Discussion Archive: May 2009

29 May 2009 - 9:11am
Janna DeVylder

Reminder: IxDA Discussion Guidelines

Ok, a friendly reminder. Debate is great. Name-calling and outright
disrespect is not. There's just no need to go there. It's not productive in
the workplace, nor is it here. It's not only about the people in the
thread, it's about the thousands of people who are reading who may now be
less inclined to contribute.

>From our IxDA Discussion Guidelines:

"We expect professional courtesy from subscribers who actively participate
in discussions. Please refrain from using profanity.

29 May 2009 - 5:46am
7 years ago
20 replies
Chris Steele

New release of GUI Design Studio

Just thought that you would like to know that we've released a new
version of GUI Design Studio
(http://www.carettasoftware.com/guidesignstudio/) with lots of new
Take a look at the release about it:
Also we offer a 30 day free trial, so if it sounds of interest, you
can check it out at no cost.

29 May 2009 - 3:03am
7 years ago
2 replies

web accessibilty

What is exactly web accessibility? How to support this in different browsers?

Thanks & Regards,

Krishna veni | Senior Software Engineer | MindTree Ltd.

29 May 2009 - 1:54am
7 years ago
1 reply

hover delay

We are trying to figure out the right amount of delay time for an
interaction that happens on hover delay over an image. Does anyone know how
long the hover delay is for the Netflix hover that appears on with film
info? In our particular situation, on hover an image immediately looks
selected and on hover delay it sort of pops out in this card thing with more
info in a unique way (hard to explain here). We're trying to figure out how
long to delay before it pops out. .5 second? 1 second?

29 May 2009 - 12:02am
7 years ago
1 reply
Janna DeVylder

IxDA Fundraising Initiative

Have you wanted to participate in something for IxDA, but haven't felt like
you could devote a lot of time?

This might be an interesting initiative for you.

We are planning to hold a fundraiser by the end of June to support the
revamp of the ixda.org infrastructure. Our growth has been amazing over the
past few years, and our current infrastructure is barely able to support our
existing membership. IxDA has chosen Drupal as the technology framework for
our next-generation infrastructure.

28 May 2009 - 10:38pm
7 years ago
11 replies
Johnny Wooder

Wireframing with pencil and paper

I've noticed a general trend, especially in smaller companies, in
which ux strategy is documented/created using pencil and paper.
However, I find that these companies do not submit any formal ux
strategy to their clients. I suppose its a way to work through the
design without having the mess of formal documentation. How does
everyone feel about graphic designers coming up with ux strategy
using this method?

28 May 2009 - 7:03pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Andrei Herasimchuk
28 May 2009 - 4:31pm
Lucia Smith

[JOB]: User Experience Designer; NYC; Lime Wire LLC; Full Time

Lime Wire LLC, maker of the famous P2P file-sharing program, seeks a USER
EXPERIENCE DESIGNER for its LimeWire Store.

ideal candidate will have experience conducting user research, extracting
requirements, designing an interaction framework, iterating on your
framework, and presenting your ideas to development and management. You will
be working closely with product managers, software developers and web
designers to determine necessary features and drive the design of products.


. Working across product, development, and design teams


28 May 2009 - 3:54pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Janna DeVylder

Volunteer management for IxDA

It seems counter-intuitive to ask for a volunteer to manage volunteers, but
we need you!

It's really more than managing volunteers. We need someone (or several of
you together) to design a process for us, from how we put out a request for
participants, how we funnel people into the right positions, and once there,
how do we arm them and ensure they're spending their time where they want to

28 May 2009 - 3:23pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Steven Johnson

What % above the fold for ads?

Many years ago, I had some ad folks telling me that a 300x250 ad had
to show 1/3 above the fold (1024x768) to be sold as an
"above-the-fold" ad. It was some other fraction for a 160x600.

Either IAB.net doesn't have those details along with their other
specs, or I'm just not finding them.

Does anyone have a link to some kind of industry-wide accepted
standards or guidelines that answers the question: How much of the ad
has to show ATF before it can be sold as being ATF?