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No, AI user research is not “better than nothing”—it’s much worse scribe.rip/no-ai-user-research… #ai #userresearch #usability


Please don't bloat web pages!

"Modern web bloat means some pages load 21MB of data - entry-level phones can't run some simple web pages"

tomshardware.com/tech-industry…

#webperf #webdev #webdevelopment #usability #sustainability


Dear PNC Bank, clicking the back browser button while signed into your website should not blow up the browser tab and completely break the authentication. #usability #UX #UIDesign #webdev #fail


The problem with disabled buttons and what to do instead:
adamsilver.io/blog/the-problem…

Disabled buttons suck:
axesslab.com/disabled-buttons-…

#UIDesign #forms #usability #a11y #accessibility


"Premature error messages, aggressively styled fields, and unnecessarily disruptive system-status messages feel bad-mannered and increase cognitive load for users during otherwise simple tasks." nngroup.com/articles/hostile-e… #UXDesign #UIDesign #usability


Modern Health, frameworks, performance, and harm

ericwbailey.website/published/…

"Performance, accessibility, and usability are more than inconvenient truths you can pretend don’t exist. They have a direct impact on the quality of someone’s life."

#webdev #webperf #ux #usability #a11y #uxd #webdesign


⌨️ Nielsen Norman Group research on how screen-reader users type on and control mobile devices

“Summary: Users who are blind or have low vision prefer dictation over typing with a keyboard whenever possible. Screen readers on touchscreen devices are restricted to a well-defined set of gestures which makes interaction more challenging than on computers.”

#accessibility #usability #mobile #lowVision #blind

nngroup.com/articles/screen-re…


Float labels may put you in the cool club, but they’re terrible UX.

It’s much better if your input’s label:

1) is legible
2) is above the input
3) doesn’t move about
4) is not mistaken for an answer

Simple > clever

-Adam Silver via Twitter

twitter.com/adambsilver/status…

#UX #UXDesign #usability #forms #UIDesign


"The people who develop [pop-ups] have no idea about design and user experience" theverge.com/tech/23653544/pop… #UIDesign #webdesign #UX #usability


Designing for Reduced Motion craftcms.com/blog/designing-fo… #webdesign #a11y #motion #animation #usability #UXDesign #UIDesign


1000 times yes! "The best way to signify text is a link is to underline it." blog.pope.tech/2023/01/01/link… #links #webdesign #usability


I find that web developers need to implement inputmode more often (to customize virtual keyboard for phone, email, etc). Hey Safari, why don't you support it?! developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do… #safari #browsers #html #forms #usability


The State Of Usability In 2023 — great info here! smashingmagazine.com/2023/01/u… #usability #uxDesign #uiDesign


Every hashtag on every post on every platform should ALWAYS be pascal case (a.k.a. camel case). I made this to illustrate how screenreaders read hashtags depending on whether they are lowercase or pascal case.

It’s a small thing that all of us can do to build a more inclusive, accessible internet for all. Please take the time to use pascal case.

Read more:
markwyner.medium.com/hashtag-a…

#Accessibility #WebAccessibility #Usability #Readability #Hashtags #SocialNetworking #Blogging #UX


Interesting open source alternative to #Calendly that I just DISCOVERED. Anyone know if it's accessible?

"Meet Cal.com, the event-juggling scheduler for everyone. Focus on meeting, not making meetings. Free for individuals."

github.com/calcom/cal.com

#accessibility #usability #calendaring


With web forms, for birthdate, a text input should be used for the best usability. A dropdown for the year is bad, but this is ridiculous! Sorry, but no one will be born in 2055 for another 32 years. Found multiple instances in the same painful process to sign up my son for a sport. #rant #UX #UXfail #UIDesign #UIFail #usability #forms 😖


Usability 2023 — many of the “Frustrations” and “Delighters” listed are very much related to accessibility: smashingmagazine.com/2023/01/u… #webdev #webdesign #ux #usability #a11y #UIDesign


Designing Better Links For The Web (Smashing Mag, Dec 2021) smashingmagazine.com/2021/12/d… #webdesign #UIDesign #links #usability #tips


YES 👉 "Premature error messages, aggressively styled fields, and unnecessarily disruptive system-status messages feel bad-mannered and increase cognitive load for users during otherwise simple tasks." nngroup.com/articles/hostile-e… #ux #usability #forms #uiDesign


I like this classic @shoobe01@twitter.com article on exception messages #uxdesign #ux #usability
uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2018…


I have to say, that one little snag aside, that was the easiest/fastest operating system update I’ve ever performed on any operating system ever.

#fedoraSilverblue #usability


If anyone has time to help the lovely @codeberg folks with improving accessibility, please take a look at this issue:

codeberg.org/Codeberg/Communit…

#codeberg #foss #inclusivity #accessibility #usability #git #gitea #hosting #community #notForProfit


Mastodon – Simplified Federation by @rugk makes remote follows less cumbersome by automatically entering your Mastodon account details and puts that functionality where it should be: in your browser.

You can get it for Firefox from:

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef…

#mastodon #remoteFollow #federation #usability #tip #firefox #extension


A friendly reminder that you should make sure CPU virtualisation is turned on in your BIOS before creating a virtual machine (in this case, using GNOME Boxes)

gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-b…

#virtualisation #bios #settings #errorMessages #design #usability


The Bluetooth Quick Connect extension (extensions.gnome.org/extension…) should be built-in functionality in GNOME.

It’s a hugely cumbersome process, otherwise, to connect to headphones that you’ve already paired (especially if you also use them with your phone, etc.)

#GNOME #usability #bluetooth


Sadly, the IBus ctrl + . shortcut for inserting emoji also conflicts with GNOME’s ctrl + . shortcut for *drumroll* inserting emoji. So, when GNOME is being used, the distribution should really disable or change the IBus shortcut as GNOME’s graphical emoji picker overlay is far superior to the IBus’s.

Also, I think I’m going to end up changing 1Password’s shortcut as I want to be able to use the GNOME emoji picker popover on web forms too.

#fedora #GNOME #emoji #IBus #usability