While creating the Grammar Captive online search engines an important design flaw in the way many of the site’s forms were created was discovered. Users could submit their data by clicking on the button provided, but they could not submit it by depressing their ENTER/RETURN key. In fact, when they depressed the key, the page would refresh and their data would vanish. As many users would be discouraged by this outcome and fail to submit their data, and as many users are surely accustomed to submitting their data by this latter method, a solution had to be found.
After three days of experimentation users can now submit their data with the button or the key. This success has led, however, to still another task: fixing the design flaw for all of the other forms — another unwanted, but necessary delay.
A thankful, but weary developer.