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


May
15
comment How much color may a UI have?
@RogerAttrill Excellent point.
May
15
comment Is there any research or data on horizontal vs. vertical navigational menus?
In this context, I was simply looking for research to help with informed decisions at a later date as I had not seen any before on the subject -- thanks for your thoughts though!
May
14
comment Is there any research or data on horizontal vs. vertical navigational menus?
Another related good read: uxmovement.com/navigation/…
May
14
comment Is there any research or data on horizontal vs. vertical navigational menus?
that just about covers exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for digging those up!
May
14
comment Best practice for translating context menu options to touch devices?
I would like to note here that you don't want to overload the context menu on iOS. They have a very short list of tap+hold actions.
May
11
comment Is there any research or data on horizontal vs. vertical navigational menus?
This is actually a good start: The case against vertical navigation, but I'm looking for a bit more data.
May
11
comment Non-Archaic Symbol for “Save”
I would say that @Ambo100 has the best bet at some inspiration but I've looked on this exact topic before and haven't found an acceptable replacement for the idiom as of yet. Also another very directly related question: Floppy disk icon for "save".
May
11
comment Non-Archaic Symbol for “Save”
Possible duplicate/related: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/3117/…
May
11
comment how to provide a good user experience for drilldown/click on a grid to external divs
This is exactly what I was thinking. @charles it sounds like you're attempting to put the focus on a single row's content anyways if when you click on the row item, it auto-scrolls for the user to the new content. However if you wanted to display multiple items in the popup, you could add an button to your grid, something like "View Details". When the user selects one item, it automatically invokes the View Details command on the single item, whereas if a user selects multiple, then clicks View Details, they get all the selected items in the modal dialog.
May
10
comment What is an appropriate UI for a prepopulated textbox that you can overwrite?
I would think that adding a border tends to indicate that the field value is invalid. It could therefore be a bit confusing.
May
9
comment Indeterminate state for toggle buttons?
I'd agree radio buttons are probably the best match for this. I would like to point out though that I've never personally seen a standard way to toggle radio buttons back to "no answer" either. Also, a good read on the indeterminate radio button state and its difference in the HTML 4/5 specs: css-tricks.com/indeterminate-radio-buttons
May
8
comment When is appropriate to auto play music or video on a page?
I completely agree. As long as the user's expectations are set correctly and the context is appropriate then it should be ok. If the video is buried in a page of other content, no auto play please.
May
8
comment Creating prototypes using keynote for ipad
I read it as a hi-fi wireframe being made into a lo-fi prototype -- either way, I still stand by my comment for lo-fi situations where one hasn't yet made the time to pick up the HTML skills necessary to really create a representative prototype. In any case it sounds like Vitaly may have the answer to the actual question here.
May
8
comment Creating prototypes using keynote for ipad
@dnbrv I'd disagree. While it might not be the best tool for the job, it is actually a great tool for these type of low-fi jobs -- especially if you don't have the cash for or don't want to spend the money on a more specialized solution.
May
4
comment Icon-only navigation bar for a desktop application?
Possible related question: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/1795/… Can you provide a bit more context to the goal of your application? From the screenshot I cannot determine based on the icons alone what purpose the overall application serves. It might be possible to have your icons in context are clear enough, but it's hard to evaluate without that context.
May
4
comment Intuitive AND/OR condition for query builder
@FrantisekKossuth Very good point sir although it's possible to differentiate the two with an additional indicator such as an '>' or a checkmark or someting. Another option would be to use a flip switch/toggle control instead.
May
3
comment Why isn't the “remember me” checkbox in login forms enabled by default?
An interesting discussion I ran across while looking into substantial evidence for this question: usabilitypost.com/2009/10/05/remember-me
May
3
comment Intuitive AND/OR condition for query builder
@André Possibly a segmented control? This would allow the buttons/actions to be grouped nicely, will still allowing visibility into both distinct options unlike with a dropdown.
May
3
comment Is there a commonly-referenced example of a particularly well-designed persona?
Long live Bob! Also, great resources.
May
2
comment HTML label association with inputs; bad UX?
Whoops, totally missed that this time around. I did know that in the back of my head somewhere. Updated the post.