sampathsris
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Fibonacci pagination
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Except for few edge cases, I think pagination is a bad idea, especially when it comes to forums. Edit: Looking back at this after 4 years! Now infinite scrolling (I called it dynamic loading) seems ...

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Progress Bars - Why are they never "useful"?
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Using a progress bar to show the completion of steps is utterly wrong, IMO. I use progress bars strictly for those task that, I can predict the time/size of the task, in one single unit (e.g. ...

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4 votes
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How much information should you show the user when his input is invalid?
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Lets think of the scenario, where a legitimate user and a malicious user typing in an SSN/IBAN/VAT number: Legit User: There is a good chance that the user has memorized the number or written it on a ...

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Why are jail bars vertical and not horizontal?
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This is kind of user experience, so... This is a wild guess, but if they were horizontal, prisoners can use the added support of gravity to bend them. They fit better in the ground. Usually the ...

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If username is required for registration, but optional for login (email can be used instead), should it be part of the register form?
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Call it an Alias I can enter email or username? The text box says Enter email/username; Should I enter both email and username? Uh... what was the username I entered while signing up? --- User If ...

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1 votes
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Should the "zebra striping" data grid set-order column be highlighted, or is it enough that little arrow?
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More the number of indicative colors you use, more will the user be confused. Note that the colors are not intuitive as well. User can't tell what kind of thing the color represents by looking at it. ...

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Asking for a written form filled in ALL CAPS
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Learn from Web. Print the "ALL CAPS PLEASE" message as a placeholder text in a very light shade: Students will use it like this: Note: If you are using an LCD screen, you may not notice, but "ALL ...

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Text Boxes: Balancing first impression with usability
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I posted the question so that there is a live, working reference in the Internet. After doing it my first impression was that it's annoying and should be considered bad practice. For the problem of ...

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Messages such as "Operation Successfully Completed": Is word "successfully" really necessary?
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I am writing this as an answer, because otherwise my question would be opinion based. I think that developers write such error messages because they know that a particular operation can fail in a ...

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