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Is 💩 (Unicode 'pile of poo') considered NSFW?

If you have to ask, it's risky (not necessarily offensive) This doesn't mean it won't get the job done for your users and the best way to find that out is ask a few of them and gauge their reaction. ...
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Is 💩 (Unicode 'pile of poo') considered NSFW?

I would suggest that it isn't necessarily offensive but juvenile, so it very much depends on the style, context and audience of your app. Culture Ask yourself if the app is available worldwide? I ...
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The rationale of progress indicators for online articles

It think it's just an additional feature that may not be used by majority of users, because as you start reading the content; your focus remains on the content, when you scroll slowly (as anyone would ...
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Is 💩 (Unicode 'pile of poo') considered NSFW?

On a Monday morning, I didn't expect to start my day with this question. I am amused and smiling and not embarrassed at all. Having said that, it depends on the target audience and context of your ...
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Is 💩 (Unicode 'pile of poo') considered NSFW?

I would classify something as NSFW when it runs the risk of creating a hostile (in the sense of discrimination, sexual harassment, etc.) environment for others you're interacting professionally with - ...
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How could I make a list appear 'clickable/touchable?'

Here is a good article that explains the problem and give some tips on how to solve it. Making Hit Areas Sufficiently Distinct Also there is a good read by nngroup Beyond Blue Links: Making ...
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Indicate ”hoverable” text

A fairly standard method of indicating "extra information available" is with a dashed or dotted underline. This may change the cursor to a "Help" cursor, which might look something like this: ......
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Is 💩 (Unicode 'pile of poo') considered NSFW?

In the game Furcadia, we deliberately blocked and filtered out codepoints in the Fixedsys Excelsior 2 font which mapped to penises, poops, and other such things, as it was an app that could be used by ...
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Is 💩 (Unicode 'pile of poo') considered NSFW?

Isn't interesting that we've invented emoticons to convey emotion that is difficult to do in text. That said, when I read an official document or communication from a corporation, I neither expect or ...
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How to show that an element has been previously modified

You can look at different treatments from apps like Outlook with new email, they have a blue stripe to the left on threads that have new messages. There are also other examples like Gmail with a tag "...
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Order status indicator color

As a user, I would have no idea what the different colors would mean. I think you should write the title of each status underneath in small caps. If you do that, here are my color suggestions: OPEN - ...
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The rationale of progress indicators for online articles

"Is this a useful or necessary aid that serves to improve the user experience" On web sites with multiple articles on a single page (e.g. blog formats or lazy-loading page), window scroll bar doesn'...
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Why is showing battery percentage turned off by default?

I have two assumptions, data and screen real-estate. I think the phone's OS developer found that a lot of users were turning off the show battery percentage feature and were content with just knowing ...
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Page section indicators for vertical scrolling

It's sometimes referred to as a vertical swiper, or a fullscreen responsive (vertical) carousel. Here's a library: fullpage.js And another one: Swiper demos. Pagepiling.js
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The rationale of progress indicators for online articles

Personally I find article progress bars redundant, but they may actually have some value. Generally, such bars are more visible: they are brighter, more contrast, and placed in a visible place. So, ...
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Indicate ”hoverable” text

If data is important for the users to know, I suggest you not to use hover. Use a modal with the details. And if you want user to click place a text down the table "Click on items to view more info."...
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How to implement busy spinner with button

The answer what is the most user-friendly is always it depends. Depends on a lot of factors the main one is who is your target audience? What is their knowledge and mental models. For this example, ...
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Do users notice text changes on call to actions?

I think you should avoid having two different continue buttons as this just adds confusion to the user as they need to work out which one they should click. This is made even more confusing if one of ...
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Warning indicator in a select dropdown

Warning icon within the dropdown is not a very good idea but it has been used in many software. Major problem in option 2 is usability, hovering on tooltip which is already is overlaid dropdown, ...
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What is the best way to indicate new data related to a button in iOS?

Dropbox uses icons to show the sync status of its files: Available file: Sync in progress You can use something similar with an icon for the list available without changes and a list with changes ...
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How to provide an indication for partial success?

3a. Leave the configuration as-is but provide a completion report showing a numerical summary of completion vs failure as well as details of the items completed and those that failed along with the ...
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The rationale of progress indicators for online articles

the trend that users want distinct visual indicators as a specific feedback to the information they are looking for I feel this trend too; yet, I haven't seen much articles reporting it. Web users ...
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How to show that an element has been previously modified

A visual indicator next to the value can easily show if the original value has been overridden or not. I think you should also remove the original value column and just include the current value ...
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How to show that an element has been previously modified

I would suggest to add a column presenting exactly the information users are looking for: the change between the current and previous value (I supposed the number can be changed multiple times, so the ...
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How to implement busy spinner with button

[click]↖ => [click] ↖⚙ This can be very confusing for the user, as they don't specifically know if a process is being run on the website or on their pc [click] => ⚙ This would have been great ...
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How to implement busy spinner with button

I believe none of the examples. I would prefer to start loading the HTML and CSS skeleton of whatever that button must fill. Let's suppose that when the users clicking on the button it makes a REST ...
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Which indicator is more understandable?

Are these mutually exclusive choices? Make it clear which state is being held. The first version (v1) highlights a single choice. Think of which would be clearer if these were radio buttons (a fairly ...
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Progress indicator position in iOS

Considering left-to-right mentality, I think, the difference is this: If it’s to the left, the user will read it as “we’re working, and here’s why...” - they’ll “read” the indicator first and then, ...
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Alert placement on user interface - debate (need opinions)

I agree with @simonlh's point, that the tradeoff is between consistency vs distraction. At 3-5k, you've got quite a large user base - has anyone complained that the number of notifications is ...
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UX Pattern for indicating information that might be wrong

It is not uncommon for one to put a question mark in parenthesis at the end of a statement to indicate that it may not be correct. At least in American English. One might say for example, "I ...
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