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Jul
28
comment Should a progressbar go both ways?
@Lodewijk If by "everlasting" you're referring to the "Checking for updates.." image in the answer, part of the point of them is to show the user that nothing crashed and their computer didn't freeze. This was necessary on older Windows, although nowadays they should be temporary as mentioned in the answer
Jul
23
comment What to do with the “last” button in pagination?
Good or not, it's inherited from hardware days. VCRs and other recorders put Fast-Forward to the right of Play, and also used the double-arrow. (And in fact, I've seen it used like that on occasion online - using >> jumps ahead 5 or 10 pages, but not to the end)
Jul
19
comment Should I support minimum page widths below 960px on a non-responsive layout?
@Luke Windows 7 has dual-column docking, one of my brothers uses it to play games on one side and browse on the other
Jul
19
comment Stop user opening links in a new tab
@That--Guy_ So, I open Firebug and set a breakpoint to modify it before it's sent...
Jul
17
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Operation Terrifyingly Completed
Jul
17
comment Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?
And I'm using a window manager that, if I hold the super key on the keyboard (aka the "Windows" key), the left mouse button can drag any window from anywhere in the window
Jul
12
comment Is it easier to read an inline or vertical names list?
"Is it easier to read an inline or vertical names list?" "Yes." ;)
Jul
9
comment Alternatives to “Like”, “+1”, “Bookmark”, and “Favorite”?
I think +1 is far more associated with StackExchange's upvote/downvote arrows than G+...
Jun
6
comment What is more memorable: Avatar or Username?
No need for dyslexia. It always takes me a moment when two users with the same capital letters are both commenting. Like if someone with M______V___ started commenting here aside from @MarjanVenema
Jun
6
comment What is more memorable: Avatar or Username?
@Sheff Since SciFi was used as an example, I will point out that among the top users, several have changed their name at some point. Usually it's a derivative of the previous, but even so it's not always obvious.
Jun
3
comment Upvote / Downvote Button order
@OllieFord I actually agree with you that up is to the right - because that's where vim (with hjkl) and DDR put it! =P
May
19
comment Credits or Money?
@BrianS Of course, elsewhere in the world that would translate to, for example, 1 credit = .73 Euro (at least today, might be different tomorrow!)
Apr
25
comment Argument for/against splitting login process into checking username, then ask password?
@chipperyman573 That assumes the question is about a public-facing site where the users can interact. None of the products I work on allow such a thing - clients and third parties can't know who else is also one of our clients.
Apr
15
comment Is the term “Wizard” ubiquitous enough for a helper/walkthrough tool
What specific type of tool/popup do you have in mind? A "helper" and a "walkthrough/tour" are for different things, and you have answers for both
Mar
31
comment When should a top bar be fixed?
Personal opinion: never, 'cause I can't hit "page-down" to read more. It becomes "page-down, up, up, up"...
Mar
31
comment Are people sick of logins?
@Basic Awww, it disappeared a year ago
Mar
31
comment Are people sick of logins?
@Basic Used to be a "hidden feature" of Google Search, if you left-click into that site then hit "back", that result would now have a "block results from ___" option. Dunno if it was removed...
Mar
27
comment What is the appeal of old style numbers and why do modern fonts still include them?
@BartGijssens Tails sit below the baseline. Numbers don't really have tails. And there are fonts that put the tails above the baseline anyway.
Mar
26
comment Should you concede to user demands that seem clearly inferior?
I'm with @ChrisH on this one: 75 items is too many to scroll through regularly. Around 15-20 is IMO where you'd want to start adding some sort of filter behavior. We use include Chosen's filtering behavior at 7-ish items, for example, because that's about as many that would be visible without scrolling.
Mar
18
comment Best way to create a timespan GUI element?
On your first one, I can't tell - which day are those times supposed to apply to? If the one on the left was PM and the one on the right was AM (and the darker area spanned both days) it would be obvious, but right now...