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Why does facebook like button have the text “Like”?

I am wondering what is the need for Facebook for showing the text "Like" when they most popular hand symbol to show the like button. My main concern is that we have a platform for note book sharing ...
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How to choose a slug for “friendly url”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Underscores vs. hyphens in URLs I'm going to implement a sort of "friendly url" for geography like a regex /<region>/<city>/<category>? and then I wonder ...
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Is it better to convert ALL CAPS messages to Title Case for user-submitted content?

I recently added this "elderly filter" for our customer reviews at work. It detects if the review was (mostly) written with caps lock on, it should change it the review to title case. I noticed we ...
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Showing little text in a big panel

Intro I want to show a list of 5 to 10 items, each about 5-15 words. The list has a significant role in the view, and the user must notice it and understand that it is very important. My page is ...
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Translate “Choose your language” text or not?

In our website language selector, we have a text in English saying "Choose your language". Should that text be ALWAYS in english, or should it also be translated to the current and selected language? ...
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How to tell a user how many characters remaining for a form input

We have a couple of form fields on which we impose some character limits. However, I'm having trouble thinking of how to appropriately convey this character limit to the user. At the moment, it looks ...
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What should my button read, when user is done reading a text / message

I have a pop up which has a text / message / announcement to read by user. When user is done reading, I would want user to close pop up window by clicking button below this message or text. Can you ...
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What's the best practice to let a user know a highlighted word is clickable?

Here's a piece of text I have on my website: When the blue highlighted word is clicked, a dialog box opens to let the user change the information. I want to keep this design where the user has to ...
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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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When is it OK to use text as an image?

I'm having a bit of a struggle explaining why we should not use text as an image on a new website build. The design team would like to add a quote pulled from the main content but in order to style ...
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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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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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Why is the user experience of licence agreements always so terrible?

Why is it that the user experience of licence agreements always seems to be intentionally unpleasant and difficult? The font is nearly always too small. The text is dense and difficult to scan. ...
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How can I draw attention to a text field which needs to be filled out first?

I want my textfield to stand out, because users can work with the rest of the page only after they filled it in. The interface is clean and strict, so I can probably add some color to grab attention. ...
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What is the best way to align a paragraph beside an image?

The webpage has small paragraphs (5-6 lines) with images on the right of each paragraph. The text in paragraph is left aligned. The paragraph is not always as big as the height of the image that is on ...
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should I use singular or just default plural in labeling the 'followers'

I have this feature in my app, whereby I display the number of followers. I created the logic so when there are no followers or zero, it's labeled as 'follower'. Currently it also does this when ...
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How to display long text in a short input box?

I can't decide which of the following 3 options is best so I'll ask here which option would you choose and why? Edit: to be clear those are text input controls and not cells of table data. Try them ...
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How to logically group textual elements for readability?

If you have text elements that are all the same color (ie Black), what is the optimal way to logically group text for readability? Should you change the text color for title/subject headings? Would ...
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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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How opaque should a secondary text be?

There is a debate between the UI and the UX staff about "How opaque should a secondary text be?" This is the example UI: The design is meant to be minimalist. We use only black & white, no ...
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Why do train departure boards use orange text on black background?

At train stations in the UK (and I also noticed in Italy) - the departure/arrival boards use orange text on a black background. However, at airports there appear to be a much wider variety of colour ...
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Most suitable text for “Saved Queries” for non-tech users

My website has an option to search and drill down people by various data points. To enable them to save these filters for future use, there is an option to save the filter criteria. I don't want to ...
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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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Exhibition Audio Guide Tour: Text should be present or not

So we are a group of students who are making an audio guide app for a museum exhibition (self-guided). We are thinking of designing the UI (roughly) like this: Now, this looks decent but some people ...
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Do all screens need headings?

Trying to understand a particular element of standards and best-practices. I'm tasked with designing a new dashboard for an internal system (note: SEO is not part of the equation; security ...
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How much of the related text should be included in a hyperlink?

When adding hyperlinks to the markup in paragraph-sized runs of text, how much of the text relevant to each link should be included? So I know links that just say "here" or "this" are bad, but what ...
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Highlight text while not damaging user scan

I'm trying to understand what is the best approach to highlight text while keeping it scannable. As you can see from the illustration below, the text is already bold. I'm trying to understand what ...
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What can be done to optimize legibility for white text on black backgrounds? [closed]

The general consensus on legibility is that black text on a white background is superior to white text on a black background. (See: White text on black background) But there are some cases where ...
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Why are text articles on the web so thin? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed that articles on the web tend to be very thin with lots of whitespace to the left and right. Why is that? Two examples: http://99percentinvisible.org/article/underwater-cloud-...
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Using RSVP abbreviation as UI element

Our software deals with managing event attendance, so that manager can see how many people accepted/rejected/not responded to the invites. So the question is the "RSVP" abbreviation popular enough, ...
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Order of multiple photos and text in articles

I've read on previous questions here that it's generally better to have this order when organizing photos and relevant text together. [photo] [text describing photo] I don't have a problem with the ...
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Long content in Tables

What is the best way maximize readability when displaying variations of long/short text within table?
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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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Optimal Number of Bullet Points in Copy (Are odd numbers better than even numbers?)

When displaying bullet points in text or in a slide, is there an optimal number of bullet points? I remember some marketer telling me odd numbers 3 or 5 are better digested but can't find any ...
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Question about indentation on categorized list

wondered if I could get some help with this decision. I currently have a list that gets populated for the user automatically. Within the list, the items will be categorized two ways (again ...
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Text placed below or beside an image in web design?

I have noticed in many pictures of websites (theme demo pages) that generally text is below picture not beside. Is there any reason why many websites are using that kind of design? Examples of wp ...
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Optimal heading visual weight to paragraph visual weight ratio

Is there any research about optimal heading visual weight to paragraph visual weight ratio? I have noticed myself that extra large and bold headings make me feel comfortable to skim a long text but ...
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Mobile: Apply text field focus with keyboard or not?

I'm interested in the drawbacks when applying auto focus with keyboard on text fields. I'm redesigning an application where the user have to enter PIN etc. Normally the user have to enter maximum ...
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What is the best way to label placeholder call-to-actions?

I'm creating a search input where the user can search for: restaurants, dishes, and cuisines. I was wondering when it comes to placeholder text what is the most proper way to label this call-to-action?...
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How to create a fun breakpoints while reading long texts in mobile

I'm doing a mobile app, where the user may be facing 10 pages of only text (no visuals at all). The user doesn't have to read all the pages for using the App but we want to encourage it. I want to ...
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Where do you position the title of a video?

When designing a video webpage, should the video's title be the heading of the entire page or should it be the caption of the video? How do you choose between the two? Below are two flagship examples ...
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UI for audio synced with text

I'm working on an outlining application that syncs items in the outline to recorded audio. The ideas is that you can play the audio from a specific place in your document, or get to an item from a ...
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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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Are users reading full-length biographies?

Often times when browsing the web there are multiple instances of pre-filled celebrity bios pulled either form Wikipedia or some sort of information database. This I find occurs mostly on media based ...
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Indicating that text was user-modified

My application includes a simple table/grid view, that is initally populated with money values by an automated calculation. Users will usually just take the values as they are, but they have the ...
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What is considered best practice for using color in website text?

I'm in charge of a website that looks more or less like this: It needs some work, but I'm mostly worried about defending one aspect of the design: keeping the text black or at least grayscale. My ...
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How to write info email on my website (Plain text or Image)?

Usually, info email will be provided in modern websites, either in contact page or on top of all pages, the issue here is spammer that can get the email (extract by regex or any other method), now, if ...
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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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When should an ellipsis be used in menu items? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the significance of the three dots “…” on menus and buttons and how to use them right? As a simple example, in the file menu of Notepad the first ...
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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.