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May
26
comment How to prevent users using your app while driving?
@kaptan A smart and efficient UI doesn't make the app harder to use, which is pretty much what the feature asked about in this question does.
May
25
comment How to prevent users using your app while driving?
Yes, the second option is so vague to be useless to the OP, and is also patented. Since it is, its value as a possible solution is limited.
May
25
comment How to prevent users using your app while driving?
This answer has a few problems, on is that it relies on modifications to the vehicle and two the the approach suggested is being patented.
May
25
comment How to prevent users using your app while driving?
@DoktorJ it is a terrible idea. The person already decided to be irresponsible and use the app while driving, what makes you think they won't attempt to do the AVT while driving?
May
25
comment How to prevent users using your app while driving?
@kaptan yes, it is. Its up to individuals to make responsible choices, we can't and shouldn't attempt to babysit people all the time.
Jan
25
comment Do we “exit”, “quit” or “close” an application?
@nullability That's true, but its valid to say you're closing the application. The OS is asking the application to close, I think its fair to say exit is internal to the app and close is external.
Jan
24
comment Do we “exit”, “quit” or “close” an application?
@nullability however I believe the red X in the upper right of the window chrome is the close button, which will exit the application if clicked.
Feb
13
comment What reason could Nintendo have had for putting the A and B buttons the wrong way round?
Who's to say that the buttons MUST be in alphabetical order? They're just labels so that people know to push one instead of the other to do a given action. What would be the "right" order for buttons labeled with pictures of a square and a triangle?
Jan
26
comment Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
@nightcracker The OP clearly specified this is for IPv4, so your comment doesn't really make sense.
Jan
4
comment Should error messages apologize?
I find this rational interesting. I'm curious though if there's an unintended effect of training the user to blame your program even why they are doing something improperly. Would they start to get the attitude of "this program is junk?"
Dec
27
comment Best Practice for a button that performs multiple actions
"Building one button will destroy maintainability and stability" - Since the button should just check state and then call another object to do the real work, I disagree with your answer. I think three separate buttons would be more difficult to maintain, especially since the handles will likely have a few lines of code at most. Sometimes less is more.
Oct
19
comment Why do Microwave oven UIs fail?
I find it distrubing that people think microwave UIs fail.. I've not found a digital one I couldn't easily figure out, and even mid price range ones will have messages telling you what to do. The most basic usage is the easier; enter in the amount of time you want and hit start. How is that a fail exactly?
Apr
23
comment When form submission fails, password field gets blanked, why is that the case?
@blesh You assume the user is not using a more public computer, and / or the browser has not been modified. Caching is only one scenario. Another possiblity is the browser crashes; the unencryted password may be available in a memory dump. Additionally, its pretty common now for those dumps to instantly be transmitted back to the browser developers. I'm sure there are other things that may popup as well.
Apr
23
comment When form submission fails, password field gets blanked, why is that the case?
@blesh No, its not. As a site developer you have no control, ultimately the browser can do what it wants.
Apr
23
comment When form submission fails, password field gets blanked, why is that the case?
@blesh A developer can only suggest what a client does with a page it receives, the browser can ignore such things completely.
Apr
23
comment When form submission fails, password field gets blanked, why is that the case?
@blesh The reason is that if the form failed to validate, to send it back would require it to be in the html. That means that it might end up being cached by the browser, allowing someone to see what you entered.
Oct
14
comment Disable the save button until changes are made?
I don't think autosave is always appropriate, or even wanted. A user may have started to edit a form, but can't complete the edit and will have to return to it later. Half edited data isn't great either. Also, applications will often validate data. Invalid data shouldn't make it into the system.