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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
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
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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
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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
Mar
2
comment Is it better to represent simple labeled information as table or just text with subheadings?
Placing labels above text fields is only recommended when a user need not scan the form to locate specific fields. It is not recommended otherwise, and probably wouldn't perform best when a design needs to communicate kinship between the items. Be very, very wary of mis-applying ergonomics "recommendations" from one context to another.
Feb
28
answered How to evaluate an interface without users?
Feb
23
revised How often is too often to do focus groups while designing a web app?
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Feb
23
revised How often is too often to do focus groups while designing a web app?
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Feb
23
answered How often is too often to do focus groups while designing a web app?
Feb
22
comment Does culture affect UX best practises?
Whilst interesting, I think this is too broad a question to answer in its current state. Perhaps if you rewrote it to ask what kinds of differences a designer should immediately look out for when internationalizing a product?
Feb
19
comment Is there a nice way to deal with geo-restricted access?
Is it really that horrible? Okay, 'click here' is a bit suboptimal, but the concept seems correct - there's no point the user continuing, so a splash page is appropriate as the error isn't localized to a single piece of content.
Feb
19
comment How does individual vs pluralistic language affect community?
Can you provide any evidence that this effect is common and that it affects behaviour?
Feb
6
reviewed Approve rearranging tag wiki excerpt
Feb
6
reviewed Approve How to best show connectivity