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How to indicate a checkbox/toggle is "always on"
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If you want to keep the green (to indicate that the field will be present), but don't want to allow the state to be toggled, then one possibility is to keep the green, but lose the toggle:

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Designing a financial date filter page for reports
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There are three things that – for me – seem to "not work" as well as they could in your first attempt: Having the early headings ("Fiscal Year" through to "Week") ...

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How should I visualize the average of two bars in a bar chart?
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Given that you want the viewer to focus on the average value (but with the individual components available for comparison), I would make the central bar represent the average, and make it wider than ...

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What is better: to have a modal open instantly and then load its contents, or to load its contents and then open it?
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The existing answers cover most points well; I'll expand the problem to consider whether or not the dialog's size will depend on the data returned (as well as mentioning a pet-peeve about meaningless ...

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Should some radio button of a "shipping method" be pre-selected on "checkout" page?
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From (my) consumer point-of-view, the "fairest" way would be to either not select an option, or – if that is not possible/desirable – to select the cheapest/free option. The main reason ...

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What navigation label would you give these list items?
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Picking up on a couple of your comments: The users are employees of a company. They use this website daily to book holidays, download vouchers, find information etc. It will be displayed in the ...

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Why are websites so poor in terms of transition & animation compared to native apps?
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I'll admit up-front that I'm a bit of a "Luddite" as regards web-design: I generally dislike animations, and mostly prefer clean, simple designs. Having said that, I'll try to be as objective as ...

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Should I override controls so that it handle different locale's or let the browser handle it?
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On your titular question: Should I override controls so that it handle different locale's or let the browser handle it?, my "go to reason" for not relying on a browser's locale is the situation where ...

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Etsy inspired login/register form that ask only mail address in first step
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Although it is a somewhat unusual pattern (most places still ask for both username/email and password at the same time), I don't think it need be particularly confusing for users (and, as Bohdan ...

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Monthly budget screen - need to take into account whether it's early/late in the month
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As a possible extension to maxathousand's excellent answer, I've tried to extend the idea to cover forthcoming expenses that are planned/committed for later in the month but have not actually been ...

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Should disabled options still be flagged as mandatory?
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Two-State Toggles Should Never be Mandatory I would say that a Yes/No toggle (or any other two-state toggle: On/Off, A/B etc.) should never be marked as mandatory, whether it is disabled or not. The ...

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Is Gmail Undo pattern enough for bulk mailing? What are the better alternatives?
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The main problem I see with offering an UNDO features, especially where bulk-mailing is concerned, is that users may come to rely on it beyond the point that it will still work. Just about every UNDO ...

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What do numbers mean in a colour palette?
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The nomenclature is described in more detail on the Atlasian Design: Colors page. Like in the Material Design pages mentioned in other answers, the numeric part (e.g. 500 or 800) is indicative of the ...

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Should I use real world images in e-commerce?
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For the "pack shot", you probably want to use "full-frame" images throughout (so both the 50ml product-shot and the 200ml product-shot would both be 500px x 500px images). This keeps things like a ...

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Where are the Braille books?
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Note: I am not blind, or visually impaired. If I've made any erroneous suppositions about what it is to be so, or how effective or useful any of the technologies mentioned below are, I apologize. In a ...

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What are the advantages of selfies for security?
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There is a rationale (below) for having, and showing, an image that is personal to, or at least recognizable by, the user. However, while a "selfie" will fall into this category, I can't see a reason ...

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Groups vs notebooks
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TL;DR: Functionally, there should be little-or-no difference between top-level containers1 ("groups") and lower-level ones. However, it may be useful to allow users to give semantic labels2 to ...

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Conventions for formatting elapsed time?
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One option would be to display "time bars" against each test, where the length of the bar represents the time the test took. However, to do this "properly" you would need to know the time for all ...

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If orange is hated by both men and women, why successful companies choose it?
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An obvious answer is that orange isn't disliked that much (or, at least, one shouldn't read too much into it). Your question doesn't make it immediately clear that both images you show are from the ...

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How do I design an efficient and easy layout for a settings page which has at least 200+ options spanning 18+ categories
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With that many options, probably the most important addition would be a Search facility. However logically and consistently you manage to group your 200+ options into 20 categories, you are going to ...

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Representing increase/decrease at glance on "opposite" labels?
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I'll admit not all your numbers make complete sense to me... the following is my interpretation of the key elements I think you are (or should be) looking for. The amount of valid traffic is ...

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Pick one date/time over multiple days
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From a user's perspective, it will be very helpful to provide an overview of what times are available (think also of the way many cinema/theatre sites show a visual seating plan when booking tickets). ...

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Desktop app status bar: Notification vs error message
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One problem with your first example is in deciding which message to summarize. In your example, there appear to be two messages (one informative: there's an update available; one error/warning: ...

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UX for non-traditional working time
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Because the business opens from (very) early in the morning through to (quite) late the following night, it may not be immediately obvious if presented in the "normal" form (it took me a couple of ...

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Patterns for listing users in a "room"
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Broadly, I'd tend to agree with Danielillo's answer, but the Devil's Advocate in me couldn't help throw the following together... In your example, the colours behind the users are not being used for ...

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How to sort and filter a constantly changing list of data?
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Following the OP's update, I'll start with a specific suggestion for their problem. This will be followed by the sort of approach that you might take in the more general case (a slightly updated ...

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How to visually compare two values
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If the relative strengths of the two teams is more important than the absolute values, you could show both teams in one horizontal bar (imagine two teams playing tug-of-war1): Where the dashed line ...

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Why WCAG 2.0 doesn't comply with its own line length criterion of 1.4.8?
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The phrase "Lines should not exceed 80 characters or glyphs" occurs in the section "Intent of this Success Criterion". The actual text of the Success Criterion says: 1.4.8 Visual Presentation: For ...

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Is it ok to allow Steppers or incremental buttons to remove items?
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Looking more at the UI aspect of this... Like other answers, I would allow setting a quantity of zero (either through clicking up/down buttons, or explicitly typing 0) to mean "remove from my cart", ...

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Why Conversion Rate + Abandonment Rate doesn't equal 100%?
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Possibly because you have marked the first step of your funnel as "required". While this seems to be "recommended practice", it can produce a discrepancy between Conversion Rate and Abandonment Rate. ...

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