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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.


Mar
28
answered Borders editing control usability
Mar
28
answered How fast does autocomplete need to be for a good user experience?
Mar
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does the size of an input influence its value?
Mar
25
revised Should radio buttons be pre-selected?
edited tags
Mar
25
revised Should radio buttons be pre-selected?
deleted 72 characters in body
Mar
25
answered Should radio buttons be pre-selected?
Mar
25
comment Print options dialog
How often will users modify each of these elements between prints? Will they tend to persist certain settings between jobs? Will certain settings rarely be touched? Is there a particular reason why you'd email from the print dialog (e.g. there's multiple views and you want email to send a fascimile / PDF of the postscript output)? Will users know which settings will be included under each heading in advance? How often will users be using this print dialog? Always the same user? Will they be always printing within the view, or will they be kicking off prints as part of a separate workflow?
Mar
25
answered Should i have two links on my Home Page?
Mar
24
comment Single page or multi-page forms?
Could you add that link to the body of your answer?
Mar
24
comment Single page or multi-page forms?
This aligns with my own experiences when testing forms. I have also seen multi-stage forms fare poorer than single step ones when the means of continuing between tabs or pages is unclear.
Mar
24
comment Single page or multi-page forms?
Can you provide any data that multi-step registration pages are more optimal than the alternatives?
Mar
22
accepted How do users use spatial memory?
Mar
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which is the better option Share or Post button?
Mar
21
comment Opt-ins versus opt-outs in forms - does nobody else care?
This is a recognized dark pattern. I'll see if I can find a research citation and post it.
Mar
17
comment Is it acceptable to implement abbreviated elements and will users know what they mean?
@NicolasBarbulesco - in non-visual media, there isn't need to abbreviate for compactness reasons anyway.
Mar
16
comment Is it acceptable to implement abbreviated elements and will users know what they mean?
I'm sure this doesn't apply to the OP, but I'm really concerned that these sorts of questions around "universal behaviours" might belie a tendency to rely on the "insights" of a UX field that's still young and highly contested over real-world validation.
Mar
16
answered Is it acceptable to implement abbreviated elements and will users know what they mean?
Mar
14
comment Why does Gmail hide email options under a '+' sign?
Dunno. Ask Google. No-one here is privvy to Mountain View's decisions - we can only guess.
Mar
14
awarded  forms
Mar
13
comment Why is high website availability good for UX?
95% is not 'a couple of days a year'. 98% is about a week downtime; 95% is about three weeks. Most service contracts allow that to be unbroken, so it means you could lose service for ten days or so at a time.