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Jan
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comment Opening website external links in new window — published usability tests
@kentr Increasing usability directly increases revenue for most sites (assuming revenue is a goal). The only reason to prioritize keeping a page open when the user is not paying attention to it is if you have continuously refreshing ads on the page. Beware: keeping users on the site without them noticing reduces click-through rate on ads, directly affecting revenue in a different way.
Jan
7
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Oct
31
answered “Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content
Oct
31
comment Prompt user to edit an inline-edit field
Poorly? :-) Not a good answer for mobile accessibility.
Oct
31
answered Prompt user to edit an inline-edit field
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
comment Electronic voting UI - got any (good) examples?
I'd like to note that the above method allows users to be sure their vote was counted (and to prove they voted), without the possibility of voter coercion. The receipt cannot provide who they voted for without the other half.
Oct
23
comment Electronic voting UI - got any (good) examples?
This paper covers a voting method that is essentially impervious to malicious manipulation, even if the software or the results afterward have been tampered with. While why it works is not obvious, the fact that it does without any trust needed in any portion of the voting system can be proven. Bad software or malicious intent will be found, provably.
Oct
23
comment Electronic voting UI - got any (good) examples?
I would rephrase that as 'all deployed electronic voting solutions'. There are some excellent solutions that have been offered that meet all the needs of a secure, verifiable, and anonymous voting system. 'Not in use' is not the same as 'doesn't exist'.
Oct
4
revised Is a drag and drop UI usable for organizing/categorizing items?
Remove duplicate phrasing.
Aug
22
answered Does personally signing automated communications provide any benefit/value?
Aug
9
answered Tagline: “Do this to obtain that” vs “Obtain that by doing this”?
Jul
31
comment Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?
I would contest that it is cheaper than a completely separate mobile and desktop site, net better. Forcing a mobile device to parse very complicated CSS to eventually display simple, online approriate content layout is not as good for the user as if the server sent out simple content that the mobile device could render faster. However, I do agree that responsive design does strike a good balance, usually, between cost and UX.
Jul
11
comment Screen sizes, how do we determine standards and what are they?
The grid used by a designer in layout is a tool; I do not think choice of tool is really a UX issue. A better question (and one that has been answered before) might be 'what maximum resolution should I target' or 'Should I limit my layout to a maximum width, or flow to use the full width of the browser'. Those are UX issues. But the limitations a particular tool imposes upon your design (such as a layout grid) is not.
Jul
6
comment Showing ASC/DESC icons intuitively
Excellent answer, I like it a lot.
Jul
3
revised Showing ASC/DESC icons intuitively
Update highlighting.
Jul
3
answered Showing ASC/DESC icons intuitively
Jul
3
answered Showing ASC/DESC icons intuitively
Jul
2
answered User friendly language for notifications?