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Should user be allowed to delete attachment that is required?

Let the user do what they want, then enforce your requirements at form submission. Preventing deletion is no help to the user whatsoever. This does not help them successfully complete the form, but ...
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Should I show the max. allowed file size in an upload form?

Echoing the others, yes, don't make your users guess. Not showing them what they're allowed to do with their form is akin to, for example, providing a single text field input with the label Contact: ...
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Should I show the max. allowed file size in an upload form?

No, not at first. Most of your users are going to upload files smaller than 128M anyway and won't care about the limit. Don't show useless information to them. Don't make them think. I am sure your UI ...
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Should user be allowed to delete attachment that is required?

It depends on what happens to the uploaded file, and on the user and the context, but I would generally say that they should be able to delete. Without the capability to delete, it's possible for a ...
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Should user be allowed to delete attachment that is required?

Your question has 2 options If there is only single attachment then the user needs to replace it. The user will attach more than one attachments then you need to give a delete option because if the ...
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Should I show the max. allowed file size in an upload form?

I don't think you should show or accept 128 MB files via an upload form unless you're pretty sure your user have good speed. Even on 10mbps, 128mb file is 2 minutes of upload: it's a rather long ...
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Picture upload vs. gravatar

UX never exists in a vaccuum This is a tough question. In a perfect UX world, you'd build a self-contained, hand-tailored, exquisitely smooth product that does everything your user needs. But then ...
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Should user be allowed to delete attachment that is required?

To add another reason: having no file present clearly let's the user know that portion of the form is incomplete. Consider if a user started filling in the form and uploaded the wrong file (or a file ...
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Should user be allowed to delete attachment that is required?

There could be a legal issue here: What if the user accidentally uploaded a document they have no right to upload? Unless the upload is somehow like a signed contract, where you need to keep it to ...
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Drag image here, drop image here, or drag and drop image here?

Use the least amount of wording while still giving clear instructions. Drag image here or Select Image Maximum filesize: 2mb, allowed files: .jpeg, .png, .gif. Its important to also give the user ...
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What is the best way to prevent logo distortion and poor quality when allowing users of an app to upload their own logo?

It's hard to say for certain what will work for users without testing the interaction directly, however, here are a few principles which may help... 1. Show the image in context Context is Key which ...
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How can I improve a Bulk Upload interface?

A bulk upload seems to me an improved way to go. Instead of making the users type each and every field from a spreadsheet to an input field, have you considered the option to allow the users to upload ...
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How can I improve a Bulk Upload interface?

ideally, the process flow should be as follows, and it should be easy for admin staff to learn and follow: user selects bulk uploading and a modal pops up modal is a window allowing user to drag and ...
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Photo contest form

If you're worried about a page becoming too huge with all these different options on it - split it up. Make page 1 about picking a topic. Make page 2 about uploading the image. It's all about the ...
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Best way to ask user to crop post image to different sizes

Asking user to upload only one image and that too in very maximum size you want for your app. Later you can show them, 4 different area where user's image looks like. Try not to distrot image, use ...
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Best way to ask user to crop post image to different sizes

As a matter of fact, you should only ask user to upload a photo with a minimum width of 750px (or even better as wide as possible with 750x400px as a minimum). You can and should offer a crop feature, ...
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User interface for uploading, verifying, and importing data into database

At Flatfile, we've invested a lot of time and effort in getting the UX on this process right. Our product provides a plug & play UI wizard that allows the user to match columns in their file with ...
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When displaying a download rate to users should it be Mbps or MB/s?

MB/s. That's the common way most people recognise download speed as. I believe service providers use Mbps because that's the speed they can guarantee 'to your front door'. After that it's up to you ...
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Differentiating between uploaded images and to-upload images

There are many options for you to try and see which one(s) fits best with your design style and implementation requirements. Add text label directly onto the image itself like a watermark Add text ...
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User's expected behavior when uploading files before submitting

NOTE: You don't have any visual mocks, so I'm putting in a rough sketch of a fairly common pattern. I'll update my answer as needed. Oftentimes when a file is successfully uploaded, there's a ...
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Editing test case data inside of a coding problem editor

Interesting project! Here are some thoughts on your question: Points to consider This is expert software, so I would not worry too much about a minimalist, decluttered aesthetic. Teachers have to get ...
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How to show the restrictions for the file upload?

I'd say option 3 is the best as the user doesn't have to initiate an action to read the kind of file types you accept as well as the size of the file they are allowed to upload. Chances are users won'...
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Should user be allowed to delete attachment that is required?

I think it would be better to handle the delete option with an Archive. There may be also legal side regarding deleting the documents. For eg: Signed documents should never be deleted. So, it's more a ...
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Drag image here, drop image here, or drag and drop image here?

For me "Drag image here" means you dragging an image in the area, can bew misleading, but of course it depends on the audience, and since they know what's drag n drop it wont be problematic. Maybe "...
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Research into storage and uploading sites

Most companies like that likely do not share their user research and keep it internal for a competitive advantage. If you have any particular questions about storage and uploading best practices, you ...
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Picture upload vs. gravatar

Sounds like you want a verification step that alerts a user that has no gravatar to upload a photo. In the case where they already have a gravatar, skip over that alert. That will keep some of the ...
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