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bio website lordscree.blogspot.com
location Bristol, UK
age 30
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Dec 12 at 16:49

Sep
9
comment Login and Register in one form
Welcome to UX.SE. Your main point seems to be that's the way it's always been done. Do you have any experience to add? Do you have any sources to back up your assertion that the existing system isn't broken? Also, "If they know they have never signed up for this site, they know they do not have login credentials." That's a big if. There are thousands of sites that I have registered on at some point and I don't remember most of them. Your statement raises an interesting question about whose responsibility it is to remember. I would put it to you that it depends on the type of site.
Jul
30
comment Keeping comments positive
@TomHart how would they get upvoted if they didn't appear until they were upvoted?
Jun
16
comment What's the recommended way to use “question mark” icon?
+1 for avoiding the "X to close".
Mar
18
accepted How to approach user documentation in a maintainable, but user-friendly way?
Mar
7
revised Converting two character dates into four character dates
Altered the description of the date algorithm to be correct.
Mar
7
comment How to approach user documentation in a maintainable, but user-friendly way?
Thanks @DA01, I was wary of posting this question here, as it didn't seem a 100% match for UX.SE. But I'm after documentation that is easy to read and search, which is all UX :)
Mar
7
comment How to approach user documentation in a maintainable, but user-friendly way?
I hadn't thought of using blogging software, but the benefits you've highlighted to this approach do match up to the kind of thing I'm after.
Mar
6
asked How to approach user documentation in a maintainable, but user-friendly way?
Mar
6
comment Why we don't use wider interfaces on wide screens
MS Word now puts documents into a "Reader" view when I view them from emails. This sticks multiple pages together and displays them next to each-other. I hate it. So much so I usually take a few seconds to convert to Edit mode and then zoom the page enough to show a single page width in the middle of the screen (usually with wide margins)... Call me crazy :) I'm interested to know what the answer is to this question.
Oct
4
awarded  Yearling
Apr
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
19
comment What should I use as an alternative to overlays for exposing inline information on a mobile website?
I'd stick with accordion-style reveal. It's a mobile device, so you pretty-much have to scroll anyway.
Apr
17
comment Are age verification banners effective?
Waste of code, waste of time everyone's time. Scrap 'em. I set up a Facebook group about this a while back, but haven't done anything with it for ages. facebook.com/groups/116359251750534
Mar
2
comment What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?
Lync, Word and Skype - three of the four examples in your table - are created by the same company (Microsoft). Regardless of whether or not there is a global shift towards a more "flat"/"matte" design, your example is crap!
Mar
2
revised Converting two character dates into four character dates
Fixed some bad grammar...
Mar
2
accepted Converting two character dates into four character dates
Feb
26
awarded  Commentator
Feb
26
comment Converting two character dates into four character dates
+1: I love the idea of showing both options to the user and allowing them to pick the one they want.
Feb
25
comment Converting two character dates into four character dates
+1: Good point about the future/past date question. It's a database of people and tasks (among other things), so some dates will always be in the past (i.e. birthdays) and some will generally be in the future (i.e. task due date). I expect I could alter the function to include an Expected Date Direction parameter, or something, with the following options: Mostly Future and Mostly Past, then adjust the guessing feature accordingly :)
Feb
25
comment Converting two character dates into four character dates
Thanks @msanford, that's exactly what I was just thinking :)