Truncation is the process of shortening a piece of content by cutting off the end (in a programming context, often applied to a text string or an array).

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Best way to handle long URLs

I have a list that contains long, in terms of character count, links and I am wondering if my solution is a good solution in terms of UX. My solution is that if the link is over 80 characters, then ...
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Studies or experience on using faded text to indicate more content?

Text that ends with ... normally indicates that there is more to read. But now I heard some people talking about faded text is a better user experience? Has anyone tested this or has experience from ...
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Truncating long text labels - Best Practices?

I was wondering whether there are any studies around truncated labels, in case if they ever get too long and layouts can't fix it? Does it confuse users if a label is truncated with an ellipsis ...
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Should a username be truncated?

Is it ever OK to truncate a username? Is there any good solution / trade-off? Site shows username as: Username: Shrinivasuk View: Shrinivasu... Username: Ritesh View: Rite Username: Poonam ...
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Android text truncation guideline

Is there are set of guidelines for the Android how the text should be truncated in the controls? Fading text, ellipsis, cut in the middle, etc.?
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How do you show long names in mobile apps?

I'm working with a client that has an existing user base with some very long names and usernames. (i.e. Xx_fakenamehere_xX) I don't want to truncate them (they're already truncated in the current ...
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Should large (wide) numbers be truncated differently than text?

Usually, when we have to display a text and we do not have enough space to display the whole text, it can be truncated and this could be indicated by an ellipsis. See for example this question: ...
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Truncation design solution for a search result with more than 1000 authors

Three things: In recent years, we have seen a steep increase in the number of papers with authors in excess of 50, and a particularly notable spike in reports whose author counts exceed 1,000 and ...
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Truncation vs. Wrapping text when designing for responsive page for multiple devices - which is better?

For a ready only form that is also designed to be responsive, some fields are long and some short. Currently, the default behavior is truncating long fields based on the space constraint. And on ...
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How can I show long titles in a short drop-down list button? [duplicate]

I have a dropdown button which will display under it a list of sections for an online e-learning course. The button works fine for short titles but this website is known for having titles that can go ...