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bio website dev4soup.com
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I work for an amazing software development company. Though we keep what each of us is working on diversified, we each have a few areas of expertise. My interests always seem to shine right on user interaction design and user experience. I am fascinated by the way we interact with applications and always looking to improve that interaction.

I don't claim to be any sort of expert but am always happy to share my opinions and what I have learned though experience. I am always eager to learn and open to listen.


Jul
2
answered Can text area be used as error/warning/notification output?
Jul
2
comment Can text area be used as error/warning/notification output?
I think it looks lovely for a simple, functional app. Often gloss and shine can be distracting in a place where you really just need something to get to the point.
Jul
2
answered User friendly language for notifications?
Jul
2
comment checkout: combining billing and payment screens
Wow thanks for sharing uxpond. Hadn't heard of that before.
Jun
28
awarded  Critic
Jun
28
revised Display Email Address + Website? Or is it redundant?
added 118 characters in body
Jun
28
comment Display Email Address + Website? Or is it redundant?
As an aside, contact forms like this drive me crazy. First, if something goes wrong I will never know, whereas if an email bounces that I sent from my account I will receive that error. Secondly, responses from forms like this almost always end up in my spam folder, where as if I sent the email to begin with it would just fall right into the email chain between me and whoever.
Jun
28
answered Display Email Address + Website? Or is it redundant?
Jun
26
comment Do spinner-based date pickers on iOS & Android detract from the user's experience?
I find those spinners kind of annoying, but that is totally personal opinion. I much prefer the calendar-type date picker as in your second example.
Jun
26
comment How often do users overlook controls that are revealed by hovering?
This isn't really a complete answer to your question, but I've seen the technique of showing the first item's hover controls after the page loads for a few seconds to give the user an idea that there is something there.
Jun
26
comment Should I let my users chose between multiple themes?
Be that as it may, I still feel as though you wouldn't be adding any substantial value from a UX perspective but could potentially be taking away value from the terms of a consistent experience. I suppose at the end of the day it isn't really a huge deal either way. Google lets you apply a theme in mail or on the homepage, but it seems like the majority of sites stick to one theme.
Jun
25
answered Should I let my users chose between multiple themes?
Jun
25
comment Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
Yeah I suppose actually typing "Do the horrible thing" before you can continue might be a bit overkill, but I have totally pulled that one before didn't really feel bad about it.
Jun
25
answered Drawing users' attention to unrecoverable actions?
Jun
25
comment Does the use of a WYSIWYG editor by itself improve the UX?
Yeah, I love wordpress. My wife is not technical at all and uses it well. However once you get beyond two or three authors it seems like there may be a consistency/quality control issue with keeping the branding and theme of the publication consistent. Not to say that I am trying to crush uniqueness, but it seems like the original question was interested in keeping a consistent presentation of content.
Jun
25
comment Does the use of a WYSIWYG editor by itself improve the UX?
Also, pasting from word might be the worst thing someone can do to an html WYSIWYG editor. There is just so much junk that word brings over.
Jun
25
comment Does the use of a WYSIWYG editor by itself improve the UX?
Anyone who mentions Bret Victor gets an insta-like from me, but while I love fiddling with styles and code, it may not be the best option to deliver a consistent level of quality across many different content creators. In the case where an online publication with many authors who may have little or no html/css experience, giving them a little structure allows them to be able to actually focus on content, and not get lost in making the content look a certain way. Additionally, the re-use of styles in html may more of a hindrance than a boon if the user doesn't understand it
Jun
21
answered What should internal “home pages” and “index pages” be called?
Jun
21
answered Does the use of a WYSIWYG editor by itself improve the UX?
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent