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About links Here a fine article about consistency : http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/consistency-key-to-a-better-user-experience/ A few lines The design of your site should also be consistent. Users remember the details, whether consciously or not. For example, users will associate a particular color on your website as the “link color,” they’ll ...


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Icons are a double-edged sword. A good icon is grokkable and serves as mental shorthand for a user, improving interactions. If they see the traditional save icon, they probably won't need to read the label, and in some cases the label could be omitted to save space. This mental shortcut reduces the user's mental load. Good icons match conventions, are ...


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If you think of a video as a timeline, then for western cultures, the intuitive order would be: << | > | >> See one of my other answers for more information about direction as it relates to representing time in an interface and how the common left-to-right paradigm is representative of western culture's influence on technology. Back ...


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It really depends whether we're referring to Save as simply an action which persists the users data without any wider impact, or whether this could also apply to other scenarios. If my Save action has an impact on something wider (e.g. applying some settings that cause significant changes to a system), then losing manual control over this action could be ...


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This reminds me of a discussion a while back about the current save icon, the floppy disk. The OP thought the floppy disk was outdated and youngsters didn't recognize the metaphor. The discussion consisted of people trying to come up with an alternative. My opinion on that matter was to remove the save button all together. Documents and such should be saved ...


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I would show a "Skip" button. This reinforces that the step is optional. It aligns more readily with what the user is likely thinking. It might be worth being even more specific by labeling the button "Skip this step" or, even better, "I'd rather not share my mobile number." (Or, for you Melville fans: "I would prefer not to.") It would also be good, ...


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Usage of auto save button is great but it should not be forces to user. It works like a charms in google doc, email etc scenario. But I'd never implement it with forms because 1: It takes control from user 2: Auto saving data will fire lots of server calls 3: With auto saving forms a false alarm might send to user that some one is storing data without ...


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In a study for designing the UI for a dental system from 2007, they found: One lesson learned from this study is that interface itself, whether GUI or TUI does not correlate with good or bad user performance. Because users have different needs depending on the application and their technical skill level, there is no good answer for this as a general ...


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Supporting the case for placing it on the right: Normally a user would read, or at least scan, the content before thinking about scrolling. In that scenario it would make more sense to have the scroll buttons on the right side (assuming of course that the content is being read left to right). The scroll bar position for vertical scrolling is on the right ...


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I've never seen a physical middle click on any laptop but I've seen those implementation: Press both left and right click at the same time Three-finger tap/click anywhere on the trackpad My analysis on the lack of physical middle button is that its usage is not that common and thus not worth to use precious space for it. Many, many users do not even use ...


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For link colours: You should at least be consistent (stick to one colour). I would say you should also leverage the user's existing knowledge of what a link in text will look like, and follow the existing convention (although if you have a really strong design concept that this will clash with, the "following convention" rule is not set in stone). For ...


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First I'd like to say that not all laptops lack a middle mouse button. I had a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop with a middle mouse button for the trackpad (picture below from web). As for how to achieve the effect, you can use AutoHotKey which enables you to write a script to assign the middle mouse button (or any other button/key) to a keyboard key, CapsLock for ...


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Your animation is weird. I think it will confuse the user. The classic star/heart filled when you favorite the associated quote is the best way. For instance, if you see this icon: "♡", and then this icon "❤", you will understand that the second is favorites. The best way is always the most understandable way. If you want to add an animation, you can ...


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My Video Cassette Recorder solved this in a very nice way. On the page 5 on PDF Reader (3 on the physical document) of the Philips VR 668 User's Manual, you can see at the right of the device "kind of a wheel" with the buttons for controlling the playback state. That strange symbol at the top is the Pause function ; I think they made it different from the ...


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<< | >/|| | >> | O Back - Play/Pause - Forward - Stop From a UX perspective I see it this way. Keeping the stop button is necessary, its an easy way to start from the beginning again. At the same time it needs to be a little away from the play/pause button to avoid accidental stopping of media play. Color code the same as it used to be on the dvd ...


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Yes. It is generally: |Back|Stop|Play/Pause|Forward| These roughly correspond to a timeline, as if one was scrolling horizontally through the video.


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I think in the examples that you have provided the 'ghost' buttons actually do a pretty good job of balancing the weight of the content versus the need to create a call-to-action for the user. In terms of the visual design, I think there is enough done with the weight of the lines around the buttons and the differentiation from other screen elements for ...


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To the right. Nearly all users have an existing mental model of where things "should" be. I wouldn't break the scroll-control-on-the-right convention unless a very specific product or user goal demanded it. If that goal is too confuse and then annoy, go for it.


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I'd go for: Option 3: Use a vertical ellipses to the right of the Call button that opens a flyout menu with two options: Edit and Delete. Mainly because this option is the one least likely to result in accidental deletes or unintentional entry to edit mode, but also because these are less common secondary actions but which still need to be ...


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I think it's your second choice explanation for why everyone doesn't save automatically. . . "It's technical or technology limitations of the specific job and code language and architecure already in place. " Saved buttons are still used because lots of back end programers haven't learned to program auto saves well and haven't had experience with new ways ...


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The auto save is a great idea. Agree with you that Google docs and Gmail using the auto save are the best examples to save data/progress automaticaly. But this may not be ideal for every application. Imagine trying to play a game which autosaves every couple of minutes, it would be annoying. This would be more annoying if the saving time is more. Google docs ...


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It sounds like you need to edit your buttons! Not so much to save space, but because that's more buttons than a user's attention can accommodate (even when there is space to show them all). In other words, if you are displaying 20+ buttons, they might as well be invisible most of the time because the user isn't constantly watching them all. So, your UI ...



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