“Your friend has sent you a message on our website, register to see it” - is there a name for this technique?
Sometimes I get emails like the following, presumably targeted to me as a friend/contact of some person, X: You have a message from X on our super awesome website! Click here to read this message. ...
What is the name for the pattern where consecutive words in a phrase are each hyper-linked to similar resources? For example: there are many sites in the Stack Exchange network.
Consider the following question: Why do most public toilet doors open inwards? The general intention is to allow people to clear their hands after the use of the toilette, but even if they wash ...
On every YouTube video page there are two tabs below the video: "About" contains an author-generated description, the category and license information. "Share" offers sharing functionality for ...
My goal: find optimal UX/UI pattern. Pattern's goal: give a user choice between two actions. Simple example: http://dribbble.com/shots/599154-Choose-Your-Option Here is UX/UI pattern I implemented ...
Completing a process in linear steps - what should happen if a user changes one of the previously entered steps?
I'm working on a tool made for professionals to calculate advice for their customers. The user is following predefined steps. The steps are represented as tabs (with arrows) in the interface. The ...
Why do most of today's websites, especially news and blogs, use mostly vertical scrolling? Also why has it become a pattern, that the more you scroll down you find older material, rather than ...
I'm working on an apparently simple interface: 2 input fields right above a series of action buttons. Each button represents a different way to perform the same task (for example wizard, upload a ...
My brain seems to be pre-programmed to make administrative UI's look like the mockups below. In the mockups I have 3 levels of navigation, with on the form another set of buttons for the form ...
I understood that [Apply] button does the same as [OK] without closing the modal form. Is it a programmer's trick to see changes outside current form and still be focused to it? Maybe it is like safe ...
Which problems would you say are the most common to occur in today's sites?
I think the title says it all. "Cockpit-like" is what I've come up with, but I'm looking for better ideas.
Possible Duplicate: Preventing a user from pasting from the clipboard into a mandatory form field There was a question of stackoverflow, that a programmer did not wont to let the new users ...
There's already a question for WebApp gotchas, but there are also a lot of anti-patterns in desktop UIs.
I often use applications and electronic devices for which I think: "Why on earth did they engineer that thing as it is? They must have known that it is a pain in the neck to work with". On the other ...
What are some common mistakes regarding usability for web applications?
I run a Usability/UX blog, and my biggest hurdle right now is finding examples to illustrate the topics I write about (bad error messages, good implementation of tabs, bad interactions...etc) So is ...