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Just a suggestion here, In case you want to know what the users want, you could compile a survey for the same giving the two options and asking users what would they like more or choose given a choice? Another suggestion, always go with the simple functionality first. So the quick message should be done and pushed to your users. Once this is done you can ...


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When you are talking about 'functionality', this is not something that the user would really see the difference between easily. For them it is just some message that is shorter versus some message that is longer. Also, it is not so much the functionality that you need to worry about, but rather the nature of the message (error, warning, info, etc) and the ...


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First, you should check your initial assumption that plain vertical layout of the form is good for your users: some of the fields are related to each other and some of them likely allow very short input and, thus, can be grouped on the same line. If you are confident, that all fields should be put on separate lines of the form, you are asking this question ...


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It depends. If they are all off by a bit, then yea, from a pure visual consistency point of view, they probably should be tweaked to all be the same length. But if they are containing entirely different values, then it may not make sense. For instance, perhaps once drop down is state abbreviations, and the other is a list of ingredients found on a ...


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Yes, for aesthetic purposes, the text boxes and combo boxes should all be the same width. It is possible to style the combo box so that the field portion is a fixed width and the hidden dropdown portion is a variable width to match the content. See this stack overflow answer for an example.


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A timeline by nature is more of a visual representation and a filtering tool rather than sorting, because it is much more difficult to manipulate the individual elements since it is probably on some type of slider or graph like control. A: I think a timeline will add some value as a filtering option if used correctly B: It should not be used for sorting ...


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I would recommend either a block of sample text or a simple placeholder image. Pocket uses a similar layout that is capable of displaying text snippets, sample images, or thumbnails. When no suitable image or text is found by their algorithm, a placeholder image is used (see the left-most example in the screenshot below).


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I tend to like the symmetry in sites. For me, it increases readability. That's just my preference. Perhaps, instead of images, the 'image boxes' could be filled with medium-sized randomly-floated key works or a extract from the text?


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You should bring up the scenario to the designer. Sometimes if you are working with a designer with print background, they might not realize they don't have the same degree of control on the layout when working on the web. Content that gets displayed may vary depending on the user's browser settings or even content that the system puts in. e.g. Sliders ...


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Since your context is people and landscapes I would go with the latter for the following reasons: The letter-boxing is ugly (well, I think so), especially when a group of images is viewed as it takes away from their uniformity. Ugly or not it is certainly distracting. For landscapes it will not particularly matter if part is cropped. It will still ...


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I'm not sure how complex your rules can get, but this sounds comparable to the problem of rules editors in email clients. A common approach there is to display an extensible sequence of panes, one for each term in the rule. The nice part about that is that the interface starts out simple, and grows more elaborate depending on how complicated the user's ...


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2 suggestions: The advanced link might be better described with something like customize, or custom rules. Using the word "advanced" may put off less technical users (it makes it sound like something difficult). When one or more custom notification rules are set up for a service, I would replace the whole row of checkboxes on the overview with a link to ...


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Did you take a look at Venn diagram? They could be simplified into icons, where AND could be two circles with the intersection filled with your theme color, and OR having the whole area. As long as they stay next to each other. I think they should be clear enough. Or, just put AND OR in the icon.


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Although it means writing a lot more code, you should try to prevent the user from making those errors. The most popular example is the password field: as long as the password is too short, ther will be hint on it and the "save" button is greyed out. If the user can't add new items, tell him before he tries to add a new one. Also always tell the user what ...


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I would recommend a page error message, not included in the layout but as an overlay, that is strongly visible and disappears after a while.



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