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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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Evaluate vs Save

In my Web-App the user can save data, which is automatically evaluated and some feedback will be provided in the next step. A user enters some Data, hits a button to save that data and is redirected ...
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How to label filters that filter on overlapping date ranges

I am looking for the appropropriate labeling for filters that search an event that is active within the provided date range. Filters: Ends after <date input> Starts before <date input> ...
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How to display a label-field with multiple pieces of data

Let's say I have a details page that lists various pieces of information taken from a form. This works fine when I have a single attachment (link) per field. However, let's say the user can attach ...
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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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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 seem to be some strong discussions around what the difference is between badges, labels and tags. ...
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How to create a custom textbox with a label and value

I am not a designer but I am dealing with a task to implement a functionality. I have to develop a working UI where a user can enter values into text-boxes inside a grid. While entering these values ...
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Labeling buttons

How do you think buttons/actions should be labeled. Let's say we have an entity called "Review". On this review there are many actions. You can Cancel, Stop, Reassign, etc.. There will be many ...
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Introducing navigation icons with labels, then removing them

In Meng To's Design+Code book, he says the following while referring to icons with labels in navigations: "Pro tip: If you don't want to always have text next to the icon, introduce it first and ...
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Text placed below or beside an image in web design?

I have noticed in many pictures of websites (theme demo pages) that generally text is below picture not beside. Is there any reason why many websites are using that kind of design? Examples of wp ...
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What's the best way to label weekly periods?

I'm dealing with a very complex layout for a big data app where user may choose different time periods to display different data. The periods apply to different sources of data, but in the end the ...
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mobile screen game: 2 list of options

We have mobile game which includes 3 levels (training, public, expert), this game has 4 modes. now we have added new modes for training mode, these new modes are related to Training level only, what ...
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Which is better to show "Label (optional)" vs "Label (not required)"?

I prefer to write optional aligned with Form Label. Does writing "not required"? sounds more clear to user
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Alternative wordings for a "Skip" button?

The product owner for a survey app I've been working on wants the "Skip" buttons we've implemented for each question to use "less harsh" language. What other labels can I use? I've considered "Not ...
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"Pay with PayPal" including card payments label

I'd love to have some opinions on how to best label a the payment option "PayPal" to ensure it is clear that you can pay using your debit/credit card without having a PayPal account. For background: ...
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When showing label with button, which of the two needs a "bolder" font? [closed]

Hope you have a wonderfall day! Is it a personal preferences? a UI concern? or there is some known facts about this topic that i'm not aware of? I'm curious about this 2 related topics : 1) When ...
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How to differentiate between button and label

I've had difficulty phrasing this question. Basically, at my current design i have a "scrubbing" slider, moving the slider will affect the video preview. I've added another component. There is a ...
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When to use Add, Insert or New

In the application i am looking at, you can create objects of different types by a corresponding context menu. Which entry (or which of these keywords) will be used is depending on the context of the ...
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Where should I put a label on a form?

I have a questionnaire that has loads of questions and multiple answers for one question. I've read many studies that support labels going on top and wanted to see your thoughts on the matter.
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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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What's an alternative to placeholder text in forms?

I'm designing a form for elderly (65+) and I'm focussing on good readability and high contrast. I want to let them know which format they have to use while typing their birthdate (e.g. dd-mm-yyyy), ...
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Why does Google add o's to their name to signify result pages? [closed]

Why have the word Google spelled with ten o's? Why have it there at all? The red letter o signifies the page you are on in correlation to the page number below it, but why have that connection in the ...
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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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Should checkbox label be styled like an anchor link?

I've struggled to find any sort of argument that supports either of my theories so i wanted to see what the UX community at large thinks about this. Scenario I have an online shop. When you view a ...
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Should I use "Search" or "Find” on my buttons?

Working on a travel website UI. When I referred to some websites they use “Find Flights” on buttons used to lookup flights. In general, would you recommend I use "Search Flights" or "Find Flights” ...
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Changing a button label dynamically or having multiple buttons?

I've read a couple similar questions and answers but haven't been able to piece together a good answer on my issue. I have a form where based on the input given in the form, back-end decision modeling ...
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Using buttons with no icons or text

The Google Chrome "New tab" button is not labeled (see the top image). It contains no icon and no text (besides hovertext). There seems to be extensive discussion on using text vs. icon, but I can't ...
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Pinch to Zoom. Would it be necessary to label or indicate interaction with image

I have an app that allows for pinch to zoom in mobile version. This is a nice feature. Do you believe it is good practice to label or put instructions on the image to indicate it can be zoomed on by ...
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Dealing with long-title buttons

I have buttons for very specific actions. That ends up with button labels like "Send/Receive all data from sources" or "Create predefined calculated channels". Each button has also an icon that goes ...
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Placement of buttons

I am designing a pop up which will come up after the user has set of a chain of commands. We have a group of 10 items and the first one that can be picked by the client gets processed automatically ...
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Why do app icons on force touch popups not appear consistently in the same left or right spot

On the iOS home screen, if I force touch on the second icon the popup icon stays on the left side of label. If I force touch on the fourth icon the popup icon stays on the right side of label. Why ...
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Should I use labels for geographic locations?

I have a website similar to craigslist for online classified media. I redesigned a list of items now using semantic-ui and labels for the geography. Would it be better to use breadcrumbs e g Georgia &...
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Alignment of the labels in view/read only mode

I have a question regarding displaying the forms in the read only mode or a view mode. For example after one users inserts all the data (I use infield top aligned form labels) and then another user ...
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Best way to display start time and duration (since the start time)?

Some context: I'm trying to display the start time, and the duration since that time, in a single label. These timestamps are for urgent issues that need to be dealt with immediately. I'm leaving ...
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UI label type prefix/suffixing consistency

We are having a small debate between QA and programmers on the best consistency for labels. On a form with about 40 data entry controls we have around 6 date fields. A small example of these fields ...
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Best Practice: even tab width or dynamic tab width

So this tab width is dynamic, the benefit is being able to say that perhaps all tabs will have 20px padding on either side of the label. Avoids wide tabs with small labels ( if that is a terrible ...
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Should axis label change depending on time on line graphs?

I have a line graph showing number of items in queue from right now and 24 hours back in time. I have a range of different options to chose from. First, there are two different ways of showing the ...
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UI button labeling in touch/mobile web and native apps

The concerns are based on my own end-user experience with touch applications (both native and web SPA). Even slim and clean UIs may be prone to the same problem - the learning curve is gradual than ...
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Has anyone come up with a Match Case icon? [closed]

I have noticed that many major applications, such as Firefox, use the literal text Match Case (in English) on UI buttons in order to allow the user to specify that the Find function should match the ...
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Should a pie chart show the legend for a wedge with 0%?

I and my colleague have a difference of opinion. We are creating a chart of, lets say, fruits. Like this one: But what if the value of oranges is 0%? Do we show the legend anyway? Like this: Or ...
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Should I label a date as UTC or GMT

I have a site that will be used by people in various time zones. On this site, there is a table of information, with one column containing a date and time. To circumvent time zone confusion, I'm going ...
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How to distinguish between fields with similar values and no labels?

I have two date fields next to each other on a form in my app. I am not using labels for any of the fields. Rather I have put a help text inside each of them. When the user taps on a field, native ...
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Counter in a corner of a button

I'm creating a user control which is essentially a wide tile-like button (think Windows 8 "wide" start menu tiles), but in the upper-right corner there's a darkened area which contains a counter. This ...
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What is enough to convey a Show / Hide link information?

Usage context: I have a voucher, which has conditions of use. I can see conditions of use in a collapsible panel. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Should I use ...
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How to clearly differentiate sort by creation vs sort by comments

Scenario I have a page that shows a list of items to which users can post comments. The user can choose to sort by the item's creation date the last time a comment was posted. Problem I'm ...
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When is it appropriate to use masking on an input field?

I am having some difficulty convincing myself that users will like masking applied to input fields (Web form). I personally hate it when forms manipulate my input while I'm typing it. I'd rather have ...
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Users entering the wrong decimal separators for US$ amounts

I have an application that accepts a dollar amount in $USD. Unfortunately, some people are foreign/visitors to the US and type in amounts with commas instead of periods: they format the number as XXX....
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How should text blocks be labelled?

Given the three below text blocks, how should I label the first one "Continent", the second "Country", and the third "City"? The three text blocks are meant to be read as one continuous narrative in ...
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Should I inform the user a slider actually has a margin?

I have a configuration dialog that contains a percentage slider: The user can set a range of 10% to 90% on this slider (don't ask why). In reality, the user is actually configuring a range with a 5% ...
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Is it preferable to have a plain "Save" button vs. "Save ___" (noun) button?

I know that it is preferable to have buttons labeled with verbs, but I'm wondering if there is a benefit of also having a noun following the verb. The specific case I'm looking for is a Save button. ...
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Accessibility of in-field labels and help text labels in input forms

Many newer UI interfaces have a preference for input field labels or help texts to be contained within the UI component itself instead of implementing them as separate labels. I was wondering if ...

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