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Jul
6
comment Your most annoying user experience
I generally agree, but I disagree about opening pages in new tabs & hate it when web sites do that to me. Let the user decide; if he has browser tabs he also has "open in new tab" as a click option.
Jul
6
answered Your most annoying user experience
Jul
6
answered Which type of help system is best?
Jul
5
comment How important is the ability to change the color theme on a desktop application?
If you can't support the OS themes (which, if non-default, the user has already taken care to set), then make sure you also offer a reverse-video theme (not white on black; that's too harsh) for the photosensitive. It doesn't matter to a lot of people but it matters a lot to those who care.
Jul
5
comment Is it a good practice to show a sign-up or registration form as seperate parts rather than in one go?
+1 Only ask for what you need; when you need more you can ask for that and otherwise let the user choose. (For example, you don't need a physical address unless you're going to ship something, validate a credit card, confirm residency for import restrictions, etc. You probably never need a phone number. Preferences can wait. Etc.)
Jun
30
comment Accessible CMS software
I have to second @DA01. As someone who needs larger fonts and gentler color schemes, I've had no end of trouble with SharePoint, at least as it's used in my company. Some functions only work in IE (which has its own accessibility problems), the standard layouts are very wide (= horizontal scroll), and some things are hard to see in reverse video (I think they hard-wired some black text or something).
Jun
30
answered Allow users to choose visualisation type?
Jun
28
answered What is the best way to allow a user to select one value from a list of potentially hundreds?
Jun
23
answered Popup vs page for contact form
Jun
22
comment Building a marketplace - which one is better a unified registration or two separate ones?
+1 Make it easy for people to sign up & start buying, and let them do the additional configuration to also sell any time they want. If your site is successful then people will want to switch on the extra functionality all the time, but if you make them jump through hoops to get in at all, they'll walk away.
Jun
22
answered Making changes to existing products
Jun
21
answered “Burn” or “Save”
Jun
20
awarded  Editor
Jun
20
revised Defining a Tagging Vocabulary
added 130 characters in body
Jun
20
answered Defining a Tagging Vocabulary
Jun
17
comment What tools are sitting in front of a creative user experience designer during most of their workday?
@Khal, and if you're still working out where some of the concepts go (like when doing concept mapping), you can write things on stickie notes so you can move them around on the large sheet, then take the whole sheet of paper with you when you're done.
Jun
16
answered What tools are sitting in front of a creative user experience designer during most of their workday?
Jun
16
answered All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
Jun
15
answered What are the negative and positive aspects of dark color scheme?
Jun
15
answered Advice on phrase to best communicate 'data snapshot' period to non-technical users