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In carefully edited text, the choice to include the article depends on the meaning. Examples: I saw a newt yesterday, dark with blue spots. Can anybody help identify it? — Article not included: the reader guesses that the linked page is about newts in general. I saw a newt yesterday, dark with blue spots. Can anybody help identify it? —Article ...


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The proximity principle used as a frame works correctly when there are at least two or three elements generating the container virtual limits: It works more as a closure law: Or the content has a central visual axis strong enough to lead to interpret it as a single element: Following this, the top text is perfect because there are four delimiting elements ...


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Usually an article need not be a part of your link. Except in the cases when it makes a difference in meaning. Usually it will be a definite article, like "The Times", "El Salvador", "Al Jazeera". Sometimes you can see Portugal city Porto spelled as O Porto. This is because porto means just "port" in Portuguese, so the city is not just Port, but "The Port"....


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As the search bots don't give importance for this stop words (the, a, an...) you don't need to hyperlink them. What's Stop Words on Wikipedia: In computing, stop words are words which are filtered out before processing of natural language data (text). Stop words are generally the most common words in a language; there is no single universal list of stop ...


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I would encourage including the article: not for SEO, only partially for grammar, but to increase accessibility .... if it's a mouse-based user-base or mobile app where finger-actions are most important. Larger targets are easier to click. However, for screen-readers, I would encourage not only not omitting the article, but (when possible) allow links to ...


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I never saw a rule for it and I believe is very difficult to create a rule for it because depends on the design, the fonts, the colours and the type information that you are showing there. For example: If you just have graphics with no legend, spaces should be enough to separate If you just have tables they will auto separate because of design but if your ...


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As others have said, that control looks like a button, so users will expect to click it. Adding hover effects will only reinforce that expectation. In any case, I would be wary of using hover to expose this information, for a few reasons: Hover is not a thing on touch devices, so anyone on a phone, tablet, or touch-notebook won't be able to access it. It ...


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It could be because, back in 2001 when Rob Chandanais of BlueRobot came up with the pure CSS version of this layout, our monitors were much smaller and resolution wasn't as high. Websites had an infinite amount of vertical space, unless you wanted horizontal scrolling. Therefore you could have a lot more navigational items in the menu. Also, it was arguably ...


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Your users will not want to navigate to the page just to find out what the title is. If I saw "Practical En...", I would not know what that page is. I'd rather have more space dedicated to navigation so I could read the full titles. There are many patterns for navigation out there and can be found with some web searches, but they can vary greatly ...


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"It depends" is probably the correct answer. Is the old site inaccurate or misleading? take it down. Is the old site ok, but just undergoing a redsign, keep it up. If you provide some more context as to why you are redesigning, the validity of the old site, the timescales, the traffic, the impact on the business of not having a site etc then a more ...


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Toggles can only be two way also they are tricky. I think what you looking for is a group button. It is way more intuitive than toggle (it clearly show what is selected, and are labeled), however group buttons require more space than toggle. I will do it this way:


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Yes, there is a rule of thumb applied when placing most the interaction heavy CTA into the bottom bar or in the lower half of the phone. As they the easiest and most accessible area for the mobile. For Example, Uber, lift, google maps or other apps have their most interactive CTA in the lower area. Here an image for better understanding the interactive ...


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Everything depends of the user expectation. When more and more companies doing it, more people will know that the lik is on the bottom. But take care! In an e-commerce, no problem, people are looking for pproducts and not about us. After decided which product will buy and which store the user will buy, they will search for about page if they think it's ...


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A very interesting read from https://www.nngroup.com about notifications, indicators and validations. In interaction design, a system should always keep users informed, by providing appropriate feedback. Ensuring that the state of the system is always visible is one of the 10 usability heuristics for interface design. (https://www.nngroup.com/...


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Based on the responses here, I developed confidence to mix languages. As my final solution, I placed a big badge in German language on my simple and lean landing page with an about me text in English language. Furthermore, I used a German flag/heart icon to indicate, that the mix of languages is by intent. This way I'm able to mix languages even in the ...


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I recently built a tool that automatically checks contrast of links and buttons of websites. There are some useful things that I think are different and quite useful: It calculates non-text contrast (the contrast of the button background with adjacent colors) --> minimum 3:1 It also takes :hover and :focus states in consideration.


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After read all questions and agree with all I would like to add an extra viewpoint. Before decide to show icons, don't show icons, add text around the text, don't add any text you should answer some questions: Where you intend to add the icons? Why do you need icons? Who will use these icons? What the knowledge about the icons/content/action by the users? ...


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