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This is a great idea, and we've been working with the nice people at Balsamiq to make it happen. It's now enabled. The editor has a new button: Clicking it will launch the Balsamiq editor. This requires Flash to be available in your browser. Leaving the mockup editor will take you back to the Markdown editor, automatically inserting the mockup into your ...


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I think this policy has gotten too far out of hand; any question asked in regards to an icon or visual metaphor is closed. Asking what can represent a common action or concept is a perfectly valid question and is not too localized. Questions that ask for specific icons or icons that fit their visual theme are probably too localized. The problem with this ...


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Too often UX gets caught up in digital interface design and leaves out an enormous part of UX that deals with real world objects and design decisions. In addition, even thinking about real world objects for many UX fans gets them to think about UX in a way that they haven't before, and let's them learn about the processes that go into it. The downside for ...


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Thanks @JonW for your comment on my professionalism and my community upstandinglynessism. Yes, I took a great deal of professional care designing this ad - no cheap laughs were being saught here. This was a task of consideration of our users, while seeking to achieve an objective of appealing to their curiosity with a single glance. The design was to be ...


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I prefer your proposed redesign. The unified lines give the overall logo a better sense of balance, the star feels like it flows from the negative space more naturally instead of being forced in, and the letterforms have a more consistent weight. However, I don't prefer the "First Concept" or "Second Variation" designs. The squared-off U shape feels ...


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Tyler, this site is part of the StackExchange network, which is made up of many dozens of sites. Many of these sites have an even more open and discussion-prone nature than ours (Parenthood.SE, Skeptics.SE just to name two examples off the top of my head). Yet, all these sites abide by the policies set by the network. The network is created and optimized for ...


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I think the solution (closure) may be attacking the wrong side of the problem. The problem isn't the question; it's the answers that need moderation. The Moderator originally 'protected' the question (before ultimately closing it), because the influx of answers were reportedly widely speculative; offering little more than opinion than anything authoritative....


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The edit time-window is there for you to correct spelling mistakes or suchlike that you only really notice once you've hit 'Add'. If the edit period were indefinite this would open up the possibility of abuse. Take this hypothetical example. A comment is left against a post by two people: Billy: "This is a great post" Jenny: "Thanks Billy, I agree" ...


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Yes. Yes indeed we do want hats.


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Jon here. I hope you are well. It's a bit cloudy here, pity as it's supposed to be the summer solstice today, first day of summer and look what we get! Anyway, you had a question so I'll do my best to answer you, hopefully it'll be something that will be of interest, if not then let me know and I'll see if I can change it. Only trying to be helpful and all. ...


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Implementation Questions This site is for design questions, not implementation questions. Things like the use of programs like photoshop or languages like CSS are off topic. This could probably do with a better title, but "how do I do this in CSS" and other code questions are pretty common, and we get the occasional Graphic Design question as well. ...


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It's perfectly ethical to comment on the public design and / or behaviour of a company. If company XYZ has poor UX, then they should be called out on it, and it should hurt their reputation. In the same way that if restaurant ABC had terrible food, they should also be called out on it. The only place that ethics would come into play would be if someone ...


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Case Studies Original evaluations and/or walkthroughs of designs or redesigns. Example: LinkedIn iPad App Engineering


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This should BE THE PLACE for people to rant. No, it shouldn't. There are thousands of places for people to rant. You can rage on Facebook, shout into Twitter, make a tumblr called F'ing Loud Machines, but this is not and will never be a place for rants. The internet is not at a loss for places for people to post angry rants. Why do people feel reluctant ...


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It's Balsamiq Mockups. You can see this in the Help > About Balsamiq Mockups menu.


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This is the right place for your question, yes. The Meta site is for questions about the site itself. As for your actual question; As taken from the site tour: UX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack ...


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This is Mike from Balsamiq. I appreciate, and I guess should have expected the feedback. We admit to not working on the icon when we did this integration, but I completely agree with all the feedback. It's obvious that a smiley icon, while a legacy of the initial Mockups App UI isn't going to work in a rich text editor to suggest anything other than an ...


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I'm going to directly quote user TheTXI's answer from Meta.StackOverflow here to the question "Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?" because I can't answer this better than it was answered there: I've always been against the greetings and salutations (along with other extraneous clutter) in questions for a number of ...


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For *UX sake!


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This type of question is probably usually "too localized". The icon required will be specific to that user and that application. As Ben points out in his comment asking for why a particular icon is OK. The close reason Too Localized is no longer in use, there is instead a special close reason to use under "this question is off topic because that reads: ...


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Original UX Research Suggested before, we've got a few people interested in making it happen. We could take some of our good questions which are lacking good UX research (A/B studies or other simple tests to more complex studies) and create & publish our original research into the matter. We can publish all the numbers and explain our methodology so ...


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I would be concerned with what would come through that door if we opened it. GraphicDesign.SE already have problems with too many Photoshop questions that they've had to go out of their way with incentives to get people back to asking Graphic Design questions. If we allow tools help we could become an Axure / Balsamiq user forum rather than dealing with UX ...


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I have just checked the deleted comments against that post. There were two comments that have both been removed; one was someone saying thanks to you for posting the answer, the other comment was your reply to the previous comment thanking that person for thanking you. Both of these comments are just noise and provide no benefit of any nature to the answer ...


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It hasn't been a problem (in fact I'm not sure I've ever seen it done). It should be fine as long as it's completely relevant to the answer/question (like any image)and it's not overly distracting. I would only use it when it is useful in answering the question and displays some form of interaction or whatever that can't be easily/effectively expressed in ...


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We're getting a bit hung up here on "copy is included in UX" and ignoring the actual situation here I think. The question, as originally asked, was certainly not a matter of copy: why we using the word OOPS if something went to wrong in the sentence or communication with others? I would like to know the correct information regarding this question. Any ...


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Yes, that's OK. If they're a new user they may not know that accepting an answer is possible, so you are just advising them on how to use the site. This has been asked before on the main StackExchange Meta site, where the below is the (accepted) answer: I think that's acceptable. If you were encouraging them to accept an incomplete or unhelpful answer, ...


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Yes, it should be removed because it doesn't add anything. On-topic questions here are about UX anyway, so ux-design is unneeded.


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How would you handle this situation: A very popular, trivial question is posted (something like: "Why don't Segways have seats?"). It receives a lot of votes and answers and generates a large degree of comments and discussions. It has clearly been linked to from an external source and is bringing in lots of new users, some are leaving clearly useless ...


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