Feb
4
comment Opening website external links in new window — published usability tests
This is very old, but I'd like to note that Jacob Nielson's recommendations do have citations, because they are typically summaries of original research done by NNGroup. You just have to pay for the actual research paper separately.
Jan
23
revised How do I succinctly portray the status of a filter, showing which options are enabled or disabled?
Edited to remove a specific reference to icons. That wasn't really the question anyway.
Jan
16
revised Why aren't iPhone text messages at full width?
Adding content.
2018
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
2017
Nov
2
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
comment When there is a lot of white space, should text be centered or placed to the left of the web page?
The first link in my answer. Everywhere on page one has more frequent and more lengthy user engagement than anything on page two.
Mar
19
comment When there is a lot of white space, should text be centered or placed to the left of the web page?
The cost of scrolling is vastly higher than the cost of moving your eye to the next column. The problem with multiple columns is more one of browser compatibility (it's hard to make CSS do columns well) and user confusion (you need to clearly indicate that the columns continue the thread) than it is of being worse in a usability context.
Mar
18
answered When there is a lot of white space, should text be centered or placed to the left of the web page?
Jan
18
revised How could you design a dishwasher to always be able to tell whether the dishes are clean or dirty?
Replaced broken video.
2016
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Sep
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
23
revised How to hint at how many characters are in an answer? _ _ _ (3)
typo
Jul
23
revised How to hint at how many characters are in an answer? _ _ _ (3)
added 219 characters in body
Jul
23
answered How to hint at how many characters are in an answer? _ _ _ (3)
Jul
9
answered Should I use labels for geographic locations?
Jul
8
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Answer