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May
31
comment Displaying the actual encrypted data or replace its value with wild card
As long as the value you put in that column is uniquely tied to a specific user, you may have put up a barrier to identification, but not much of one. If you are concerned about privacy and identifying people who exhibit X, Y or Z, leave out the identifying information altogether! Getting rid of the column is the best way. If you absolutely must have the column, replace its contents with completely RANDOM values and ensure that each actual user ends up with as many different values as there are rows for that user. That way rows tied to a specific users are at least not recognizable as such.
May
29
comment Why hover colors are often inverted
Hover isn't selection, so are you objecting to the inversion in and of itself or to the inversion on hover? Maybe the hover colors would be better if a toned down (less saturated) version of the selection colors?
May
29
comment A possible way to make a page load immediately even on slow connections
StackExchange does the same. UI is updated before the action is sent to the server. When you (or they) have networking problems the UI registers a vote and then comes up with an error message. Not sure whether the UI then corrects itself (I don't have networking problems that often) or whether it should - when the request was sent you don't know whether it was or was not handled correctly before you get a response back from the server, so "correcting" it when you don't get a response may even be "faulting" it...
May
25
comment Why “Press Any Button to Continue” screen in beginning of games?
Because they want you to read the splash screen and any credits on that...?
May
25
comment How usable are outlined buttons?
+1 I found the button over the graphics where the button didn't have any opacity at all very ill-advised. If it hadn't been for the fact that I knew I was looking at a component (/control) vendor's website I wouldn't have guessed the outline was a button, and assumed it was just some decoration.
May
25
comment Is adding a sleep to my code to be able to show a loading icon effective for informing the user
I wouldn't do it, for the same reasons as I wouldn't add an artificial load delay: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/41682/…
May
24
comment Loading spinner after iphone switched off
Because it isn't a loading spinner, just a "busy" spinner?
May
23
comment Variable Password Requirements Help
The text in the bottom half of the ellipse at the top of the graphic seems pretty concise...
May
23
revised Design and development team experience with community/user driven feedback platforms
ideas can be counted -> number instead of amount
May
21
comment 2x Datepicker vs 1x Datepicker + Range select
+1 I actually like this, but I agree with Tommie that the fiddle lacks affordance for two clicks. It would need some instructional text to make it work for "novice" users (novice meaning never having encountered this implementation before).
May
21
comment How to prevent users using your app while driving?
You shouldn't use an app while walking either. People bump into things walking just as well :-)
May
20
comment How do I deal with users that I know are pirating my software?
+1 I am not in favor of offering discounts, not up front anyway (detracts value from the product), but this seems like one scenario where offering a discount can turn a bad situation into a better one.
May
19
comment Are Drop-Down Menus Outdated and Poor Practice?
@SNag: Drop-downs open on hover, pull-downs open on click. Otherwise they are the same.
May
18
revised Is there an analysis tool for Interaction Design?
Things that can be counted as individual items use "number" (the number of beads), things that cannot be counted use "amount" (the amount of fuel)
May
18
comment A user's input doesn't match what he think it is
Ah yes. Zoom out on drop if the original pin is no longer visible would be nice to draw attention to it.
May
17
answered What is the best experience when a 'super admin' type user deletes a user group?
May
16
comment In a map routing application, what colors should the start and end point have?
+1 Google Maps also uses green and red for start and finish when giving you directions to get from A to B. Yes, uses those letters as well :-)
May
16
comment A user's input doesn't match what he think it is
What would be your approach to show the user that he has moved the pin a long way from the original?
May
15
comment Are Drop-Down Menus Outdated and Poor Practice?
Drop down or pull down? Hate drop downs (they always get in the way without provocation). Pull downs are fine.
May
14
comment Showing the full path to a folder when changing its name
+1 this is what my comment to @Franchesca was about.