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Can open. Worms everywhere. There is no canonical answer here as its still openly and vigorously debated. The Wikipedia page on the topic is very well written and has links to research (tl;dr: It's inconclusive). My own view on this from a UX perspective is: It's a design decision, more than a usage/dogma decision. For digital interfaces ...


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In one line, The user must see the most important content first, hence remove the need for scrolling for them. Which means: When a user is viewing messages/ news or any items which may be dependent upon time, the newest things must be seen first. But if the same list of messages contains information about tasks to be completed within given time, ...


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In the same way that having an empty line between chunks of thoughts (i.e. paragraphs) serves as a visual marker which makes reading and scanning easier, a double space after a full stop / period serves as an improved visual marker for the end of a sentence. I can't recall the source, but I read a study a few years ago on just this point which found the ...


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I couldn't find any research on best practices, (and when I tried to google for one, I've got all sorts of UX bibliographies ;-), Here is how some online libraries are dealing with it: From what you have described, and from my experience of dealing with the related text media, I would do something like this: Note that some info in the tooltip is ...


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Perhaps the most notable example of a feed where the newest items are at the bottom is forums. Although not a "feed" in the very strictest sense of the word, forums wouldn't work any other way. In my experience, whenever context demands that you have read the older stuff first (like forums), then the new content is always at the bottom. On the other hand, ...


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Consider yourself lucky to get such a challenge! I had a stint of time when I was designing mainframe applications - it was quite a shock to have to go from graphics to text-based interfaces, but it forces you as a designer to really focus on the core aspects of design. A few things I've found useful in CLIs: Easy way to access help for commands, ...


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Sounds like you need to sketch this out with pencil and paper, or paper cutouts, or whiteboard. As far as images being place left/right/center - we can't say one is better than another. It depends many factors and I suspect aesthetics might be the driving one. Note that the location of the images will be harder to change later on, while all the spacing and ...



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