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If you'd like a place to submit UI/UX/design articles, I'd be happy to publish them on our site, under either our User Interface or Graphic Design Theory sections. Just take a look at our guidelines for guest authors and then send me an email with a few potential article titles you'd be interested in writing.

Also, be sure to check out VM UI Framework, an upcoming project we'll be releasing later this year.


Jul
18
comment Why do sites like stackexchange have users sign up for each site?
For your point 2, why not just list users who have been active on a particular subsite rather than all users?
Mar
6
comment How do you give your user options without overloading them?
It was actually a joke, but wow, that's a painful help dialog.
Mar
6
comment How do you give your user options without overloading them?
I feel like the help button could be bigger in this dialog...
Feb
26
comment Do people actually use tooltips?
Something to remember: hover tips won't work on mobile screens. You can enable them on touch, but then you may have to rethink where you put them as links would no longer be followed. Design accordingly.
Feb
11
comment Stopping people abusing star rating systems
You might also try security.stackexchange.com. There may be a UX or social engineering solution as well, but I suspect you might get better answers there.
Feb
7
comment If nobody reads Privacy Policies or Terms and Conditions, why not change them?
"On 3, everyone fire their lawyer. Ready? 1. 2. 3! ...Hey, you didn't fire your lawyer!" - "Neither did you!" - "So now what do we do?" - "Well, I'm suing you for not firing your lawyer."
Feb
7
comment Responsive Menu that has a LOT of menu items
He's looking for responsive solutions. The Intel page you linked to isn't responsive at all and gdgt.com has a dropdown within a dropdown on my iPhone.
Feb
7
comment Responsive Menu that has a LOT of menu items
@RoyBarber - A couple strategies for that that I forgot to mention: 1) Only one sub menu can be open at a time; 2) Add a link to the top of each mobile sub menu to the parent page, i.e. "All Business Services"; 3) As an alternative action, the sub menu or whole menu could appear to the side like (github.com/tegansnyder/JQuery-Mobile-Slide-Menu). I wouldn't be super concerned about the user having a long menu. You would still only have 8 items appearing initially and only when they want more would it get longer. Scrolling isn't hard on mobile.
Feb
7
comment How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine?
My humble suggestion: youtube.com/watch?v=sn-7Ozvnfdc
Jan
28
comment Translating a UI from English to a language with different constructs
@AshRj No problem. Sorry I couldn't help with your main issue, then, but do check out that link. I think it still might help your process.
Jan
23
comment Infinite scroll vs Pagination in E-commerce websites
+1 Fascinating article. The context truly does matter. Infinite scrolling for discovery mode, pagination and fewer items at a time when the user has to make a choice (like in a shopping context).
Jan
20
comment What are the Best Practices for Server Side Tabs?
What is the client's rationale for using that kind of tab?
Jan
19
comment What should be the default option of a required dropdown list?
Just a note, you also MUST validate with a server-side script in addition to JavaScript, as JavaScript can be manipulated or bypassed. I'm sure this was included in your 'etc.', but I just thought it should be made explicit.
Jan
2
comment Why do webpages scroll vertically instead of horizontally?
The Windows 8 UI trend might have some impact on this in the future. I'm starting to see more horizontal scrolling.
Dec
28
comment How would you create and validate personas for something that is not a person
I was so hoping you were referring to an AI.
Dec
26
comment Best way to represent distance in a clear way?
Can't get clearer than this: youtube.com/watch?v=iZhEcRrMA-M (Sorry, couldn't resist ;)
Dec
7
comment Is there any in-depth data on tappability of touchscreen areas?
Are people left-hand dominant when using mobile devices or is area just flipped depending on the hand?
Dec
6
comment Monitors display more colors than human eye can distinguish
My two guesses: Just because they can, or...marketing.
Nov
29
comment Is coffee a good excuse for a slow application start-up time?
Coffee isn't a good excuse, but Java is usually a valid reason for slow starts.
Oct
11
comment What is best practice for designing form error messages?
+1 for the links. Just a little confused, your text says "to the left of the label", but your example mockup doesn't show that. Which way did you mean?