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Usually non-interactive text on in UI used to guide the user as to what information is needed or presented.

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Material Design - label to the left of underline input field?

We use the Material Design underline text fields with floating labels in our application (see right on the picture). This works well on mobile, but for long forms on a desktop a label to the left of ...
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Which label is better for a blog article - Last updated or last modified

In the context of a blog where you have the date of the Blog article Title, author and date. There can be another date used to show when the last update of the article is. Is there a consideration or ...
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Does it matter if I capitalise my call to action?

I'm keen to know if there is any research/thoughts on the text formatting of the main call to action which affects the conversion rate optimisation! Thanks in advance. Alex
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Word suggestion - “empty” vs “blank”

Have a question as to what makes more sense... we have a "visual search" component which allows users to type in a category (column header) and then type in what they are looking for (e.g. First Name: ...
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Files size units: “KiB” vs “KB” vs “kB”

I'm working on a web app that will show the size of certain files, and I'm wondering if there's any consensus about how to report the units of bytes. Technically the IEC has weighed in with an ...
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Rule for aligning Table Status indicators

Should status indicators in a table be centre aligned to each other or left aligned? Option 1: Left aligned Option 2: Center aligned
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Username or email address fields

I am maintaining the server implementation of a website. The site allows usernames and email address as username. This is how the login screen looks where the user is asked to select if the user is ...
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Checkbox label negating

When labeling Checkboxes is it bad to use "negative" or "opposite" descriptions? Should a checked Checkbox always mean "do something", or is it OK for it to mean "don't do something"? For example: ...
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In e-commerce, why is the number of items a filter returns needed?

For clarity, I'm referring to the faded numbers in parenthesis. My reasoning is that if a user wants to filter his selection, he will do it based on his/her need and not based on the number of ...
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Is there any distinction between badges, labels and tags?

We are looking at a set of design patterns for helping classification of projects on a list – there seems to be some strong discussions around what the difference is between badges, labels and tags. ...
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When to remove labels for data elements?

Removing labels seems to offer a trade off between clarity and concision. For editable forms, labels are necessary, but when can we forgo them when displaying that data back to an end user? For ...
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Which is clearer - cog/spanner/wrench icon for desktop website settings, or a text label?

Building a web-based tool which will really only be viewed on a desktop web browser (due to a restricted corporate environment). Trying to keep it as minimal as possible with no superfluous features. ...
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OK/Cancel on left/right?

Should OK button be on left of Cancel button or vice versa? Are there any studies suggesting either of the solutions?
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Mark Link which blocks accesses from the EU because of the GDPR

I run a site for visitors from Germany who would like to visit the USA. Because of the GDPR more and more websites in the US block access from the EU like the LA Times, IHOP or Carrabbas. The access ...
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Do top, or left aligned field labels perform better at form completion?

I have designed these two forms and would like to know which would be more effective at conversion i.e form filling up. Here's the first one which I feel is more effective reason being the separate ...
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Graph with overlapping labels

I have a web app that builds and displays a bar chart based on dollar amounts. A typical graph looks something like this: As you can see, the layers at the bottom of the graph have dollar amounts ...
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Use of terms: Technical or Layman

Recently, I stumbled upon a situation where I need to create a form with fields that are somewhat unpopular. For example, I ask for users' post-nominal letters. Now this term is really not so ...
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Should textbox labels be above or to the side of the textbox? [duplicate]

At a former employer, the interface guidelines strongly insisted that the labels for form elements are always above the element citing that It's more natural to follow It's easier to translate since ...
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How to best name enterprise tools or portals?

If you have worked within a large organisation you would have most probably operated in highly siloed environments with a lot of legacy systems and third party software. I have worked in a number of ...
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What are good terms for distinguishing non-shared from shared files?

Our users can store files that they don't want to share with others, and files that they do want to share with others. For the former, we're exploring using the labels "Private" or "Personal." Both ...
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using different tenses in different parts of the system

in one part of the system where the user creates forecast legend of the graph displays "forecast". In another section of the system where a user uses the forecasting graph (but essentially it's the ...
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Should I label every row in a table of inputs?

I find myself with some frequency creating a grid of inputs using a table where each cell consists of just an input field and the column headers define what the field is for. PHPStorm complains with ...
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Less vs. Fewer for validation message?

Should an inputs validation message read as A or B for each of the following? A Nick Name must be 10 characters or less. B Nick Name must be 10 characters or fewer. A Number must be 10 digits or ...
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Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?

Semantically, the Yes/No buttons are roughly equivalent to the Ok/Cancel buttons, but in general what would you recommend to use? Should I always use Yes/No or always use Ok/Cancel? Or does it depend ...
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How do I create useful categories from meaningless labels?

I work for a company that manufactures electronic parts. Over the last 20 years, the company has developed more and more software. Now we have well over 50,000 pieces of software that customers cannot ...
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scrolling vs stepping for labelling a large number of things

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question but I'll try anyway. I have a webapp where the user has to label a large number of separate examples, say 200 of them. Each example is ...
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Clarity of buttons labels while creating questionnaires

I am in a predicament and would appreciate any help in solving this puzzle. I am creating a questionnaire in a modal based interface, where there are three buttons. Next - saves, and bring in the ...
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Is a label-tag inside a button-tag valid and / or has any UX- / ergonomic-reasons?

I am checking an application and I found this in HTML DOM: <button type="submit"> <label>Submit</label> </button> I have never seen this before and asking myself if this is ...
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Wrapping labels in data entry

I have a style question in regards to wrapping labels. For a domain expert desktop application we are doing, we are using right aligned labels and left aligned fields. Every now and then we get a ...
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Date or Time From/To

I have a filter that allows the user to specify a date/time from/to within one field. The field has a popup calendar that enables date selection and right below the calendar, still in the same pop up, ...
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German style guide for capitalization rules of UI elements

I want to improve the text consistency in our software, because over time some things got messed up and we have different styles for example in captalization of UI elements (controls). I find a lot of ...
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Representing different level of interface in an app

I have one app which populate interface based on the choice of user. User has exactly three options to choose level of features/complexity/difficulty. My question is what would be the best approach to ...
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Unit to display for 00:00 minute:second format [duplicate]

What would be a way of making clear the distinction between 00:00 min:sec format and 00:00 hour:min format? Due to spacing constraints (driven by specific client specs regarding font sizes; this is an ...
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Is it ok to use some button labels with verbs from the user's perspective and some with verbs from the system perspective in the same project?

In some cases I have "See/view all" or "Go to comments", and then I have "Show details" or something like that. I feel like the first set (See, View, Go to) is the system telling the user what to do, ...
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Noun(adjective) or adjective noun with multiple nearly same labels

When desinging labels with items that are nearly the same and only differ in a detail, what's the best approach to name the labels (desktop, not mobile)? vs vs To take a more abstract approach: ...
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How would you call a navigation option that contains chats, call history and booked calls?

I am designing an app that allows users to connect with experts from any field via chat or video calls. On the navigation bar there will be an option that contains the chats between user and experts, ...
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How to reduce ambiguity between the use of 'Remove' and 'Delete'?

This question came up while I was reviewing some UI design concepts. I was thinking about what the difference is between the word 'Remove' and 'Delete' in an application that is used for creating and ...
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Label width in horizontal forms

In a horizontal form, each label and its corresponding form item are in one line. To make these labels aligned properly, they must be of equal width. Then what width should we choose? There're at ...
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Checkbox label: “Refresh automatically” vs “Automatically refresh”

I have a web page with a checkbox on it. The checkbox controls whether the list shown on the page is refreshed automatically: if checked, the list is refreshed every second; if unchecked, the list ...
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Radio button which includes a text field. Should I add a label?

I'm currently adding a new section to a form which consists of two radio buttons, however, I'm struggling to decide if I should include a label for the sake of clarity. Above both of the radio buttons ...
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Placeholders with the same text as the label - good practice?

I have a form such as the following, in which the placeholders have the same exact text as their corresponding labels: The alternative being leaving each input without any placeholder. I'm not ...
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On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?

Two of the fields on our registration form are: Email Phone The client has requested we indicate that we are after the user's preferred email address and the user's preferred phone number. Two field ...
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Partially obfuscated account number. How to represent?

Please let me know your thoughts on which way of partially obfuscated account number you would use (in a payment application) and why. Masking all digits except the last four: Account Number: ********...
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Are grayscale buttons with icons usable and effective?

The image here is old gmail new gmail, when no mail is selected new gmail, when mail is selected new delicious To me, the buttons are unlabeled and tough to discover. I don't believe the icons do a ...
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How to label CTAs in a mobile form?

I am currently working on a mobile flow for sending money (bitcoins to be specific). I have found apps that label their CTA with the action on the upcoming screen, instead of referencing the current ...
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Is it okay to name submit button as “Select”

I am on creation form and want to add video to this form. I press + and the video gallery is opened in a popup. I need to select video and submit. Is it okay to name submit button as Select? Or are ...
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Where should “back to top” on long FAQ page link to?

My FAQ page consists of a table of contents (with links jumping to each FAQ entry) and all FAQ entries. The entries are grouped in sections. FAQ ToC (#toc) Section 1 (#toc-section-1) ...
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Label for street number+name vs. full address

My user gets to choose between using data they've already entered or using custom data on a one-off basis. When viewing the previously entered data, Address refers to the entire address of the ...
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Denoting web application as a “beta”

Remember the days when every Google product was in beta? What happened? This labeling has fallen out of favor. My hunch: users don't care if a product is in beta. When is it ok to display the software ...