How to Design a Toggle

A toggle is a piece of hardware or software that allows users to change the state of one or more functions, for example, turning the airplane mode on or off. Toggles are also the preferred choice for settings or preferences menu items as they take up less screen space than two radio buttons, and they deliver immediate results (unlike checkboxes that require a submit button).

While the toggle is an excellent option for many scenarios, there are some considerations when designing with them. As with any user-interface component, it is important to test and evaluate the toggle before implementing it in production. In addition, to ensure accessibility, be sure to include clear labels and standard visual design for all toggles. Also, be mindful of color choices — avoid using low-contrast colors for toggle states and consider societal or cultural implications when choosing the color of a toggle state. Finally, remember that the proximity principle applies to toggles as well. It is important to consider whether the current state of the toggle is readily apparent by its proximity to its label, or if it might need additional cues like color or a directional arrow to be identified.

For more on the pitfalls of toggles, read this article by Jared M. Wright, who suggests some common mistakes to avoid when using toggles on web pages.

When you’re coding with the Content Toggle Item element, you can open up the advanced options to adjust several features, including positioning, responsive, animation & delay. To do so, click the gear icon and then select “Advanced options”.

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Throughout the night, your brain goes back and forth between non-REM and REM sleep. This back-and-forth, or toggling, is called non-REM sleep.

As the name implies, a toggle is a rod-shaped item that can be pushed through a loop or hole in order to fasten it. It can be used on clothing, for instance, to bind it together or to secure a bag flap.

Toggle is also a verb that means to move or cause to move back and forth between two positions, such as in a position of authority or in an attitude or mood:

In this article, we’ll explore how to use the Content Toggle Item in your own websites. We’ll go over some of its advanced options, as well as a few of the best practices to follow when designing with it.

Savvy teams view their Feature Toggles as inventory that comes with a carrying cost and they’re proactive about removing toggles that are no longer needed from their codebase. Some even put an expiration date on their toggles so that they’ll fail a build (or even refuse to start an application!) once they reach the end of their lifespan.