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Feb
21
comment Language switch redirect to homepage or content page
I think we are agreeing actually. My experience points in one direction, but your specific site and user base may be different. So design for them!
Feb
21
answered Should we be optimistic or pessimistic with UI updates on AJAX requests?
Feb
21
comment Language switch redirect to homepage or content page
Which is why you need to find out whether it is significant. The evidence I mentioned showed that AT THE TIME it was not common, but this may have changed. And it may be the case for your site that this is more common. There is not a single straightforward answer, as it will depend on your site and your users.
Feb
21
comment Language switch redirect to homepage or content page
Good point about the search page not necessarily being the landing page. The only way you can identify this is page stats - seeing which pages people change the language on. If google hit pages are a big portion, it is probably worth retaining this and coding to stay on the same page. As for your multi-lingual approach - yes it is valid, but is it common enough to put in the work arounds?
Feb
20
answered Language switch redirect to homepage or content page
Feb
20
answered How do you go about comparing the usability of platforms?
Feb
17
revised Best way to display a currency picker for an ecommerce site?
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Feb
17
comment Best way to display a currency picker for an ecommerce site?
But this is a country and language selection, that is not, apparently, translating the site text into Spanish for an Argentinian. At the moment, having it in the language of the Oppressors and Userpers might be a challenge. And country/language/currency may be in pretty much any combination.
Feb
17
answered Best way to display a currency picker for an ecommerce site?
Feb
15
comment Communicating a three stage grade of alert
The "i" is a good idea, and is used in other places. The fact that it is an upside down ! is especially cool. It indicates that there is something you may need to know about.
Feb
14
answered How to communicate foreign key constraints in a business application?
Feb
14
answered Why do so many sites make the mega footer a dark color?
Feb
9
comment How do you sort a list of languages?
If the number of langages is reasonably small, by usage. If this would be too much, the regio and usage. Of course, the challenge is what language you write the region in....
Feb
8
answered Is there ever a circumstance where the user should be notified of a user interface no-op?
Feb
5
comment How can you make a user experience addictive?
I think this is a bad question for SE, actually, because if anyone knew the answer, they would be making their fortunes! I don't think it has one single simple answer.
Feb
3
answered How do you take notes at speed?
Feb
3
answered What general questions about UX are best asked during an interview for a UX position in general?
Jan
28
comment How do I limit the number of options a user may choose in a list?
IMO, alert in place and check is the best route - or, as per some of the suggestions, build the interface to only allow two selections. If my choices are restricted, I want to know this before I submit.
Jan
27
answered How to display a countdown timer?
Jan
27
answered At what stage in a project would hiring a UX contractor provide the most value?