What is the best practice to display empty commit message?

At the moment I'm developing Google Material design desktop app where users can view commit details. When there is no commit message I'm displaying * no message *. Should I display No commit comment or maybe should I leave a blank place if there is no commit message?

Ui for example: enter image description here

  • Do you mean comment or commit? I don't get the meaning of commit in this context... Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 12:32

2 Answers 2


You can try to use icon. I try to show with an example. It's not perfect but when you play with color and size ıt would be a good solution enter image description here


[...] where users can view commit details.

Since displaying commit details is the main purpose of the page, and considering that commit messages are a vital part of version management, it would make sense to visually notify the user about all the details of a commit, including the lack thereof.

"No commit message entered" in clear, opaque text would be informative enough in this case and might even motivate users to enter commit messages in the future (as this is considered best practice) and indirectly improve their project quality.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.