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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.


Jul
29
comment What is the psychology behind laying out slabs at different angles for cyclists and pedestrians?
Cyclists don't like riding across the unpleasant bumps. When they do, it's a good indicator that they are doing something wrong. Assuming they are aware of the system that is.
Oct
17
comment How do I lay out non-rectangular UI elements?
I think one of the problems here is that there is no such thing as non-rectangular elements in web design. Everything is a box. If you want something other than a box, you need to use vector graphics via SVG or use a canvas element. Both would still have a rectangle, but its a rectangle that can hold curves.
Sep
16
comment Do I really need a login button?
It is a 3rd party system. I'm thinking it's just a lack of testing on their end.
Sep
10
comment Do I really need a login button?
You make a good point about not knowing what enter will do. I have hit enter thinking it would submit a form and to my surprise, a combo box/dropdown was activated at the top of the page. It is easy to run into issues with incorrectly associated elements.
Sep
10
comment Do I really need a login button?
No, most users use only one browser and will never see what it looks like in Firefox. They are calling because they "cant log in" because they don't know what to do after entering their username/password.
Sep
10
comment Closing modal dialogs
Left out the option to close by clicking anywhere outside the modal.
Sep
8
comment Sorting with a Click or Double Click? Better ways?
Sure they make use of double click for things like zooming in, but they don't rely on double click as the only way to zoom in. Double click isn't even a convention across operating systems, so I recommend against using it for primary functionality.
Sep
8
comment Sorting with a Click or Double Click? Better ways?
I am a little fuzzy on your use of "sort". It sounds like they pick the type and then they "sort" by selecting a sub type. Could you explain what sort does differently than select?
Sep
8
comment Select All & Clear All vs. Invert
This methodology usually works well but I don't agree with your third point. No one would logically think that they would have to first select all in order to clear what they had already selected.
Sep
1
comment How do I make a table row on a web page look draggable?
I like the Basecamp method, but it is best used on vertical lists of items because the icon points up and down. A traditional drag surface applies to a less restricted drag and drop, but it isn't as obvious what it does. I believe the most important part is the cursor change. It is easier for the user to notice their cursor changing shapes as they move around than for them to recognize what a few dots or some other icons mean.
Aug
31
comment Recommended UI/UX conference in the UK?
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Aug
31
comment Recommended UI/UX conference in the UK?
None of this discussion belongs on this question. The original issue with CW should have been asked on Meta along with the discussion regarding UI/UX/User Interface semantics. If you feel that you can contribute the community, you should follow the correct procedure. Being argumentative rarely achieves anything.
Aug
31
comment What is an intuitive method of providing the user with a means of viewing an enlarged version of an image via a lightbox?
The drawback to coming up with unique implementations for UI is that the user is always going to have an easier time with actions they recognize. The magnifying glass is all over the place, so if you display one users are going to recognize what it is for. You could probably get away with just using a plus(+) sign in the corner if you really didn't want to use a magnifying glass.
Aug
30
comment Should you place the “add a comment” form above or below the list of comments?
+1 to having a "comment" link on the top, putting the form on the bottom, and using an anchor so they can click the link on top if they want to comment right away.
Aug
27
comment Should disabled options ever be hidden?
Same goes for any administrative functionality built into the site.
Aug
27
comment Should disabled options ever be hidden?
+1 on role based auth. This is exactly what I was going to say. If the user of type x has no way to become a user of type y (without being promoted), why would we ever display all of type y's functionality?
Aug
27
comment Hover over a disabled item to know why it's disabled. What do you think?
I agree with Glen. It would be a nice surprise for the users who notice. Plus it is usually really easy to implement. If you don't mind, I might steal the idea the next time I need to disable something and still leave it visible(I usually just don't display it if they don't need it, but sometimes it's necessary.)
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
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.