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Make user aware that he cannot enter arbitrary values into textbox?

In my current web project I have a textbox where the user can enter a bid for an auction. However, to prevent bidding of arbitrary sums, only certain values that match predetermined intervals are ...
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Displaying two similar adjacent numerical values

I am adding functionality to incorporate E-Cigarettes into our EMR. Currently, a user may select from a variety of drop-down lists that allow them to choose the amount smoked, cartridge size, ...
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Is number agreement necessary?

I want to display some attributes with a cardinal number. The following is an example with a software testing framework, but this question applies to more general cases: 1 Error 4 Success 5 ...
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Combined data and unit form field

Assume you’re helping to design the GUI of a WYSIWYG word processor. Users shall be able to change font size. There could be relative controls for larger and smaller and there could be keyword-based ...
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Slider control when there is no maximum value

I'm trying to design a control where the user can enter a figure that has no maximum value. For example, how many miles that person wants to travel that year. There's a text field there for direct ...
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Entering order amount with clicks in a game

So there's this control in an RTS game that lets you set an order amount. Due to being in a fast-paced games' UI, we cannot afford "slow" numeric input, so clicks are preferred. We also have very ...
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Is there a way to have a user only input multiples of 5,000?

In the web app I'm designing, The user will input a restricted value that is a multiple of 5,000 with a minimum of 5,000. The maximum could potentially go up to maybe 1,000,000. (In actuality there ...
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How to make HTML5 number input field more user friendly?

I am upgrading my website to adopt HTML5 standard. I have a field that only accepts integers from 0-99. Originally it has the following code: <input name='age' type='text' size=2 maxlength=2> ...
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Should quantities with unit labels be left- or right-aligned in a grid?

e.g. 3 months 12 years, 3 months 10 years 8 years, 6 months
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What's the best way to group digits of a large number/code?

I am in a situation where I need to display a barcode of 18 alphanumeric characters. In case the barcode scanner is broken or cannot read for any reason, the operator will have to manually type in ...
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Show that a higher or lower number is better

This post is similar to another of mine, but going in a different direction. The problem: How can we show that a higher number or a lower number is better? For example, suppose we have a percentage, ...
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Adjustable number input element?

I am looking for examples of a ui element that allows users to modify a number either by typing or "interacting" with the number (slide, drag, +/- etc.) The specific use case is where a user will ...
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Displaying prices, where lower is better, in a graph

When displaying prices (where lower prices are better) in a chart, should the lower price be at the top or bottom? I'm asking, because usually higher placement = better result, but it's ...
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Best way of making a credits transfer dialog

I am designing a dialog which would allow user to transfer credits from his account to "an object's account". Transfer is only in one direction -- after you confirm transfering credits to an object's ...
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What is the best way to input cm of body measures?

In my web application the user have to save their measures of the following parts of the body: Head Neck Chest Hip Feet The value stored in the database could store two decimals too. So I thought ...
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What is the appeal of old style numbers and why do modern fonts still include them?

Here's text rendered with Raleway, a font designed around 2012, according to Google Fonts:             I'm far from a font expert, but the ...
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What is the correct way to format cents and dollars in a grid column with a total?

I have a grid with columns that are formatted as cents and dollars. By default, the tender and amount columns are being formatted as integers, but for the total we are formatting it as 2 decimal ...
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How to best align numbers and text in one column?

I am struggling with small redesign of our app's screens. I have a few labels + values (one under the other) which contain numerical and text data. Another complication is that some of those numeric ...
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Why show usage numbers on the website?

Many websites show their usage statistics. For example, this website on the bottom of the page shows the number of people that are using the website at the moment, and how many updates were made. It's ...
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Best solution to show the number of comments?

I wonder which solution is better, is there really a better solution or maybe it depends on context?
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What is the reason to show animated numbers counting towards the final number?

In some apps, when navigating to a page that has number showing one or more different numbers it will animate from zero to the final number in about 0.5 seconds, counting upwards. Till example if the ...
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Numeric input - alternatives to slider / text field for mobile game?

For our game the player's occasionally required to enter numbers. Sometimes it's the number of units to buy and in that case typically a number between 1 and 10,000, other times it's goods to buy, in ...
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Integer input field: special case for unbounded / unlimited

I am developing a form where the user needs to enter the maximum number of allowed things. Zero is a legitimate value meaning that none are allowed. I need to find a special value to indicate that ...
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Should content be left aligned or right aligned in a table that contains a mix of text and numbers?

I have many tables within a site that have a mixture of both numeric values of all types (currency, integers, etc) and columns that contain text. What is the guidelines or standards for alignment? ...
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Should large numbers be formatted with delimiters?

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 ...
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How should numbers be aligned in a table column?

We have tables that have numbers as data on a few columns. They are not currency numbers that add up to a total but just regular integers. For example, the number of subscribers. Should they be ...
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number justification in HTML table cells where some cells are editable and some are not?

A convention in financial software is to right-justify numeric and currency values when they are displayed in a table. This allows easy top-to-bottom scanning and summing of numbers. The same ...
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Why do coins in some countries not display their denomination? [closed]

Coins have two levels of interfaces: a physical interface (their size, shape and weight) -- usable by vending machines and to certain extent by people with long-established habits of using these ...
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Representing large numbers

I'm developing a charting application. There could be a situation where I would have to display large numbers on the chart. The problem is that they number labels have to fit inside the chart columns, ...
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How fluent should filters be?

I have a few types of filters for a table and they should be concatenated. So in the end I should get something like this: URL contains google.com and Visits > 1000 and Date is before 30.12.2011 ...
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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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Counting to Infinity - Are counters usable?

As the web gets older and bigger the numbers in a lot of counters will tend to increase more and more. I'm very curious about the implications in usability and user experience: Are these big numbers ...
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In a high precision meter do I display battery voltage as a fractional number of volts or as a whole number of millivolts?

There's an Android battery meter application for enthusiasts (control freaks actually) that displays the remaining charge percentage and the current voltage. A typical phone will use a Li-Ion battery ...
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What's more readable, reading an ordered list vertically or horizontally? [duplicate]

For example, I have a numbered list, what is easier for an average user to read ? Vertically [1] [5] [2] [6] [3] [7] [4] [8] OR Horizontally [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] ...
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Numeric data input in a web based scientific software

(Note: I'm more a backend developer, so please forgive my lack of UX terminologies. Don't hesitate to edit the text or the tags) We are working on an online scientific software with specific ...
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What is correct format for displaying financial number specifically zero in an application?

In our application we have a number of views that display financial numbers. I am just trying to figure out what is the best way to display zero or no value. Is there a standard format. Quote Number ...
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Line numbers in text editor

Okay this sounds like a question a six year old would ask, (and I hope there is an empirical answer) so here's my inner child: In programming numbers start from from zero but why do line numbers in ...
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What android UI control fits for selection of number in large range?

I'm working on a application for tracking body mass measurements. I need the user to be able to input a number representing body weight, whose magnitude ranges from 0.00 kg to normally 300.00 kg. The ...
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Best way to label ranges of values

This is more or less a style guide question. I'm curious if anyone is aware of any official style guides that deal with this problem well. I tried to come up with a general approach but I'm curious to ...
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Inputting percentages - in decimal or whole number form?

I've come across a situation in a form where one group of people is expecting an input field for a percentage value to be whole numbers, whereas the other expects decimal values. Either way when the ...
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Representing how many you have with how many they want

I have a problem whereby we are asking a user for multiple items. This is in a gaming scenario and the game has lots of items. Each item is manufactured from other items and is only counted once it ...
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What should be ideal date on calendar icon?

I am designing a calendar icon for an app, I am putting a random date right now on it, what should be ideal date that I should put. Is there any usability research done on the same? I know the best ...
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Conventions for the display of large numbers

I have a grid column which can display numbers ranging from single digits and into the billions. I think that at some point we need to switch from displaying the whole number to using abbreviations, ...
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Is a number easier to read with the thousand separator?

This may sound like a stupid question but I'm being taken to task for this at the moment. Personally I believe that it's easier to read 1,234.56 than 1234.56. However there are others that are saying ...
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Is there a standard “to left justify text and right justify numeric values.”

I'm being told by an experienced BA (> 25 years) that "Numeric numbers are usually totaled therefore should be right justified." And that text should always be left justified. I have never heard ...
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Is it good practice to only accept numeric keystrokes in number-only fields?

I have a form that only takes in numbers as it represents a dollar amount. Currently, the form only accepts numerical keystrokes. Is this good practise?