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Apr
6
comment Internal Consistency vs. Consistency across the Industry
Dangit, here with a Jakob quote before me. Another article where he stresses the importance of complying with global standards: useit.com/alertbox/990822.html
Apr
6
revised Menu design for web app with multiple “projects”
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Apr
6
answered Menu design for web app with multiple “projects”
Apr
5
answered What is better better for the main buttons: icons or text?
Apr
5
revised What should the size of a game's window be?
Typo
Apr
5
comment What should the size of a game's window be?
Full screen/maximized at launch. 9 times out of 10, users will play that game exclusively... other than very casual games like Mine Sweeper or Solitaire, games are almost always not multitasked. Players play the game and do nothing else until they are done. If you are aiming for a casual 'off to the side' game such as Solitaire your needs might be different.
Apr
4
answered What should the size of a game's window be?
Apr
4
comment How to use many sliders with lengthy textual descriptions
I would use more whitespace in your design, with larger up and down arrows; health sites in particular must cater to the elderly, which means larger and easier click targets. Perhaps side by side arrows rather than above and below? Otherwise I think this is a pretty good design, with valid supporting assertions.
Apr
3
answered Would Breadcrumbs be effective if they incorporate Dropdowns?
Apr
2
answered Should users be allowed to copy and paste rich text into text?
Mar
29
comment Best Way to Handle on Unknown Number of Tabs
My recommendation would be to do a quick paper mock up and walk five users through interacting with the site. "Can you tell me what this button would do if you clicked it?", "What is this list of items at the top for?" and things like that. It will take you a few hours, but give you invaluable feedback about whether users will understand the site. Record it with a smartphone, capture a few choice quotes, and perhaps you can demonstrate to the Execs the merits of alternative designs.
Mar
28
answered Editing items: modal pop-up dialog or same page?
Mar
27
answered Best Way to Handle on Unknown Number of Tabs
Mar
23
comment How to use many sliders with lengthy textual descriptions
I realized after I was done how similar my suggestion was to yours. I did not intentionally rip your idea off, as when I looked at it, I did not realize the icons down the right of your graphic were meant to indicate the choice selected.
Mar
23
answered How to use many sliders with lengthy textual descriptions
Mar
22
comment Should a classifieds website user be made to sign up before posting ads?
While his answer is terse, it does cite a 3rd party source, perhaps the best available for the subject matter: Craigslist. I believe any answer to this question that does not cite Craigslist is the incomplete one.
Mar
21
comment Shading buttons darker than the normal state vs. highlighting
I agree with your aesthetic comments, but not the purpose of hover states; pointing with your mouse almost always follows the attention of your eyes, rather than precedes. You look at items (and thus they have your attention already) before you point at them in the majority of cases. Hovering indicates that something is clickable, it's not there to attract attention.
Mar
21
answered Shading buttons darker than the normal state vs. highlighting
Mar
8
revised Why do progress bars animate backwards?
Summarized and described the links in a paragraph.
Mar
8
suggested approved edit on Why do progress bars animate backwards?