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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
18
comment How should I align field “format” markers?
This is a good answer, but right-alignment isn't feasible for the real-world project this relates to. We have hundreds of forms, all left-aligned, and not enough developer resources to change that in this iteration. Given those restrictions, would you still opt for 3?
Jul
18
revised How should I align field “format” markers?
Clarified why 'right alignment' isn't really suitable
Jul
18
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
17
awarded  Student
Jul
17
asked How should I align field “format” markers?
Jul
16
comment What is more pleasing to the eye fade in or suddently appear
I disagree that popping in is bad: as Rohan expresses below, we already have the user's attention, so I don't think an immediate response would be especially surprising.
Jul
16
comment What is more pleasing to the eye fade in or suddently appear
Exactly. The user wants something, so why defer it?
Jul
15
comment What phrase would you use instead of “Likes” for an airline related forum?
Why are you avoiding 'Like'/'Dislike' in the first place?
Jul
15
answered What is more pleasing to the eye fade in or suddently appear
Jul
13
comment What is the best way to display edit/delete actions on a row?
Interesting - why do you expect them at the top? Are you thinking in terms of word processors (which typically do just that)?
Jul
13
revised What is the best way to display edit/delete actions on a row?
added 52 characters in body
Jul
13
answered What is the best way to display edit/delete actions on a row?
Jul
12
comment Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
Entering the right info, completing the page within time X - there are lots of metrics you can test empirically. Now, no test 'proves' one UI better than another, because there's always the slight chance your sample group was anomalous. But it doesn't matter. UI advocates have always promoted enough discretion and common-sense awareness of different contexts for there to be no danger of a mis-assigned 'fact' causing damage to anyone's bottom line.
Jul
12
awarded  Organizer
Jul
12
revised What is the optimal position for a right click menu?
edited tags
Jul
12
comment Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
A test of 100 people's responses that proves point X is not the same thing as 100 people agreeing on point X. It needn't have the same weight. Likewise, 100 people succeeding, not failing, when a field is correctly labelled, stands for more than 100 people saying they think it'd be a good idea.
Jul
12
comment Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
Yes. But how is that an issue? One can collect objective data on the likelihood that something meets the perceptions of a random user in a particular set. Just because someone's opinions are involved doesn't mean data is moot (which seems the real nub of your query) - just ask the organizations who save / make thousands due to fewer support calls and smoother UIs. 'Opinion' doesn't make that cash vanish in a puff of smoke.
Jul
12
answered Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?
Jul
11
revised What is the optimal position for a right click menu?
typo, clarification and disambiguation