10 Sep 2013 - 2:20am
3 years ago
1 reply

Wizard - Button placement


Need your thoughts on where should we place the wizard buttons like "Next", "Prev" and "Save".

We have seen that there are wizards where the buttons are placed at the bottom, and in some they are placed at the top of the page. I am designing a wizard and need to validate where to place the buttons: at the top of the page or at the bottom.


11 Nov 2011 - 11:19am
4 years ago
5 replies

Color meanings with regard to buttons: Opinions/research?

One problem that has continually surfaced in my recent work at my place of employment has been button colors. Specifically, little or no thought goes into the meaning of what color is being used for the button in regard to its functionality. Even worse, there is often no thought given to a consistent treatment of buttons across an interface.

So for example, I'll see save buttons that are red, and I'll see the same color being used for a save, change and exit button.

5 Oct 2010 - 12:07pm
5 years ago
1 reply

The Case for Right Aligned Buttons on Long Forms

There are a few ways you can align your button at the bottom of your form. But on multi-page and mult-section forms right aligned buttons work best. The article explains in detail why. Feel free to share your thoughts and knowledge.

Read the article: Why Right Aligned Buttons Work Best for Users on Long Forms


13 Aug 2010 - 7:16am
6 years ago
6 replies

Touch screen with buttons, drop-downs in touch screen

Hi !

This is my first posting here, I’ve enjoyed reading many discussions in the past, so be gentle :)

Nr 1. Right now we are discussing back and fourth the use of buttons in addition to touch screen. I should mention that we do not have strict accessibility requirements, it is not a product for open spaces, where all tactile feedback is important.

3 Jun 2010 - 10:20am
Jennifer Wolfgang

Using buttons as CTAs (Calls to Action) vs. Text Links

In our work, everyone (stakeholders) wants to use a graphical button for their CTAs, often asking for multiple such buttons on a single page. The notion is that these will drive a higher conversion rate... ON THOSE links. (These are not form submits, remember.) A proof of concept was done late last year to test the effectiveness of buttons vs. links on a particular page. Here was the scenario:

Top segment homepage, containing the following...

22 Mar 2010 - 1:00pm

Ubuntu UX Change Battle Is a Great Forum For Impassioned IxD discussion

A recent article on Slashdot.org brought to light an internal batting raging on about changes to the button layout on one of the Ubuntu skins.  I found this really interesting because in reading the comments, you really get a sense of the arguments for and against changing a given feature in an overall design.  

The comments on the Ubuntu UX feature are here:

11 Feb 2009 - 10:47am
7 years ago
3 replies
Jeff Millington

Touchscreen Buttons

I am looking for information related to touchscreen buttons (height,
width, separation, distance from corners, etc.)

In a discussion archive from 2005, "Touchscreen target size"; it
was mentioned that ISO/ANSI recommends a size of 3/4" for the size
of touchscreen buttons.

15 Sep 2008 - 9:40am
7 years ago
76 replies

Next & previous button order

As discussed by LukeW in Web Form Design, it's best to have the primary
action of a form be the first button that the user sees. For left-to-right
languages this means having the primary action on the left and any secondary
actions on the right (see A in this illustration
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/2366430953/ ).

25 Apr 2007 - 5:25am
9 years ago
2 replies

Arrangement of Dialogbuttons


i have a question about the alignment of dialogbuttons in modal and
non-modal dialogs.

Our software runs under Java, but our customers using mostly windows

2 Apr 2007 - 9:02am
9 years ago
3 replies

Label alignment left or right?/Button alignment

Sylvania wrote:

Which OS(es) are you targeting?
On Windows, the general guideline is to left-align labels; on Mac,
labels should be right-aligned. These are guidelines, of course, and not
hard-set rules, but software tends to look more polished when it follows
the visual styles of the OS on which it runs.

Here's my question:
On a similar topic, what about buttons? Apple guidelines say to right
align the function that is mostly used (unless it is going to cause the
user to lose all their work), but on Windows it's the opposite.

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