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The reason for specific typographic styles (ALL CAPS, Some words Caps, etc...) with regards to heading, title, button, breadcrumbs, and other related materials is due to the mandates of the manual of style that the organization is using. As Dave references, the Chicago Manual of Style is one of the most popular reference tools as they have been around for a ...


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I researched the site with the most unique visitors to see if I could find a consistent pattern. 1. Facebook uses ALL UPPERCASE rarely in place of column header rectangles 2. Facebook capitalizes only the first letter of all the words in a field label 3. Facebook capitalizes the first letter of important words In almost all cases where a full ...


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There have been some nice developments to widgets since this question was asked. The old world Designers had to choose between placeholder only, label only, or label + placeholder. Each has disadvantages: Placeholder only is problematic because field meaning is obscured when it is filled in (see other answers). Label only is problematic because (1) the ...


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Form fields can have both labels and placeholder text. These are two different things. All form fields should have labels. Not all fields need placeholder text. You can also position a label over the field so it looks like placeholder text, but is still an actual label. You can also hide the label and only show placeholder text, but that would be awkward ...



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