I'm designing an interface which includes 8 pieces of content underneath the content is an option for the user to 'see more'.

This 'see more' component is a requirement for mobile and desktop. Slightly more users are currently viewing the website on mobile.

In regards to the design of the 'see more', is it better to use a text link or a button? (I've also been told it's a business requirement to use one design pattern for both mobile and desktop)

  • If possible, could you show a screenshot of how it is now? or even a diagram would do fine.
    – Varun Nair
    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:55
  • Both options are acceptable, but buttons will be more inviting and noticeable. If you want to encourage users to click, you should definitely use a button. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:47
  • Without prior warning, if a text-link opened in a new page I'd be somewhat surprised (and possibly a little irritated). If a button did that, I'd be less surprised (and probably not annoyed). If you indicate beforehand that a new page will open, then either can be used (though I'd probably prefer a button).
    – TripeHound
    Sep 19, 2017 at 8:34

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Keeping Affordance in mind, please choose a button as most of your users are using Mobiles -

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