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


Jun
19
comment First Checkbox in header - selects all available records or only showing records (excluding pagination)
Possible duplicate/related: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/6713/…
Jun
12
comment “Save” Design - Wording
As a side note, the Add Existing button referenced in Visual Studio is referred to as a Split Button.
Jun
11
comment Are there any recommendations for the layout of Metro forms UI with hierarchical data on a website?
@DanC I updated my content accordingly.
Jun
7
comment Forward and back buttons for navigating through images
this is with the caveat of course that some languages (and thus books in those languages) are read right to left. Even still, I believe the convention is solid enough that for 99% of cases left to right is the best answer.
Jun
7
comment Custom rating slider
Those are some excellent points @fdmsaraiva
Jun
7
comment Why do my / sent text messages appear on the right of the dialogue?
@JohnSample That's an excellent point as well.
Jun
7
comment Why do my / sent text messages appear on the right of the dialogue?
@AndroidHustle Couldn't tell by the username :)
Jun
7
comment Why do my / sent text messages appear on the right of the dialogue?
@AndroidHustle As I understood it, he means the Text Messaging (SMS) application on the iPhone. Although realistically this design is something found on many phones and not just specific to the iPhone.
Jun
4
comment Use hover effect on a non-link item. Is it advisable?
@ghislaineguerin Are there any actions available on the row as a whole? Such as open, edit, etc?
Jun
1
comment Interaction pattern for creating/editing organization hierarchy; assigning people to groups in hierarchy
@PJSherman I would also be wary of drag and drop approaches if you're planning on going to the tablet, like you mentioned, at some point. Drag and drop doesn't work really at all in a browser on a touch screen.
Jun
1
comment Should touch-screen simple informational dialogs have an OK button?
Just to note in general on a phone, that "X" would probably be a really, really small touch target and thus not that great to interact with.
Jun
1
comment Results of combobox selection
I really think this is the best option for this type of scenario, only thing is it gets less and less readable as the number of options selected increases. On a side note, another similar control would be Chosen: harvesthq.github.com/chosen
May
31
comment One button or two?
@sprugman When you say "as part of the resulting form" is that implying that there is more the user will fill out after clicking the create ownership button? Will there be common fields for the both?
May
28
comment Should flash messages fade out or contain a close button or stay forever?
@phpdev Would it be fair to just call these "falsh" messages simply "notifications"?
May
25
comment Indeterminate Progress Indicator Styles
Thanks for gathering all that information and for your thoughts!
May
24
comment Marking tasks in red?
@IgorAsselbergs I know that the link I provided is not the strongest evidence (hard to get a psych study without paying) and I definitely think that the full color scheme plays an exceptionally large role in how much text as you say pops. What I was simply pointing out is that all things equal, yellow does actually stand out the most. Given a set of schemes where you've made each color as prominent as possible with whatever contrast necessary, yellow will be the most attention grabbing when styled appropriately. This is not to mention of course that yellow is a convention for warning.
May
23
comment Which is the best way to select a language from 400 possibilities?
@PauGiner One more suggestion to expand on Daniel's point. You could specify the ordering (rank) of languages which aren't already sorted in your top 6 based on estimated/known number of actual speakers. Also I think a standard ellipsis (...) as or part of a link after your top choices is enough to denote there are more.
May
23
comment Indeterminate Progress Indicator Styles
@BenBrocka I'd guess it may have something to do with the default orientation of the screen and how wide progress bars usually are (noting of course that Windows Phone has an indeterminate progress bar that works just fine).
May
23
comment Why is there a link to the current page?
Considering I just did this in order to share another question, I thought I'd mention I used it for right-click -> copy link. It's a bit more accessible than the "link" anchor tag under the question as it's a bigger target.
May
22
comment Should we disallow common passwords like “password” and “12345”?
@tajmo I believe my answer below does actually answer your question according to it's current title. The password strength meter was added as a consideration just as you stated, if you want to outlaw such passwords, you could mark them as "weak". I'll update my answer to provide more detail for each use case you've outlined above, but it is looking more and more like your underlying question may not be the best fit for this forum.