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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?
Jul
27
comment Is there a standard “to left justify text and right justify numeric values.”
Well, it's in Excel, so many many users end up seeing it. Not sure it's a standard, though. Personally I prefer decimal-aligned numbers.
Jul
25
comment Why do mobile users give up on the mobile site and switch back to the full site instead?
Could you reword this question? I think you're really asking, "Why do mobile users give up on the mobile site and switch back to the full site instead?" which is an interesting and more answerable question.
Jul
24
comment What is a good arrangement for labels that may be read in any orientation?
In space, a radially-symmetric icon for fire may actually be accurate!
Jul
24
comment Why isn't a keyboard in alphabetic order?
"arguing very logically that QWERTY was designed to stop typewriters from jamming" This may be an urban legend. QWERTY may also have been designed so that "Typewriter" is all in the top row, for quick demos...or that might be an urban legend too.
Jul
24
answered Why isn't a keyboard in alphabetic order?
Jul
19
comment CLI and Recall Memory
Ironically, most new CLIs I design, I design to include support for users without exceptional recall memory. Tools like p4, git, etc. all have built-in help that aids people in remembering what subcommands exist.
Jul
19
comment Under what circumstances will vertical or horizontal navigation work better?
Hi zengr, thanks for the links. It'd be helpful if you also summarize the contents of links and bring in your own insights and expertise, so that we can keep expanding the sphere of knowledge.
Jul
19
revised Under what circumstances will vertical or horizontal navigation work better?
Title was falsely exclusive, but question wasn't; making title better reflect the question.
Jul
13
answered What is a good way to show 40000 items to the user?
Jul
9
comment Is there any research indicating how users perceive certain design flaws, such as gradient banding?
I think the question is pretty clear: "Do tiny design flaws ('design paper cuts') impact user experience? Please cite research supporting your answer."
Jul
9
revised Is there any research indicating how users perceive certain design flaws, such as gradient banding?
adding aesthetics tag
Jul
9
comment Is there any research indicating how users perceive certain design flaws, such as gradient banding?
One place to start might be Norman's book on Emotional Design, which touches on some of these issues from an aesthetic perspective.
Jul
3
comment How best to combat right hand column blindness
+1 for #3, making the column look like something other than ads.
Jul
3
comment How best to combat right hand column blindness
It's not just an assumption--it's an observation. Time and again I watch users miss things on the right-hand side of the page.
Jul
3
answered Showing “in progress” in a full AJAX application when we don't know where the new content will be placed
Jul
2
comment A method to display error validation in forms with severe space constraints
It's less important with tooltips. Do people need to see other fields to fix the error in one field? If so, that might itself be a concern, and you should take that into consideration when laying out the field.