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Do you avoid “OK” buttons and use the specific action as labels instead?

Created on 15 Dec 2014 | Last updated by Tiago Araujo on 15 Dec 2014 08:33 PM (over 6 years ago)

While "OK" buttons were the standard convention with operating systems of the past, web applications should use a more user-friendly approach to dialog boxes. Instead of "OK" buttons to confirm an action the users want, it’s more efficient and effective to give them button that is labeled with that specific action.

Figure: Bad example - web application button labeled as "OK"

Figure: Good example - button is labeled with the specific action

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