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Basic question I know but what is the different between this dropdown to select with up/down icons rather than a dropdown with a chevron?

I have seen this a few times and never really gave it much thought. Why does it have an up and down arrows or how does it behave differently than a regular dropdown.
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ATM Style Input Fields for Currency

I am looking for best practices around how to design a UI for currency fields. I have been looking into ATM-style fields. This is when if you type in your value, it fills in cents first until you've ...
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How to inform user that value of form field was removed?

We have some background processing on form and in the result, some of the form fields can become null. So how should information message about this action look like? The best option we have "The value ...
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Where should dependencies show for grouped checkboxes? After the selection or after the entire group?

I am looking to set a system wide standard for the design of dependencies for grouped checkboxes. Are there any best practices for doing it one way over the other? In my examples the first 3 ...
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Twofactor fields, email code + authenticator code. One page or two pages for input?

I have a user action that requires both a mobile authenticator 2fa code, and also a copy-paste from an email (a code). I'm trying to determine whether it would be best to have a single dialog view ...
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Is it a good idea to replace "other" with "let me tell you"?

When users unsubscribe from our service we ask them why and give several reasons to choose from and a custom field to type the answer. Usually companies name the custom field "Other" We don't really ...
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Can multiple fields be grouped on one line of a form?

I am designing a form for a tablet. Typically forms are filled out vertically, but in landscape some fields could be represented on one line to save scrolling. For example: height and weight, or first ...
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When to place a field description on the right?

In a two column grid of a mobile app, when is it better to place the "value" field on the left and the "description" field on the right and why? Edit: language is Italian/English
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2 word authentication code input: 1 or 2 fields?

Is there an established best practice for input for a 2 word authentication code? A colleague feels that 2 fields, so one for each word, would reduce user error (thinking they might be confused as to ...
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What is the best way to contain 20 or more checkboxes in form

In a user input form, a field has 20 (or more) checkboxes which can grow dynamically. What is the best way to show this to the user. Can I use scrollbar on div with fixed height. Or should I display ...
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Input Value Dependencies

I currently have a slider as shown in the image below. If the user adjusts the Drawdown value the Annuity value is affected also and vice versa. This sounds simple, however, if a user wants to ...
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Is inline validation convenient on pre filled form fields?

I have a form which partly pre-fills after filling in an address field. Is it convenient to give green check marks on the fields they didn't fill in themself?
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What's the best way to have an auto-complete textbox with a filter

So basically, what I'm trying to do here is create an auto-complete text field. However, from the list of options, there are a number of them we're trying to push for and because of this, we'd like ...
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Best way to design a compact form intended for value calculations and entering lots of data?

I'm working on a very large form, which is an adaptation of an excel file my client was using. I need to find a way to group elements, align the fields, and manage several input types, keeping the ...
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What would I call a user changeable field?

We have a system that allows a customer service representative(CSR) to create a note on a customer. Sometimes these notes are very similar in nature or wording. I am programming a few forms that ...
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Display invalid/unavailable in output field?

We have to display a value in output fields that comes either from invalid data, unavailable data or an invalid parameter (in a calculation). The value can be invalid by a performed calculation, can ...
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Mobile: Text Field Hint best practices

On our desktop website we have a registration form. The registration for when entered provides the user with a field hint with further information on the field and any special requirements (password ...
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What is a good name length limit? [duplicate]

Our names are personal things that people attach great value to, so in general we should try to accommodate a person's full name. However at the same time, a persons name (especially in an app) is ...
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Differentiating between similar looking fields

we are currently building a member panel. When user's first sign up there is some data that we absolutely need, home address, work address, and contact preferences. So, we came up with the following ...
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Do I really need to show an end date if my event goes past midnight? Isn't this implied?

Our apps frequently deal with events that begin on one day and end on the next. This almost always turns something very simple, such as: Event: Yankees vs Red Sox | Date: 9/1/14 | Start Time: 8pm | ...
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GUI for creating a grid view of user defined headers that are based on a closed set of fields

Business need is for ability to see a grid of values for custom fields that are created by user. Example of business need. Take Microsoft Visual Studio for example. MVS has a closed set of fields for ...
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Form with input boxes packed together

I'm wondering if there is an official name for this style of the form: Example uses: https://www.tumblr.com/login OR https://www.tumblr.com/register where the input boxes are packed together with a ...
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How to display unfilled fields in a view mode?

How can I show to a user, on a view mode page, an unfilled field of an edit mode? I have on the form, on edit mode, this type of a field: Label: (input) (type of unit) (button with contextual help) ...
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Case-study for hiding the optional fields?

I am currently designing a web form for the Online Travel Insurance System and I am thinking of hiding the optional fields since there were so many of them. Like the image below. I put a Show More ...
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Should we warn the user that data will lost immediately or during saving?

I have an interface for managing account fields in a web app like so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The premise is simple: Fields are of 2 types (public and ...
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What is the best way to display many fields on a page?

I have a web app that will keep track of a list of commercial properties. There will be a list view that lists properties in a searchable table. Clicking on a particular property will take you to ...
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Interface for managing public and private profile fields

I realized that my previous question was somewhat confusing and a bit hard to answer. I have thought about the situation and decided to delete that question and ask this one (which is better set out). ...
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