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revised Would intentionally slowing down UI help to increase sales on shopping sites?
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answered Would intentionally slowing down UI help to increase sales on shopping sites?
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comment Any actual reason for complicated UIs?
There is a difference between complex and confusing. A cockpit control panel is necessarily complex because flying a plane is complex. A good UI there wouldn't be simple, but would make the most important information the most visible, the most often-used controls the most accessible, and the most "dangerous" ones difficult to press by accident. (No "eject the pilot" button next to the intercom button, for example.)
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comment Should date validation allow “091011”?
@Bevan - I'd say that inconsistency makes the learning much curve harder. "You do it this way... but then you have to do this to get it to work in browser X... but that messes up browser Y unless you do that..." By comparison, writing server-side code is straightforward because there is one interpreter. If you did it wrong, you will know as soon as you run your code; you don't have to look at it in 10 different browsers and still get vague user feedback saying it's wrong.
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comment Should date validation allow “091011”?
"Be liberal in what you accept" can actually backfire. Incorrect HTML markup is ambiguous; if browsers had historically rejected and refused to display it, coders would have learned to do it right. Instead they took a best guess how how to display it, and each one guessed differently. Then we got lots of bad legacy markup for which browsers had to maintain backwards compatability.
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answered Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly?