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Aug
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answered Default filtering behavior: Everything displayed or everything hidden?
Aug
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comment Best way to enter/display relative time in a text box
Tohster’s answer is excellent and points in the exact right direction. Yes, if it was a textbox, it would be more compact and, maybe, flexible – but it also would be much harder to figure out what settings are available, and how to input them. You’d need a help syntax. Which means it’s for power users. Which means it suits use cases where it is constantly used. Which is not the case. If you want a great solution to your case, follow tohster’s advice. If you want to build the most flexible input feel free to do that – but be aware that it very likely will not be the best solution for your case.
Aug
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comment Is it good practice to have more than two buttons on a mobile form?
Glad to help! On an afterthought, it might even be less ambiguous to label the navigational element "< back" rather than "cancel"
Aug
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answered How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from
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answered Is it good practice to have more than two buttons on a mobile form?
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answered Greyed-Out vs Invisible
Dec
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comment How to convey a true/false value to a user?
Also, by using "Yes/No" instead of "Checkbox" you can later decide to use another input (e.g. the already mentioned slider switch) without confusing the user. It's cleaner and "content centered" rather than "function centered".
Dec
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answered How to convey a true/false value to a user?
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comment How to convey a true/false value to a user?
I'm pretty sure that for this sort of input it heavily depends on the label how intuitive (or not) they end up in a form. Since, in this case, the users will generate the labels themselves, I'm willing to bet they can come up with more intuitive labels for checkboxes. They are just more flexible in terms of what states they may describe than these switches, where the label would have to match the state (are the states "on/off"? "yes/no"? – see Roger's excellent explanation).
Dec
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comment How to convey a true/false value to a user?
You maybe want to reconsider "Integer" and "Number" too, I'd vote to label those "Number (no decimals)" or "Number (with decimals)". Actually, it'd be even easier if you just go with "Number" and, technically, always use float. The user will probably not distinguish between the two before he encounters the option to choose one.
Oct
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answered How to clean up this search bar
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answered Combining text entry and drop down functionality
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answered Placement of Buy now/Download buttons
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comment What is best practice for designing form error messages?
I'm curious as to what your final statement is based upon: "Stil the traditional way of marking mandate fields with '*' is the best", as opposed to the findings of the UX Movement here: uxmovement.com/forms/…