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Nov
21
comment Does users always relate underlined words to links?
I assume you mean when reading on-line only? Though I think that it gets really interesting when you put Kindle or tablet-type devices into play.
Oct
7
comment Show item prices directly or not?
I belong to the local YMCA (it's certainly not the nicest gym around, but again, I'm price sensitive).
Oct
7
comment Show item prices directly or not?
Depending on the client base, hiding the price is a sales tactic that can backfire. For myself, I'm price sensitive, and if you don't show the price up front, then I'm never going to dig and find it. I'll just assume you're too expensive and walk away.
Sep
4
comment Select any combination of items, but at least one
I personally like it when the application actually prevents me from going on in the 'must select one' case, usually by disabling whatever control is used to continue.
Aug
27
comment How to display a division by zero in a grid?
@DennisJaheruddin - actually, on reflection I think blank may not be a good idea - I'd worry that users would take that to mean that the software isn't working, resulting in irritation, or support calls, rather than the user figuring out that they've got a mathematics issue.
Aug
18
comment Why do websites disallow the plus sign in e-mails
@user2813274 - Yes. Basically, the number of people who put punctuation marks in their e-mail addresses is pretty darn small, and therefore the number of developers who realize such a thing is legal is small. This begets testing (if it exists at all) that doesn't account for the condition. And here we are. I suspect this WILL get cleaned up in the future, as a variety of unicode code points become common in e-mail addresses, and these web sites get forced by relatively normal users to get their act together.
Aug
18
answered Why do websites disallow the plus sign in e-mails
Aug
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
13
awarded  Yearling
Aug
13
answered How to display a division by zero in a grid?
Aug
12
comment Why is low contrast between active and inactive window title bars considered a good thing?
I don't think it's considered good UX, I think it just looks cool, so they do it.
Jul
15
comment Should applications include currently useless features?
DO NOT assume that everyone leaves their Android devices on auto-update, or even updates their apps manually. There's lots of people who won't update an app unless it's giving them trouble.
Jul
1
answered How should you create simple, color-coded graphics for color-blind people when the graphics are particularly thin?
Jun
24
comment Do touch screens have a harmful psychological effect on people?
"For centuries, machines were operated by physical buttons." - No, no they weren't. For less than a century were machines largely operated by physical buttons. Before that it was levers, wheels, etc because most machines used daily were very basic and powered almost completely by the operator.
Jun
15
comment Are users resizing window?
When I need to pay attention to something else for a bit. That is to say, when something happens that has NOTHING to do with your app.
Jun
11
answered Are users resizing window?
May
28
comment eCommerce - Which currency to show on receipt?
Note that if you do US $ as well as Canadian $, you WILL have some people not understand, no matter how well placed things are on the site. As long as the number is small, it's probably not you.
May
28
revised eCommerce - Which currency to show on receipt?
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May
27
answered eCommerce - Which currency to show on receipt?
May
26
comment is text preferable over digits?
Note though, that if you have a lot of choices, the words start to become problematic because the intermediate terms tend to get confusing. So be careful.