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Do input box highlights improve user experience?

Modern operating systems and web browsers lightly highlight text input fields on mouseover: The highlight is so minimal it's easy to overlook. Other form elements (such as dropdowns) highlight more ...
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How to show or highlight changed content

We are currently designing a web application for internal use. In the attached screenshot you can see a table where the second record is selected. The text right of the table are further fields of ...
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Highlight the selected image in a slideshow - more or less opacity?

I'm working on the Image Gallery of a webshop. There are 6 thumbnail-images, that can be clicked and are displayed in full-size above. How should you show the currently selected thumbnail? ...
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Highlighting a property in combobox

I am currently doing an application with a combobox, like this: Obviously the visuals can be better, but leaving that aside: How can I highlight a boolean property of a particular element? A ...
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Better usability if form inputs have a background highlight?

I'm designing a pretty long form right now and am curious if it attracts the eye more and focuses users on filling out input fields if they're slightly highlighted if there's no values in there yet. ...
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How to highlight the selected option when there are only 2 elements

Let's say there are two button's with icons, for example a typical "Grid View" and "List View" buttons, and I don't want to use bevels to create a "pushed" effect. Let's say I'm doing it in a simple ...
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Are downvotes/dislikes useful if not highlighted?

I was watching a video on youtube and noticed their like/dislike bar. They have had this new design for quite some time now. In the earlier youtube, the dislike bar would be red and distinctly ...
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Best way to highlight DOM elements given the following situation and requirements?

Situation Very simple. A user is moving a mouse over a web page. Every element the mouse moves over receives a highlight as the mouse touches it, and the highlight is not there when the mouse is not ...
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'Mark as read' on items that can not be 'opened'

Background: In the application I'm working on we have a feature which basically gives you important updates on whats happening in your business. These updates appear as notifications in the header ...
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Copy/pasting something that's clickable

I have a use case where an element on the page is the most obvious place to link from the list view to the instance view, but users also sometimes need to copy/paste the element text. Because the ...
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4answers
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What is the most intuitive way to highlight items which require attention or were updated since last log-in?

We are writing an app that manages workflow processes. Users needs to be able to identify which task have been updated since their last log-in and which tasks require their input. The tasks are ...
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Switching to tab which has error when there's an error

I noticed this issue a few times. An app has a settings page where the settings are split into different tabs in a tab control. I hit update, an error shows up and I scan the current tab for the ...
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Tracking/displaying changes in documents

Modern office products has a feature to track and highlight changes. Old versions of Miscrosoft Word used two colors (striked-out red for deleted and green for inserted text), while recent version ...