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Jun
15
comment Can tags have hierarchy?
@O.R.Mapper I can see why you would want to do something like that. I just don't like it. The fact that NL is in Europe should not have to be expressed in the tag system but in domain knowledge. Also if you want to use tags to express these relationships, then a hierarchical system is going to prove limiting very quickly for the same reason that the original category hierarchical system was initially augmented by the more "anarchistic" tag system. If you really want to express relationships between tags, you need a network (ie you need to model N-M relations, not just a 1-N hierarchy).
Jun
15
comment Can tags have hierarchy?
@O.R.Mapper Apparently I am not getting through. My point of view is: if you want a hierarchical categorization: use categories. If you want multiple categorizations: use tags. If you want your tags to be in a hierarchy by all means do so, but to me it doesn't make sense because a hierarchy (to me) implies a single categorization.
Jun
14
comment Can tags have hierarchy?
@O.R.Mapper No, that is not what I am saying. I am saying that if you want to model that an item is related to multiple categorizations, then using tags is a better fit and more naturel than using categories.
Jun
14
comment Can tags have hierarchy?
@O.R.Mapper: a hierarchy is meant to put any item on a single leaf of a hierarchical tree. Tags are intended to allow a single item to be categorized in multiple ways. Hierarchical tags are perfectly possible - technically speaking. They just don't make sense to me. The "single leaf" idea of an hierarchy is just not compatible with the "multiple categorization" idea of tags. Technically there is no difference between multiple categories and multiple tags. Both categories and tags are simply a way to categorize items. And "Category" simply is "closer" to "hierarchy" than the "anarchy" of tags.
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Jul
19
comment Stop user opening links in a new tab
Sometimes you have to look deeper than the question and try to work out the intention, and in this case the intention is right there in the question: "To avoid issues of them trying to play multiple games at once". Preventing users opening another tab clearly isn't going to suffice.
Jun
13
comment Should I use pagination for longreads?
+1 The only reason to paginate long articles is to give the site owner the opportunity to display more/different adds. There is no benefit to the reader of that article.
Jun
10
comment “Compare products” functionality on a product listing
One thing that puts me off of compare products pages is when the business doesn't take the time to enter all information for all the products they sell. Too often I get presented with "n/a" or "unknown" for attributes when the description and/or the manufacturer's site clearly does provide the data.
Jun
10
comment How can I make monochrome icons work?
Up the contrast please (yes, I am 52, I know, but even for younger eyes your current contrast is not enough, especially if ability to use your interface starts tapering off at age 25 like you say). Did you know that MS is already coming back from a totally monochrome interface? VS2013 (came out end of last year) fortunately has a bit more color than VS2012 and is a lot better because of it.
Jun
10
comment How can I make monochrome icons work?
And MS is already coming back from a totally monochrome interface. VS2013 fortunately has a bit more color than VS2012 and is a lot better because of it.
Jun
10
comment How important is localization?
Yep, but do internationalize: that is prepare for localization by making all this locale specific stuff (USD, $, decimal separator, date format, first day of the week, etc) at least constants, preferably members of some "locale structure". It is good practice anyway and will make localization a heck of lot easier than having to search through code and database texts for locale specific strings.
Jun
10
comment Paging and Bookmarking
Then you are doing your readers a dis-service.
Jun
9
comment Paging and Bookmarking
Most people familiar with blogs will know to navigate to the page of a particular post before bookmarking it.
Jun
9
comment Why are computer keyboard keys printed in Uppercase?
Alexeypegov: May not be so much about more training needed. It may be more to do with how we teach children to read: that always starts with lowercase letters. The famous "leesplank" (board used in reading lessons), avoided the distinguishability problem by not having words that mixed characters that are hard to distinguish from each other. @RogerAttrill
Jun
9
comment What is it called in UX terms when you share a unique link to privately share/collaborate?
"Guest" is a term mostly used in otherwise authenticated environments, to indicate people with (severely) limited access. What the poster seems after - if I read it correctly - is a term for the link when neither party has to be authenticated and both have the same level of access?
Jun
9
comment What are the pro's and con's for adapting (or failing to adapt) a companies marketing/corporate website to be responsive?
One problem with stats: if your site is not mobile friendly, the number of mobile users will drop (or has dropped) over time, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy when using those numbers to decide whether or not to make the site mobile friendly.
Jun
6
comment What is more memorable: Avatar or Username?
Depends on whether the user name is used for identification or "just" for display. If the latter, changing user names is easy. On SE this is done quite frequently. I have seen people changing one nick name to another and from a nick name to their actual name. Haven't seen anybody yet changing from their actual name to a nick name, but my guess is it has been done as well. For example when someone wants to go offline (altogether).
Jun
6
comment do not redirect the user if redirect address is the same as the current address
At least related, if not duplicate: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/55627/…
May
31
comment When designing for desktop, is it still appropriate to design for standard pixel density?
I would not refer to W3schools as "W3". It creates confusion with the authoritative World Wide Web Consortium (W3C at www.w3.org).