Archive for 'Buttons'

Why the ‘Ok’ Button is No Longer Okay

Why the ‘Ok’ Button is No Longer Okay

On a user interface dialog box, clicking the ‘Ok’ button means that the user wants the system to act. Clicking the Cancel button means that the user wants to go back to the original screen.

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Best Practices for Call to Action Buttons

Best Practices for Call to Action Buttons

Your buttons may call users to act, but do they compel users to act? Buttons can come in different shapes and forms, but a button isn’t effective if it doesn’t compel users to take action.

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Bullets Make Links Easier to Scan

Bullets Make Links Easier to Scan

A list of headlines stacked on top of each other can look like a big blob of paragraph text. I’ve noticed this when I try to scan the headlines on USA Today and LA times. It’s hard to tell which is a link.

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Using Gradients on Buttons Correctly

Using Gradients on Buttons Correctly

Gradients are commonly used on a user interface to give it a natural look and feel. When a single light source is lit from above it tends to mimic the sun.

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When to Use a Button or Link

When to Use a Button or Link

The button and link have co-existed on websites for a long time. But most designers don’t know when to use one over the other. The question to ask yourself when you’re not sure is, “Will this action affect the website?”

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Characteristics of a Link

Characteristics of a Link

Have you ever visited a website and accidentally clicked on text that you thought was a link, or a link that you thought was text? A well-designed website will often distinguish the difference between links and text, so that users won’t make these mistakes.

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