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Why do we have OS names like Mountain Lion, Jellybean, and Quantal Quetzal instead of numbers?

Less of a pressing question and more a "what happened here"? At some point in the past decade (most) OS's have switched over to these codenames for their versions with names like Mountain Lion, ...
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What should the character limit(s) for first/last name inputs be? [closed]

We want to create input fields for a user's first and last names. What should the minimum and maximum limits be, if any, and why?
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Best empirical method(s) for determining how to name something?

I'm a UX/UI designer leading the redesign of a web application that serves a primarily technical audience (DevOps professionals). A primary goal of our redesign is to make the UI more accessible to ...
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Should apps allow the use of non-Latin names?

When you have an application with an intended international audience, you are likely to run into issues with names. The W3C has some interesting documentation on names, but I'm not sure how good it ...
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Should first and last name be formatted?

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 ...
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User perception on non “.com” top level domains

I am thinking of buying a .co domain as a .com is not available for my company name. While the .co is cleaner and shorter many of us have gotten used to .com. Do users only remember the domain name ...
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Form with input boxes packed together

I'm wondering if there is an official name for this style of the form: Example uses: https://www.tumblr.com/login OR https://www.tumblr.com/register where the input boxes are packed together with ...
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Update vs Modify vs Change - Create vs Add - Delete vs Remove

I am working in a human resources management application and I have to often work with the creation/deletion/updating of people from the web interface. I'd like to know whether Update, Change and ...
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Choosing appropriate words for error levels

I develop an open-source, system monitoring tool, ServiceMon, and I'd really appreciate some help choosing the right words to use for a feature. The state of the system that is being monitored is ...
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Naming features of an app or site

Working closely with external clients, every now and then you run into one that's especially creative. They'll come up with very specific names for certain features they came up with, that don't align ...
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Which is easier to use: List of people sorted by FirstName, LastName or LastName, FirstName?

If you have a list of people, is it better to order them by FirstName, LastName or LastName, FirstName? Telephone books list by last name first: Outlook lists by first name first: Is one way ...
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How important is the match between name and content for a domain/site name?

Does the name of a site significantly influence the expectations of visitors? Specifically for domain and sub-domains with meaning; this question is excluding trademark names (google.com, yahoo.com, ...
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Options, preferences, settings, configurations: What to call them in my application?

I've seen a lot of different applications use a lot of different terminology for the part of the application that lets you change the settings. But are there any advantages/conventions as to using one ...
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Differentiate between exact date and date period (e.g., month vs. month of year)

I'm working on a web-based reporting system that allows users to create ad-hoc charts. The user selects the data to be analyzed (e.g., sales dollars, sales volume, number of employees, etc.) in ...
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What are we calling the 3 lines button in mobile apps?

This button is appearing in many mobile apps and has the function of displaying off-screen menus, whether from the top of the screen or the side. When writing tutorials for example, what is a ...
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Best way of calling urls on my website

I have a website where factories are stored in different categories, but now i was wondering how to call the factories in my urls. I have an url for showing factories in a category: ...
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What is the technical term or common name for this widget?

What would you call the UI element that allows a user to add and remove elements from a collection as the favourite / ignored tags widget on the homepage of any stack exchange site does?
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Can I reformat personal names obtained from a single form field?

I have been reading this excellent question and its answers, about collecting names from people in forms. The best answer (the accepted one anyway) seems to be to follow the W3C's advice on ...
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Fusing words for website name: confusing or doable?

Arguably UX starts with the domainname. Well perhaps a bit far-fetched, so please feel free to suggest what might be a bitter fit than UX.SE for this question, but here it is anyhow. I'm looking at ...
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Does the disappearing floating menu bar in use by Facebook and others have a name?

What I'm talking about is the Status / Photo / Check In bar in this image: It's visible when you're at the top of the scroll view, or after you scroll up and let go. It slides away when you scroll ...
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Asking for “User ID” when ID is always an email

I tend to have one username that I use for most of the sites that require it (and thankfully it is almost always available). There are a number of sites where the user ID is an email (this post was ...
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In breadcrumbs in a CMS what should I use as the page name

In our content management system, users can create/delete/edit pages for their website. When editing a page we like to show breadcrumbs. For example someone creates an about-us page. Should the ...
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Is it better to ask for 'full name' or 'first name' and 'last name' in a registration form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to make name input one field instead of first name/Last name. Wise? Worth it? I want to know that whether full name or first name and last name is better to ask ...
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What is the name of the breadcrumb/workflow UI component?

What is the correct/best name for the UI component which acts like a breadcrumb trail but indicates where the user is in a defined series of steps? You see it all the time, something like: ...
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Word for a group of numbers?

I have a list of different numbers/ID's related to a company and right now I am using the title ID's to group them but I feel that this title may not be the best. Does anyone know of any better words ...
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Intuitive cross-cultural terms for full name and name-to-be-addressed-as

If a user interface only deals with English or European languages, it's usually quite straightforward to split a user's name into given_name and surname. This way, you can easily do things like: ...
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When applications get personal

Has anyone come across research on the use of first names in applications? We're working on an application with many questions. There's a desire to use the first name of the user, their spouse's name ...
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Should I call my button “Unjoin” or “Leave”

I'm creating a web app where people can organise football games, played in the real world (screenshot below to give some context). I'm struggling to choose a good name for the button, which allows ...
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“Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content

If content-curation comes from the users for a consumer-facing site and there's no "down-vote" option, are "likes" better or "votes" better? Here's my thoughts: "Like" provides a more friendly and ...
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What is a good name for non-administrator users?

Not sure if this is the proper place for this question. In my opinion, it is related to user experience, but please correct me if I'm wrong. If you have a site/application that separate users with ...
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Why does it seems like the convention is “Last Name, First Name” all over the web?

I understand that in a long list of names that searching typing in last name first makes it easier to filter but all over the web, I see tables where names are listed as "Last Name, First Name" format ...
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How to collectively refer to Followers and Following?

In an application I’m working on we have a user profile which has currently two tabs — Followers and Following. This lists the people that are following the user and list of people that the user is ...
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Name for widget with side-by-side available/selected listboxes?

Two list-boxes, side by side, one with available items, the other with selected items, with arrows in between to move items back and forth.
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What should be the label/name of the button?

I have two sections in a user interface - "Top section" and "Bottom section" "Bottom section" - is a data grid with at least 100 rows x 100 columns. I guess the requirement is that when we change a ...
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What is the generic name for fonts that have words in them?

Is there a generic name given to fonts like this? I would also like to know if they are hand made or generated by an application.
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Should I be concerned about naming/branding a community-drive site after its audience instead of its content topic? [closed]

Should I be concerned about naming/branding a community-drive site after its audience instead of its content topic? The site specifics which may affect the answer are: the site is strictly about ...
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Offering a black/whitelist tab?

I am working on a project (browser extension) which will implement either black or whitelisting depending on the users choice. However I want to contain the GUI elements that control this/these ...
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What is the list view in Windows Explorer called?

In Windows Explorer, the Details view looks like this: As you can see, there is a list view in which the items can be sorted by one of many attributes. I would like to know what this sort of list ...
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What is Google's purpose from naming convention for android versions? Who are their target? [duplicate]

Google tend to choose attractive names for their android versions like Jelly Beans, Kitkat, Ice cream sandwich and so on. What is their main purpose from these naming conventions? Does that related to ...