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The 'empty' tag is used when referring to fields or content areas that have not been populated.

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Sort a grid with some empty cells

I have an editable Grid/Table where the cells can be edited. In a column, there can be some filled and unfilled cells. The column can be sorted. What is the best way to sort the cells? I am thinking ...
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Should empty field captions be specific or generic?

I have an app with basic user profile fields editing functionality. Each field presents the field name, the field value, and an edit button (e.g a pencil). My question regards what I display on those ...
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Shall keep the table header if it's an empty table?

I got the feedback from UX expert who suggested displaying the table header even though that there is no data created, UX expert thought if have table header, user can foresee what kind of information ...
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Empty / missing value in input fields - textbox, etc (best practice)

I'm working on a client application with a lot of different forms displaying a data retrieve from the server or from other source. In some occasions some parts of the data is missing or was failed ...
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How to define modal size?

I want to design a modal-dialog, which contains a stepper. Also in some cases, the input fields are not too many and in other cases, they are A LOT of them. Which means if I predefine the size of the ...
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What is the best way to show the Key/value pairs that has no data?

When there is no data for some of the attributes (key/value pairs) in the info/properties card, what is the best way to represent it? IMO, those attributes with null values to be shown as well with "-"...
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Filter Empty/Nothing Selected - Should it exclude or include all results?

On one hand, excluding all results isn't as useful to the user as including all results. On the other hand, I think including all results may make the filter less intuitive. Another consideration is ...
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How to display - unknown values (date)

My product is a condominium management software/app. My app will allow condominium management staff enter and display a period of time in which a unit will be empty (i.e. resident of the unit goes on ...
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When your page has no results, what do you show?

I am paginating a data table and have different views in my application where each view has its own rows. Some views may have data, some may not. Showing 1-0 of 0 Page 1 of 0 is what I am showing ...
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Preferential behaviour for displaying empty row states

Given a UI component is part of a control used to manage a collection of business items - in this case cargo's in a manifest - I'm trying to explore the preferential behaviour for the component when ...
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Empty comment UI practice

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 ...
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Empty input fields and functional design

Let's say my application has two input fields. Here is the situation: When starting the application, both fields are empty. When entering a value into one of the fields, it will be parsed to a number ...
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Avoid table with empty cells

We need to show the list of students with their scores who study different subjects. Putting it in a table results in a lot of empty cells (as shown below). What is the effective way of showing the ...
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Empty price placeholder design

I have a checkout form for a payment request, in which the user fills in the payment amount. This amount is used as input for the checkout as a sub-total, of which a percentage is deducted. What is ...
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Best Practise - Should an empty state message have a full stop?

An empty state that is a blank screen such as: "You have no messages" "No Games Available" Should these have sentences have full stops? What is the best practise for using full stops in design?
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Dropdown: placeholder vs. blank

Which is better for "non selected" state? A) Placeholder On usability tests, with this options people are omitting this field. They seem to think that it's not required or it's already chosen. B) ...
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What's a good 'empty state' for a Delayed Buses display? [closed]

I am designing a screen display wireframe that will show late buses on the screen. But I am wondering if the buses are still en-route, what would be good to show in the screen as there is no ...
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Categories in a list: Empty state or hide?

Hoping for some feedback on these two list displays for empty states. The list is categorised by Month, Year and based on data, we can expect to have about 40 reservations over a 6 month period. ...
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Initial display of table which only gets populated by lookup results

I have a lookup on my page and the results are being displayed in a table with the person found, status and action 'view report'. You can only search one person at a time. Each person might have many ...
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The universal empty state message

There is a file manager in my application, which can contain documents, images, audio files etc. What would be the best empty state message for empty folders, empty search results etc?
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What are these "badges" called?

They're usually used to tell the user that a list is empty, or a resource could not be found, or that a resource may be unavailable. SoundCloud has one here for tracks without any comments: Or if ...
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What to show when no data is available yet?

I am having a difference of opinion... with myself. My web application has a section for an order preview. The user can select a specific order and some statistics of this order will be visible in ...
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What to display for No Data state for a Table at the bottom of a form?

Which is the best way to treat no data states for table? For context, this is a table that appears at the bottom of a form. Users can fill in the info, then add some records into the table. ...
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Best practices for displaying status of optional fields that are not filled out by the user?

Lets say we have an app that currently requires manual entry of: Hours Current Firmware Version Compatible Objects (hardware) Serial Number If the user elects not to fill in this information, or ...
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How to handle blank state on profile pages?

What are some good examples of empty / half-filled out profile pages? Say the user filled out all the required fields, but not the optional ones. How do you handle these situations design-wise? Also, ...
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What is the best approach to show inline-edit without any value?

There is a form which contains inline-edit fields, but some fields don't have any value. Currently I'm displaying just red label with value "Empty field". But some people say, that this isn't clear ...
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What is the best way to display empty fields in a user card?

I'm creating a user widget for dashboard. What is the best way to fill the empty fields here? I can't hide the labels here if they are empty. And if I use "No information available" does it seems ...
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Filter dropdown select - empty should still appear in the UI?

Should a filtering dropdown appear in the UI when the content to filter (list of items) is empty? For example there are two tabs in one page that represent two categories of items. In the content ...
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Multivalued form field and validation for empty values

I am designing a dynamic form with multivalued field (with the famous "Add another value" button). My question concerns the validation of this type of fields : Should blank values be blocking (the ...
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What is the best way to indicate when fields are empty in read-only mode?

I am working with a data-intensive application that displays many tabs and inside those tabs are different panels with related content. It is form-oriented, so the panels have a read mode and edit ...
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What is the best approach to disallow an empty search?

I want to disallow users from searching without a query string (at least one character). To achieve this, I tried to disable the search submit button when the search box is empty, and restoring the ...
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Should we allow empty profiles for newsletter generation?

I am working on the web application which provides newsletters for users. These newsletters are based on interests selected by users on their profiles. If user does not select anything he will just ...
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Empty Profile Pic options?

Wondering about a best practice for handling empty pictures for profiles. Surely one could just have a default silhouette, but on long list pages where most users do not have profile pictures this ...
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Getting "empty" views right

In many applications, the first view a user will see is an empty view. A view with no data in it. Let's say for example that we have a desktop project management application, then the first view ...
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Where to notify someone of an empty list?

Let's say that you have an app and the home page of the app has icons (with text) to link to various actions. One of the actions would typically show you a list of objects that you are subscribed to. ...
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