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Software developer since 1985. Started in Cobol, moved via Clipper/VB to Delphi. Delphi developer since 1998. Sniffing at C# and playing around with javascript and some php for websites. Coaching new employees and less experienced developers. Focused on software architecture and SOLID design. Keenly interested in user experience and usability.

Questions

When you ask a question, show your effort, provide all the details that will help someone to help you and be precise.

Answers

When you answer a question, don't just paste your code. Your answers will be much better when you explain why your code is doing what it does and how it achieves the asker's goal. It makes it a whole lot easier to follow along. As it is I am much more inclined to up-vote answers that have explanatory text about what the code is doing and why it is written as it is.

Answers that just contain links aren't likely to get an up-vote from me either

Other

Obligatory link whenever someone thinks they are improving security by imposing all sorts of rules on password composition: Password strength


Nov
10
answered Changing navigation weight on sub-pages
Nov
6
answered Best practices for scrolling and navigation on touch interfaces: horizontal vs vertical
Nov
5
comment Are “beginner/advanced/expert grades user interface” within the same app common for modern iPhone/iPad apps?
+1 for your second paragraph alone. More if I could for the rest.
Nov
5
comment Who should be responsible for A/B testing and conversion optimization?
Marketing department?
Nov
3
comment Why do most sites only offer two social login options?
You are right, but, it is not just about what you post online. Facebook - and Twitter for that matter - are actively abusing my loggedin-ness. Whenever I am logged in and visit a site that happens to carry their "like" buttons, they log that I visited that site, regardless of whether I clicked any of those buttons or not. It is none of their business that I visited that site. Especially not when I don't even click on one of their bl... buttons. And even when I do click their button, they don't need to attribute that click to me in order to be of use to the site the button is on.
Nov
3
comment Why do most sites only offer two social login options?
Uh what's with this If you don't have Facebook - you're unlikely to have any other social network attitude? Facebook suffers from serious privacy issues, recording a lot more info about me than I like. I am certainly not going to use it to sign in to other sites and provide facebook with the knowledge that I am interested in that site. That I don't want to use my facebook account for sign in doesn't mean I don't have one. That I don't have/want to use my facebook account for sign in, doesn't mean I have no others.
Nov
3
comment When can UX best practices be ignored?
Yes, it is sports cars, not sport cars.
Oct
31
comment Prompt user to edit an inline-edit field
I agree with @sacohe, you could do more with the label. "Unknown user" is a misnomer anyway. The user is known, just not explicitely named. "Your display name" or "How others see you" or indeed "Name?" would already help indicate the editability of the content.
Oct
30
comment Pop-up window choices
@Igor-G: Typical. Apple just has to be different again :-)
Oct
30
comment Can dragging actions replace the need for pan buttons in a map?
Why does it have to be either-or? Just offer both, your users will thank you.
Oct
30
comment Pop-up window choices
Why is the close on the top-left, going against every convention since time immemorial?
Oct
28
comment Whare are the best structures for defining different levels of products or services
I'd say user experience in UX terms doesn't come into this, just user experience in terms of the wording and how people (don't) like to be "categorized" by a site. And that is something I'd leave to the marketing/sales people... UX wise you only have to deal with the fact that there are multiple plans.
Oct
27
answered Emphasize Label or Value?
Oct
25
comment Should we use 'Title Case' or 'Sentence case' for headlines and buttons?
+1 captions and labels are hardly ever titles. And title case is not even a standard for actual titles. I believe (but I may be wrong) that it is mostly American English that uses title case for titles and many other languages (including other English's) don't.
Oct
25
answered Should chat users be informed when the other user closes chat?
Oct
17
answered Adoption rate of Phone Verification in Sign Up form?
Oct
14
comment What is a good name for non-administrator users?
I am with @PeterBagnall on this. What does your site do, for whom is it intended? Take your "user title" from that.
Oct
14
comment Should static text be repeated in UI?
+1 Dates in and of themselves don't mean much. Everything in life can have multiple dates associated with it. Even if you are only showing a single date, you will have to tell your users somewhere what the meaning of that date is. And like @Aadaam is saying, if the context of the date isn't obvious in the immedate vicinity of that date, you had better repeat it somehow.
Oct
12
answered Is it ok to require users to have a third party login account?
Oct
12
comment Is it ok to require users to have a third party login account?
@Theodor: Mom and Pop sites are much less of a target for hackers than Google is...