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bio website breck-mckye.com
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I am a web developer based in London. I used to be a UX designer, but those days are long behind me.


Jul
4
comment How to stop people becoming marooned on a causeway
Is the problem that people don't know the causeway will become unusable, or that they don't take heed to the times?
Jun
26
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
23
awarded  Yearling
May
28
comment Why does the Xbox controller have non-symmetrical analog sticks?
@KoenLageveen - I couldn't find a natural split for the paragraphs, I don't add images unless they illustrate anything meaningful and I certainly don't like the habit of randomly formatting words as bold. This community already has serious problems with rewarding obvious answers to easy questions - actively rejecting more complete answers because their detail makes them (marginally) harder to read takes us from bad to worse.
May
25
comment Why does the Xbox controller have non-symmetrical analog sticks?
I'm not complaining about this answer (it's correct), or JohnGB (who writes good answers), but I don't understand why this answer gets up votes, whereas mine (which says the same thing and more) doesn't receive any at all.
May
25
comment Why does the Xbox controller have non-symmetrical analog sticks?
Really this is more an industrial design question than a UX one.
May
25
answered Why does the Xbox controller have non-symmetrical analog sticks?
May
6
comment How to inform a designer to use a grid for responsive CSS?
This sounds like a query for graphic designers, not UX folk.
May
5
answered Card sort with 'Don't know' group
May
5
comment Card sort with 'Don't know' group
The OP said he's running an open sort, so the users will already be defining the category names.
May
5
answered Is it okay to use breadcrumb navigation on some pages and not on others?
Apr
28
answered What is the difference between user journey and task flow
Apr
27
comment Why does Skype's “x” button minimize the application instead of closing?
@AnkitSharma - firstly, the name - Sky Peer to Peer - is a clue, but secondly, take a look at this (zdnet.com/blog/networking/how-skype-does-and-doesnt-work/1051) article for a comprehensive (though somewhat alarmist) summary.
Apr
25
answered Why does Skype's “x” button minimize the application instead of closing?
Apr
13
comment Colours to use in a fashion website
@StewartDean - could there be ways to achieve the three "benefits" of black and white schemes I mentioned without having to stick to monochrome, though?
Apr
13
comment Colours to use in a fashion website
@StewartDean - you are, of course, assuming that it's more valuable to communicate the identity of the site than immediately express its purpose. Depending on your objectives, though, that assumption might be incorrect.
Apr
13
comment Colours to use in a fashion website
@Elmar - if you found the response helpful, could you please upvote it? Thanks.
Apr
13
comment Colours to use in a fashion website
@Elmar - that's impossible to say without knowing what content you're revealing on hover, what the use case is and what clues you've provided that the content exists. I fear you may be thinking the question is much simpler than it actually is.
Apr
13
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Apr
13
comment Colours to use in a fashion website
@JohnGB - yes, but visual design questions can be answered in much the same way as UX questions - by considering a use case, a viewer and what the organisation hopes to communicate.