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What is the difference between alert, notification banner and toast message?

Notifications choice often depend on what system you are building for. If you are building for an existing platform e.g. an iOS app or Android app, then most platforms have guidelines which are in ...
stradled's user avatar
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Alert colors are really user-friendly to color-blind users?

Quick Answer In your case that color scheme is NOT safe for colorblind people. First of all don't forget that there are different types of color vision deficiency. Let's summarize why your image is ...
Adriano Repetti's user avatar
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How to make it easier to cancel bookings for a class?

The system is clear and it certainly will work. The only thing to note is that customer B might have less probability than initial A to go, because he might have done other plans. So instead of B ...
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Alert colors are really user-friendly to color-blind users?

You should consider checking any color palette options using an on-line simulator such as Coblis (http://www.color-blindness.com/coblis-color-blindness-simulator/), which shows you how images look ...
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Why can't you turn off your iPhone with Siri?

My assumption is that it's a combination of the following arguments: Shutting down is a relatively uncommon action (for dealing with your example about getting undesired calls, the do not disturb ...
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What is the difference between an alert and a warning message?

At a conceptual level an alert is usually a cue used to raise a users attention. For instance a phone may vibrate to send an alert that something requires attention. A warning is usually related to ...
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Should clicking outside of an alert confirm acceptance?

No. You've detailed the actions to the user in the modal box, what you are assigning to the action of clicking outside of the box is a presumed action, as such, you simply cannot 'presume' the user ...
DarrylGodden's user avatar
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Should clicking outside of an alert confirm acceptance?

That dialog is very confusing. It can be interpreted two different ways: The application is warning the user that pressing the back button has initiated a quit action. Pressing 'OK' will ...
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Do users care about notification settings?

It depends on how many notifications you are sending, how frequently they are sent, and how relevant they are to the user at the time. If you are only sending one or two notifications a day (...
James Coyle's user avatar
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Error notice vs upgrade banner

Display the upgrade message as they did not make an error. Allow for a CTA to upgrade. Spotify does a simple job of this. If I try to download, I get a top level banner, info style, with call to ...
Mike M's user avatar
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Alert colour for system errors

To elaborate on Michael's answer, color on its own has no inherent meaning. Red can mean something medical like the red cross, or it can be a warning prohibiting you from going further (stop sign, no-...
Leo Wattenberg's user avatar
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How to make it easier to cancel bookings for a class?

The best solution would be having a button for the customer B to select an option stating "Notify me if a slot is available over cancellation" this helps customer B to book another slot at the same ...
Bharath Selvaraj's user avatar
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Alert colors are really user-friendly to color-blind users?

While important, colour-blindness is not necessarily relevant to this case. If the alerts are positioned in such a way that they cannot be confused with anything else and different kinds of alerts ...
Roux Martin's user avatar
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Is it ok to show confirmation dialog on pressing Cancel?

It heavily depends on the damage (or lost time) that the user has to face with the "Accidental Cancel" (or even "Accidental Ok") If it means that the user would lose more than 10 minutes (or 2 days ...
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How to show allowed characters in URL

This is the design I used for showing allowed characters :
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What is the difference between alert, notification banner and toast message?

Notifications: there are two types of those System notifications that are typically displayed in form of a wide and slim banner on top of the screen and are used to make user aware about a prolonged ...
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Handling long 'important' alerts on mobile

One option is to display a fading paragraph with a content-relevant beginning and a Read More button. As this case is an important reading, I would change the tag from Read more to Details. Clicking ...
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Handling long 'important' alerts on mobile

You could use a bit other form to signalize user this is important, and show it horizontally in slides so they dont take so much space. When the user comes to the last slide, instead of prev and next ...
xul's user avatar
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What's a good way to display Important Notice headings on a blog?

Bootstrap alerts come with four color options. Each color represents how much attention a user should give the notice. alert-info (Blue) - information that is helpful, yet not necessary to read alert-...
Tot Zam's user avatar
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what is the best way to ask the user to turn on bluetooth and enable him to do that?

Ask only when the user wants to use it. Asking users permission to use certain device features (bluetooth, location services, contacts, etc) can be a bit scary for them. The best thing to do here is ...
Nick Groeneveld's user avatar
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Material Guidelines for Alerts

Material guidelines have 3 types of notification components. Under the Snackbar section, it recommends which component to use based on the amount of interruption or attention that's needed from the ...
Mike M's user avatar
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Top Notification versus Central Notification

I have discovered that according to the Nielsen Norman Group, "Unlike validation, notifications may not be directly tied to user input or even to the user’s current activity in the system, but ...
Estela Gaspar's user avatar
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Handling long 'important' alerts on mobile

Are all those alerts really relevant for all users? There seem to be quite a few too many for that. Can you not filter the alerts somehow? That could require you to display some of them at a different ...
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Alert colour for system errors

When you use colours in your design system (or style guide), it is important to take into account the impact of designating a colour for a specific purpose as it will most definitely have flow on ...
Michael Lai's user avatar
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Alert colour for system errors

I usually use the alert colors like this: Red: Error, something went wrong, action did not complete. Amber: Warning, action did or will complete, but there's something you should take note of; Green: ...
exp's user avatar
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I add you and I pay AND You can join if you want, but you pay

I think you'll want to split this into two workflows - adding collaborators, and making them into paid accounts. A lot of services will allow a file owner to add collaborators for free. The ...
Izquierdo's user avatar
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What is the difference between alert, notification banner and toast message?

A lot of questions there. All of the mentioned are the ways in which system gives user some information. The deciding factors include expectation of the user, importance of the message and frequency ...
Harshal's user avatar
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How Do I Avoid Users Becoming Numb to Warnings?

There is absolutely not a single case when the message boxes are somehow needed. This was a huge mistake to put an element like this in all those GUI libraries for few reasons: Extremely annoying. ...
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How to show allowed characters in URL

Use inline validation when the user enters the url: You don't need to clutter the interface with massages. Only show this message when they've encountered the error. Also, you can show the characters ...
Kristiyan Lukanov's user avatar
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What's the best method to alert a user of an upcoming video conference?

It can be all. Suppose when tuesday starts, app must send a SMS saying "You have a conference meeting today, present before 15 minutes." When conference about to start send him a Push Notification ...
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