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Jun
13
comment Colliding icon meanings
+1 for convention > context. The purpose of icons is not to "represent" a task, but to "indicate" a task - that is, the user has to see it and know what it means. Reusing icons means that the user is confused, and will hate you. They may have to spend some time understanding new icons, but at least they won't be confused.
Jun
13
asked Forcing users to take a specific path
Jun
10
comment How do we stop users overpaying in financial web forms?
If it is council tax, the system must know how much you owe. I would also add some confirmation on the free text box if the amount is greater than the total outstanding amount, just to catch mistyped errors.
Jun
8
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Jun
8
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Jun
6
answered Interesting user interfaces from sci-fi movies & tv?
Jun
4
comment Optimal page content for search page with no query?
+1 - "don't be afraid of blank pages". Not that they are idea, but there are cases where they are appropriate.
Jun
1
answered dynamic form design
May
31
answered What is the preferrable name for the Jobs / Careers / 'Work For Us' area of a website?
May
28
answered Are social media icons as effective when grey-scale?
May
24
comment Are double tabs on the same level acceptable?
+1 for the "breaks the tabs metaphor". That is the crucial reason for not doing it.
May
21
answered How to make user notice the paging feature
May
17
comment Should we trim value in textbox before saving into database
@SarawutPositwinyu StackOverflow would be better IMO. But it might depend why you are asking.
May
17
comment Should we trim value in textbox before saving into database
I am not convinced this is really UX? The answer is yes, but not for UX reasons.
May
13
comment What is the effect of a site that takes time to close?
So is it about the site, or the browser processing? FWIW, I don't think anyone cares how long it takes, as they have moved onto other things, but it is important which is to blame for apparent slowness.
May
11
comment Mixing Full Page-Width Navbar With A 960px Body
What is interesting is that it does give a degree of separation between the bar and the content, which I suspect is deliberate. Google wants to be the portal for everything, not just a search engine provider. So they have the top bar indicating all of the things they do, and the trivial content of the actual process comes below - sometimes full width, sometimes not.
May
10
comment How can you combine multiple dropdowns into an apparent single control?
Actually, same row or not, making one feed the other, as a starting point will give a sense of connectedness. Maybe, if the timezone is set, the countries list could be reduced to those in that timezone.
May
10
answered Should you clear user errors when the error is perceived as fixed or when it is confirmed as fixed?
May
3
comment Are the flags of any countries controversial to use in a UI?
@DannyVarod - yes, but that is a decision, which is contraversial. Using either version would upset some people. That is my point.
May
2
comment Are the flags of any countries controversial to use in a UI?
I think you will find that the Tibetan flag ( corrected in my answer from Nepal ) is highly controversial.