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

Last updated by TiagoAraujo about 9 years ago.See history

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.

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

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

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