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Feb
5
comment Visually distinguish an index versus a single view
Yes, don't include the full posts on the index page. Make it a list or tiles of summaries. However, do set up the rss feed to include full posts. I for one don't like having to click through to the actual blog from my rss feed aggregator to read an item.
Feb
4
comment Is ”User Friendly” a valid term in User Experience?
Drop the "user". If the interface comes across as friendly, just call it that: friendly.
Feb
4
comment Alternatives to showing file size in a download?
I'd give the file size and the estimated download time for a couple of connection speeds like Microsoft does on its download pages.
Feb
3
comment Fusing words for website name: confusing or doable?
I'd read that name as "Paris pot" - Just in case you are unfamiliar with the colloquial meaning of pot: pot is not only used to refer to marihuana but also to a lesbian. Not the greatest of associations.
Feb
2
comment When is simplicity good in web design?
The usability issue is "just" a paragraph (7th) in this rant by a former Amazon now Google employee, taken off line and then re-shared somewhere else. blog.launch.co/blog/…
Feb
2
comment When is simplicity good in web design?
I would not cite Amazon as an example of the result of usability (or any other form of) testing. It is out in the public domain that the UX expert who did a lot of the usability testing left because Jeff Bezos actually was "dictating" every part of the interface. Do have a reference somewhere, but can't locate it at the moment in my bookmarks (Chrome only searches titles unfortunately)
Feb
2
reviewed Approve Browser extensions: page action or browser action?
Feb
1
comment Multipart progress / status bar colours
Easier on the eyes: just tone down the colors to less saturation, essentially making them more "pastel" like.
Feb
1
comment Is better to have two columns of the same size instead of the typical sidebar? Could it confuse the user?
I like the new one better, but that's just my opinion of the first impression. By the way: you might be well advised to edit your question so it asks specific UX related questions. "Please give me some feedback" questions are off topic on this site. See the faq for more information.
Jan
31
comment Is the middle power option 50% or 60%?
Ah, missed those 4 words... Sorry
Jan
31
comment minimalistic top navigation + huge footer = winning combination?
@Sherpanaut: Agreed, but my comment doesn't stem from trying to use them, but rather from being subjected to bad implementations/uses...
Jan
31
comment Is the middle power option 50% or 60%?
Who says that power increase is uniformly distributed over all the settings? I added this comment to the question as well. It is an assumption that seems to have no ground?
Jan
31
comment Is the middle power option 50% or 60%?
Who says that power increase is uniformly distributed over all the settings?
Jan
31
comment minimalistic top navigation + huge footer = winning combination?
And Mega Menu's are hugely annoying if their showing not delayed for some time when simply moving your mouse across them to get to some content (which then of course is covered by the b.... mega menu if you happened to be moving down)
Jan
30
comment slides usability - auto play or not?
The better ones pause sliding on hover or click until mouse moves off the control.
Jan
28
comment Aggregate Information v.s Detailed Information
What the h... is an LMS system? I am sure you don't mean "like my status" or "Limburgs Metaal Spuitbedrijf"?
Jan
28
comment “Record in Use By Other User” Guidance: Try Again Later? Or Other Solution?
Have the developers look up optimistic locking versus pessimistic locking and convince them to do away with pessimistic locking. It seems safe but is actually a problem waiting to happen. With optimistic locking you need to take care of an update conflict, but that is much to be desired over a record being locked "forever" because someone went to lunch without pressing update/cancel.
Jan
28
comment Using a column based layout for text content
Personal opinion: I dislike reading multi-column text in a pdf document as it requires unnecessary (in my view) scrolling. At least in a pdf multi-column text has an excuse in that it supposedly is intended to be printed, or the representation of a print document. For a website I don't see any excuse to add this extra scrolling burden.
Jan
25
comment Is a web form that sends an email bad UX versus native email client?
@plainclothes: that is only because it is easier for the recipient, not because it is easier for the sender! I just want to send a message saying "hey, help me on this" instead of having to fill out all sorts of fields that are probably not applicable to my situation, but deemed "important" the recipient (worse if they have made them mandatory).
Jan
20
comment Are HTTP error codes user-friendly?
@ruda.almeida: and where did I dispute that?