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Jan
26
comment Any usability studies of the readability of Open Sans?
@JohnGB You're absolutely right. I figure though that since Wordpress fully switched to it and Google partially did, there might be something written about it.
Nov
24
comment Forgot Password Alternatives?
I'd keep the address. It's much more likely that a person will mistype email address. Getting an "all is well" notification from the site would help someone make that mistake. Sometimes it can take up to 3-6 minutes for an email to be received legitimately, so a person might make the mistake and then sit around waiting for an email that never comes.
Nov
21
comment Limiting access before email address is confirmed
I like the progress bar idea. I've seen it done before and completely forgot about it. I also think you're right and am leaning away from locking them out at any point.
Nov
15
comment Limiting access before email address is confirmed
@JuanLanus That's a good point. I think something like an unclosable growl notification might help that. In case they lost the email, the notification can have a 'resend' link. Not letting users close the notice isn't too user-friendly, but since confirmation is mandatory, it would let them partially use the site and have a constant visible reminder to confirm.
Nov
15
comment Limiting access before email address is confirmed
@JuanLanus True, but that's a problem that exists with any form of email confirmation, regardless of whether they have to confirm immediately or within a certain time.
Nov
15
comment Limiting access before email address is confirmed
@Captain Good idea! I'll change it to just that. Thanks.
Nov
15
comment Limiting access before email address is confirmed
@Captain Because having to go to your email and confirm right after registration is something people usually have to do without having committed anything to the site. If right after registration they had an opportunity to make their profile, then I imagine confirmation might be viewed as more acceptable. It's similar to an eCommerce site letting you fill your shopping cart prior to registering an account - it lets you commit to the site, and then asks you to do something you don't like.
Dec
17
comment How to handle older/non-compatible browsers viewing your online app?
That's actually a really good page. I've never read it, but will be sure to. Thanks
Dec
17
comment How to handle older/non-compatible browsers viewing your online app?
Thanks. You're right in that you should strive to support as many browsers as possible. What I'm referring to is a situation where a feature cannot be replicated in older browsers for one reason or another. The quote was discussing websites, which mainly serve to display information. In that case, for older browsers a different way of displaying the information is the solution. For applications, I'm referring to actual functions not working in older browsers, or working extremely sluggishly (e.g. multi DOM element fades).