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Is FILE a blindly accepted standard: Yes. UI experts have argued against it, but nobody's going to change something that's been in both Mac and Windows GUIs since, forever. The whole metaphor of a computer working with files and folders kind of requires a File menu. Are the commands in the File menu about the File you are working on? Yes and no. You are ...


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Aside from the case that has been made for improved readability, I also argue for sentence case it on the grounds that it's an easier rule to remember for people actually implementing (graphic designers, engineering, writers, etc.). Title case lends itself to all kinds of arbitrary decisions when implementers don't want to be bothered to look up whether ...


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you should apologize for not giving them a link or phone number or any other way to "contact their administrator for assistance" The user is left wondering "administrator of what?", "my office administrator or the one at your company?"


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The person who owns the body copy is the person who is best-suited to own the body copy. The specific deliverable where the UI text should live is the deliverable where everyone knows where it is, knows who owns it, and is able to easily access it when they need it. As such, the answers to these questions depends on your project and on the team. On some ...


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1 Good question. I say this because copy is often a hot potato in the product process. Some of the issues: Copy by committee is highly unpleasant and gobbles everyone's time Designers have unusual minds, so their copy choices are often awkward CEOs tend to insist on words that strike the wrong tone – and it's hard to push back on them Many product teams ...


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I think ideally, writers should write these messages, but I've hardly ever worked with a writer. It's been my experience that whoever gets to a point where the message is needed ends up writing them. I think after a site or app is "done", it is a good time for designers and writers to go through and give suggestions before the project is truly done. If ...


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Title Case for Headings and Buttons It's easier and faster for users if they can to identify the shapes of words. "We recognize words from their word shape." also called the Bouma Shape. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_recognition Bouma Shape: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_recognition#Bouma_shape A Few Examples ...


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Title case for buttons. As @juan-lanus suggests "US English is more capitalization-prone than Spanish.". As @bart-gijssens suggests there are no widely followed guidelines for webapps, but with Apple's attention to design and their significant share on mobile, I go with title case (title-style) for buttons as described in both iOS (pdf) and Mac HIG (pdf).



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