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Yes, there are a few considerations for domain names: Is the name memorable? Could your domain name be confused with another address, such as goggle.com vs. google.com? Is the name easy to relay? Can you tell another person the name by saying something like "penny-dash-arcade-dot-com"? Is the name accurate to your brand? If your site is "Cheap Pens Now", ...


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Readability aside, different typefaces invoke different feelings. Before you think about what typefaces and other graphical elements to use, you have to ask yourself what the site is about and what mood you want to establish. For example, Serifs typically are used for more traditional publications, while Sans-serif are more playful. (I'm over generalizing ...


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In a scenario where the user has to select simple true/false or active/inactive states then I would really suggest that you use a checkbox control rather than a control which would feature redundant input, eg: In a case such as this there is no reason to add additional input controls which provides the same result as a more simple checkbox control. ...


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It is always bad idea to enforce validation until you're absolutely sure you're doing a right thing, since enforcing validation may be harmful: for example, some of e-mail validation algorithms still doesn't know that "+" is allowed inside username part of e-mail addresses and that really hurts some users. So, unless value correctness isn't critical for ...


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Domains are important for getting users to your site, not so much once they are there, that's the time for your interface, design and service to shine. A few points on marketing; Clarity If you are planning to promote it via word of mouth / radio / TV / telephone the domain should be; Phonetic (spelled like it sounds) Easy to spell Avoid hyphens (if ...


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I think your problem should be rethought at a deeper level. It sounds like you hare asking users to do quite a bit of management an application that is supposed to be helping them with management. Requiring users to perform a weekly chore, negates the value of your app. In other words, there is not proper UX for making users do chores. Don't make users do ...


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I can't imagine any scenario where a user would benefit from scrolling manually through a list of 8000 items. As such, I don't think a list is the best default UI element to use here. I think you're halfway there with the search field. I'd show that as the default view: [ (type term to search) ] Then, upon a minimum threshold (say 3 ...


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This depends on the meaning of the input and whether you make one of the alternatives initially selected (i.e., the default). Since it should normally be obvious at a glance to the user what the choices are and whether one of them is the default, radio buttons are normally the best way to go. It would be poor usability to force the user to open a dropdown ...


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(side note) This is just the type of question that does not quite belong on stackoverflow and yet doesn't seem to quite make sense here either. We need a general question site to handle this type of question. Typekit works great and there are some great websites that use it. ...


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Well thats a tough question to answer... You are basically saying "tell me everything there is to know about typography". Here's a short guide. First of all you have to consider on which media your text will be read. Will it be read of a computer screen or from a piece of paper? For body text "sans" fonts (Verdana, Arial etc.) are best for on-screen reading ...



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