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I do Technical Support for two businesses; a small ISP and a large University. On the side I run a Minecraft server, fiddle in various Linux distros, and program (mostly Ruby).


May
25
comment Can I use a single layout for both an iPad App and a Web App?
It should be pointed out that a liquid layout also requires far more CPU to render than a simpler one; this means that CPU induced rendering delays are far higher, and can create a poor experience on a lower end device such as an iPhone 3 (very common now that it comes free with your plan) or lower end or older Android device.
May
25
comment Starting Instant Search as you type
He indicated that WASD mirror the use of the arrow keys; lefties already have a better usability for most sites since using the arrow keys does not require taking your hand off the mouse. WASD (even though I'm not a fan) is helpful to right handers.
May
25
revised Starting Instant Search as you type
Changed answer to better match the question, after a clarifying comment.
May
25
comment Starting Instant Search as you type
I apologize, I misunderstood how you were using the WASD keys.
May
25
answered Starting Instant Search as you type
May
23
answered Search based on multiple fields - usability
May
23
comment Which is the best way to select a language from 400 possibilities?
@PauGiner How do you indicate to the user that there are other possibilities if the first 6 you offer aren't enough? You can't assume they know English to use the phrase 'More Choices'.
May
22
comment Which is the best way to select a language from 400 possibilities?
Quick question: do we know the language the viewer reads? In other words, must this interface be completely language agnostic? There are use cases either way (English user choosing a language vs unknown user selecting interface language)
May
22
comment Content Strategy to Avoid Duplicated Pages
I don't think there is any harm at all in having two views of the same product, at least unless there are some unmentioned oddities of the site.
May
22
comment Which is the best way to select a language from 400 possibilities?
You have already done the thing I would recommend... flexible text search. I can find no fault in your described implementation though there could be unmentioned details that are sub-par.
May
22
answered Content Strategy to Avoid Duplicated Pages
May
22
comment Are there numbers and letters to avoid for activation codes via SMS?
Good catch, though it had never come up yet in our case. It does help that we display our passwords in a fixed font for clarity, so the rn = m ambiguity has never hit us. But I have certainly seen that happen in other situations.
May
21
comment Should 'Home' be included in website breadcrumbs?
I don't think it matters much. If you don't have another link to go Home, putting in the breadcrumbs is painless and easy. If you do, then that link might be a bit wasteful but is unlikely to be harmful. I would include the Home link if your users tend to accomplish multiple tasks per visit. If your users almost exclusively do a single task then leave, having a button dedicated to 'starting over' is not very valuable.
May
21
comment Making clicks meaningful on iPad
Oh, nice, I didn't realize there were touchscreen events for that.
May
21
answered Making clicks meaningful on iPad
May
21
revised Making clicks meaningful on iPad
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21
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21
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21
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21
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