It seems everyone is right aligning their UI buttons these days but I’m not sure what the rationale is?
I’ve heard the inevitable “Facebook are doing it” but I want some actual usability logic behind it.
I can almost accept them in a process wizard interaction but even then I’m not convinced.
I’m a believer in left aligned buttons for these two simple reasons:
- If everything else is left aligned, why would you not left align the main call to action?
- That way, moving down a form there is a straight line of sight to the finish action.
Google + has left aligned buttons, as does Basecamp.
I’m keen to hear from those supporting right aligned buttons and to understand their rationale?