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Programmer/Systems Analyst working mostly in PHP/HTML/CSS. Enthusiast follower of User Experience topics and solutions.


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revised Has user testing found that the “three horizontal bars” for main menu on mobile is commonly understood?
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Apr
16
comment Forgot password— show the rules for that passphrase?
Microsoft at least does (sort of)--if you enter a password longer than 16 (which they infuriatingly don't auto-truncate for you) it at least warns "hey enter just the first 16 characters". Unrelated, but don't limit your passwords to 16 characters.
Apr
12
revised What should the character limit(s) for first/last name inputs be?
added 17 characters in body
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
3
comment Progress bars over 100%
Most video games simply start filling the bar over again from the left with a new color, though this is generally the case when "100%" is basically "one level" of an item and multiple "levels" are supposed to happen
Mar
19
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
27
awarded  Guru
Feb
21
comment Automatically end an exam when the test taker achieves the minimum passing score?
If you can change your answers at any time isn't this a potential vector for cheating?
Feb
13
comment Has user testing found that the “three horizontal bars” for main menu on mobile is commonly understood?
@JonW he said on Twitter he was interested in doing more testing, hopefully he will
Feb
12
answered Has user testing found that the “three horizontal bars” for main menu on mobile is commonly understood?
Feb
10
revised barebone registration: is password repitition and captcha really essential?
deleted 178 characters in body
Jan
31
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
22
revised Why don't chinese teacups have handles
edited tags; edited title
Jan
20
comment How to portray to a user the security of an input field?
Personally I'd put a * mark and note something like "we don't store/we encrypt/this is only used for verification purposes"
Jan
17
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
14
comment From a UX perspective what are the main limitations of stack exchange?
Agreed with Andre; this is almost more of a Site Review (specifically listed as off topic) since it's really quite broad. You're rarely going to find just one UX issue with any site/product, so it's really better to ask about one specific feature/issue which can get very pointed answers.
Jan
7
comment How to deal with IE8 Compatibility View in a user-friendly way?
Oh does IE edge not break if a new version comes out? I was using IE=9 then it broke with 10
Jan
6
comment How to deal with IE8 Compatibility View in a user-friendly way?
If it's being treated link an Intranet (not 100% sure how IE detects that) then yeah that might be the only problem. Here if we accessed the site from customdns/site it would work but www.publicurl.com/site it would work. I don't have stats but I can't imagine compatibility view is over 1% without IE auto applying it.
Jan
6
comment How to deal with IE8 Compatibility View in a user-friendly way?
I've used the x-ua-compatible http-equiv attribute to boot people out of compatability mode since IE8, infuriatingly, assumes intranet domains should be compatible view'd, which was a problem for internal sites despite everyone having IE8 or higher. Not sure that fixes manually set compatibility view though.