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Jan
25
comment Which is a more intuitive open hours and days schedule board?
I'd generally arrange the days vertically for this, as they would be on a physical sign on a storefront.
Nov
9
comment Why touch screens?
@Brad Then you're limited to one linear scale. You can use two-finger motions [of which pinching is a simple example] to scale, move, and rotate all at the same time. Touch point A and point B with your fingers, and move them to point C and point D and the rest of the image object follows.
Oct
6
comment When invalid querystring paramater detected in a web page url: throw an error or ignore?
@Kevin Nonsense. "There's something wrong with what you typed", when that is true, is not less friendly than "The thing you're looking for isn't here". Unless your notion of "user-friendly" error messages has more to do with the user's feelings than their ability to understand what happened and correct it.
Oct
6
comment When invalid querystring paramater detected in a web page url: throw an error or ignore?
@Kevin User-friendliness has to do with the response body, not the choice of error code. You can have a friendly 400 or an unfriendly 404.
Oct
6
comment When invalid querystring paramater detected in a web page url: throw an error or ignore?
@Kevin It's common for, for example, web service frameworks to return a 400 error if the value of a query string can't be converted to the type of the function argument. There was some debate about this for a while, but the new HTTP RFC 7231 endorses a new clearly broad wording for the meaning of 400.
Oct
5
comment Justification of petrol station design
How many pumps are in these islands? Many real-world gas stations have two pumps in a row on each side of each "island". The linked design allows eight cars to fill up simultaneously, but has only two islands by one definition. I guess I'm confused because of the description of "one single row of pumps" causing problems, because cars can easily "bypass each other" at any well-designed gas station.
Sep
10
comment Why does the cursor have a tail?
@Devin I don't think you made them up, but these appear to be the original creation of the DeviantArt user "yethzart" rather than factory-provided cursors from Microsoft.
Sep
10
comment Why does the cursor have a tail?
You've taken out more than just the tail, you've also taken off the flanges on the side.
Sep
1
comment Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?
@theotherone There is no country that actually uses ¤ as its currency symbol. There are some character sets that have it in the same position that the $ is in ASCII, though. One place I have often seen it is in FM radio text displays (e.g. the radio on my car says I am listening to "Ke¤ha").
Aug
27
comment Why are the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons commonly round?
(Incidentally, Word 6 immediately followed 2 - the version number jump is because the Mac version number was on 5).
Aug
27
comment Why are the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons commonly round?
Your image is almost useless for seeing the icon. Also, it does show the new-style icon (introduced alongside the multi-level undo dropdowns and the redo button). The old icon, which I originally thought you were attempting to illustrate, is in Word 2: sunflowerhead.com/msimages/Word2.png - It shows an eraser removing some text.
Aug
3
comment Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?
"8x8px vs at least 18x18" - if the 3x3 can be 8x8, why can't the 4x4 be 11x11?
Jun
8
comment Is a grayscale bar a bad way of showing temperature?
+1 for stating that just numbers for intensity are not enough. I'm always confused by refrigerators that have number settings - I have to try it out to see which direction causes it to cycle on or off.
Apr
22
comment Should I redirect the user if there's only one search result, or still show the results list?
MediaWiki's behavior is "exact match", not "only match". Reddit does this when you search for a URL and the same URL has been recently submitted.
Apr
16
comment How to convey: “don't move until the task is done!”
It doesn't necessarily need to be louder, it could be a different pitch - a lower pitch (than the progress beeps) or a dissonant chord such as a minor third may work well to convey failure.
Apr
1
comment Why do some websites (including Google) trim whitespaces in passwords?
@Tyrsius In principle, the issue could be caused on the browser (paste) side, which cannot be affected by whether it is being copied by a password manager or otherwise.
Apr
1
comment Why do some websites (including Google) trim whitespaces in passwords?
@Falco any unexpected folding of a password (e.g. case-insensitive passwords for another somewhat common example) reduces the effective entropy and could influence the user's decision on choosing a password.
Mar
27
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Mar
26
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Mar
26
revised How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
fix punctuation