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Referring to the comments on your questions, I disagree with your assessment (that putting messages below fields is bad for usability), and think that @timster is on the money. Put the error message below the inputs, or use encapsulated flags This is arguably more conventional than putting them above. This question What is best practice for designing form ...


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There are some important points that appear to have been completely overlooked. Aesthetics are important too. You don't have to choose (enable your readers instead). Aesthetics It may be worth remembering that the use of justified text goes back a long way. Justified text is used in probably the most highly regarded and most valuable documents that ...


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To expand on the answer given by @PixelSnader there are also occupational health and safety (OH&S) implications regarding head movement. There is a lot of research indicating that while sitting at a computer the screen should be set up so that you can read the screen with very little movement of your head, neck and shoulders. If a website was designed ...


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If you let if run full width, the text will be very annoying to read. The ideal line length is somewhere between 50 and 100 characters. You could increase the font, sure, but then you'd have to move your head more. So we try to keep text lines shorter. And left aligned with a huge amount of whitespace on the right is just ugly.


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Numbers in a table should be formatted so that digits with the same significance are stacked vertically. While this is often described as "right alignment" or "decimal alignment", there's another scenario I've not seen mentioned: values which sometimes include fractions. For example, if one is listing the dimensions of some components, which column is ...



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