textual labels applied to content to denote a category, decided either by the creator of content or a user of an application. Common in content rich applications to aid searching.

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Tag filters for grid layout?

I have an irregular "metro-style" grid of items of various types: Blog posts, press releases, reports etc. To the left, the user should be able to filter the grid by Topic and Content type. The topic ...
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Contextual error message

I am designing a new feature for a CMS my company uses. A few things you should know: We have content editors working mainly on adding pages to the system. We have thousands of pages, and no one ...
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How to allow users to create their own category without ending up with several variations of the same category?

I would like to create an application that allows users to create their own categories. Then other users will be able to discover those categories if they happen to be looking for the same thing. How ...
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Infinite growing item collection

We have a webapp that lets users to create their own tags and assign them data rows for identification purposes. Currently design looks something like this like this: -------------------- Created ...
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Tags or hashtags?

I have a website at www.flickwit.com. I would like to introduce tags to allow users to search for content more specifically than channels. I have been wondering which option would be more acceptable ...
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What is the difference between Categories, Keywords, Labels and Tags?

Is there a standard way of using Categories, Keywords and Tags in the context of blogs, websites and web applications? I am not sure if it is a case of these being equivalent of synonyms in some ...
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Handling hashtags in an click-to-edit-record row

Say we have a list of records displayed like this: Date Description Payer Amount --------------------------------------- 01/01 Rent Maxi $1000 12/01 Lunch with clients Bob ...
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Products in Tabs - Bad idea?

In a current project I'm trying to make an argument against a 'major feature' of the homepage of an e-commerce site. The so called feature would be the display of featured products with different tags ...
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Tag cloud for web site actions - a no-no?

I am building a website, and my designer came up with the idea of using a (3d) tag cloud to display the different actions a user can take (the site's functionality is somewhat complex, and so ...
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Is it ok to show 'might interest you' on hover-cards?

I'm trying to decide regarding content of hover-cards. The conflict I'm trying to resolve is whether it's alright to direct to other pages on my site that can interest the viewer, or should I keep it ...
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Is it ok to incorporate engine-calculation and user-improvements-votes into one relevancy grade?

Our product provides search functionality as well as profile viewing. Each profile is assigned with engine-calculated tags, with a relevancy score. Example: Profile JohnDoe is assigned the tag UX with ...
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Do non-technical/non-web savvy users understand the concept of tags?

Here at Stack Exchange we're currently wrestling with weaknesses in our tags system. As we open up new verticals – some of which include very non-technical users like cooking – we suspect that the ...
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Tags with hierarchical value (kind of priority)

I have some rules that applies to user. I wonder if a solution base on tags could be right. For example I have one user tagged: Manager, Computer scientist And I want to allow managers to buy for ...
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Symbols to represent dynamic items

This problem is not new to me. An user can have multiple interests, so he will check some items that is presented to him. For this example. Ten items of interest. So he will mark as interested in ...
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Should tags be buttons or links?

Are there any guidelines on how tags should ideally look like? Are they links, buttons, or visual "tags" with a link? I personally find tags that mimic a physical tag or strip of tape appealing, but ...
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Combine categories and tags in a blog-like website

This is a pretty specific question, but I really am not sure if it's the right way I'm thinking. It's about a music blog with lot's of different kind of articles that needs a better way of ...
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Why is a tags first letter in lower case?

Too me, it would be more natural to have tags with an initial upper case letter than a lower case letter, but that isn’t the case (pun intended). I hear no reason to why that is, but colleagues keep ...
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Is it a good idea to show a warning to users who are typing tags incorrectly?

On our site, we have a tag field that looks like the following: Today, while looking at some of our users interacting with the site, I noticed that one of them had used only spaces to separate ...
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Tagging Projects on a Portfolio

I am wanting to organize my work on my portfolio with tags. I am wondering if I should have tags describe the type of work and systems used AND a description of what the project is. For example: A ...
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Tags: preserve user order or alphabetically sort them

When the user enters some tags, should we sort them alphabetically the next time (s)he visits the page or should we preserve their original order? There is no domain context in which these tags are ...
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Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate category names?

I'm rebuilding a site from scratch and would like to make better informed decisions about UX and IA. Is it bad to use information architecture to describe multiple topics with duplicate catagory ...
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Design of tag based filtering using interesting and ignored tags

Take the general case of entries classified based on tags - a QA forum such as SO, a traditional forum that's to be designed without categories, a list of articles or blog entries, or other entity ...
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Using tags for access control

We are building a web-based application which contains a bunch of images and documents, and there is a requirement to be able to restrict what images/documents a particular user can see. (It's your ...
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Has there been an implementation of a tag hierarchy with graph edge relations?

When organizing information it is common to use either a hierarchy or tags. An element in a hierarchy is ordered within a predefined category and relates to other elements as above, below or at the ...
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Do users really need to search through a tag page?

My video site offers full search functionality that searches based on title, description and tags. I also have a category page that has 20+ categories to browse (each video is categorized as well as ...
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Should I let users tag everything in a photos website or just photos? [closed]

I am building a photo hosting/sharing website. I have a feature where users can tag their photos to be able to find and categorize them. In this website there are albums, slide shows and stories ...
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Tag form interface

This is my form: I need some help because i have no experience with web interfaces. I would like it to be estethically pleasant without taking too much space (it's rendered several times for every ...
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What are good rules for naming tags?

Similar to What are good rules for naming menu items?, what are good tag naming conventions? For example, should one pluralize the topic (wavelets) or always use the singular (wavelet)? Is it better ...
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Best description for “tags”

Although the concept of tags has become commonplace on the internet in the last few years, there are still many people that don't know what they are or what the point of them is. You want to make ...
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Easiest way to tag content

What's the most user-friendly way to provide tagging functionality to a website? I like SE's tagging system: You can use type it in but there's also autocomplete It shows each tag separately It's ...
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Tags! Massive amounts of tags and a sane interface to use them

I am working on a web application for music which uses multi-tier tagging. Artists, albums, and tracks have a separate set of tags from a pre-defined list that can be applied, plus each user may add ...
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Can tags have hierarchy?

Does anyone have experience working with nested tags? I could not find any websites that allow users to have hierarchies in their tags (equivalent to non-mutually exclusive categories). Is it a bad ...
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How to search using tags - know any good examples?

I'm working on an application where tags are structures hierarchically - so while the list of tags is organized as a tree (just like categories), the items can appear under several such tags. The ...
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good metaphor for deleting tags

I'm looking for a good example for the look and feel of tags. There are a small number (usually 0-3) tags. If there are already tags present on a record, how should the delete functionality be ...
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How to signify tag synonyms?

My UI brothers and sisters, I posted a request at Meta.StackExchange about clarifying what (s) means when adding tags on StackExchange. I think amongst us UI designers, we can agree that this is ...
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Tags interface for an desktop accounting application?

The ancient question of tags vs categories will probably never grow old. Of course, in its general form the answer is "it depends". So here's a specific case: The application is an established ...
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Are tag/word clouds useful?

A lot of blogs or other types of sites with a lot of content use tag clouds, where trending words are shown and popular words are displayed larger. For example Should you put a tag cloud on your ...
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What makes a good tag separator?

I'm building an application to allow technical people to enter configuration changes. I'd like to add tags to each change. Right now I'm using spaces, commas and semicolons. It appears SO uses ...
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Making it clear which items in a long list are selected

I'm trying to design a portion of a web interface that allows users to tag items and view all items with a tag or set of tags on them - think gmail, if gmail allowed you to easily select multiple tags ...