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Sep
22
comment Should desktop apps allow you to zoom in with ctrl +/-?
@RogerAttrill Thanks. Forgot about that. I'm also thinking about ctrl +/- to change font-size when I say zoom, so not just really zooming everything. Some apps will have settings for font-size but don't support ctrl +/-.
Sep
22
comment Should desktop apps allow you to zoom in with ctrl +/-?
"I don't think a software-independent function is necessary." Hmm sorry, that's not what I'm asking. I meant why don't desktop app developers build in this ctrl +/- feature. "I think this zoom function can also have a negative impact on the UX of your app…" Hmmm that's just bad work then? Or else it's just harder for typical desktop apps to implement it because of how the layout flow is implemented, etc.
Sep
22
comment Should desktop apps allow you to zoom in with ctrl +/-?
"it's the OS's function to make sure it scales the fonts and other elements of the UI accordingly to the user's set accessibility settings." But how come a lot of apps have their own settings then for font-size, etc.? Correct me if you think I'm wrong but maybe it's just harder to implement in typical desktop apps versus on the Web because of the how the layout, etc. is implemented.
May
11
comment Multi-column articles
I noticed you added that comment about what's wrong with this specific article (lack of "background enclosure") to your answer too, thanks. So even alternating colours / zebra-striped columns would fulfill that
May
11
comment Multi-column articles
I really like this answer. "you might want to break with this convention to underline individuality" Yes! Horizontal scrolling would suit I guess. Thanks for the options, I feel like others are just giving the general best practices on line-length, etc. which doesn't really answer the question specifically about multi-column articles and this specific article under debate.
May
11
comment Multi-column articles
Hmm. As far as I can tell then you're not even saying media is the key here; you're suggesting rows over column. Am I right? Or you're saying use columns but with no text blocks which can be read in more than one order?
May
11
comment Multi-column articles
"Guide the users' eyes with you design/visual cues and make the content easy to consume." How?
Apr
26
comment How can I highlight errors when bright red is the main color of the brand?
@3nafish Don't worry; "The comments below suggest" we have a sense of humout. That's all.
Apr
25
comment Is it a bad idea to use grey buttons?
As @zzzzBov said. Also, let's not forget that buttons are grey by default! I would advise going for a lighter grey though (like the Add Comment button below)
Apr
25
comment How can I highlight errors when bright red is the main color of the brand?
@rk I think the border-colour also depends whether or not the field has a required attribute
Apr
25
comment How can I highlight errors when bright red is the main color of the brand?
Yes, <blink> and it should flicker between italic and normal style font
Apr
4
comment Why would a web site hide the log out button?
Actually, staying logged in seriously increased the changes of a CSRF / confused deputy attack where you might think you're taking an action on a site but really you're clicking an action on Facebook which is in a transparent frame above what you see, for example
Feb
7
comment Are hover states necessary?
Good point on progressive enhancement. I'd add one more thing to "You shouldn't have to click something to find out if it's a button." though; you shouldn't have to hover over something to find find out if it's a button.
Jan
3
comment How to avoid 12:00 AM midnight/noon confusion in a time input field?
My idea is similar; when they select 12, show a subtle moon / sun icon as a visual hint
Sep
7
comment Should a button become lighter or darker on hover?
I agree with @KevinBurke. Also, definitely make sure that your mouse pointer changes on hover. It pisses me off when a site doesn't implement that (I'm looking at you Scrumwise)
Sep
8
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
@Kris Yes. Also accessible and valid.
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
I'm going to go with a table I think
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
@JohnGB but using a hypen like that surely isn't very accessible?
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
@Alex but if I use CSS to hide them won't screen-headers still read if as rows 1-4?
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
So you're suggesting this? ...<li>3 -Luke 234 </li><li>...</li><li>59 - You 45</li></ul>