forms – Standard style for text that opens hover tool tip?

Most applications/websites either have an icon (often a question mark) to indicate you can hover over it (but then the hover only works on the icon, not the label) or no special formatting at all. The answer here suggests using a dotted line as well; I vaguely remember old Windows (3.x) help files working the same way.

Stack Exchange has a lot of labels / links with tooltips:

  • almost all dates/timestamps (the ‘asked 14 mins ago’, which appears on your user card while I’m writing this, the two ‘today’s currently under the question title)
  • the links under each post (‘share’, ‘edit’, ‘follow’, etc.)
  • most cases where a number larger than 1000 isn’t shown exactly, such as the number of views of a question

They do not have a common style. Perhaps if they would, users on a touchscreen device would wonder about what the common style would mean; after all, they are unable to access hovers.

ux designer – What feedback evaluation tool would you recommend?

We will soon be lauching a beta test with an app and would like to evaluate feedback that we
receive from the beta test group by email or phone.
Now the question for you:

Which tools are recommended for this? We would like to sort the answers according to features and other criteria and at the end get a dashboard that we can also present to our clients. Would be great if it were freeware too^^.

dnd 5e – What is the point of tool proficiencies

What’s even the point of skill proficiencies? You can accomplish the same thing with a tool proficiency, so is there even a point?

All (non-armor) proficiencies in D&D 5e do the exact same thing– they let you add your proficiency bonus to some sort of roll. Skill and tool proficiencies, in particular, both let you add your proficiency bonus to certain ability checks. For skills, that’s anything involving the use of that skill. For tools, that’s anything involving the use of those tools.

Because proficiencies in 5e don’t stack– you either add your proficiency modifier or you don’t– having overlapping tool and skill proficiencies is bad. For example, there’s practically no benefit to having proficiency with disguise kits and the deception skill– you can leverage your skill at pulling off disguises pretty much every time you can tell a lie and vice versa.

So, then, broader skills and tools are, obviously, better than specific ones. Tools aren’t inherently more or less broad than skills, though. They are just different.

Skills, in the most default RAW context, are tied to specific abilities by being subsets of them. That means Perception proficiency will only ever apply to Wisdom checks in such a context.

Tools, on the other hand, are not tied to any one ability score. Instead, they are tied to the involvement of the tools or parts of the tools in the task. That means that Thieves’ Tools proficiency, while typically applied to Dex checks, could also apply to e.g. an Intelligence check to analyze how a defeated construct worked, provided the tools were used to disassemble it as part of the check.

Tools, then, are better when you have several different ability scores involved in what is essentially a single task or family of tasks and want to add your proficiency bonus to all of them, while skills are better when you want to ensure that a single attribute will be exclusively used for a particular kind of activity.

Please share email marketing tool

My honest suggestion is to invest in a email marketing tool instead of using a free one. You need to invest in tools for your business and the email marketing one is probably the most important.

Don’t use Mailchimp cause you’ll gonna regret it when your business will get bigger and you’ll figure out all the limitations it has.
The worst thing is to create all your automation and email funnels on Mailchimp, and realise months after that you need to move everything to a service that allows you to do more things. Trust me, you don’t want to go through this.

I tried all the most popular ones, and I can tell you that Active Campaign is the best on the market. It’s the more usable, it covers all the areas you need for an online business and is supported everywhere.


interface – Legacy system content import tool

welcome to Stack Exchange. I’m also fairly new around here.

Your question is a bit broad one. It heavily depends on three factors
– Technology Details
– Userbase
– Company’s time and investment on this process.

In a most Google-y way, whole process can be done with a single button click and it could be done on the background for your users but I get that there’s no such technology involved with the project.

Letting your users handle the migration is a one way to approach but there goes the technical factors. Are users previous users or are you trying to get leads from competitors? Are the data been stored on JSON files or are they some special format specific to the regional educational technology standards.

So as you can see there’s lots of stuff that you need to clarify so we can also give you specific answers.

Oh, forgot to answer your question. As a user (and I believe most of the users are the same) I love one click import tools where I don’t do anything at all. Doing work for the tools are boring and not user-friendly at all -unless they’re paying to that task. For example, I recently imported my 1Password registries to Bitwarden. There was a very simple guide on Bitwarden explaining how to export my registries from 1Password. After exporting I just selected the exported file from Bitwarden and my whole process was done within 4 clicks. That’s how an import function work. Export file, select import, select file, click start import. Hope this would answer your question.

Love to hear more about the project if you’d like to talk more in detail.

python – Creating database and reporting tool out of xml files sourced from FTP

I have few questions regarding a reporting tool that I am trying to create. For better understanding let me describe the scenario first.

I am trying to create an automated reporting tool, which would allow me to bulk query a database of inputs which are sourced from the xml files sitting on an FTP server. I am looking at annual data stored in a zip archive containing multiple xml files with incremental updates issued almost everyday. In the first part of my project, I would like to create an automated download and schedule tool which would fetch the smls from the FTP and update the existent inputs depending on the key (e.g. user ID).

Here are the questions that I am struggling to address:

1) As these are separate files, what would be the best way to compile all this in one single file?
(I wanted to do this via SSIS and SQL, however, since SQL can not accommodate database that is bigger than 10 Gb (the current set of files amounts to 15+Gb), I am looking for the best alternative solution.

2) Is there any solution/software that would be able to create a read-only database straight off the XML files? I.e. without having to convert it in any other format? Also (if there is none) what would be the best alternative to SQL, given its limitations?

Many thanks, keep well!