mapping ui when they don't already match.
Aug
17
answered Is a “repeat password” field necessary in a signup page?
Aug
17
comment Common web app usability gotchas?
Whether or not JavaScript is more widely accepted now, it is bad practice to require it for the key information on your site. There are still plenty of enterprise users stuck on IE6, people with JavaScript turned off for security reasons, and people with screen readers. If you have to use JavaScript(which I am all for), you should make sure your site still provides it's key information even when viewed with styles/scripts disabled.
Aug
17
comment Common web app usability gotchas?
When clicking on a link inside the current process would break the flow, I open the link in a new window. But only when it isn't possible to display the link's information in a 'popup' window/box/message. Examples of the above being external sites or when the user needs to open a help doc.