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comment The coding monkey dilemma
@el.pescado: Quite the generalization.
Apr
30
answered Touchable slider with two sliders - best practice
Apr
22
comment How can I get people not to put trash in recycling bins?
Good luck! We have a green can clearly labeled organics that includes what is and is not appropriate yet still, on a daily basis, I pull plastic coffee lids, plastic wrap, aluminum, and so forth out of the container. We send emails around asking people not to do it. We put up signs. Nothing helps. I don't think it's a UX issue. I think it's a values issue as Peter Wone indicated. Too many people just don't care enough to make the effort.
Mar
20
comment Touch versus trace typing
For clarity, pushing letters on a touch screen is not touch typing. Touch typing is what I'm doing right now. I'm typing on a keyboard without looking at the keys.
Mar
5
comment Does the height of an input field affect UX?
This isn't what the question is about. The question is about whether or not the size of the input area influences how concise people are with what they type. It is not about space optimization.
Jan
31
comment How would you differentiate this cluster icon from a marker?
As a side note, I sure hope you don't have any colour-blind users. Red-green colour-blindness is the most common type. They may not be able to see your colour-only distinctions.
Jan
29
comment Why use 'fixed width' or boxed layout rather than fluid?
For many sites, the reason, as indicated by Aprillon, is for text readability. See baymard.com/blog/line-length-readability. It's not about different devices.
Nov
5
answered Ways for a company to organize common/shared Icons Images and Graphics
Sep
17
comment Do websites still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and below?
Case in point: My wife works in healthcare. They purchased new laptops recently with Windows 7. Their IT immediately cleaned the OS from the machines and installed Windows XP and IE6. Welcome to the government. Since that time, they have announced a new and exciting program to upgrade all machines to Windows 7 and IE8. This entire program will take 2 YEARS to implement. You can't just tell a hospital to upgrade their machines. It just doesn't work that way. Reality.
Sep
12
comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
@I0b0: "... using TDD ..." Thank you! Thank you!
Jul
23
comment Should all links on a website be the same color?
This isn't a programming site but, since you've put some specific CSS here ... CSS class names should be semantic. In other words, the names should describe the item, not it's specific style. For that reason, names like "login-button", "register-button" are good; names like "blue-button", "green-button" are bad -- they tell you nothing about the item. Consider also that you may want to adjust styles over time as your web site evolves. Maybe blue isn't an appropriate colour for you login button anymore. If you login button has class blue-button, you have much more work to change it.
Jul
9
comment Why are double-handle taps still installed in households and public washrooms?
I wouldn't say that it's any easier to get the right temperature with one handle than with 2.
Jul
3
answered What is best practice for currency padding/rounding when entering values in a text field?
Jul
3
comment Date picker whereas day doesn't matter
Definitely year then month. In fact, your last idea does just that -- pick a year and then have the months within boxes.
Jun
4
comment How to clearly state to the User what characters are valid
@user1884155: An enumeration is a list. That's what the <li> tag is for. I agree we shouldn't be talking about implementation but the answer is an implementation. That was my first point.
May
28
comment Ideas on what to do with the white space available when hiding sections of a long form
If marketing had it's way, you'd use the space between the fields for product info also. :-P
May
22
comment How to clearly state to the User what characters are valid
1. This describes how to implement a solution rather than how to present the information. 2. It is a bad implementation. Table-based layout is not the correct way to present information that is not semantically tabular data. It's a bad short-cut that can present all sorts of page layout issues. You can achieve the intended layout using proper CSS and HTML markup
May
21
answered Why print the text of a color name in that color?
May
1
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May
1
comment Text Field Validation vs Prevention
Thanks for the responses everyone! Looks like you all pretty much agree with what I've been feeling.