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Dec
14
comment Do older adults prefer white-on-black or black-on-white?
Grey on white does not work you need contrast see for bad example meta.stackexchnage.com which is much less readable than here and other SO sites
Oct
12
comment Are there still many people dragging scroll bar to scroll down/up in the webpage?
Isn't that confusing
Oct
12
comment Are there still many people dragging scroll bar to scroll down/up in the webpage?
scrollbar move reversely - is that the same as the preference in OSX to change the scrolling direction (basically scroll wheels and touch pad gestures want to go different ways) One major point of the scroll bas is you can control by dragging - it is what was designed for)
Oct
12
answered Are there still many people dragging scroll bar to scroll down/up in the webpage?
Jun
6
answered What is more memorable: Avatar or Username?
Jun
6
comment What is more memorable: Avatar or Username?
On Twitter half of my current page uses avatars and half actual pictures and of the pictures many change them so here usernames are what I follow
May
20
comment How to prevent users using your app while driving?
What happens if the user is on a train?
May
12
comment Dark on Light or Light on Dark?
Can you provide a cite re opticians' advice
Feb
26
comment Should a UK address form have 2 or 3 address lines fields?
@TrevörAnneDenise That would be good, except the post town and post code should be in separate fields if you need to extract that information then ask for county as a separate fields as it is after the post town. However if non UK the all these fields might not exist - see the link in JonW's comment - note also some people don't know their "correct" address but give a form that will get to them
Feb
26
comment What is the correct way to format cents and dollars in a grid column with a total?
Two decimals is correct for USD and many others but wrong for some currencies
Jan
25
comment Spelling: Id vs. ID
Or jus use Batch - especially if the column names are known to be shortened
Jan
25
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
25
comment iOS: Registration pages ask for 11 pieces of information… Too many?
re last para - not all users will have details or correct details on public IDs
Jan
25
comment iOS: Registration pages ask for 11 pieces of information… Too many?
@Sam what if you work in a company that uses an internal net so connection to internet is in another country?
Aug
25
comment Single page view vs. Continous view
I have the opposite issue by page should be he default! apple.stackexchange.com/questions/24359/… So needs to be user settable
Aug
24
comment What is the purpose of having a clock on the desktop?
@ataulm yes and that is the point of the check
May
21
comment Should I clear out placeholder text onfocus or ontype?
+1 for thelast paragraph - if there is text in a box it has to be deleted
May
9
comment Is it OK to use 'free' in a tax subtotal?
Note some things are taxed at a 0% rate or are zero rated so it might just be the particular items chosen
Apr
17
revised Forcing users to use a particular pattern for passwords
Correct the name of 1password and add links
Apr
17
suggested approved edit on Forcing users to use a particular pattern for passwords