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The main body of printed or written matter on a page.

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What do you call the element in the orange box?

Wondering what's this part is called in design. Also the string in the orange box is not included in the email content when you open the email. How this string is created? Generated automatically? ...
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Show relevant information as UI text correctly

I'm making a webapp meant to be used by schools, in which teachers can create quizzes and assess students' answers. I'm finding myself struggling to get across the domain logic on grading, which is ...
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Multiple levels of conditional text

For a report builder, my non-technical users need to be able to visually specify conditional text that is potentially multiple levels deep. Example: Mr X and Mrs Y, each possibly replaced by Mr Z if ...
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Bug report feature. Looking for better solution

I'm working on an application for managers who check questionnaries from other users. In this application, managers should be able to indicate errors in the questionnaires next to each field. I've ...
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How many WPM is audio to text services?

I have used Siri and Alexa before but I believe they are being sent to the server and back. How fast are audio to text services? I see stenographers still have jobs so I would assume they are not ...
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How to display truncated text in a clickable table on touch screen?

In a table with clickable rows (a click on each row opens the dedicated page), the text could be truncated if it's too long. We thought to add a tooltip with the complete text on hover, but our app ...
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Why do web paragraphs break, while print paragraphs indent?

Both indentations and line breaks create a strong disruption that signals "this is a new paragraph" to the user. Question: Several decades into web browsers becoming a major form of ...
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Best practice for Styling links when used in tables and headings

Should links in data tables be styled like regular text links or only have some indication on hover? For example Shopify tables have default black text color and only change to blue on hover: I dont ...
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How dark does a background have to be before white text shows up better than black text?

How dark does a grey background have to be, before white text is easier to read against that background than black text? Suppose you start off with a white background. Clearly, black text is easier ...
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Why do Dutch truck number plates have a gap in the 'zero'?

Some recent number plates of Dutch trucks have a gap in the top left part of the 'zero'. Example: (source: cbr.nl) I assume this is done to increase readability; I can't think of any other reason. It ...
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Is it ok to use text area for multiple subjects?

When user is answering question with radio buttons that opens new more specific questions. Is it bad idea to wrap those questions in one text area? In my case user want might add multiple "...
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Name for special limited alphabet that doesn't include "look alikes" (o, 0, i, 1, L)

Is there a special limited alphabet that does not include characters which look similar? I.e., does not include: 0 O i L 1 Use case: This is for assigning a unique user ID. And we don't want them ...
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Compact text indication of lost radio connection

I am working on a UI for a robotics application that uses radio communication. There is a text field for each robot that normally displays battery voltage in the format 3.72 V. Sometimes the radio ...
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How to display better text message if someone's enter wrong E-mail id?

How can we display a better text message when a user enter wrong mail id on any mobile application he/she is using ? Would - "Ugh, You entered an incorrect mail, please check again and fill the ...
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Multi-Line Text Box vs Single Line Text Box

We have a 'Notes' section in several of our webpages that is currently only displayed as a single line text box. We tend to get short responses (5-7 words) describing what they need. This almost ...
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Text size for navigation bar should be same, bigger or smaller than 16px?

The default font size is 16px, but I don't know if the font size of the navigation menu should be the same (16px), smaller (14px) or bigger than 16px. I think that bigger than 16px is going to be ...
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Width of a page that contains mostly text [duplicate]

I'm working on a design for a blog. The blog is very text oriented. It contains long articles of thousands of words. When I look around the web I see that blogs often have a 'fixed width' page size (...
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Preferable way of indicating a specific board on a software platform

Suppose that a software platform has the following architecture: Workspace A Board 1 Board 2 Board 3 Workspace B Board 4 Board 5 Board 6 And each space is custom-named by users like below: ...
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Is it right to use a float numbers instead of text in design

We have a design that indicate the user about the measurement of food ingredients For example: 1.5 cup 0.5 cup Is it right to use it as above or replace it with 1 cup and half A half of cup
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Past simple vs present perfect in popup

In a UI popup like below, which tense is more idiomatic between the past simple and present perfect? Data was/has been imported. Will you go to your workspace? The files were/have been deleted. Will ...
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Best way to display page full of links?

I have a page that looks like below. I shrunk it in dimensions to give a broad idea of the page. So it has categories and under them there are links. What would be some of the options in terms of ...
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What is the optimum Flesch Reading Ease Score for a Website?

Defining Readability as the way text is written ( not font styles and size ), what's the optimum Flesch Reading Ease score for a General Public website for users over the age of 18 ? Background: https:...
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Purpose of this from the WCAG guidelines about text-spacing

I need help understanding this guideline about text-spacing. I'm wondering what is the purpose of these text style properties in the bulleted points. My understanding is that users should be able to ...
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What's the name of the (old) experimental UX concept that revealed further details on demand?

The idea is of course similar to modern day spoilers but the concept proposal was quite old. Moreover, the details were revealed inside the text not separately, i.e. simply added further sentences to ...
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How to present a lot of choices and options, where each case is important?

Can't show app interface but here is the concept. 1st image situation and a short description of the person. The Second image is Cases and options for how to help. (First, you choose case then option)....
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How should dyslexia-friendly headings, sub-headings, paragraphs and button texts took like?

I haven't found any clear resources online to be able to figure out what makes any web test truly dyslexia-friendly. I hope you guys can share valuable information here.
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How do you convey that the minimum size of an input is X characters?

I have this Q&A site, where I want the title to be at least 20 characters and the body to be at least 200 characters. What is the best approach to convey these to the user without having them to ...
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Is limiting About Section text input more beneficial or annoying?

Background: According to the study below (Found on NN), users read less than 1/4th of all text on a given webpage. So, theoretically, organizations would benefit from having much shorter about ...
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Is there a benefit to adding the punctuation symbol in parentheses when referring to punctuation?

In writing documentation when referring to punctuation such as a comma, is there a benefit in readability to include the symbol of that punctuation character in parentheses afterwards? For example, ...
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Images look bad with perfect paragraph width

I'm working on a WordPress template and trying to maintain perfect line width of ~70 characters. My blog has a lot of posts and most of the post contain at least one image per paragraph, usually more. ...
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Should non editable text have the default cursor on hover?

I'm seeing more and more website adding a global CSS body {cursor: default} for the cursor to be default when hovering non editable text. I'm guessing the goal is to make a difference between ...
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Highlight Color & Text Color [closed]

How do we avoid using the same highlight color as the text color? For example: when you highlight a paragraph, the background color changes to draw attention to the paragraph, but what if the color ...
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Address box in a form [closed]

My users will need to fill the address line and be very precise since the address represents their client's location (including apartment number, floor, etc.). However, I would like to use only 1 ...
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Handling text overflow in wireframes

This is something that has bothered me a lot on how to approach. I like to use "ugly data" in my wireframes since my goal isn't to have pretty wireframes, but functional ones. Using simple ...
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How to display a user's note after form submit? [duplicate]

After a form submission I display the user's submitted data, but I struggle with showing an optional note. This is how I display it when it wasn't filled: And this is how I currently display it ...
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Managing different sized contents in a card

How to manage different size of contents in a card, keeping the card size same?
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What is the correct user expectation on text alignment, when English is used together with Arabic language?

I was wondering, what is the correct user expectation, when English is being used together with Arabic, within a sentence. For instance, in the 1st line, the text is aligned toward right. How I type ...
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Improve elements position [closed]

I'm designing an android app and the only elements I have are a text and two buttons, with a large white background. I would you set these elements to improve the user experience? This is what I've ...
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Best way to align number columns in a table that has a text column after

It is a common knowledge that number column in a table should be right-aligned, whereas text column — left. In this example (taken from this article), you can see that there is a text column (...
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How to display text with label in Material UI? [closed]

In a single page I would like to display Text Fields for user input and texts, which are static, but have labels. I tried to use the same text fields but with disabled attributes: However, I am not ...
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Is it a problem if <h4>, <h5> and <h6> are smaller than regular text?

On many websites and website templates, the font size of <h4> (sometimes) and <h5> and <h6> are often smaller than regular text, i.e., that of <p> with no additional classes. ...
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What should be the text color with image having black and white colors

The bullet points are not standing out with red.
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In this design should title precede image or vice versa?

I created two designs in Balsamiq, in the first one the titles "International Flights/Domestic Flights" come on top of their corresponding images and in the other one it is the other way around. Both, ...
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Which sentence to use for save my name and email checkbox?

Which sentence would be more clear and correct: “Save my name and email for my next comments”, “Save my name and email for my future comments”, “Save my name and email”, “Save entered data for my ...
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Persistent textfield hint on input - Bad UX?

In my app users get suggestions for things they can put on their list of so called "self-affirmations", things that you read out to yourself to improve etc. Background: It's been scientifically ...
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Best way to smoothly onboard whilst adhering to text message laws

Our team have just discovered the harsh laws surrounding the opt-in/opt-out for receiving promotional SMSs. Our current workflow is this (we are a prescription management application): User sees ...
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How should double-click (to select text) on a space being handled?

When you have a text sentence, you likely know that you can double-click on any word to select it. That is very convenient and I personally use it a lot. Background To have a little bit of ...
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Is it ever OK to use italics?

It’s a fairly well known accessibility issue that italic fonts should be avoided as they reduce readability for those with sight issues and dyslexia. (discussed here: Are italics on the web bad for ...
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Capitalized words in navigation for phone app

I read that capitalized text reduces reading speed, but does it apply to navigation text? For example, at the top of the app I would have 3 navigation elements: HOME BOOKMARK SETTINGS Will it ...
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Can I use TL;DR? [closed]

I see daily the short TL;DR in many article and I love it. Is it okay to use it like a lol, FYI, btw,... or is it today too nerdy to use it on article for a wide audience?
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