In developing a web application that presents monetary data for a variety of locales, I have inquired about the differences of currency formats. In particular, I'd like to know when it is appropriate ...
Currently on my website users are required to input their phone number in a very specific format (555-555-5555). If you forget the dashes it breaks. Does anyone have a good suggestions for how to be ...
When collecting first and last name from users, should the name be formatted if it will be shown to the user again? Example: BILL is formatted to Bill It seem almost impossible to account for all ...
First, when I talk about relative times (or would dates be more accurate?), I mean these 4 minutes ago, 1 hour ago, etc. When should they be used? With what degree of precision? Shouldn't it be the ...
Should text links always be text or are there cases when it makes more sense to simply link the URL? Examples A text link might look like this: Responsive Web Design Techniques, Tools and Design ...
Every country has a different way of delimiting large numbers. In USA, we put commas between every three digits. For example, one million would appear as 1,000,000. I believe this allows the reader to ...
In my application I have a text field that should display numbers (representing money) ranging from 0 to 999 trillion. The users of my application are the general public, so displaying a scientific ...
On a current web project, we've received word from the client that we can no longer have any italicized text on the website we are building. When I asked for some reasoning, I was told that "our ...
Almost everywhere outside the United States, when short dates, e.g. 01/02/2013, are shown on computer screens, the user can't be sure whether the first two digits represent the day or the month. Is it ...
I'm currently in the process of updating the language files for a large web portal. Over time, a lot of inconsistencies have crept in, and so in different places you might see contrasting: Titles > ...
I have an application that accepts a dollar amount in $USD. Unfortunately, some people are foreign/visitors to the US and type in amounts with commas instead of periods: they format the number as ...
To space, or not to space, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to place the copyright statement in the footer of an application, or somewhere else, is beside the point. What I want ...
The site I'm working on will list contact data for dealers from around the globe. I'm uncertain what the best way to display non-US phone numbers is. Reading Local conventions for writing telephone ...
Taking it as a given that the system is not intelligent enough to be able to recognise a single result as apposed to multiple results (don't ask!), what is the correct way to represent the possibility ...
I'm looking for a full list of currency / money formatting for each locale. I know that for US for example 1500.00 USD would be formatted as $ 1,500.00 Australian user would see US$ instead of $. ...