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Users take the trouble of manually setting accessibility settings for a reason. They want (or need) high contrast or large fonts. They want the site to be in their language. To the user, logging in is just another action they're taking on your site. It's no different than any other page on the site. And perhaps there are other pages or content that can be ...


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It really comes to two basic Usability Issues 1) User Expectations (Was user expecting the same settings he set in the last session? I guess YES) 2) Flexibility + Freedom of Control (Users should have option to go back to default settings) Just for example if i leave 2 items in my cart on any site and when i visit back and see my cart empty. It is not ...


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(1) In broad general "graphical design" terms -- don't do this. It looks like total rubbish. The "reason" is that you want consistency to imply distinctions and tidyness - the whole reason that different elements or concepts in graphic design will be consistent (whether color, size, typeface, etc). So, any "graphical designer" would just say "don't do that, ...


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Everybody is saying that it simply won't work, but to be honest I think that's a gross generalization, because I have seen designs where it definitely works. So, this got me thinking about defining some generic rules how to figure out when to use it and when not to use it. When you can use it When other elements make clear that the header is the header. ...


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This won't work the way you intend. As people navigate from page to page, they will notice the font sizes changing. The problem with this is that large fonts signal a higher level of the hierarchy, so people will perceive differences in hierarchy where there are none. You can see this perceived hierarchy in action below. In these examples, many people see ...


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For your specific example and going on the limited information you've provided I would say yes, it is a bad idea. Doing what you suggest could break the following basic rule: The page as a whole must be designed in a way that clearly communicates to the user what actions are available and how to easily access the information they seek Consider ...



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