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Social Widget Engagement Stats

I'm working on a redesign for an e-commerce company's blog. From the competitive audit I did, most prominent blogs and e-mags have social widgets rolling alongside the actual article, or share buttons ...
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How does removing Published Dates affect the UX?

How do users typically react to reading articles and blog posts that do not have published by dates? Do users trust the content with dates removed? Let's say for example a travel blog does not have ...
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Are there studies about the use of categories and tags?

I recently had a discussion about tag- and category pages in blogs and I'm currently thinking about dropping categories completely. Are there any studies that analyze if/how users use categories and ...
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How to get started with UX design when hiring freelance experts?

I am a business operator who own number of blogs. I am looking to hire a freelance UX consultant to get started creating amazing design. I would like to understand the process behind this. Many say ...
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Is there a best practice for blog navigation matching the rest of the site?

My company is currently in the process of redesigning the blog on its website for a web service product. Most of the site contains a global navigation menu with items such as: How it works, Plans and ...
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Why do websites that are otherwise designed well have over half their vertical page space taken up by comments?

In websites that have blog posts, if I look at the right scrollbar to get an idea of how long the post is, it is often deceptive since a massive amount of space on the site is taken up by comments. ...
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In what cases is it usable to replace exhaustive blog categories with a few of the most popular tags?

Wall Street Journal doesn't have exhaustive navigation items on their Health Blog but just top topics, which are their top tags. In what cases does this make sense to do?
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Best way to link to other articles from the newsletter in a blog

I am currently designing a new company blog and we are planning on having a monthly email newsletter. My question is: If someone clicks on one article from the email newsletter, what's the best way ...
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Click or scroll?

I have a photoblog (http://www.rafaquesada.com/photoblog/) since already almost 3 years. I've been working on it since then trying to improve the visualisation and the experience on it. Right now I ...
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Best practice for messaging system (microblog) using a “n-tier” model

I currently have a UX problem that I have seldom seen done well (or at all)... I am developing a messaging feature for a site (a messaging system for business, think Yammer), and I am in the ...
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Is it okay to talk about “we” on a one-person startup blog?

pre: Thought about the best place to ask this in the SE universe and I think UX is closest, but I might be unaware of some better fit so open to suggestions. I'm soon to launch a saas-company that ...
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Ordering of blog comments: Oldest first or newest first? [duplicate]

I'm writing a simple blog engine and I'd like some opinions on which ordering is most useful for the comments being posted by readers. Oldest to newest or newest to oldest?
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Combine categories and tags in a blog-like website

This is a pretty specific question, but I really am not sure if it's the right way I'm thinking. It's about a music blog with lot's of different kind of articles that needs a better way of ...
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How to group together blog posts/articles?

What should be the general criteria to group together blog posts/articles..?? I have just two ideas in my mind: One - To group by date of publishing.. Two - To group by category.. On what type of ...
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Why do you have to enter your e-mail when commenting a blog post?

Why do you (usually) need to enter your e-mail adress when commenting a blog post? I guess it's for some kind of spam-protection but if the system doesn't need it - is it ok to skip that input field ...
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On a feed of articles - should I allow inline commenting or only in the article page?

The feed offers articles written by the site bloggers. I have a dilemma between these two options: Enable commenting from the feed (Facebook style). This would probably generate more comments, but ...