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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


Jan
28
awarded  Informed
Jan
15
comment Computer login with password only, without username
@hydroparadise xkcd.com/936
Jan
15
comment Computer login with password only, without username
The same question was raised by this site's founder several years ago. The comments are interesting. codinghorror.com/blog/2005/10/…
Dec
28
awarded  Good Question
Nov
9
answered How do we stop users overpaying in financial web forms?
Nov
9
comment How do drunk users act?
Related: How could one prevent drunk users from using a mobile application?
Oct
25
comment Common web app usability gotchas?
@Dan Sorry, I meant to post something useful in addition to the snarky answer. Must have gotten distracted and hit the submit button by mistake. My reasoning is explained on a comment on the question. You can request to have it reopened by posting a message on message on meta or bringing it up in the chat room. (I'm not longer a moderator, so I can't reopen it myself.)
Oct
24
comment Common web app usability gotchas?
@Dan Yes, I'm thinking about pursuing a career in politics
Oct
18
revised The logic behind having an OK button and Apply button
http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/12100/why-shouldnt-we-use-words-such-as-here-and-this-in-textlinks
Sep
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Aug
17
revised How do I elegantly limit text area input by size not by character count.
deleted 2 characters in body; added 2 characters in body
Aug
10
revised Should alert boxes be avoided at any cost?
fixed link
Aug
10
revised Should form labels be placed inside of input boxes and slide out of the way?
I don't think the question exists any more.
Aug
10
revised Labels above the field or to the side of the field? What about prompt text and validation messages?
Removed comments at the end of the question. They're not relevant at this point.
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
27
awarded  Good Question
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus