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Sep
28
accepted Alternates to the “play/pause” button
Sep
28
asked Alternatives to pie charts in a table
Sep
25
comment Traffic light, no more shapes?
Arrows definitely serve a purpose, and tend to be engaged at shorter distances than the round balls (because you tend to slow down to take a curve). Animation may draw the eye--especially blinking--and this may not be preferable, given the confusion of signals in front of a driver. We reserve blinking for specific meanings tied to the color of the lights; an animation that is confusable with blinking better have a similar meaning...
Sep
25
answered Traffic light, no more shapes?
Sep
18
comment How to create realistic mockups?
@JimmyBreck-McKye, use real data in sketchy mockups. Best of both worlds.
Sep
14
answered How can I communicate linear progress through a series of states with color?
Aug
29
comment ZIP input or ZIP+4
Yes--in general it's good to adhere to the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robustness_Principle
Aug
23
comment What does “end-user” mean?
Yeah, but then some clever guy draws a user in a cross-hair, and it all gets weird...
Aug
23
answered What does “end-user” mean?
Aug
23
comment Is it necessary to store chat conversation?
+1 for the reiteration of "you are not your users".
Aug
22
answered Is strike-through text a good indicator for an item in a list being unavailable based on a filter
Aug
18
awarded  Yearling
Aug
16
comment What is the best practice for “save” function on applications?
There are different best practices depending on your context and application, which makes it hard to answer this.
Aug
15
comment What's the best way to present date of birth form fields?
Shortly after text entry, parrot the date back to the user in parsed form. This confirms understanding.
Aug
15
comment close button on the left or right side?
And yet you can still double-click the top left of Windows windows to close them.
Aug
15
comment Is “Tweet to Unlock a Free Download” a dark pattern?
Dunno, but it's a dumb pattern. Doesn't everyone keep a junk Twitter account around for crap like this?
Aug
8
comment Should links that bring up a jQuery UI dialog be uniform or different than site hyperlinks?
But why must it be modal? why can't it be a popup that doesn't block actions on the rest of the page?
Aug
8
comment Should links that bring up a jQuery UI dialog be uniform or different than site hyperlinks?
You may want to edit your answer--a dropdown may actually be a better answer here than a modal dialog...
Aug
8
comment Should links that bring up a jQuery UI dialog be uniform or different than site hyperlinks?
Why are you bringing up a modal dialog at all? That seems like a very restrictive design.
Jul
27
comment Is there a standard “to left justify text and right justify numeric values.”
Why not decimal-align them then?