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If you had 20 links, it would take you longer to scan for the attachment button than it would with two links and an expansion button. They are just optimising the most common use case. You should always optimise for very common actions over rare actions. How much more common or rare they need to be is a judgement call which should be based on data and ...


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Yes, it is confusing, as you have no visual indicator that you have finished the document. The legal issue it the real problem here. In a strict legal sense, you can not be considered to have agreed to part of a document that was hidden from you. This is like someone adding pages to the back of a page in a document that you did not know was there. It is ...


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I do not see how the + sign has anything to do with Google+. :) It is just a matter of balancing the importantance/"commoness" of actions. By each thing you make directly visible, everything else becomes a little less visible. Google simply pushes the simplicity factor to the edge in their visuals, like always. For example, it might be faster for some to ...


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I've noticed several apps using this. The most popular of them is Youtube. This half hidden hamburger icon has one more advantage that has to do with a discussion about the placement of the hamburger icon. There have been questions on this website and some other places on the internet about where to place the hamburger icon, on the left or the right. A ...


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This previous UX SE question on affordances for scrolling might be helpful. Maybe you could size the line-height and the window height so that half a line of text is visible as a visual clue that there's more to read. Or provide a link to a separate page with the full terms? You'll have to ask a lawyer what's required to keep yourself from being legally ...


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I'm going to go ahead and suggest diminishing returns may be a reason not to force people to register. Unless there is an underlying monetary business model that you cannot get away from, and even if that is the case there are reasons for loss leading, say an answer forum, giving away the first answer and blurring subsequent searches. Back to the original ...


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Why don't you try visibility:hidden <-> visibility:visible instead of display:none <-> display:block . That way there will be no scrolling of remaining questions. There will be empty space with the No option but with some styling it (probably) won't look too awkward. It may even serve as a hint that there is something more to the question than the ...


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The "less clickable space" doesn't matter here, since it's on the edge of the screen and the user has "virtual" space to click. From "Designing mobile interfaces" (O'reilly, 2008): Buttons at the edges of screens with flat bezels may take advantage of this to use smaller target sizes. The user may place her finger so that part of the touch is on the ...


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There are various ways that you can indicate to the user that they can scroll horizontally. If you have a collection view of tiles you can design the app so that the tile dimensions don't fit completely in the frame. e.g. 3.5 tiles can be shown with the 4th tile partially visible. Another option is to display page/scroll indicators at the bottom of the ...


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It's seems to be inspired by a Mobile UX where the UI streamlined to what is essential. I think it's a great example of UX patterns convergence.


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You could go with an automatically expanding textbox for the description. It would keep the fields rather unobtrusive when not used. There is a good article/example here: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/expanding-text-areas-made-elegant/ download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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I agree more information would help. Sometimes you want to encourage users to fill-out the optional description, but the opposite may be true too. It would also be helpful to know what typical questions and dropdown values are. I think here are two basic approaches, but in either case, I would definitely use self-adjusting input field that grows in height ...


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In my organization we us jQuery to bind a simple function to slide down/display a hidden div that contains the other inputs/content. Based on a specific radio/checkbox/dropdown list value selection the function executes. We also style the div so the contents appear to be indented to provide the context that its a sub-question. See example below.



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