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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


May
17
revised To use or not to use “Zebra Stripes”, or Alternating Row Colors for Tables
The last sentence was kind of contrary to the site's guidelines. :)
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
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.
Apr
30
revised Is there a name for the pattern of a categorized autocomplete?
rolled back to a previous revision
Apr
30
revised Is there a name for the pattern of a categorized autocomplete?
rolled back to a previous revision
Apr
27
revised Is there a name for the pattern of a categorized autocomplete?
missed one
Apr
27
revised Is there a name for the pattern of a categorized autocomplete?
Just calling it auto-suggest
Apr
27
revised Is there a name for the pattern of a categorized autocomplete?
s/auto-suggest/auto-complete/
Apr
25
revised How to display large amounts of data compactly?
edited tags
Apr
20
revised Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
added 14 characters in body
Mar
13
revised Isn’t the FAQ label obsolete by now?
link to related floppy disk question
Mar
9
revised Wording for “select folder which we're going to create a folder in”
edited tags
Feb
22
revised Is it a good Idea to force user to sign in/sign up for purchase
updated title of duplicate
Feb
22
revised Should registration be optional on an e-commerce site?
Changed the title and copy edits
Feb
6
revised Is 10 search results per page the best?
Link is out of place here. Add it to your profile. (See http://ux.stackexchange.com/faq#promotion)
Feb
3
revised How do you create or select an icon for a feature?
deleted 58 characters in body
Jan
30
revised Refusing a user permission to click a URL
edited tags