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What's the correct term to use for "positioning" elements in a graphic user interface?

For example, if I say:

Where should we position the button A?

Is that a correct (and professional) way to say it?

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Yes. (I would omit the the) –  malach Oct 11 '10 at 12:48
    
I would use place or put. –  livibetter Oct 11 '10 at 12:52
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Both “placement” and “position(ing)” are used e.g. in the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines.

Analogously, both “to place” and “to position” should be fine.

/EDIT: the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines almost exclusively use “placement” at the moment.

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Gnome Human Interface could also be interpreted as a communication medium between gnomes and humans... –  Claudiu Oct 11 '10 at 13:58
    
@Claudiu that would be a Gnome–Human Interface. –  nohat Oct 11 '10 at 20:49
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