Discussion in 'Technology Forum' started by Dirty Sanchez, Mar 5, 2016.
Stack Overflow is down and everyone in my office is freaking out. That is maybe not a good sign.
Ugh, our users are pushing us to turn all yes/no radio buttons into dropdowns because they can't be bothered to use left and right arrow keys to switch between them instead of hitting the tab key, and they don't want to click them. I think it's kinda ugly and unnecessary for a two option question heh. Is this considered bad UX?
It might look silly, but the tab key is easier to press than arrows are. If it makes their work faster/easier, then it's good UX.
I make web apps for a group of engineers who ask me to do things that go completely against my design principles, but sometimes at the end of the day I just have to give them what they want. If it works for them and doesn't break anything then it's good design in my book.
Yeah those are good points. I guess the reason they want it is so they can tab onto it and press "Y" or "N" to autocomplete it and I just don't understand how that's easier than tabbing onto it and then arrows, but ah well, easy enough change
My keyboard doesn’t even have dedicated arrow keys.
Woah, weird. Can't say I've ever run into one of those!
I use a HHKB. It’s fantastic.
i'm on my first job hunt within the programming world and not looking forward to tech interviews. got my first one tomorrow
You'll do great. Just remember, even if you don't solve the problems they present you it doesn't mean you won't get the job. Just speak your thoughts out loud as much as you can so they can get a good feel for how you think and solve problems.
And at the end of the day you're interviewing them as well to see if they're a fit for you.
i nailed the coding part, but completely bombed the stats part which i kind of anticipated. now i know what area i need to focus on tho