3 entries tagged ux

Generosity when Accepting Postcodes

When designing forms for web sites that accept postcodes or similar, it should be the web site, not the user, who has to convert it in to a canonical form that is easy to store and process. Read more

Chapter And Verse First Please

There comes a point when you begin to think that titles of books, programmes, and movies are more structured than just a sequence of words. This point is where you are looking at a menu of episodes or titles in a series and cannot tell one from the other because they have all been abbreviated to a common prefix. Read more

Invitations and invite codes

Twice now I have designed an invite-code system for a new web site and twice it has not gone in to production. So I’m going to put up my thoughts here so that some future civilization can read them and realize I was right all along. Read more