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6:7 Align Items on a Page

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6:7 Align Items on a Page

Relative Importance:

Relative Importance rating of 4 out of 5

Strength of Evidence:

Strength of Evidence rating of 5 out of 5

Document Type: Guideline


Page Structure - General


Visually align page elements, either vertically or horizontally.


Users prefer consistent alignments for items such as text blocks, rows, columns, checkboxes, radio buttons, data entry fields, etc . Use consistent alignments across all webpages.


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Poor Example:

The design of these list columns makes them extremely difficult to scan, and thus will slow users attempts to find information.06_07_bad_example

Good Example:

The design of these list columns makes them extremely difficult to scan, and thus will slow users’ attempts to find information.

These columns are horizontally aligned, allowing the information to fall easily to the eye.06_07_good_example