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There are a few things you can do up front, such as be clear that the input expects a number. Or simply not accept inputs that aren't numbers (if they type characters just ignore them). To dissect your options a bit more: Your first three (number is expected/required, value should be a number) are good. They call out that a number is something you need to ...


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Apple as a guideline for that: OS X Human Interface Guidelines So if you're developing for iOS you probably should read it.


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you should apologize for not giving them a link or phone number or any other way to "contact their administrator for assistance" The user is left wondering "administrator of what?", "my office administrator or the one at your company?"


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I have worked on web sites for higher education where users can browse programs that are offered in various formats. For offerings that do not have a specified start/end date (typically online courses), we used Anytime to describe the "start date". We would further explain on the offering pages that the student can progress at their own pace not tied to an ...


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I would go with: Showing 16 of 16 results. Remember, the purpose of the label is to help the user. They don't care that it is tied to a paging control, so don't fall into the trap of thinking that you have to phrase the label within the context of a paging control. If there are not enough results to trigger paging, then the line above tells the user ...



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