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==Labels==
 
==Labels==
  
'''Spacing and Alignment:'''
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'''Spacing and Alignment'''
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See [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Form_Label_Alignment|Form Label Alignment]]
 
See [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Form_Label_Alignment|Form Label Alignment]]
  
'''Language:'''
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'''Language'''
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Keep labels short - Be aware that translated English text can expand up to 30% in some languages.
 
Keep labels short - Be aware that translated English text can expand up to 30% in some languages.
  
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A three-word label that provides clear information is better than a one-word label that is ambiguous or vague. Try to find the fewest possible words to satisfactorily convey the meaning of your label.
 
A three-word label that provides clear information is better than a one-word label that is ambiguous or vague. Try to find the fewest possible words to satisfactorily convey the meaning of your label.
  
'''Capitalization:'''
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'''Capitalization'''
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See [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Capitalization|Captitalization]]
 
See [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Capitalization|Captitalization]]
  
'''Keyboard Accelerators:'''
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'''Keyboard Accelerators'''
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See [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Keyboard_Accelerators|Keyboard Accelerators]]
 
See [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Keyboard_Accelerators|Keyboard Accelerators]]

Revision as of 21:04, 11 August 2008

Labels

Spacing and Alignment

See Form Label Alignment

Language

Keep labels short - Be aware that translated English text can expand up to 30% in some languages.

Do not shorten your labels to the point of losing meaning, however. A three-word label that provides clear information is better than a one-word label that is ambiguous or vague. Try to find the fewest possible words to satisfactorily convey the meaning of your label.

Capitalization

See Captitalization

Keyboard Accelerators

See Keyboard Accelerators


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