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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dropdown/ Combo box Lengthy text management

I would like to know how to show lengthy text in dropdown list. Each list item are more of a 2-3 line lengthy. Any suggestions will be appreciated. On hover tool tip is right way for dropdown list?
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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 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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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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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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Is it bad practice to use “Lorem Ipsum” example text in a text-preferences screen?

I'm the developer of an application where text plays a major role in the user interface. Users can adjust the style of the text in a preference screen. I have added an example text to the preference ...
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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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Usability of vertical text

I am playing with ideas for a menu that I want to add to some site designs and was wondering: How usable is vertical text in any portion of a site (specifically menus)? For example You can have ...
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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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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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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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Is there any situation when text should be center aligned (horizontally) in an input?

I recently tried to use some animations in my design and I checked some nice examples as inspiration, like this: "Inspiration for Text Input Effects". Some of them had the text centered. I know 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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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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Why do most dashboards use capital words?

Most car manufacturers seem to use ALL CAPS for the interiors's buttons and switches, at least when they are not using symbols. Example: They even use capitals for things that are not even controls, ...
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How easy to read are small caps vs lower case?

I'm well aware that text in ALL CAPITALS is harder to read than text in lower case or mixed case, for whatever reason. But what about Sᴍᴀʟʟ Cᴀᴘs? With a bit of Googling I can't find any references ...
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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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What is the best practice for data table cell content alignment

We are currently working on a windows based application where users capture data. Some data is captured in a table where other data is captured in text blocks. Im currently faced with the dilemma of ...
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Is highlighting important words a good idea?

Is it a good idea to highlight the important words in a text on a web page? What impact does it have on the reader? Does it help to understand the text or does it disturb?
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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 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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(How) does capitalization affect readability

TLDR In short, given the following two options: This is sentence case This is Title Case Has any research been done into which one is more user-friendly, especially considering dyslexia and other ...
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Guidelines on using hyphenation in interactive design

It's a well established recommendation for publications containing masses of continuous text to use hyphenation. Are there any ideas or guidelines on how hyphenation should be (not) used on ...
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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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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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How to design usable web site terms & conditions?

What are some guidelines and examples for designing usable legal terms for web sites? I know that most users don't read it, but are there innovative ways to improve readability and presentation of ...
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Icon only vs. text and icon

Im working on a project now but I'm not sure if an icon alone is accessible (AA) or if it needs to be accompanied by text? Which would meet the WCAG AA standards?
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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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When should bold, italics, and colour be used to draw attention in a sentence?

Following is my signature on some other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal! I cannot show it here but the words "...

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