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If the company physically operates in the country in question, the subsidiary or branch office will have legal liabilities and contractual obligations separate of the main entity. Since there are separate legal responsibilities, it is probably safer to serve a site that was specifically designed to match those. It also simplifies administration. If there is ...


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I can not speak with authority on the subject, but I believe it is mainly due to legal reasons. Google for example knows very well when you're browsing a site in a language different from your browser settings: it even offers to translate the page for you. However, go to www.google.com and you'll always be redirected to the country-specific version. This way ...


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A good website might a) detect your browser language settings and provide you with your preferred language or b) if using your IP to get your location and thereby assuming a language, give you an override - which it remembers - to change your preferences. Have you set your browser preferences to show your preferred language(s)?


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I think there are multiple reasons: Convenience (I myself prefer to do financial stuff in my native language. I'm just one person, but many others share this opinion) Language barrier (a lot of people still do not speak English, of which most people assume everyone is able to read/write/speak English) Ads for your locale Not knowing there is a domain of ...


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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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