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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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How to deal with extra spacing with line-height when spacing between elements should be consistent

We want to design our website so that all elements are spaced 24px apart (paragraphs, form groups, header & content, etc.) and "related" elements (label & form field) are spaced 8px apart. We ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 single-...
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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 ...
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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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Should “Enter” create a large or small line spacing on text editors?

On some popular rich text editors like CKEditor, the default behaviour for pressing "Enter" is to create a new paragraph (a <p> tag), while on the others, like the textarea here on Stackexchange,...
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How to show link affordance on text/passages on mobile?

I'm building a mobile app with clickable text passages from a book. How can I indicate that the text can be clicked? The app kind of looks like this image below (minus the blue text). In my app, ...
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Is there a standard “to left justify text and right justify numeric values.”

I'm being told by an experienced BA (> 25 years) that "Numeric numbers are usually totaled therefore should be right justified." And that text should always be left justified. I have never heard ...
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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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How should regular black text change to show that it has become editable?

I am building an app to be used on Android phones. The main purpose of the app is to display information, in the format of a form, to the user. Several fields of the form are to be manually filled in ...
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Truncating or not pasting a string when pasting it in a text field with max character shorter than string length?

what would be the best solution when trying to paste a string that is longer than the maximum allowed number of characters in a text field: Truncate the string in the clipboard or not pasting at all? ...
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Link in running text on mobile device

we have a mobile app with a space of 1 row for running text on the first screen. It´s purpose is to announce an important news. For example: "We are preparing a new version of our app with lots of new ...
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When should i do an autocorrection?

I am using the levenshtein distance to recognize keywords despite typos, but i am wondering until which value the typo is still a typo or should be considered a different word. I am only comparing the ...
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Is there a standard fake company, product, brand, etc. to use in example text?

I need to build something like Please enter a company and product you would like to study. E.g. you can enter "Apple" and "iPhone." But I don't want to implicitly promote any company or product ...

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