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Is there a standard icon for how the message should display? No. Icons, in general, don't have meaning and are only relevant based on a user's previous experience with them. You should never use only an icon to convey important information. We want our users to know that progress is being made, and ideally we'd like to show a spinner icon (there is ...


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The two common ways to do it have already been presented in your question. Essentially you either show a progress bar with a message or a spinner with a message. Either one is a decent solution. The question of what they should look like is more a design issue than a UX issue as long as the message is clear and clearly associated with the spinner or ...


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This sounds like a "Visibility of system status" issue from 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design If the field is mandatory then communicate this to the user. Note that the "Error prevention" heuristic would say communicate a potential issue as early as practicable. Now explicitly to question indicating it again, take the guidance from ...


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A good guideline for validation is that it has to be the least strict as possible and right away. 2-steps validation as you describe combined with a very strict validation may result in the user feeling frustrated by your service. Meaning: "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler" A too strict validation may also reduce the overall ...


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Would it be proper to show the validation message again immediately (since the user has already attempted to submit the form once,) or should the required-field validation remain hidden until the user attempts to submit the form a second time? I think if the user makes the same mistake again it's because your field (and the label) with the ...


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Having validation in place to check values when the form is submitted to prevent invalid input making it to your database or whatever is always a good idea, regardless of whether or not the form was previously submitted. If feasible, validating input as the user is filling out a form (i.e. after a user edits a field) is extremely useful as it let the user ...


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I know of no (substantial) difference between "notice" and "information" messages. I would suspect these terms come from different sources (like different UX guidelines, or UI frameworks) and differ only because nobody cared to think about them both. Such messages relate information about the system state or activity to the user - progress, completion - ...


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You are dealing with communication vs information question. The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. Sydney J. Harris So messages that provide infromation (info messages) could esclate to warning if you ...



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