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The ease in which text can be understood (based on content, not formatting). Readability is not to be confused with legibility, which is the ease with which text can be read (based on formatting, not content).

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Table cells: verbose or abstract?

I got a surprising feedback from a large number of my user about something I would never consider an issue. If the number of votes on that particular feedback wasn't so large I would not consider it ...
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Are There Any Recent Studies Comparing The Legibility Or Readabiltiy Of Fonts On Screen

Are there any recent studies that have tried to objectively compare the legibility of typefaces on screen using modern screens (including hi-dpi screens)? Note: I'm not interested in opinion on what ...
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How to provide better UX for a list of user consents

I'm working on a UI that requires end user consent to proceed with a sign-up. Thought of using inline checkboxes within the consent statement. As you see below... I have not come across this method ...
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Why center align text in 2018? [closed]

I feel like in 2018 I see more centered blurbs and paragraphs on the web. Centered text is a real problem for me because I can't read it. It makes my eyes spaz and my head avert. Am I the only one ...
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What should I do to get user know about scrollable content in the project/course

The project I am making has tables in it. I am working on responsive now. Big tables that do not fit in a small device, I have given them vertical scroll. So my tables look like this in desktop and ...
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Which font is the best for reading text (not code)? I mean font that has the best readability [closed]

Which font or type of font is considered the best for reading the regular text (not programming code)? Which font or type of font has the best readability?
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Quantifying Simplified Language

If you wanted to be able to quantify how much easier it is for users when you reduce the reading level of you text, how might you do that? For example, how would you figure out how much longer it ...
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Readability of form input fields and confirmation

I have a form that the user inputs some data to send to a server but I'm wondering how does a user normally read a form for input purposes? Should it be Input, Button, Confirmation then close: Or ...
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Single column or two-column layout for text? Which is better for readers?

I'm trying find evidence to support my case to change this page. So far, the pushback has been that there's no evidence to say simple, single column text is better than what you see here. Am I wrong?
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Best Practice for indicating part of a week textually (specifically contiguous days)

I realise I'm probably splitting hairs here, but I feel like there should be some sort of convention or best practice for this situation, but I haven't been able to find anything online, and I can't ...
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How to improve readability of highly-structured text

NOTE: This question explores methods for increasing readability for a target user group. Background: Readability is invaluable when dealing with large amounts of text. For some users, programmers, ...
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Making a network graph more readable

I have a graph showing nodes on the map of the US. There are between 100 and 400 nodes, and all two nodes have a line connecting them. The problem is that there are so many connections that the graph ...
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What is the optimal way to display a multiple choice list?

I'm looking for suggestions for displaying multiple choice lists. My first (and naive) solution. Obviously, 90° vertical text is unnecessarily hard to read and takes up a lot of vertical screen real ...
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Best way to represent hundreds of rows - marketing calendar

I am creating a UI similar to a marketing calendar. But it has hundreds of rows, each row showing a bar that represents how long the process took. So the table header represents time (weekly, monthly, ...
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Usage of drop caps in terms of UX

Short question What is the benefit of using a drop cap for the user, beside the decorative element? I really dislike them, but I don't have proof and only my opinion to discuss with. What is a drop ...
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How opaque should a secondary text be?

There is a debate between the UI and the UX staff about "How opaque should a secondary text be?" This is the example UI: The design is meant to be minimalist. We use only black & white, no ...
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How do cards improve readability?

Most of the apps and websites are adapting to card design to display necessary information. What makes cards so intuitive and attractive for read/view?
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Do inline embeds detract from readability and useability of a news article?

If you have a news article, with a related gallery embedded after paragraph three, a twitter embed after a relevant paragraph referencing the Tweet, and a “for more information on x” reference link, ...
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Reading patterns, Z-pattern vs. layered-cake pattern

Im wondering if there is any difference between the reading patterns (Z and Layered-cake) since both of them require the user to read rtl or ltr whilest moving down a notch when going to the next line ...
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Multi-column form design [duplicate]

I'd like your feedback on a situation I'm facing with my stakeholders with regards to a particular web form design. I'm new to my role as a UX Designer and hope to learn from experienced folks here. ...
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UI / UX concepts should be applied for Small / Medium Sites only?

I reviewed a my client site for better content optimization, SEO optimization, UI/UX optimization etc. So I suggested many things like changing ad placements, reducing ads to better UI / UX. But he ...
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How to make 2 side by side columns look distinct from each other?

I have a price chart like below. The 'buy price' is a listing on its own.. and 'sell price' is a listing on its own too. It just happens that they are placed side by side. E.g. The buy price is not ...
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Is UPPERCASE text more readable when used in button? [duplicate]

Google material guideline use Uppercase in button. Which button do you think is more readable? https://material.io/guidelines/components/buttons.html https://material-components-web.appspot.com/...
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Zoom in/out options for text in eBook

I am currently working on a Zoom in/out option for an Ebook. Students are the users. Also the maximum percentage of zoom is 300 Question in my mind is when the page is zoomed in which one of the ...
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“One word” menu item between “multi word” items on nav bar?

Is there any research or thought that a one word menu items will get lost between multi word items? Example below... Will "Events" be less visible to the user? I'm thinking the opposite since it ...
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Why are labels more important than values in forms?

This is something I always wondered: when designing a form, why do labels hold more weight than values when values are what matter? Consider the following examples (left column is form fields, right ...
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How often should the same hyperlink appear in a document?

I was reading a blog post today that made me question how often a hyperlink to the same content should appear in a document. In the post, nearly every reference to HDL (with the exception of one ...
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Material Chips in table list

should the chips fill all the table cell width for clear alignment or is better to align them as they were a text element for better readability?
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Should definitions be shown in a list, if not all definitions are available for the list?

So I have a list of terms that all have different definitions, however some of those definitions have not be added to my system for various reasons. There is a debate going on whether it is more ...
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Best practice to display operating hours in a web design? [duplicate]

1st Example: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (no longer show Saturday & Sunday as closed) 2nd Example: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday - Sunday: Closed 3rd Example: Monday - ...
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Are there any usability evaluations of Scrollytelling article formats ?

I've been seeing a trend in the online news and data visualization world of presenting information paired with some sort of data that changes dynamically as you scroll down. Here is an example from ...
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Table headers: uppercase or lowercase, left or center aligned, top or bottom?

I want to know if there's an standard or at least a nice way to stylize table headers? Uppercase or lowercase? Left or centered? Top or bottom? Thanks
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What is the best UX for ebook reading?

Most eBook reading apps break any content down to pages to mimick the text breakdown of physical books. I haven't been able to find a deeper discussion about that approach, so I tried and listed pro ...
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What letter spacing for visually impaired?

What letter spacing is best to read for visually impaired people? Should the letters be close together or should they have more space in between? I am asking because APHont, a font made for visually ...
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Why are text articles on the web so thin? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed that articles on the web tend to be very thin with lots of whitespace to the left and right. Why is that? Two examples: http://99percentinvisible.org/article/underwater-cloud-...
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Is it ok to embolden parts of bullet points or should I always rewrite them so that the most important words come first?

Although I try to shorten bullet points as much as possible, I also would like an audience member to be able to scan the slide in a few seconds to remind himself of what I have talked about. To ...
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Most readable way to display key value pairs

I am designing an app which has lots of data on any given screen, I've search Google and UX stack exchange and can't seem to find anything (perhaps I'm phrasing my search term wrong). Is there any ...
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What is the best number of paragraph width for readability? [duplicate]

Since my current project has a lot of text/paragraph content, I consider about the readability of the website. I've seen and try to inspect any of sites that I feel have a good readability such as ...
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Best user friendly phone number format

What is the best way to write a phone number? Are there any studies in this regard? I personally consider two factors: Country code: +393401234xxx or 00393401234xxx The first example I think is ...
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How do we convey a web page or app for different age groups?

A children's book is colorful and has large letters. At the same time, when we grow up, letter size is reduced by age, and in old age there is much less color and letters are larger. So, if a page is ...
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Why do train departure boards use orange text on black background?

At train stations in the UK (and I also noticed in Italy) - the departure/arrival boards use orange text on a black background. However, at airports there appear to be a much wider variety of colour ...
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Threads with a high number of posts

In forums which have a high number of users threads can get quite long. I have noticed that if I see a large thread I often avoid posting due to not having the time or patience to read all the ...
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Using RSVP abbreviation as UI element

Our software deals with managing event attendance, so that manager can see how many people accepted/rejected/not responded to the invites. So the question is the "RSVP" abbreviation popular enough, ...
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Chat Arrangement for Desktop Chat App, List or Left-right?

I'm designing Desktop Chat app, but I see most of it using list arrangement eg. Facebook & Telegram than left-right arrangement eg. Skype. which one the best for readability? List Arrangement: ...
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When to use all upper case?

From my understanding: It had been thought all uppercase (e.g. THIS IS SCREAMING) was hard to read because of the way the eye works. It is now understood that all uppercase is hard to read just ...
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What color( composition)s qualify good UX for a wiki, or any similar informative site?

I have a wiki site I use for gathering and sharing knowledge and information. It has a completely built-up and detailed theme that is very similar to the design of the original Wikipedia (it's called ...
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Zebra Striped vs Line Separator vs Plain for a list of items? [closed]

I am designing a news site the is will list a lot of news articles in a compact space. I have tried the following 3 ways to separate the articles, and I'm wondering which is the best from a UX ...
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Why do dialogs have grey backgrounds?

Most Windows/Mac/Linux dialogs I've seen have grey backgrounds. About-dialogs, settings pages, wizards, confirmation and error dialogs etc. Is there a reason from a usability perspective or is this ...
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Why does Command Prompt inconsistently space input lines?

I'd say this photo sums up what I mean pretty well. Initially the input lines are placed directly below one another when pressing Ctrl-C multiple times (probably has the same behavior with different ...
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Is OK/NOK better than “fail/success”

My team is discussing how we should indicate, in a logbook, whether a specific action ended with success or not. I started putting it like timestamp | action name (fail) | description timestamp | ...