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How to represent a translated formula in an accessible and visually clear way?

I'm working on porting a website copy from old system to new. One item of content has me flummoxed as to what to do with it. It is a mathematical formula, written in english. HOWEVER, it is saved as ...
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What is considered best practice for using color in website text?

I'm in charge of a website that looks more or less like this: It needs some work, but I'm mostly worried about defending one aspect of the design: keeping the text black or at least grayscale. My ...
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How should text blocks be labelled?

Given the three below text blocks, how should I label the first one "Continent", the second "Country", and the third "City"? The three text blocks are meant to be read as one continuous narrative in ...
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Dropdown/ Combo box Lengthy text management

I would like to know how to show lengthy text in dropdown list. Each list item are more of a 2-3 line lengthy. Any suggestions will be appreciated. On hover tool tip is right way for dropdown list?
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machine-readable and human-readable text representation of a recurring schedule

We're working on an "import from Excel" feature to speed up bulk data entry, especially when moving data from another B2B system into ours. Of the 20-ish fields we'll be importing, only one of them ...
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Mobile: Apply text field focus with keyboard or not?

I'm interested in the drawbacks when applying auto focus with keyboard on text fields. I'm redesigning an application where the user have to enter PIN etc. Normally the user have to enter maximum ...
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Which text delivers clearer message to users

we are going to provide an in-app purchase item, so that user can unlock every blocked features in the app. However, this doesn't include removing ads-free. In order to ensure users really understand ...
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Icon only vs. text and icon

Im working on a project now but I'm not sure if an icon alone is accessible (AA) or if it needs to be accompanied by text? Which would meet the AA standards?
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How to create a fun breakpoints while reading long texts in mobile

I'm doing a mobile app, where the user may be facing 10 pages of only text (no visuals at all). The user doesn't have to read all the pages for using the App but we want to encourage it. I want to ...
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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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Allow multiple actions for each word of a text

I'm searching for a way to have a quick method of applying two different actions to each word within a text. I currently try do design a UI to help myself learn new vocabulary by reading texts. For ...
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How to explain ID card format in text?

In an iOS app I have a identity card field. I want to show users the format. What the most appropriate/clear to describe the following regex: [XYZ]{1}[0-9]{7}[TRWAGMYFPDXBNJZSQVHLCKET]{1} Currently ...
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What is the best way to align a paragraph beside an image?

The webpage has small paragraphs (5-6 lines) with images on the right of each paragraph. The text in paragraph is left aligned. The paragraph is not always as big as the height of the image that is on ...
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Should text on the web be justified?

Are there any studies on the use of justified text in web apps? How does justification affect screen legibility? Example of justified text:
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Is there a standard fake company, product, brand, etc. to use in example text?

I need to build something like Please enter a company and product you would like to study. E.g. you can enter "Apple" and "iPhone." But I don't want to implicitly promote any company or product ...
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Standard for entering latitude/longitude in text fields

Is there a standard for users to enter latitude and longitude into two text fields? Decimal degrees is probably easiest, as it can be entered in one single fell swoop. The standard for geocaching (...
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“Replace Image” or “Swap Image,” which is better to use?

My coworker and I are wondering which is more appropriate to use: replace image or swap image. I'm rooting for replace, which I think sounds more professional. However, my coworker makes a very good ...
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Why is text justified in newspapers, but not on the web?

As per UX studies, which say you should not justify text on the web. In that case, then why do newspapers justify text? Dyslexic users read newspapers and magazines as well. What is the difference ...
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What is the best way to show additional information on a single word in a block of text & how should the user know about it?

If I have, say, a long paragraph of text and there are certain words that I want the user to be able to tap to reveal a lot of extra information but within the same page, how do I do it ? ...
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Blue text - link?

Quick question! Is it OK to use blue text color if the text is not a link? Example: Would you assume that the blue text is a clickable link?
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Indicating that text was user-modified

My application includes a simple table/grid view, that is initally populated with money values by an automated calculation. Users will usually just take the values as they are, but they have the ...
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Can we use “&” symbol instead of “and” in the main menu navigation items of a web application?

I have menu items like "Logs and Statistics" and I thought we could mention it as "Logs & Statistics". What is the recommended way?
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Can I optimize this command-line interface?

I am designing a command-line interface for users and administrators to interact with an online radio system. One of the administrator tasks is assigning songs and albums to various genres. This is ...
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Is left-aligned text generally preferable over centered text?

I am currently reviewing the usability of some internal reports. One thing which strikes me as odd is that all the text is centered. I always prefer left-aligned text. But apart from my personal ...
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Is video more effective than traditional text help?

Does anyone have experience with users' success or failure in using video or "task recording", as opposed to traditional textual help to complete their task or get more information? Additionally, ...
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When is it OK to use text as an image?

I'm having a bit of a struggle explaining why we should not use text as an image on a new website build. The design team would like to add a quote pulled from the main content but in order to style ...
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All capital titles: good or bad?

What is the recommended use for all capitals titles? For example: THIS IS A TITLE. The website http://camvine.com/ has all capital titles, e.g. MARKET SECTORS. Good, bad?
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How to display adequate info without looking “busy”

So I'm making a section of a web page for an "event management" system. The system works as follows: The Organizer Email field is an autocomplete. You start typing an email and it performs an AJAX ...
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When a text field should have Clear button?

I'm talking about little cross appearing inside text field after typing a text, espessially for search fields in desktop interfaces. But any considerations about general text fields on any platforms ...
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Using “prompts” on iOS Navigation Bars

SOME CONTEXT In iOS, there is a standard text "prompt" element that can be added to a top NavigationBar like this: I have released an app which has a list of car models that the user can select. ...
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Multiple choice forms with radio: Should the choices be arranged horizontally, vertically, or in a square?

My work involves designing the interface for quizzes taken by college students. When designing for quizzes, what would be the easiest arrangement to read for my users: horizontal, "square", or ...
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Avoiding offensive language in publishing App

I am working on a mobile app that allows the users create long videos picking up small clips. Then the user selects a title for the video and it is published in different networks (Facebook, Youtube, ...
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Append truncated text with “Read more” or “Show more” (or other?)

Let's say I've got a block of text on a page that I want to truncate to save 'real estate' on the page. I'll crop the copy (not mid word if I can help it) and add an ellipsis (...) and a hyperlink. ...
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Is it better to convert ALL CAPS messages to Title Case for user-submitted content?

I recently added this "elderly filter" for our customer reviews at work. It detects if the review was (mostly) written with caps lock on, it should change it the review to title case. I noticed we ...
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What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?

We're showing a pie graph that would show something like 53% male, 41% female and 7% unknown. The "unknown" category includes many reasons we can't tell: we don't know, we can't know for legal ...
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Is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotated text easier to read?

When rotating text with css, should it be rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise? Is one more readable than the other? Counter Clockwise:     —    ...
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The Right way to Write

A slightly belated festive question! Why do we write on the right hand side of cards (and books)? In English and many other languages, we typically begin writing in the top left and move rightwards ...
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How to choose the text on the submit button in forms?

REGISTER Username ----------------------- |_____________________| Password ----------------------- |_____________________| .------. | Submit | '------' When designing forms, do you customize ...
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Single word wrapping to new line in a paragraph on mobile device

Recently I've been approached by a non techincal member of my team with regards to how paragraphs are being displayed on various different mobile devices and desktops. They are particularly concerned ...
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Color choice for maximum legibility of text on glass

In our office we have transparent glass doors and we want to put text stickers on them. For example, name of the person or room function. The question is what color should be stickers to provide ...
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Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?

I am typically using it to indicate that specific portion of textual information is different or less important (auxilliary) than the rest: Order Rejected (No money left)
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How many characters to show before truncate a review on mobile device?

Working on Customers reviews in mobile app. Does anybody know how to determine the best amount of text to show before truncating? or whether to not truncate at all? Here are some statistics from "big ...
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Why does facebook like button have the text “Like”?

I am wondering what is the need for Facebook for showing the text "Like" when they most popular hand symbol to show the like button. My main concern is that we have a platform for note book ...
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How to design usable web site terms & conditions?

What are some guidelines and examples for designing usable legal terms for web sites? I know that most users don't read it, but are there innovative ways to improve readability and presentation of ...
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Best way to fit text in a limited amount space

I have a series of columns that have a header like so: What is the best option when it comes to readability and getting the information needed on the screen? I am currently resizing long headers in ...
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What is the best way to label placeholder call-to-actions?

I'm creating a search input where the user can search for: restaurants, dishes, and cuisines. I was wondering when it comes to placeholder text what is the most proper way to label this call-to-action?...
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Card-based design for singular content

How can I create a card-based design for an Android app that displays questions, in a way that allows the user to focus on one question at a time—without making the cards or the screen look empty? ...
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Reasoning for highlighting a sentence in the middle of an article

I noticed a trend in many news websites where a sentence from the article is duplicated and highlighted somewhere else on the page, for example: Personally, while I think it is visually pleasing as ...
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Guidelines for Console UI (CLI)

I have to build a Console UI which will consist of a few main groups each consisting of nested labels and input fields. Are there any guidelines out there for making something like this easy to ...
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On feeds, should newer items be at the bottom or the top?

I make feeds for a living and unless I'm mixed-up, on all the feeds I can think of, from Whassapp down, of course new items appear at the top of the page, the top of the list. (I.E., the old items ...