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What is the best diagram tool?
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Gives me problems recommending Microsoft products, however, give the 30 day trial of Visio a go. Visio was awesome when Microsoft bought it 15+ years ago, it also enables you to do clever things with ...

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Why is SunBurst background so popular and are there any other ones?
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This pattern works because it focuses the viewer's eyes onto the product sold/blog entry/whatever content. It does have a simple psychological trick that is probably better understood with ...

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Common screen resolution?
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Why don't you design adaptively for 'whatever you have available'? With javascript you can find out the browser window size and make some stylesheet changes. for instance, if you have a graphically ...

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Contact form or mailto: link?
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This depends on the nature of your site and how you interact with your customers. The email address should be with the full contact details - address and telephone numbers, maybe photos of the ...

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What UX solutions are there for the EU cookie legislation?
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Depending on how busy your site is and how willing you are to re-write your cookie code, maybe you can just bypass cookies altogether by taking a browser fingerprint, sending that up the tubes and ...

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What effect would a grayscale color scheme have on UX?
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Black/White/Grey sounds good to me, however, you will possibly not get as many click throughs as you may need if the text links are not in the conventional blue colour, some people will not get it ...

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Show hint only once?
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We have all been to websites that have came up with 'very important' boxes with 'don't show me this again' buttons we instantly click through without bothering to read. It is par for the course, ...

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What is a wireframe?
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There are two approaches to designing an ecommerce shop: Start with wireframes/mockups full of 'lorem ipsum' nonsense and then have a bit of a nightmare trying to get the 'signed off' functionality ...

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How do you design a registration form?
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Pretty is easy, usability needs some thought. Personally I find many user registration forms 'half baked' for the following reasons: The cursor is not in the 'first name' box - user needs to put in ...

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Should Printer-Friendly button open a new browser window ?
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Printer friendly never is. I don't know why it has to be that way. What you can do is render the page on the server with wkhtmltopdf (using your own stylesheets, preferred fonts and SVG images as ...

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Better way to build a list
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You might want to take inspiration from how ecommerce sites work: On the left you have your 'filtered navigation' that lets you drill down to a category and select a brand. In the middle you have the ...

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What high fidelity tools are best for detailed prototypes?
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With a recent project the client did not want endless mock-ups and 'how it is going to look' proposals to sign off. Neither did they want overly detailed scoping documents that they knew were not ...

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Has anyone usability tested (handwritten) email before?
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You are interested in converting individually crafted emails, not 'newsletters'? There are plenty of 'usability tests', but they are almost always subject or task specific. What are you trying to do, ...

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Please recommend a widget to alter ratios totalling 100%
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Have a look at the Google API. As well as pie charts there are untold other types of chart, plus code examples that show how these can be made to respond to user interaction: http://code.google.com/...

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when to use eyetracking?
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In physics you cannot measure anything without affecting what it is you are trying to measure. A voltmeter will take off a small quantity of amperes, adding in resistance and other electrical thingies....

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Should video be used on home pages for company brochure sites?
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You may find the IKEA website inspirational. They use plenty of video with it seamlessly blended in to the design rather than stuck in a 16 x 9 box. Car manufacturers are doing similar for their ...

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Login button - on homepage or separate page?
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The top right is a BLIND SPOT. People only look up there when they want something, e.g. if someone cannot find what they want they will look for the searchbox in the top-right. Same goes for account ...

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Are links with images more likely to be clicked on?
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Design for mobile first - with no image extras, in fact with no images except where needed, e.g. in the content. With that out of the way, place some code in your php to selectively enable the more ...

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