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More than focussing on color,you should focus on making it distinctive enough through contrast. Using color alone as an indicator would make it inaccessible for people with color blindness. To quote the W3 guidelines If color alone is used to convey information, people who cannot differentiate between certain colors and users with devices that have ...


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Summarizing the answers being provided, I think it is best practice to try and separate the actual item that you are trying to download and its status. That is, you would not use anything other than the text for the title, and you can choose from a number of different strategies to indicate its status: Icon to show download status, possibly including ...


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iOS 7 & 8 do this with the new clock circle progress widget. You can see this widget in the AppStore when you upgrade an app, or download one from the cloud. Each app to be upgraded has an "upgrade" button next to it, while each app in the cloud has a "cloud" icon button. You can also see it in the Music app, if you have songs in the cloud. When ...


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Not sure what your interface currently looks like but maybe something like this could work. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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I like how BeyondPod does it when you download podcasts. Amazon music app shows downloaded files under 'Recently downloaded' section


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instead of using hover (because it's not feasible for touch), I suggest you should implement something like a wizard. Going step by step, the user knows exactly what (s)he is entering. The benefit: You can create hotspots, wherein you can highlight buttons with colour schemes for a few seconds before making them neutral. This way the user will only see ...


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The better way to show related items is grouping them. Not sure if possible, but the easiest way for the user to associate a relationship between elements is grouping them by categories or similar subjects. Think on a typical footer, or a good organized submenu. If not possible I would try to use bold fonts or an icon in related items in order to show a ...


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It depends on the environment. Brighter themes are better in bright environments and dark themes are better in dark environments. Therefore e.g. navigation systems for cars switch the theme at night or in tunnels to a dark theme. It depends on the user. Some people can better see in dark conditions and some users vice versa. I think this has to do with ...



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