Use the correct UI terms

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Table 1: Incorrect UI terms and their correct equivalents.

Don’t useUseUsage
Field

Bar

Space

Area

Line

BoxIn the Company box, type BriteCore.
Menu

Left menu

Navigation list

Navigation panel

Sidebar

Note: Sidebar is one word.

In the sidebar, select a product.
Drop-downDropdown

Note: Dropdown is one word.

Select the Company dropdown.
Dropdown menuDropdown listIn the Company dropdown list, select BriteCore.
Pop-up boxPop-up window

Note: Pop-up window isn’t synonymous with dialog box. Pop-up windows only provide information; dialog boxes are interactive.

After selecting Save, a pop-up window will appear, confirming the save.
PageScreen
Navbar

Nav bar

Menu
Sub navbar

Sub nav bar

Submenu
DialogDialog box

Note: Dialog box isn’t synonymous with pop-up window. Dialog boxes are interactive; pop-up windows only provide information.

Enter

Input

TypeIn the Name box, type your username.
Hit

Strike

PressIn the Name box, type your username, and then press Enter.
CheckSelect
ClickSelect
Search bar

Search field

Search box
Provider administrator portal

Agent Portal

Provider Administrator portal

Agent portal

Administrator is capitalized. Portal isn’t.

Agent is capitalized. Portal isn’t.

Touch (mobile)Tap (mobile)

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