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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
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.
Mar
11
answered How does user interface design fit in a development process?
Mar
8
revised Placement of delete button on form
added 19 characters in body
Mar
7
comment When user testing, how important are representative users?
Just a tip - I've worked with products for estate agents myself, and I've found it a lot easier to do remote user testing (with something like GoToMeeting or a screen sharing program) than arrange physical visits. It's much easier to arrange and you allow your users to pause the sessions when calls / customers come in etc.
Mar
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
4
answered Print array index in plain text
Mar
4
comment Drawing a chessboard with unicode characters
@g33kz0r - then I would experiment by reducing the luminosity of the lines.
Mar
4
comment Drawing a chessboard with unicode characters
Is it possible to change the colour of certain terminal characters?
Mar
3
answered Hide controls by default?
Mar
2
answered Placement of delete button on form