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Rule n° 158 - Mechanisms for closing windows are shown in the same location on every page.

Users learn the interfaces. Each operation carried out on your site is memorised and capitalised. Every change in the location of a button or a closing cross will impose a work load on your users, this is what ergonomists call mental load. A piece of advice: reduce the mental load required of your users.

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  • Reduce the time it takes to learn to use the interface.
  • speed up access to the content.
  • Simplify navigation.


Choose systematic positioning of the close buttons in the same location, for all modal windows and similar (for example, at the top right of the window.


Visually ensure that the position of all closing buttons is the same across the site.

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