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Front-end developer at an online bank. I've been doing web development for 15 years. For most of that time, I've been passionate about UX, though I wouldn't consider myself an expert. It's a great privilege to be a part of this community and learn from you smart people.

You can also catch me on Stack Overflow, Twitter (@patrick_mc), and Github.

Daniel 2:20-22


Mar
20
comment How To Display Too Much Data
Yes, all the numbers in a column should be at the same scale. If the scale is k (thousands) and some of the numbers are less than 1000 show "< 1k"
Mar
3
comment Is a decimal comma used in data entry?
Either way, this is a great answer. I owe you a pint.
Mar
3
comment Is a decimal comma used in data entry?
Thanks a ton, this is exactly what I wanted to know. My understanding was off by a mile. Glad to hear the world is inching toward standardization.
Mar
3
revised Is a decimal comma used in data entry?
I don't want to be complicit in spreading misinformation. @tohster enlightened me.
Mar
3
accepted Is a decimal comma used in data entry?
Mar
3
reviewed Approve printed-circuit-board tag wiki excerpt
Mar
3
asked Is a decimal comma used in data entry?
Jan
20
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
14
comment How to accessibly specify units in a table?
Yes, there's no need to put the units in each cell. The screen reader will announce the header as you enter a column and won't keep repeating the header as you move up and down within a column.
Jan
5
comment What's a good scroll bar equivalent for a spiral script?
No doubt, this question provided inspiration for the Apple Watch. :)
Dec
25
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Aug
21
comment How to visualize the possibility of drag'n'drop?
It was a presentation I saw in person. I think it was at an Adobe conference.
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
9
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
@Charles Thanks for the link. It won't hurt my feelings if this question is closed or deleted.
Apr
9
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
I actually landed on that page and overlooked the answer while skimming. Next time someone is looking for the same information hopefully they'll land on this page where the answer is staring them in the face.
Apr
9
accepted Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
Apr
9
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
Thank you. I did some Googling and searched the help docs before asking and couldn't find anything.
Apr
9
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
It's about accessibility. Okay, it's about accessibility testing. If User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers aren't interested in that topic, who is?