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Jan
7
comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
There are two things I'd like to ask. (1) Why would you zoom on a tablet such as an iPad, especially when the whole web page fits in quite well on the large screen? (2) Okay, lets consider that some people are only comfortable at a certain font-size, and therefore zoom-in. Unless you zoom-in a lot, the fixed navbar doesn't seem like a problem on a tablet. (3) I'd agree that zooming would be a problem on smartphones. But in most cases, people who use a smartphone to browse the web on a smartphone don't have to zoom-in (esp. since content has already adapted to the phone's layout).
Jan
6
comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
Good one, makes sense!
Jan
6
comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
@JonW Here mobile = smartphone, where (in general) the minimum resolution is 320x480 pixels. A < 30 pixel navbar doesn't feel that obtrusive. IMO a fixed navbar feels more natural on touch devices than on desktops. Anyway, this is just what I think.
Jan
6
comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
@mauris provided the reason enough to stick with fixed-position navbars, so I am marking it as the answer. Any input is still welcome as I'll continue to watch this question.
Jan
6
comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
Right... this is especially true with pages that have infinite scroll enabled + very useful on mobile devices where you'd have to swipe your way up.
Nov
1
comment Is it bad ux if images on a web page are 'longer' than user's screen size?
Good answer, different angle to look at the issue. Made me think. Thanks!
May
30
comment A proper cross-platform sans-serif font stack for 16px font-size?
"Questrial" doesn't come with bold and italic styles, and when the browser does it, it's not really nice. :) But all I needed was an opinion from a Windows user, so, thanks for that.
Apr
25
comment Is it better to ask for 'full name' or 'first name' and 'last name' in a registration form?
@sree (2) targeting audience like that would be difficult for a general app isnt it? unless its geo based sites ? When we do not have a specific target audience, we should prepare for the worst -- i.e., try to make the registration form more understandable , as best as you can.
Apr
25
comment Is it better to ask for 'full name' or 'first name' and 'last name' in a registration form?
@sree 2. how to identify target audience before they register? Simple answer is, you should know your target audience. You do not start a project without knowing your target audience (or put it this way, the country, or region of population you would like to target). And still don't understand how my question offended you. :)
Apr
25
comment Is it better to ask for 'full name' or 'first name' and 'last name' in a registration form?
@sree (1) may not and do not have very different meanings. (2) You don't need evidence to say that. It's commonsense. If everyone knew the meaning of first name and last name, there wouldn't be so many questions about them on the web.
Apr
19
comment Good reasons to use bad UI
@blesh hmm... makes sense. I simply don't understand why no one documents the changes. It would actually make the changeover a whole lot smoother for the users. Not even Google does this all the time. I am loving the questions on this site. Great insights.
Apr
19
comment Which direction indicates newer/older?
"It really, really makes me want to rip my hair out." LOL!
Apr
19
comment Why do progress bars animate backwards?
You have a good eye. Very good question indeed. @fredley What did you use to take the animated screenshot? It would be handy.
Apr
19
comment Good reasons to use bad UI
IMO, we can learn something from how Google does it all the time. For instance, "The old Google Groups will be going away soon. Switch to the new Google Groups." Tell folks that the change is imminent, and you better get ready. It's better than changing everything overnight. I am no UX expert (nor from this field), but a normal user, and this is my simple understanding. :) @blesh you nailed it, by the way.