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Software Developer - currently working in the Microsoft ASP.NET Stack with C#, MVC, JavaScript, CSS, HTML


Aug
12
comment Should I show the Bank name as a user enters a routing number?
I wouldn't know how to retrieve every possible bank logo though.
Dec
11
comment Helping users understand that two, and only two options must be selected
I like this approach. Be sure to take out the selected option in Choice 1 from the Choice 2 list once Choice 1 is made though.
Apr
24
comment Why is it impossible to deselect HTML “radio” inputs?
But you COULD half-way push in the radio button to de-select the previously selected one! Why does everyone who quotes the history of the radio button forget this?
Jan
30
comment Using mailto: links for email addresses…what is the practice these days?
@VirtuosiMedia So more work = more professional? That's a pretty big assumption. What if I spent a ton of time on my non-skipable animated Splash page? Surely you wouldn't say that was more professional than just redirecting to a home screen.
Jan
29
comment Form for inputting operating hours of a business
The programming work required to make such natural language processing would be tremendous! This is not realistic at all. If such processing were easy, the very interaction designers that come to this board would mostly be out of jobs.
Apr
13
awarded  Scholar
Apr
13
accepted Should I show the Bank name as a user enters a routing number?
Apr
12
comment Should I show the Bank name as a user enters a routing number?
I am expecting typos to occur, and those events generate a regular 'error' message, since the routing number does not match a known bank. I'm just curious if there's any value to showing the bank name when the user always has that in front of them physically when they do the typing.
Apr
12
comment Should I show the Bank name as a user enters a routing number?
But I'm saying NO ONE has their routing numbers memorized. They are just reading them off their check book or bank statement, which has the bank name printed right there. I do like your idea of showing it as a confirmation after submittal, because we DO have a mechanism where they can kill that payment right after they make it but before their bank is drafted.
Apr
11
comment Should I show the Bank name as a user enters a routing number?
Thank for you letting me know about this new invention of 'confirmation text' :) And in THIS app, text that appears as a user is entering values is ALWAYS an error. Am I wrong in sticking to my guns on this issue?
Apr
11
awarded  Student
Apr
11
asked Should I show the Bank name as a user enters a routing number?
Dec
28
comment Is it ok to require certain users to have JavaScript enabled?
My thoughts exactly. Virtually all modern sites look like crap in IE5 (some of which are unusable) but there's no push for "graceful degradation" to give them a text-only version, because there's no business reason to care about such a small and unmotivated pool of users.
Sep
26
comment Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
I would smash that snarky calculator into a thousand pieces, for the record.
Sep
26
awarded  Commentator
Aug
31
comment What is/are best practice(s) to align an HTML checkbox on a web form?
Dear sweet baby Jesus do NOT listen to anyone who tells you "tables are not accessible." If that was even REMOTELY the case then do you honestly think screen readers would have EVER caught on in the visually impaired community? Screen readers DO/CAN read tables a little differently if the user instructs them to do so. They'll do things like repeat the column headers and such. But other than that, readers will read out the content in the order in the source order, which will be fine. Just make sure you use proper labels.
Aug
26
comment Keyboard shortcut for “Submit form”
If I'm inside a textarea in your form, and the form submits when I hit "Enter," I will come track you down and gouge out your eyes with a rusty spork.
Aug
15
awarded  Teacher
Aug
15
answered What's the point in electronic devices beeping on keypress?
Aug
12
comment OK/Cancel on left/right?
I disagree. We read left to right (in the West), but we do NOT scan interfaces uniformly left to right. A row of buttons is not read like a sentence, as our brains perceive them as separate objects first, and then we attempt to parse the text inside each one for meaning separately.