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Some good answers above but some could be problematic. See the following: Things to avoid and best practice: Firstly, in your examples the first option is better - blue is well known as an actionable link (just look around this stackexchange page!) so having the page you're on as blue wouldn't be ideal. However, putting the current page link in Bold (or ...


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Your UI designer will make a colour scheme, which usually defines the colour of a clickable item. It might be contextual, and it would probably need a hover state colour as well. But as Tohster has said, relying on colour alone is an accessibility problem. There needs to be an additional cue, and you have to leave it up to your UI designer to make it for ...


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Separate the UX concern from the implementation concern From the UX perspective, what you are looking for is a placeholder. Placeholders are by definition non selectable. Your real problem is how to implement the placeholder in a non-selectable way. That is beyond the scope of UX stackexchange, but this stackoverflow question shows a way to do it. ...


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None of the above Colored fonts are used widely and varyingly in interfaces nowadays so it's not a good idea to rely only on color to differentiate clickable elements. This is especially true for navigation elements (versus, for example, inline links) Color-only approaches present accessibility problems for the color-blind. Alternatives There are ...


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One way could be to place a little [x] next to the select element download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Clicking that [x] will act as select none you can see it in action in my yadcf plugin showcaes (next to each column filter - including select elements) Another way is to do something similar to select2 plugin ...


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you can use a plugin like Chosen http://harvesthq.github.io/chosen/


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In addition to the ones you list: Position Size Rotation Color You could list many, many more: typeface type/icon weight brightness contrast pattern animation opacity shadow/border etc


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The UK Meteorological Office App makes a pretty good job of the basic interface: the colour coding of the temperatures is a nice touch


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Several answers have talked about 'social proof' and how the fact that many people have done something makes us more likely to want to do it. I believe, in a forum context there is a further purpose to the click count. The fact that 1,000 people have clicked on something, most or all of them not knowing the contents at the time of clicking, might not make ...


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Does adding a click count next to a hyperlink enhance the user experience? The fact that the use of click counter makes use of social proof as clearly suggested by many answers here is true and rightly so. That being said, does it improve the user experience? Yes it does, here is why: Social proof is a psychological phenomenon where people ...


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According to, literally, the first result when you google discourse click count, Jeff Atwood defends the click counter as a valuable signal for users to determine if a link is worth clicking: The purpose of links is to be clicked, their entire existence is predicated on being clicked at some point, and showing the click data gives you, THE READER, ...


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It's very simple: social proof. People are more persuaded when they know many others have traveled the same way. This click counter is very prominent in Like buttons, to serve the same purpose:


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I can't see how a click counter next to the actual link would enhance the ux – if the links were not part of some time of "hot list". And even then the probablility of 'backfirering' as @DaveAlger points out would be a reason not to display click counts nest to the actual links. Instead IMHO I would suppose a click counter would actually distract many ...


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The short answer to the high level UX question here is -- it depends -- so here are a few cases why a company like discourse might choose to put click counters next to their hyperlinks along with things to watch out for... I'm new here what does everyone else click? Sometimes when I visit a new restaurant I'll ask the waiter what most people order. This ...



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