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Ceefin's answer makes a very good point. By focusing too much on the details you can overlook what actually matters about UX, which is what the user experiences. And there's no more frustrating experience than a form that asks a simple question, then doesn't let you answer it. This kind of over-validation is horribly common with postal addresses-- I've ...


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A clearly defined label stating what input is required by the user should prevent the problem of max length of the input field. There may well be people over the age of 99 using the internet now, so perhaps max length should be 3


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I feel that the best solution would be to use a watermark (gray text in an input when it's empty) with the text 0-99. This clearly states that: Input has to be a number The range is from 0 to 99 There are even ready-made solutions for this, like jquery-watermark.


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Make sure that the user can use any kind of input; mouse or keyboard (or touch for that matter). And through visual hints like: The width of the input field A representative-icon on the left side of the input field A placeholdertext/icon Possible (i)-icon on the right with hover-info Visually wrapping input boxes in a container You should be able to help ...


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Generally, right alignment of numbers is better because it allows for easier understanding of the relative magnitude of each value (in part this stems from the way simple math is commonly taught at school, at least in "Western" nations). The key here is that the number is the thing that should be right aligned; the unit is different. So, one approach would ...


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I like Franchesca's idea of using Years and Months as column headers with only digits as the values, but if you can't do that due to the column header needing to be something specific and must put the year/month terms in the values, I would make them uniform by always listing the years and months terms for each value and include 0's to precede single digit ...


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The best readability for visual comparison (i.e. to be able to compare the values) of the exact text format given in the question would be: 3 months 12 years, 3 months 10 years 8 years, 6 months 8 years, 11 months I don't think that keeping the values in a single column and mixed with text like this is ever going to be a good solution. ...


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Without any more detail for context, my vote goes for left-aligned, unless the quantities themselves line up despite the units. See for yourself: 3 months 12 years, 3 months 10 years 8 years, 6 months vs. 3 months 12 years, 3 months 10 years 8 years, 6 months But, the following looks good: ...



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