"New article" vs "Create article" vs "Add article"

10 Dec 2008 - 2:46pm
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M S
2006

Hi guys,

Could you please tell what do you think is better to use as link text in
CMS:
- New article
- Create article
- Add Article
?

On one hand, it's good to use verbs/actions - "Create", "Add".
On another - people are used to "New" command in desktop apps (at least on
Windows).

Thank you.
--
Maxim Soloviev
Director of Product Development
www.nakea.net

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10 Dec 2008 - 3:01pm
bminihan
2007

All of those will probably suffice for *most* people, but there may be
a few nuances that could cause problems:

* In MS Word, when I click File/New, it creates a blank page, but
doesn't save my document. Therefore, I take "new" in a desktop
app to mean "Create but don't save yet"
* Create and/or Add might be more appropriate if, when someone
clicks the button, the record is saved first, then edited, in
anticipation of the user saving again afterwards.
* Depends on context, but "Add" might make people think they can
upload an article, or have more options than just creating something
new from scratch (link to an article somewhere else, upload, create
from scratch are all things you might expect to do after clicking
"Add Article")

My gut would probably go with Create, as I just like the word (it's
more "creative" and descriptive of the actual result - creating an
article from whole cloth).

But hey, that's just me =]

Good luck!

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10 Dec 2008 - 3:01pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

On Dec 10, 2008, at 11:46 AM, Maxim Soloviev wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> Could you please tell what do you think is better to use as link
> text in
> CMS:
> - New article
> - Create article
> - Add Article
> ?
>
> On one hand, it's good to use verbs/actions - "Create", "Add".
> On another - people are used to "New" command in desktop apps (at
> least on
> Windows).

I'd go with 'create' as it is the most descriptive of the action.

New could mean "articles that were just posted"

Add could mean "post an article from someplace else"

--

Jeff Gimzek | Senior User Experience Designer

jeff at springstudio.com | www.springstudio.com

10 Dec 2008 - 7:24pm
M S
2006

Thank you, guys!
--
Maxim Soloviev
Director of Product Development
www.nakea.net

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