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In regards to your first question I'd say let the browser language decide but if it really matters to you then a landing page with a Spanish or English button before entering would be fine and then use that decision to determine which version of the site you show. For question number two I'd say it's going to be a bit of a novel experience UX-wise if you ...


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It is a good starting point, but not always accurate. There are different ways to detect the user's language. If the IP address is used it fails for traveling users. If the browser's language is used it still fails in internet cafes, hotel lobbies, etc. Yes, it is necessary to allow users to change the language. Be careful how you present the choices: it's ...


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I would prefer to align inputs and labels to an imaginary axis (the red vertical line in the sketch below) and giving the inputs the length it should takes as the French words and expressions maybe longer than English. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups This tip is usually used in the movies closing credits.


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We use a tabular layout with right-aligned labels to the left of the fields, and allow labels to word-wrap if they don't fit into the predefined width of the label column. The controls are aligned to completely fill their table cells. Edit: We use percentages of the screen width for the column widths, and allow users to preselect the width of the controls ...


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I am just confused about your statement that form labels above form provide usability issues as usability studies have shown that the closer a form label is to the form field, the faster it is to fill up. To quote this article So, we were not surprised when we noticed that most of the fixations were right on the input fields rather than on the labels, ...


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It can work reasonably well with text boxes, but what do you do with dropdowns, checkboxes, radio buttons and more or less any other control? The safe solution is, well, safer :)



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