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For a period, Firefox was the safest bet to read all sorts of web pages, and it became my favorite. However, the last few years it has seriously deteriorated, and nowadays my list of sites that FF cannot handle is growing rapidly. It is still my standard browser, but I have to accept that when some other page includes e.g. Twitter refernces, if I want to see those, I have to start another browser.
I had an issue with a web mail client: The server timed out, repeatedly, over a period of more than two weeks, on three different machines, from two geographically distinct sites, using three different web browsers (FF, IE11, Edge). The support lady had a single proposal: Maybe you should switch to Chrome ... No! Edge's spying on me is bad enough, I refuse to be pressured in under Google Control just because one web server repeatedly reports timeout. The support lady gave no impression of true professional understanding; arguing about real culprit would be futile. And I abstained from explaining why I do not consider Chrome a viable spy alternative.
owever, the last few years it has seriously deteriorated, and nowadays my list of sites that FF cannot handle is growing rapidly.
I have observed it too, I think it started when the problematic with https and the incorporation of TLS. Since then, the load of the pages is getting worse and worse.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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I would go with the first option.
I remember reading something a while back about how it's easier to read text when it is left aligned.
Apparently it's something to do with the eye starting at the same point.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
Personally I prefer left adjustement and to make it more attractive visualized something like this (where "......" should be as discreet as possible, can be. e.g. a slightly different colored background for the labels):
label............. [editbox] label............. [editbox]
Another label..... [editbox] Fourth label...... [editbox]
Btw: I'don't know about any design guid about this.
It does not solve my Problem, but it answers my question
Depends on how much the label sizes differ. Small differences, left adjusted, large differences right adjusted.
I can't remember at what difference one swaps between them but it's a balance between readability and actually seeing which label belongs to which box.
With two lines, it doesn't make that much difference; there is no (visual) doubt which label goes to which edit field. If each column has ten or twelve entries, especially if the longest entry is at the top or bottom, it could be essential. In multi-language applications, you cannot make any assumptions about which entry is longer.
Yet I must admit that in one of my applications, I did reorganize the entries so that all the fields with short labels was placed in one column, the long ones in the other, to save screen real estate. That was an internal tool never to be used outside the company and never to be translated to other languages.
I realize how prejudiced one gets from how the question is phrased though.
If I can put the controls in a left side menu I usually stack the labels above the controls. It depends on how many controls there are of course.
I was beginning to think I was the only one who thought right justification of labels was correct. But I am biased, that is how they have been aligned on documents as far back as I can remember. The colons should line up and the entry starts one space to the right of the colon.
In other words; the label is right justified in its field and the associated information is left justified in its field.
It is the cleanest and easiest way to present and read forms that I know of.
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Option 2, then there is no ambiguity as to the relationship between the label and the edit control. Although adding filler dots and left align may eliminate the issue.
However the web UI design gurus the bank hired had another solution - triple the size of the font and add enough white space to drive a truck through has the same segregation effect. Of course they had no problem with the user having to scroll down 15 times to fill a form.
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