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Make Inputs Self-Explanatory
Make Inputs Self-Explanatory

Make Inputs Self-Explanatory


The two "secret" weapons to enhance your input fields are the placeholder text & its type.⠀ ⠀

  1. Leverage the placeholder text to guide users instead of just repeating the label. ⠀ ⠀
  2. Limit the wrong input source (eg add country code) by using predefined values for common inputs.⠀
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Visually Separate Elements

Prefer to visually separate menu sections with whitespace. Whitespace makes the UI look cleaner and request less cognitive effort from the user. In the example below: - A uses dividers for everything - B uses a divider between sections - C uses only whitespace A is too complex and distracts the user, but both B & C can be used on real-life user interfaces. B puts more attention on differentiating the sections. C makes the UI look cleaner.

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