Arseni Mourzenko
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Is it a good decision to include monospace fonts in UI?
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The different font families have specific benefits: Serif fonts compared to sans-serif are easier to read on high-resolution media (such as printed books or 300 ppi displays), because the visual ...

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Should video be first thing on product websites?
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When I open a web page, if I'm faced with a video which starts playing itself, the first and only thing I do is to immediately close the website. When I'm faced with an image carousel, the first thing ...

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Prevent "I don't know" as an answer
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If you ask this question, I suppose you're among the happy persons who have never read comments on YouTube or any social media. If: Users are encouraged to contribute (no matter how, would it be by ...

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How to structure Error Messages, issue first then solution or vice versa?
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In order to make it faster for the users to react to a error message, it would be preferable to use the second form: This name is already taken. Please try another name. This way, as soon as the ...

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Why is it inaccessible to create a form with no submit button?
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1. What if the user doesn't have a keyboard? It's a perfectly valid case. Not only some forms doesn't require interaction with a keyboard (for example a form with a couple of combo boxes, radio ...

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Entity in application write in uppercase
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Arbitrarily capitalizing letters is a typographic mistake: there are specific capitalization rules, and not following them is similar to having typos. So no, your colleague is not right. If, for ...

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Double Clicks and Touch Enabled Devices
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On a touch device, double click is indeed a double tap. Another alternative is a long tap: double tap is used by several applications (such as Chrome and Google Photos) for zooming. Both double click ...

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Sharing link to software installer
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If you're sharing the link to someone else's software, you should ask the author of the software product for guidance. Most authors would prefer you to link to a download page rather than the binary ...

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Which browsers allow users to reveal passwords in password fields?
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Chrome reveals passwords, although not directly, but through Settings › Passwords and Forms › Manage saved passwords. If I remember well, Firefox has the same feature as well. So in all cases, the ...

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Selecting multiple folders
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What's the possible user stories? Let's see. As a user, I want to see the directories which will be baked up. As a user, I want to add a directory to the list. As a user, I want to remove a directory ...

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How the user should be informed that the file she submitted is not an image?
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Showing a message box is not a good solution in most cases (1). It's even worse when the message box contains a message such as "Please Select only Image Files!!" (2). And it gets worse in a context ...

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What makes OpenID so difficult to use by persons with no technical background?
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Why is it wrong? OpenID has several drawbacks: You're actually going to a totally different website in order to register or authenticate. This is not how things work ordinary. For years, ...

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What is the best approach to design registration page
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First and foremost: Don't require registration in a first place. OpenID is one of the ways to avoid registration. If no registration is not an option, require only the most basic fields you really ...

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Synonym for 'GUI' for non-technical people?
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What about "the visual part of the application, i.e. its buttons, text boxes and other visual elements"? In a more detailed form, you would also include that it handles: The process of displaying ...

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What is the expected paging behavior of a tree?
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You are actually asking how to ensure better interaction design while combining two elements which are not UX-friendly: tree structures and pagination. 1. Tree structures Unfortunately, ...

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Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?
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I notice that the answers cover a slightly different field from what was asked in the comment by JonW: Really, what I'm interested in is whether or not people know what they can do with tags after ...

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Industry standard for button captions that use a Function Key as the keyboard shortcut
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For the menus, the standard is to display the shortcut at the right of the command (and probably at the left for RTL locales). Example: Photoshop. For the buttons and similar elements, shortcut keys ...

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How to group together blog posts/articles?
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Study how users are consuming the data on your website/blog, and group this data accordingly. There is no one valid answer, since it depends on the precise context. For example, both of your ...

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User experience and the trailing slash for directories in the URL?
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Case 1: A slash indicates a directory. The lack of a slash indicates a file. Obvious cases: http://example.com/files/public/presentations/ - the user is expecting a directory listing with the ...

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Why do sites with a single sign-on system redirect to a login screen?
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It is done mostly for technical reasons. For the same reason, the default mechanism for ASP.NET websites is to have a standalone logon page, with a redirect after a successful logon back to where the ...

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User changes email address: verification process
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No. What you need to know is that the user has actually access to the e-mail account he claims to own, just that. It doesn't matter if the same user is logged in later or not. Also, most users will ...

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Why Do Long, Ugly Sales Pages Convert?
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For this sort of products, long content is more persuasive than a shorter one: the more you write, the more is can fool the reader into thinking that the product is authentic, UX-wise. When JQuery ...

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Is it ok to have "I agree" as the default option?
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I don't think it is related to UX. The reasoning behind is that if you require the user to check that she have read the agreement, the fact that she doesn't is her fault. If the checkbox is checked by ...

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Action buttons placement related to data tables
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The actions are affecting the records, so the first layout seems more logical. Still, both are explicit enough and the answer is more related to the context: the space you have between the title ("...

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Isn't it a usability issue when adding comment dialog in Stack Exchange does not have cancel link?
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No, you don't need a cancel button When you're clicking the "Add comment" button, you're not doing anything. You haven't posted a comment yet, so there is nothing to revert. An undo facility is ...

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User perception on non ".com" top level domains
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First, .co is a TLD intended for websites hosted in Colombia. Second, users are habituated to .com. The missing m is perturbing, and many people will forget about the fact that instead of accessing a ...

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How to communicate foreign key constraints in a business application?
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You don't display those messages to the user in a first place, because the user doesn't care to know why your applications is not working as expected. Those errors must be handled by QA department ...

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When exactly is a CAPTCHA system a good idea?
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What kinds of web sites should absolutely have CAPTCHAs? None, unless you can have a solid proof that the website will be victim of bots, and you can't possibly deal with this issue by other means ...

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Best ux design for "add row" to enter multiple values
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Xing +/- signs look effectively confusing, especially the last row, with both signs side by side. Does it mean increase/decrease a value? If I filled only the first row, do I have to click on "-" ...

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Software to record a user completing a task
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In addition to other answers, if you're targeting the users who have Windows 7, you may also want to use "Problem Steps Recorder" feature. Pros: It's free, It doesn't need to be installed, It's ...

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