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I'm a developer and a user experience enthusiast currently living in Chicago.


May
1
comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
To me it feels like the example of the Boston Globe's site is just an odd implementation of Responsive Web Design as the content feels like it should be trimmed/paged for sure based off the screenshot. You could argue that since its a news site though that you would want all the content in one page for sure. Although I have wondered the exact same thing in passing -- if it's better to just have a separate mobile site that you can allow users to switch back and forth from as opposed to forcing them down a single path. I think more options are always better (within reason of course).
May
1
comment Do users always update Flash?
As someone who's worked at a helpdesk before, I can tell you it is about exactly what you're seeing: 50/50. Some IT administrators will not allow the updates if there's a strict policy in place, some will force push the updates, and some will leave it to choice. I get annoyed seeing those adobe updates all the time, but I personally always do it for fear of security holes with the previous version.
May
1
answered What are the UX considerations/issues when porting an iOS app to Windows Phone?
Apr
30
comment Do people use `jump to top of page` links?
I haven't found any hard data, but here's a collection of links I went through on my hunt for you @Phil. From Nielsen: Avoid Within-Page Links, and a followup: Within-Page Links for AJAX, "Return to Top", Skip-Links.
Apr
30
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Apr
30
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Apr
30
revised Tool for work between UI/UX Designers and developers to show animations
Added tools tag.
Apr
30
suggested suggested edit on Tool for work between UI/UX Designers and developers to show animations
Apr
30
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Apr
30
revised Tool for work between UI/UX Designers and developers to show animations
Added reference to HTML, JS, CSS.
Apr
30
answered Tool for work between UI/UX Designers and developers to show animations
Apr
30
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Apr
28
comment Should I Stop Using A Currency Symbol?
+1 I just about posted the exact same answer. You should be able to read localization settings from the computer's regional settings (which will include the currency symbol) pretty readily and thus pull the currency from there -- I would think this would be the best bet and is the most common practice.
Apr
26
comment Multi-select filter other than check boxes?
I really like the last example on that page, good find.
Apr
26
answered Multi-select filter other than check boxes?
Apr
26
comment Total redesign for already established app?
Here's a related question to for sure consider: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/1244/phased-re-designs
Apr
24
answered Organizing Competitive Site Research
Apr
24
comment Is it OK for scrolling interactions to not scroll content?
In Google Maps' native implementation they have it setup right, no vertically scrolling is allowed so the only action you can perform by scrolling is zooming -- so this is OK. So I would say then that the problem is not with their original choice per say, but with their choice of interaction defaults for developers integrating the functionality on other sites.
Apr
24
answered Is it OK for scrolling interactions to not scroll content?
Apr
11
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