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Standard for setting max width for a body of text

Let's say I have a body of text on my website for users using my website on mobile. Is the industry standard for the max-width to be a maximum of 90vw or 95vw? Why would one be better than the other?
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Best way to show errors in a text-based Terminal app for this new programming language?

I have the beginnings of a new programming language I'm working on, which uses "trees" of lowercased terms (separated by dashes for multi-word terms). The punctuation and everything can be ...
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UX concerns with showing dynamic tips/fun facts/"Did you know...?" section on a loading progress modal

In my app, there's a window that opens up with a spinning logo next to a progress bar that shows update/loading progress. I want to add a section with various tips and fun facts about the application, ...
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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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What are some good methods for displaying large amounts of text?

I have a lot of text for the website and all of them are important. I cant cut down the text much. Then, is there any better way to represents those text? The contents include some bullet points ...
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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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DC or District of Columbia in State List?

When making a drop down to select state is it generally preferred to put DC or District of Columbia? Should you just go with DC if all other states are abbreviated and District of Columbia otherwise? ...
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How can I convince others that text over background images is a bad idea?

I'm being pressured to build a feature that would make it easy for users to create web pages that feature large text over large images. Like this: I am of the strong opinion that this design pattern ...
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Text Contrast Issue: How to enhance a hero image section?

I'm using a hero image as a landing page for a ecommerce site. Here's what it looks like so far: I'm having issues with the text's contrast over the background image. Any ideas on how I can make the ...
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Color contrast and hover state [a11y]

When multiple pieces of information of different importance are presented within a same piece of UI (e.g., table row, list item), some designers prefer to have the "secondary" or "less ...
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How to have previous/next and "up" navigation for navigating pages on a book, while also having a configuration menu?

I have this basic layout idea so far, for navigating things like book pages, where you can go: Left: back a page Right: forward a page Up: up from verse level to chapter level to book level to site ...
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Can screen readers interpret Unicode styles fonts such as bold and italics?

I have seen serval social media channels using Unicode to make part of their text bold or italicised on websites such as Twitter, where this sort of thing is usually not possible. It crossed my mind ...
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Is Markdown Friendly Enough for Non-Technical Users?

The Problem I love using Markdown to write questions, answers, posts, comments, etc. That being said, I am a very technical, detail-oriented, programmer type. However, I am working on a CMS of sorts ...
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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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On a card UI with less than usual text, should I leave the card size as is, or make the card smaller?

I'm making a timeline with multiple card UI elements, and I'm curious as to what I should do with the card size (in particular height) when the subheader text is only a single line long as opposed to ...
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When typing uppercase letter, Is it faster to press shift with same hand as the letter or there is no difference?

Are there any studies comparing typing speed of these styles of case shifting: use shift only on one side of keyboard. Use pinky+ corresponding finger when the letter is on the same side as the shift ...
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What are some of your favorite examples of websites presenting long form text (essays, long articles, etc.) in an interesting and/or unique manner? [closed]

I am going to put together a simple Webflow website which will feature a ~2,000 word essay on the homepage. I am looking for creative ways to present the essay in a way that is interesting/unique, but ...
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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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Period, or no period, when a text message is displayed on screen

When a user interacts with a button on a website, and the buttons gives some confirmation text to let user know that the action has been performed successfully or unsuccessfully, should there be a ...
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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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What are some reference works for capitalization in UI text?

I'm currently in the process of updating the language files for a large web portal. Over time, a lot of inconsistencies have crept in, and so in different places you might see contrasting: Titles > ...
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What's the difference between "account" and "profile"?

On many websites you have a settings section where you can view and edit your profile data. On others you can edit your account data. Some sites even have both. What is the difference between "...
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Is there ever a requirement to allow text to be underlined when it's not a link or a header

We've built a custom CKEditor within one of the sites we've developed to allow users to add and edit the content on particular pages. However the editor by default comes with an Underline option and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the deal with Windows 8 elements with ALL CAPS?

Here's how Microsoft new Windows Azure portal elements look like: and that seems to be "Windows 8 style". Visual Studio 2012 also has plenty of user elements in ALL CAPS. For dozens of years ALL ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should all button text start with a verb?

I'm reading The Grammar of Interactivity on UXBooth and finds it quite interesting. However, the article quotes David Hamill who said (or wrote): Buttons are for actions, like “Get a quote,” “...
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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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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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What are user friendly ways to display XML for reading & scanning

I'm looking for examples and advice for displaying XML in a user readable way. The user does not edit the xml, but is just looking for information inside of the xml. I'm designing an interface for ...
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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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How to better name modal buttons "Cancel Request" (submit), "Cancel" (cancel)? [duplicate]

One modal-box asks the user wether they want to really cancel the request. Now there are two buttons (submit) and (cancel), but how to best name them? All other modals use text like "proceed" (submit) ...
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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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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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Is "chars" a universally understandable abbreviation for "characters"?

I'm trying to limit instructional text in a form. Can I shorten "75 characters" to "75 chars" and have it be clear to a fairly inexperienced Web user?

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