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Oct
28
comment What are best icons to identify/distinguish TCP and UDP connections
...why? Who is using this info? what skill level do they have? what task will they use the info for?
Oct
27
answered Too many navigation levels?
Oct
27
answered Alternative UI patterns for a large, shallow tree
Oct
14
comment Design Patterns for Discoverability
There are a number of such 'helpers' right here on Stack Exchange. The "here are some possible duplicates" helper. The tags helper. The "maybe you should go to chat" nudge...
Oct
13
comment Why is the “dislike” button going into extinction?
@jberger, you raise a good point--but then, why did the +1/Like button catch on? One reason: aggregation. "10 people like this". It's actually pretty annoying to see a post with 10 "like" comments--or 10 "damn dude that sucks"s, actually. (Another reason: it's less user effort...)
Oct
12
comment In-Line Form Validation - Checking for numbers in a persons Forename / Surname field
+10 for that link if I could!
Oct
12
comment Why is the “dislike” button going into extinction?
@Ben, yeah. What they really want is a "Damn, dude, that sucks" button.
Oct
10
answered Can ugly be good UX?
Oct
7
answered The psychology of everyday shapes
Oct
7
comment Should we delay the website launch to work on improving user experience and accessibility?
Can you afford to? Can you afford not to? You only get one try at 'launch'.
Oct
7
comment Which date format to use?
As worded this question can't have a good answer. Can you change the title and contents to something less contentious, like "what are advantages and disadvantages of different date formats"?
Oct
4
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Oct
3
comment Name for a rule about re-using terminology
Yes, you could go with "avoid polysemy" if you wanted to go concise. :)
Oct
3
answered Name for a rule about re-using terminology
Sep
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
29
comment scale or rating design
Echoing the above. We can discuss the UX/interface design (and there are answers below), but the actual domain is highly suspect. People are not very good at self-reporting their mental tendencies accurately; hence the existence of inventories and 'quizzes'.
Sep
29
comment What to do with non priced products when sorting by price?
What is the user task here? What would the user be trying to accomplish when sorting by price, and how would 'priceless' items fit into that task? This will fundamentally affect the answer.
Sep
29
answered Why shouldn't we use words such as 'here' and 'this' in textlinks?
Sep
28
comment Common web app usability gotchas?
cherne.net/brian/resources/jquery.hoverIntent.html is aimed at helping with some of this.
Sep
26
comment How to display interactive notifications inside a pop-up?
Could you use a sidebar or other persistent element rather than a popup?