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when and how best to give feedback to users about invalid entries in data they have provided.

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Like LordScree, my instinct is to perform inline transformation, turning letters into equivalent numbers as they are typed. The only disadvantage is that it will imply phone numbers will be displayed …
answered Feb 29 '12 by Jimmy Breck-McKye
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If the button is merely disabled, users will Think the application is broken, Not immediately realize which fields are unfilled and Not realize the fields are unfilled until the very end, which is a …
answered Aug 9 '11 by Jimmy Breck-McKye
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What were your reservations about your proposed approach? It was the solution I immediately thought of - putting a yellow-and black 'caution' triangle on the bottom-right corner of offending fields (m …
answered Jul 2 '12 by Jimmy Breck-McKye
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Good answers above. Just one more tip, though: Consider having your application parse and re-write the date the moment the field loses focus. If the user types 091011, transform it into "9 October 20 …
answered Oct 6 '11 by Jimmy Breck-McKye
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I wouldn't make read-only data part of a field in the first place, but if you really must, there is an existing pattern of greying read-only fields out. This used to be common in Microsoft products, e …
answered Jul 20 '11 by Jimmy Breck-McKye