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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
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.
Aug
17
answered When should I use a select box instead of radio buttons?
Aug
17
comment Whats more user friendly local authentication or remote authentication (OpenID, OAuth)
I have to say that using OpenID confused the heck out of me the first time around. I seemed to remember creating one at some point but do I put a username or an email or a url in this text box? So like Robert said, it's an implementation detail. Do we really need to ask for their open id? Ask for their username and mention on the page that you support OpenID, Google, Facebook, etc. Personally, I think it would be a lot less confusing if I didn't have to use an OpenID url on one page and an OpenID username on another.
Aug
17
answered Whats a better user experience: A scrollable table or a full size table allowing the browser window to do scrolling?
Aug
16
awarded  Beta
Aug
16
comment Is it better to prevent a forbidden action or display an error/explanation message?
Regarding your additional features comment, it really depends on Dan's world. He may be building an enterprise app where a certain job title gets to change user permissions. They would want to see the controls in place whenever they are at the screen that normally provides the controls. Not seeing the controls would only create frustration. It isn't quite the same as say a portal that has anonymous access where users who log in get more features than a user who is anonymous. In that case you wouldn't want to show the login-required controls.
Aug
16
answered Left-handed persons and usability
Aug
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
15
comment Is it better to prevent a forbidden action or display an error/explanation message?
I would include at least a tool tip. If you have help docs you could include an asterisk or something similar that links to the topic in the docs.
Aug
15
comment Is it better to prevent a forbidden action or display an error/explanation message?
If you display the type of user as Chris has recommended, you can then have an admin FAQ that explains the user types and what access they receive. If an admin is going to be assigning privileges or abilities, it is good for them to understand what the prereqs are.
Aug
15
answered Is it better to prevent a forbidden action or display an error/explanation message?
Aug
13
comment What are the common idioms for the drop portion of a drag and drop operation?
And that comment is what happens when you are typing while having a conversation. Anyway, I meant exactly what Sruly has a image of. I like to make the placeholder (which has the border) the same size as the element being dragged. This way the user can see how the page will be laid out before they drop.
Aug
13
comment Tab Overflow: What to do when I run out of space for yearly tabs?
Well, with JavaScript disabled you can still view all of the past winners, you just can't tell what year they are from. So it isn't a complete fail =P Maybe you can add another column with the year on it and hide the column with css if they have JavaScript, show it if they don't.
Aug
13
comment Tab Overflow: What to do when I run out of space for yearly tabs?
Great point. As with most fun technologies, you need to keep graceful degradation in mind. You would probably have to go with something along the lines of what ChrisF is suggesting. Test for JavaScript support and fall back on a "..." tab that loads a new page with the older years on it.
Aug
12
answered Where are good places to display ads on a webpage?
Aug
12
awarded  Commentator
Aug
12
comment What are the common idioms for the drop portion of a drag and drop operation?
I generally do the same but use a dashed line around the place holder location. I highlight whichever drop zone is closest to the element being dragged. As you move the element around, you highlight which ever drop zone is closest.
Aug
12
awarded  Editor
Aug
12
revised Tab Overflow: What to do when I run out of space for yearly tabs?
minor edit - forgot @
Aug
12
answered Tab Overflow: What to do when I run out of space for yearly tabs?