research – Should there be more square and round shaped buttons than there are at the moment in the main part of webpages and apps?

References regarding optimal and minimum contact area or touch target size on mobile devices (also similar question previously on UXSE here) suggest that the contact area should fit the rough size and contact point on a thumb.

Weighing up the pros and cons for a square or round shaped button or call-to-action, it doesn’t seem like there is enough square or round shaped buttons because of the amount of body text and length of characters used on labels and the typical way layouts are structured on webpages that focus a lot more on the width than height.

However, when we look at the proliferation of cards and tiles being used on many mobile apps and website home pages, it seems to suggest that they are more useful in certain types of contexts.

Also, in game interface designs where there is less emphasis on reading text (e.g. in dialogues) and more focus on interactions, buttons don’t tend to be rectangular shaped but have shapes that seem to be more fit for the purpose of optimizing the touch area.

With the more common use of voice-as-an-interface and also with more traffic now coming directly from mobile devices, is there any particular reason that there are not more square or round-shaped buttons on user interfaces? Is this a trend that we would expect to see more on the body of a webpage rather than just on the areas of the screen that are more condensed (e.g. menu headers and toolbars)?

dnd 5e – Can you use a sending stone while you’re wild shaped

Per the description of the Sending Stones:

Sending Stones come in pairs, with each smooth stone carved to match the other so the pairing is easily recognized. While you touch one stone, you can use an action to cast the sending spell from it.

And the description for Wild Shape states; “You can’t cast spells”. At least not until you’re high enough level.

Food for thought

The sending stones only work once per day. You can Wild Shape twice per rest. So you could Wild Shape, do your recon, revert to normal, use the stone, Wild Shape again, and then head back to the party.

dnd 5e – Does using an Owl’s “Talons” action while Wild Shaped count as taking the Attack action?

The “Talons” action is the Talons action, not the Attack action.

However, the owl can take the Attack action and use its talons to make an attack

Note that all capitalization in the preceding sentences is significant.

The Monster Manual (p. 10) is clear that the actions listed in the stat block of a creature are additional to and different from the actions available to all creatures in the Player’s Handbook. So the Talons action is the Talons action.

As such, if they take the Talons action they cannot:

  1. Use Flurry of Blows because it isn’t the Attack action,
  2. Use Extra Attack (if they have one) because it isn’t the Attack action,
  3. Use the Monk’s unarmed strike damage because Talons is a “melee weapon” and, as such, is neither an unarmed strike nor or a monk weapon.

The owl can, of course, take the Attack action and use its talons to make attacks. This would allow Extra Attack and Flurry of Blows but not the monk damage. It can use its talons to make an attack because talons are a weapon available to owls in the way that a sword or spear is available to creatures with hands if they have a sword of spear.

The wildshaped druid/monk is better off ignoring the Talons and simply using the Attack action to make unarmed strike(s) – these get all of the above benefits with the only downside being that on very, very rare occasions you might prefer to do slashing rather than bludgeoning damage although, offhand, I can’t recall when this would ever come up.

So, since there appears to be no difference between the Talons action and an Attack action using talons to attack, why make the distinction? Well, for the owl there isn’t a difference but for other creatures (e.g. those with the Multiattack action see Can you benefit from Bladesong while Shapechanged into a Marilith?, or multi-part actions like the Giant Toad’s bite – if you take the Attack action you can’t start the grapple that is part of the Bite action) it does make a difference. I venture to suggest that this was a deliberate design decision to stop the sorts of exploits that high-level characters can do with things like wildshape – a giant toad that has one opportunity per turn to start a grapple is one thing, one that has three or four?

Plot – Determine the volume of an irregularly shaped triangular prism

I need help using Mathematica to determine the volume of an irregularly shaped triangular prism. I have very little experience with Mathematica, but thought that this task could easily be done with the program.

The generated shape should look like this:

Graphics3D [

Prism [{{3,767, 4,523, 1}, {0, 0, 0}, {7,948, -2,451, 0}, {3,699,

8,156, 1}, {1,146, 10,24, 0}, {4,837, 10,24, 0}}]]

I tried using the Volume [] function, but without luck. Any help would be appreciated!

Unit – Programmatically create a trigger in an unusually shaped room

So I try to create a trigger in each of my rooms. These spaces can be created by players. Basically, I have to know all the objects in a room. These rooms can be designed in a strange and wonderful way. I'm having trouble figuring out how to "fill" an area? The other problem is that some walls are curved.

My current thinking is:

  • Loop over all walls in a scene. Make 4 raycasts from each side of the wall and see if we hit other walls. If we do that, we are probably in one room.

  • From the offset, literally check every adjacent knot until we fill the room. Once I have that, I'm not sure what to do with it.

How do I create boundaries that I can check for collisions with this data?

dnd 5e – Can a multi-class bard / druid use intersecting words while shaped wildly?

Cut words:

Also in the third stage you will learn how to use your joke to distract, confuse and otherwise destroy the trust and competence of others. If a creature you can see within 60 feet of you makes an attack roll, skill check, or damage roll, you can use your reaction to consume one of your uses of Bardic Inspiration to roll a Bardic Inspiration die and subtracting the number rolled from the role of the creature. You can use this feature after the creature rolls the die, but before the GM determines whether the attack roll or ability check is successful or fails, or before the creature does its damage. The creature is immune if it cannot hear you or if it is immune to spells.

Wild Shape (relevant part only)

You retain the benefits of features from your class, race, or other source and can use them if the new form physically can. However, you can't use any of your special senses like Darkvision unless your new shape also has that sense.

Well, even though there are "words" in the title of the skill, it never says you have to speak. In fact, "you are simply distracting, confusing, and otherwise destroying others' trust."

It means the target creature must be able to hear, it does not mean that it has to understand you. Although the last call arrives at the DM, it is likely that you can still be distracted and distracted by roaring, screeching, etc. in their wildly shaped form. A dancing, roaring bear, for example, is still pretty distracting.

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User Interface Guide – Is it useful to have different shaped buttons together?

I know you only ask for the format and my answer is a bit more complex, but this could definitely help you.

Make buttons intuitive and change their position

More buttons, more options, more decisions.
Easy to take no or the wrong action.

We should get users to take the right actions by prioritizing each link or button. We can use font thickness, font size and colors for it. Of course, the biggest button should be the most important.

The position is absolutely important so that the user can prevent the scanning of the back side. Scanning backwards is not good and breaks the natural flow. This creates unnecessary scrolling that may lead to doubts. Again, users with doubts or too many options tend to take no or the wrong actions.

See some examples:

PS: It's a mobile example, but works pretty much the same on the desktop. The most important thing is the concept.

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What Animal Improvements Can a Simic Hybrid Druid Keep on Wild Shaped?

What Animal Improvements Can a Simic Hybrid Druid Keep on Wild Shaped?
Manta Glide, nimble climber, underwater adaptation, lifting attachment, carapace and / or acid spit?

Does the type of beast that I am working on Wild Shape determine, if I can keep a certain animal improvement? For example, if I wanted to make a wild crab, would I keep my trailer attachment feature? What if I wildly turn into a bear?