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Not mandatory. But highly recommended. Roboto was introduced and standardized by Google for supporting devices of different dpi to have readability and legibility of fonts. You can see that many apps have their own custom fonts which are either unique to their brand or to match their site. So Google cannot make it mandatory. It's highly recommended ...


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As a general rule of typography using all caps reduces readability for long segments of text. It should never be used for paragraphs especially, and only for short headlines. You can certainly use all caps in buttons, though, because buttons by nature contain short segments of text. In fact, all caps is the convention for buttons in Google's Material ...


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Google is using 'Material Design' to give their vast number of different services a unified look and feel – so for google designers using Roboto is mandatory because it's part of their design by definition. IMHO if you want to build a material design 'inspired' website, you are of course free to quote any design patterns as you like – so using Roboto could ...


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I don't see why not to use capital letters for buttons and actions. It can be quite nice and add visual discernment to your app. It would be wise to watch for device visual standards (e.g. Android Material and iOS have different visual standards). You should also take care to make enough of white space around text to make it more clear and readable. This ...


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There is nothing to stop you using capital letters (all-caps) to indicate actions. It should be noted, however, that there is no common pattern for all-caps indicating actions. If you are using the pattern across your system then you will be encouraging your users to understand that, wherever they see all-caps within your system, there is an action ...


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The name for this variation of the lowercase a is know as a single-storey (without hook) or double-storey (with hook). There are definitely more typefaces that use the double-storey and as JonW points out the most common typefaces on the web use the double-storey, so people will most likely be familiar with them. Some typefaces use the double-storey for ...


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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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IMHO, it's the right way to do it. See, at first I agreed with you, until I realized you're not seeing an error message, but technical description on an error message, which is an absolutely different thing. The error message itself is short, clearly represented by iconography and header and a very short text that describes the problem. Then they have a ...


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Google's Roboto Font has a Monospaced Variation known as Roboto Mono: Download it here: https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Roboto+Mono This will be perfectly valid while following Material Design guidelines.


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I'd like some clarification There isn't any. There is no such thing as 'ideal' line lengths. There's a handful of small studies but they are all flawed in that they can't isolate line length very well as a single factor. What makes type legible, readable, and just plain comfortable depends on a whole range of criteria: the typeface design leading ...


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"What are the advantages/disadvantages of using caps for all words in mobile application design?" Do you mean ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME? Or Capital Case Only For The First Letter? Disadvantages ALL CAPS looks like you're SHOUTING! Bad if there's no semantic reason for this. Can feel like it crowds other elements, especially on mobile where space is at a ...


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There is a problem for dyslexic readers by using extremely high contrast, but it has been greatly exagerated and propagated to the poin of myth (see this seminal report, which nevertheless recommends "to provide sufficient contrast between elements of a page" and "use a dark text on a pale background"). There's also a trend of abuses using unduly light grey ...



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