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May
10
comment Displaying time spans - do you show both periods? What about past 12:00?
Or use a 24 hour clock, especially when you are dealing with an international audience. The am/pm use is a convention mostly bound to the US and possibly the UK commonwealth of countries, but is not used much by other nations.
May
10
comment Cart organization - should I combine delivery and collection together or keep them separate?
@myro: If you are going to allow fulfillment options at the meal level, you may also want to consider delivery addresses at the meal level to cater for large(r) organisations with multiple buildings or meeting rooms. For the latter you may not need a full delivery address, a note would suffice. Of course, before implementing, check whether there is a real need for it. I just thought of it because if you might want to pick up some and have others delivered, you are probably ordering for other people and destination might differ as well.
May
10
comment Strategy to ask app-users for review
No "No thanks" option would have uninstall the app immediately. And that's when I am feeling nice.
May
10
comment Why the screen resolution is 1024x768?
It is far more likely that 1024 was chosen because it is a power of 2. Hardware wise that is a lot easier to implement and doesn't waste anything.
May
9
comment How to test website for large screens?
On Google Chrome and IIRC Internet Explorer zoom shortcuts are Ctrl-+ and Ctrl-- (Ctrl-Plus and Ctrl-Min).
May
9
comment How to test website for large screens?
"1280 x 1024 pixels is maximum for windows machines"... Huh? Mine is 1920 x 1200?
May
9
comment On mobile web app, where should primary & delete buttons go?
@MaxVernon "You should always confirm deletes"? Scuse me, I'd rather not be bothered by confirmation questions. That's lazy programming. Separate deletes from other actions spacewise and give me an option to undo anything I have done.
May
9
comment Main Menu in Popup window
+1 very nice answer
May
9
comment How to get users' heads around multiple views on the same dataset
If that doesn't work, give them their own copies when they start changing stuff. Sort of a "copy on write" feature, making the original data safe and allowing your users to play at will with "their stuff".
May
9
comment How to get users' heads around multiple views on the same dataset
Dove till with pigeon holes or house with many windows metaphor? Cookie jar with two openings? Anything to show them that manipulating the "stuff" through (one of) their view(s) actually changes the contents and would thus also change the data in another of their own views. Show them a video with two views on the data, change some data through one of the views, ask them to predict what they will see through the other view... Congrats when they get it right, gently correction when they don't.
May
9
comment What produces better response? Email address vs. contact form
The open rate for an e-mail campaign says nothing about people preferring a contact form - which they will receive an answer to by, guess what, e-mail? There is a huge difference in willingness to open an e-mail message dependent on whether that e-mail message is solicited and/or expected or not. For the same reasons @BlueM states, I hate contact forms and tend to view companies that do not have an contact e-mail address on their site as pretty closed(minded) to their customers, even when they do have a contact form. Simply because they "make me fit their mold" instead of accommodating me.
May
9
comment Should input fields be cleared out when the user selects them?
@ntoskrnl: please don't use abbreviations that are not universally known. I can guess what POLA stands for, but when you Google it, most results are very far removed from the UX world.
May
8
comment Why are the profile pictures rounded nowadays?
@nmclean don't keep adding stuff to your argument. Flatter or not, the corners of the Windows/Forms in Vista and Win7 are rounded, not squared. That's all I addressed. And you don't invalidate my argument on that by dragging flatness into it.
May
8
comment Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?
@nmclean: Of course, but that it is far more redundant doesn't make it infallible.
May
8
comment Why are the profile pictures rounded nowadays?
@nmclean: Have you missed the switch from Windows XP to Vista and Win7. MS only switched back to straight corners on Win8.
May
8
comment Why are the profile pictures rounded nowadays?
@nmclean: Please read again. Danny's answer to my comment questioned that rounded corners on squares and rectangles were perceived as less threatening. My comment to that was to redraw attention to the fact that the Windows and Apple UI's got rounded corners to be perceived as less threatening and that most UI shapes are actually squares and rectangles.
May
8
comment Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?
@nmclean: doesn't matter. Even if the technology used would fail differently or less frequently, the argument stays the same as if you use only one display for all three colors, it can still fail and you get less information than when using one display per color.
May
6
comment In a sortable table, should sorting by a column of identical values result in any change in ordering?
@DonHatch What I am saying is that if the rows are currently sorted on name and you change the sort order to some fieldA, show the rows with identical values in fieldA in the order in which they occurred in the previous sort order (in this case Name). This would achieve "cumulative" sorting on multiple columns. If that is difficult to implement show the rows with identical values in field in the table's "primary" order. Either its primary key or - if that is a meaningless number - some field that people would naturally use to order something (eg Name/description, for people or things).
May
5
comment Editable Row in Table. Should You Disable the Sorting?
Ah, missed that bit. Yes, of course, sorting/filtering should never be done while in editing mode.
May
5
comment Editable Row in Table. Should You Disable the Sorting?
Sorry, not getting it. We might be talking at tangents. If clicking to change the sort order or filter criteria ends the edit, then there is no need to sort/filter on "unedited" data as the edits are either saved or discarded before the new sort order or filter criteria are effectuated.