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Select with accompanied textarea alternative

Problem: I have a requirement that is asking for a predefined list of text that can range from 100-400+ chars, this list should be shown to the user in some fashion and then once one of the items is ...
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Autocomplete only specific words within a Freetext Box capturing a paragraph of text

I have a use-case where the user (a nurse) has to enter case-notes which is a paragraph of free-format text in a box. But to speed things up, auto-complete is proposed to be offered for certain ...
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Providing a user with the option of a drop down or a custom entry textbox on a web form?

On a web form I'm currently working on there are several places where there is a drop down of common entries, and a text-box below which a user can enter a custom entry type. I'm at a loss as to how ...
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Is it better to label input fields, watermark them, or both? [duplicate]

When building forms, you need to effectively communicate with the user what information should be placed inside of the text boxes. I've seen a combination of watermarks in text boxes and labels for ...
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Proper control to select a fixed (text) value or numerical value

I want users to be able to choose to run a simulation that uses either the historical return on a stock or one where they select the numerical average return across the simulations. One way to do this ...
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Placement of components in a “Confirmation with a textarea” pop-up dialog box

I really have an aim to get better at UX-design. As a part of a new feature I have come up with the following dialog box which prompts the user if he/she is sure that they want to delete followed by a ...
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Does the height of an input field affect UX?

Overview I'm working on a project that includes an in-browser Chat feature. We're looking for ways to improve the UX. Problem Today, our online chat UI offers a textareathat allows customers to ...
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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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Why the textfield in Google Material Design without box

Why the text fields (as below) in Google Material Design are without boxes? Here is a live demo of Material Design text fields. Polymer paper elements - paper-input What are the benefits of this ...
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Hinting at alphanumeric character in input patterns?

When hinting at the format for strict data entry in a textbox on a website (<input type="text"/>), I normally use A to represent alphabetic characters, and 9 for numeric characters. Therefore ...
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Text Boxes: Balancing first impression with usability

I recently read Joel Spolsky's article Designing for People Who Have Better Things To Do With Their Lives, Part Two, and was intrigued by this: ... You may have noticed that almost every edit box ...
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How to give feedback about keypresses in password fields

Entering normal text in short text-boxes gives a visual feedback as You can actually see the letter you pressed The letters shift. However, with password fields masked by dots/asterisks, there is ...
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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 present a long list of autocomplete items beside a short list

We have the requirement to implement the autocomplete feature for the search textbox. That's when user enters a certain search term, the web should bring the suggestions that let her/him do these ...
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Multiple comment box

I have multiple comment text box in my page.User make comments to every categories.I have 13 categories.How can i make my page user friendly. Current site Accordion sample
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When is it a good idea to force a format in a text box for currency?

Is this a good idea to format a text box if it's only for currency? It makes sure the user does not enter unwanted characters, including the decimal character. What I have now is this. For example, ...
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How best to let a user specify a subsets of a series of really long lists of long titles?

I'm writing a special-purpose CMS. It focuses on brief, rich text content as nodes in a large network of densely interrelated information. There are many different kinds of relationships, like ...
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Any reason not to programmatically put the cursor in the search box by default view instead of forcing the user to click before writing the search?

Is there any reason not to programmatically put the cursor in the search box by deafult instead of forcing the user to click before writing the search? Google for instance does this but not always. ...
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Do “add” or “edit” functions need a confirm button?

I am designing a UI that includes a list of items that you can add to or edit. When you click on an item it turns into a text dialogue. When you click off or hit "enter" it saves the changes. Does ...
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What is the best way to request individual characters from a password?

Frequently, sites that should really value security (especially banks) ask for several individual characters from a password. Typically I've seen them do it like this: download bmml source ...
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Store Locator - State and/or postcode?

I'm designing a website, which has store locator functionality. I live in Australia, which has 7 states. Some users may not know their postcode by heart, and may find it easier to just select their ...
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What is the best way to indicate that text in a text input field is editable?

Imagine an app like yelp. In this case, you select the amount of stars that you want to rate something. When you do, a pre-generated text is displayed in the text input field. You can either keep this ...
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Combining text entry and drop down functionality

In a complex data entry app I am trying to minimise the amount of stuff on screen. So I considered combining text entry and drop down into a single element. So the user can either select from the ...
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iPad cancel button in multiple line fields

I have a text field that starts out as one line and can sometimes expand to multiple lines. When it's one line I'd like to have a cancel button in it like this: (Enter text here X), but I'm not ...
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Should we trim value in textbox before saving into database [closed]

Suppose that there are textbox First name and Last Name. Should we trim it before entering it into database For example First name "John " -> trim to "John" Last name "Lennon " -> trim ...