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Simple 2D visual arrangements The visual arrangement of any set of related or similar items will always be subject to some inspection order since deliberate inspection of visuals involve a scan path (subconscious visual processing, particularly of the peripheral view, happens in parallel; but high-level items of interest are scanned using a serial movement ...
I had fun making this one but I would never be caught dead actually using it... In order to not show preference obscurity comes in to play: 1. No preference here only information 2. Since there is only one thing to interact with go ahead and click on it One might argue that Both is preferred here but that's okay and should help diversify your data set. ...
How about this: Type the first letter of your gender [___]
Don't over-engineer. Both options you described are very well known and accepted. I don't think that first or second is important in this particular context and both elements are perceived equally already. A new pattern on the other hand would have to be learned and therefore make it harder to use your site.
My opinion: If the text is truly useful, don't hide it in a tooltip. If it's not truly useful, don't clutter the screen with a tooltip. For text that is truly useful, ideally it's part of the label itself: Field Title (helpful text here): [ ]
Current Password without a doubt. The typing clarification isn't necessary, and as general rule, if it doesn't make it better, discard it. Consider: That kind of form (password changing) is the same in almost every site. Also it's placed in the same section (edit profile, settings, etc). Inside a text input, specially a password input, to add the "Type ...
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