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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to show a huge amount in a small pill?

I have come across this challenge where a developer is asking me as to how to show a large account balance in a small pill. In case of webapps, we show ellipsis and tool tips in order to show the ...
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How would you design for large volume of text for an iPad?

I'm designing a Quiz for an iPad for English teachers and the main problem is that teachers will input large chunks of texts from many of Shakespeare plays. I've attached pictures on how I dealt ...
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Should the description of a picture be above it or below?

There are many places where we've to put an image one below the other and write their description in a line or so. Where should the description text be? above it or below? I know the best option is ...
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Better suggestion for name “Closed Loop Automation”

I am adding a new feature that enables closed-loop-automation. This involves creating an object that has a trigger and an action. Whenever the trigger happens, the associated action will be taken. ...
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Effect of fuzzy images/text on the user

My logic in my head is saying if a page contains fuzzy/pixelated images or text then this will put an element of distrust in the users head. This can occur from designers or developers using an image ...
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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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Slanted cursor+background for italic text?

In most applications that I'm familiar with, a text cursor in insertion mode is universally represented as a vertical blinking bar: As you can see, for some italic letters this creates visual ...
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Underlining non-link text for instructional content … valid?

I know that underlining non-link text is taboo because it confuses the user into thinking it's a link. I also know that similar questions have been asked but as I searched through them, none of them ...
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Football match score entry

My team are working on a 'predict the scores of the games' promotion for our business. We are debating how you enter the scores themselves, we have 2 solutions: A. A button either side of the number ...
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Handling long text scenarios across multiple interaction patterns

I'm working on an analytics dashboard. Most of the data we get is pulled in from multiple sources/3rd party tools. Also, most of the data is user generated content so we don't have a control on what ...
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Multi language text area

I have a scenario in my application, where users have an option to view and edit a multi-language description of a given wine. For now, the solution is to have separate text areas for each language. ...
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Stylle of text for scientific words in website

I'm helping design a website for a environmental conversationalists group. The website is intended to be accessible to a large audience, but does contain some scientific information (such as Latin ...
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Do we “exit”, “quit” or “close” an application?

Do we “exit” an application, do we “quit” an application, do we “close” an application? This is in relation to a desktop app. What is the most meaningful term to use?
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Why is text justified in newspapers, but not on the web?

As per UX studies, which say you should not justify text on the web. In that case, then why do newspapers justify text? Dyslexic users read newspapers and magazines as well. What is the difference ...
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Best way to select a typeface?

What process do you use to select a typeface? How do you determine which types are best for long passages of text, which are best for headlines, etc.?