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When to Use a Switch or Checkbox

When to Use a Switch or Checkbox

It isn’t easy to figure out when to use a salad fork or dinner fork just by looking at them. This is because they’re similar in form and function.

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Add to Cart vs. Add to Bag: Which Button Label to Use

Add to Cart vs. Add to Bag: Which Button Label to Use

There’s one thing all ecommerce sites have in common. You have to click a button to select the items you want to purchase. But the text labels on the buttons aren’t always the same.

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Why Your Links Need a Hover Effect

Why Your Links Need a Hover Effect

Links contain text, but they should never look like text. When users read a web page, they need to be able to distinguish what’s clickable.

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Making Selected Button States Clear for Color Blind Users

Making Selected Button States Clear for Color Blind Users

Color communicates a lot on user interfaces. But not as much for color blind users. They often have trouble distinguishing between different colored objects.

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How Button Placement Conventions Reinforce User Habits

How Button Placement Conventions Reinforce User Habits

“It doesn’t matter where it’s placed as long as it’s there.” This is how designers who don’t understand user experience think about buttons. In UX, every detail matters, especially button placement.

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How One Button Can Speed Up Your ‘Forgot Password’ Flow

How One Button Can Speed Up Your ‘Forgot Password’ Flow

No matter who you are, forgetting a password sometimes happens. That’s why most login forms offer a ‘Forgot Password’ link to reset the password.

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How Button Color Contrast Guides Users to Action

How Button Color Contrast Guides Users to Action

Have you ever clicked a wrong button by accident? Users make wrong decisions on modal windows when they’re not guided in the right direction.

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Why Segmented Buttons Are Better for Sorting

Why Segmented Buttons Are Better for Sorting

Content sorting options allow users to find what they want without going through an entire archive. But many make the mistake of putting their sorting options in a dropdown menu.

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How Link Blocking Can Increase Your Click-through Rate

How Link Blocking Can Increase Your Click-through Rate

User research has proven that the larger a target is, the faster and easier it is to click. That means if you turn a link into a button, you can increase your click-through rate.

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Where to Place Icons Next to Button Labels

Where to Place Icons Next to Button Labels

Icons placed next to button labels are like bullet points placed next to items in a list. Both can make information easier to find and scan, as long as they’re placed in the right spot.

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