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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
19
answered Why aren't iPhone text messages at full width?
May
18
answered Radio button groups with thumbnails
May
18
comment How would you solve the accidentally-launching problem of the Mac OS dock?
This is exactly what I said; it is on the app developer side, the OS cannot assume a program launch can be aborted. In this case the Office team coded in launch canceling; that doesn't mean the Windows OS team can.
May
18
revised How would you solve the accidentally-launching problem of the Mac OS dock?
Typo
May
18
answered Do “promo codes” or “coupon codes” do more harm than good?
May
18
comment Do users come back after looking for a promo code?
Even if you found research, it would not be very applicable, because whether they come back depends on the price and whether they found a code. That depends on the specific site, it's reputation, it's relative prices, etc, and will give you no insight into your own situation.
May
17
answered How would you solve the accidentally-launching problem of the Mac OS dock?
May
17
answered Software screenshots on landing page
May
17
answered In a sortable table, should sorting by a column of identical values result in any change in ordering?
May
17
comment When to Switch Custom Tool Cursor for Interactive Application
So are you making a kids tool? What is the context for your question?
May
17
answered What's the best way to open links from widgets?
May
17
comment Font Size Consistency
Consistent font sizes is more of a design thing... though I must say it would confuse me to have pages with weird font sizes. I don't think it would make your site unusable, it would just look weird. I think it's more of a design issue than a UX one.
May
16
revised Language Selector plus Action control
Adjusted answer yet again based on feedback.
May
16
revised Language Selector plus Action control
Adjusted answer yet again based on feedback.
May
16
comment Language Selector plus Action control
I still think that the language choice should be on the left, with the content item, but you're right this means that the button should be named Add. How about this new edit...
May
16
revised Language Selector plus Action control
Added mockup.
May
16
answered Language Selector plus Action control
May
16
answered In what order should contestants' entries be presented?
May
16
comment Where to place voting buttons on posts?
Reddit usually skips a picture completely, and puts the username just to the right of the voting buttons. Some subreddits (example: /r/dota2 include custom profile images to the right of the voting buttons.
May
16
comment Where to place voting buttons on posts?
Other than giving prime spot to the voting score and arrows, I am making no recommendation about the location of the profile picture; 'right edge' is just an off-the-cuff position I've seen other sites use. I think that is something that can be chosen based on aesthetic rather than UX, since it is of lower importance. SE puts it on the lower right; many comment sites put it on the upper right. I just don't think it should compete with the voting and score (which are of prime importance), so I believe it should be on the right, not the left.