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How best to display truncated links?

I'm working on a Q&A platform, and I was wondering. Within My Account you can check your questions, answers and comments such as [Your answer] Date: [XX-XX-XX] Number of answers:[XX] ...
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Optimum number of characters in a column on an iphone or android device?

Hello everyone I was trying to fit the some names in the colomn in iPhone and Android screen. I dont know how to optimze this number to get maximum no of text in both screen. Does this number depends ...
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“Device in use” phrasing

I'm making an android app, in it there's a settings section regarding notifications. There's a category of settings that apply only when the device is currently being used, and the category is labeled ...
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Is there a difference between 'Attempts remaining' and 'Attempt N of X'?

I am trying to load a third-party script in my program. If the script fails to load properly then I will attempt to load again a set number of times. I need to inform the user that this reload attempt ...
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Do all screens need headings?

Trying to understand a particular element of standards and best-practices. I'm tasked with designing a new dashboard for an internal system (note: SEO is not part of the equation; security ...
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Slick text transitions for game tutorial

Are there any names for the techniques/transitions used to make text appear in a slick, and attention grabbing (but unobtrusive) way? A typical use case for this is the tutorial level of a game, ...
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What is the readability rationale for unspaced em dashes in sentences

An "em-dash" is what the experts call hyphens separating words in a sentence... as distinct from a hyphenated-word. English grammar rules apparently promote having no space surrounding these em-dashes ...
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Collapsible content vs. static text for FAQ/Information page

I am designing a simple FAQ/information page. We already have one, which you can view here: http://merchantfuse.com/site/general EDIT Use this link for example As you can see we use collapsible ...
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Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design

It's a well established recommendation for publications containing masses of continuous text to use hyphenation. Are there any ideas or guidelines on how hyphenation should be (not) used on ...
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Can italics be used to de-emphasise text?

In this example picture of text, the role of the italics was to de-emphasise the duration. Generally, italics are used to add emphasis. Am I incorrect in my assumption that this does, actually, ...
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Graph number alignment

It's only a small thing but it has me stumped. I have a graph that displays the numbers from +10 to -60 along the left hand side & also replicated along the right hand side. So say for example ...
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Where to put information about an app?

I am creating an Android application where users enter in their GPA, SAT, and ACT scores and select majors that they are interested in. The output shows a list of colleges in descending order of how ...
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Is content teasing effective?

so lately I've been wondering, if there's any research on efficiency of content teasers, and by that I mean blurred content (for example: answers to questions) with registration button. My main ...
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How should I capitalize and format references to UI field entries?

Several sources recommend capitalizing and formatting references to UI element labels just as they appear in the UI. My question is how should I capitalize categorical references to the information I ...
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What is the best practice for data table cell content alignment

We are currently working on a windows based application where users capture data. Some data is captured in a table where other data is captured in text blocks. Im currently faced with the dilemma of ...
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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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Explaining to computer illiterate users - text vs images of text

I'm having difficulty explaining the differences between text and images of text (or text in images in general). I've stated that: When text is text, parts of the text can normally be selected and ...
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alternative to 'menu' when placing text with a hamburger nav stack icon

Ive been trying to think through some alternative text to place next to a hamburger nav icon. I feel 'menu' sounds like a restaurant, although the only other thing i could think of was to use the ...
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What are some good methods for displaying large amounts of text?

I have a lot of text for the website and all of them are important. I cant cut down the text much. Then, is there any better way to represents those text? The contents include some bullet points ...
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Displaying percentage difference from zero

I need to display the difference in percentage from the old value with the new one. I got the formula and it's working except I don't know what I should display if one if the value is zero and the ...
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Navigation on side – dealing with link lengths – different font sizes?

At the moment I am building a webpage where the main navigation is located on the side, not at the top. The page uses a CMS where the user can create own menu links. That means if someone enters a ...
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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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How does it feel to type with Google Glass? [closed]

Does Google Glass come with any note-taking or text-based application? I'm quite curious about the possible ways of inputting text using the Glass, apart from speech-input, and how it actually feels. ...
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Why are product keys always uppercase?

As the title says, is there a specific reason for why products keys are (almost) always in uppercase? Does it serve a purpose? Here's what I mean by a product key: ABCD-1234-EFGH-5678-IJKL Why ...
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How to handle lots of legal text (40k words) on a webpage (also mobile)

I want to redesign the guideline (rulebook) page of my sport association. The problem is that its a legal document which contains a lot of text (around 41.000 words) with a lot of (sub)headlines and ...
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How to show link affordance on text/passages on mobile?

I'm building a mobile app with clickable text passages from a book. How can I indicate that the text can be clicked? The app kind of looks like this image below (minus the blue text). In my app, ...
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Best way to represent bulleted lists in a text file

I have a large document that used to be in rich text, but must now be in plaintext. The document previously utilized nested lists to organize information. Is there a "best practice" for replicating ...
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Button text in table column - 'Open' or action name?

I need to decide which version will be more intuitive: Ver. 1 - action name in heading and open buttons: Ver. 2 - empty heading and action name on each button: Is it a big difference between ...
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multilanguage labelling

I am currently working on an app which will be used in a several latin languages. Does anyone know any resources or best practices for label text usage in such apps? Thank you
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What is the ideal and maximum width for presenting large blocks of text? [duplicate]

When presenting blocks of text on a screen, what is the ideal width to apply to it for optimal readability? Also, is there a maximum width one should adhere to? I am laying out large blocks of text ...
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How does the visual size of a text input field affect users' expectation of how much they should write?

It's well-known that you should size your input fields to the amount of text you want the user to write. There's an example of that on this very page: even though the "Your answer" field can stretch ...
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Are textured backgrounds accessible?

The following image is a design that is raising concern over accessibility, due to the presence of a light speckled background texture, and possibly the color contrast between text and background. I ...
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Multiple ways to provide similar functionality in a text editor

I am working on a text editor (web app) which will provide powerful, customizable functionality, but in a minimal (requirement) appearance. One of the functions is: "create new snippet". I want this ...
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Description and Value, which should be bold?

On a single detail page, which is better? Or should we not bold anything? (bold descriptions) Screen size: 960x480 Dimensions: 8mm x 102mm x 64mm Battery Life: 18hrs Capacity: 32gb Processor: 64bit ...
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Should special characters or punctuation be included in hyperlink text?

I researched this topic and there appears to be conflicting answers for this question. When hyperlinked text might include special characters/punctuation, is it proper to include these characters ...
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Order of multiple photos and text in articles

I've read on previous questions here that it's generally better to have this order when organizing photos and relevant text together. [photo] [text describing photo] I don't have a problem with the ...
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Should paragraphs in WYSIWYG editor have vertical margins

In a WYSIWYG editor for forum posts, should there be vertical margins between paragraphs? In other words, should the enter key produce a vertical space? Either way, the other style can be simulated ...
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Should UI be phrased positively or negatively? [duplicate]

I was discussing with a workmate whether user interfaces should be phrased in a positive or a negative manner. I've observed positive sentences are clearer than negative ones to the average user. ...
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How to better name modal buttons “Cancel Request” (submit), “Cancel” (cancel)? [duplicate]

One modal-box asks the user wether they want to really cancel the request. Now there are two buttons (submit) and (cancel), but how to best name them? All other modals use text like "proceed" (submit) ...
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Aligning text data in a grid

I've been asked to look at one of our legacy applications from a usability perspective. On one screen, we have a situation where data is displayed in two columns (eg. Key: Value) where we've ...
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Are users reading full-length biographies?

Often times when browsing the web there are multiple instances of pre-filled celebrity bios pulled either form Wikipedia or some sort of information database. This I find occurs mostly on media based ...
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Negative Effects on UX from Text on Images [duplicate]

Jakob Nielsen in "Eyetracking Web Usability," recommends against placing text on top of images or textured background in advertisements because only 35% of people will look at it. Is there any other ...
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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 doesn't pasting (Ctrl-V or Command-V) default to unformatted text?

Like most people, I use copy and paste a lot in my day to day life, but I can't think of a single time that I have wanted to copy the formatting over with the content. Instead, I always seem to have ...
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What's the deal with Windows 8 elements with ALL CAPS?

Here's how Microsoft new Windows Azure portal elements look like: and that seems to be "Windows 8 style". Visual Studio 2012 also has plenty of user elements in ALL CAPS. For dozens of years ALL ...
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Wording for the “edit” link text

I'm building a website that's in many ways similar to StackExchange but more focused on other topics and differently structured. Now, I've come to the links text wording.. Particularly, the "edit" ...
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Best Practices with Text-based Summary for Dashboards

Developing a "tiled" dashboard for one of my clients, I am considering the employment of "text-based summary" in lieu of absolute figures. For those unfamiliar with a "tiled" dashboards, below is an ...
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Do we “exit”, “quit” or “close” an application?

Do we “exit” an application, do we “quit” an application, do we “close” an application? This is in relation to a desktop app. What is the most meaningful term to use?
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Is it better to place text above or below icons?

This UX.SE question discusses the use of text above vs. below images & videos, and in general the answers say to put text below images. I'm thinking that it must be different with icons, since ...
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Should the description of a picture be above it or below?

There are many places where we've to put an image one below the other and write their description in a line or so. Where should the description text be? above it or below? I know the best option is ...