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Monthly Archives: January 2010

10 easy tips that will help you create better print style

Print style sheets have been somewhat forgotten, and yet they remain important all the same. Many people print out articles to read while traveling or when they have no access to the Internet.
Print style sheets have definite benefits. For example, reading on paper is less tiring on the eyes than reading on screen.
Also, following tutorials is easier if you have one next to you, with your code editor open on the screen; that way, you don’t have to switch windows every time to look something up.


When to show inline validation

A List ApartI’ve recently been reviewing usability of web forms and came across this article on A list Apart. Inline Validation in Web Forms

The wonderful thing about this article is they show eye tracking results and web form efficiency using different types of inline validation (After, While and Before). They actually time how long it takes users to fill out the same for using different methods of validation. We’ve actually had this exact argument in the office trying to decide which method was best.

Thank you for settling an ongoing dispute LukeW and everyone at A List Apart