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Can I safely remove search functionality?

One of our clients has a content-rich website with about 300 pages of content in total. We did our utmost best to provide a very clear main navigation, but also provide a search function in the ...
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Visible vs Hidden content area [closed]

I have a question, what is the difference between a defined content area (visually) and one with no clear distinction, like so: Defined: Invisible:
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How do you absolutely ensure you've got EVERYTHING in a content inventory?

I've seen suggestions of various tools that crawl sites and generate reports. I've seen people suggest combing server logs, or just simply going through a website page-by-page and link-by-link ...
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Rapid content audits, can this be done?

Content audits although immensely dull are essential to understanding an existing websites content. Content audits for larger sites where you're capturing each page and analysing the content page by ...
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What's the ideal length of a paragraph

We all know what the ideal number of characters is for a line, however I haven't been able to find any guides on the number of lines that provide the best readability. I understand this is a bit ...
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Making Creative Commons licenses easy to understand

I have been tasked in making some licenses on a search portal more understandable to our users. These licenses are listed as facets, so that the user can filter out which licenses they are interested ...
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Should we ask browsers to open a link in a new window/tab?

In the past five years more and more people have been advocating abolishing the use of target="_blank". They reason that when people want to open a link in a separate instance they will do so manually ...
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Priniciples regarding the effectiveness of rotating vs static content

We have a request from a C-Level manager to place specific piece of content top center on our intranet homepage permanently. The approved art is 500 x 176px on a fixed 1,000px layout. My concern is ...
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Is parent / child understandable?

I'm just looking for some quick feedback on terminology. I am looking into adding a new facet to a search site that I'm working on, which would show hierarchies for items on the site - these may be ...
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Listing Articles and Videos together

On the landing screen of an App, we have content separated into two tabs, News / Videos. I am trying to see if it makes more sense to have News Articles and Videos presented together, using icons to ...
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Who/how/when is content handles in a (less than ideal) UX workflow?

In the several corporate UX settings I've been a part of, once consistent pain-point is content. A bit reason for that is that rarely do I see dedicated technical and copy writers on staff who are ...
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What is the UX term for sites with aggregated content delivered in an activity feed?

Sites like Pinterest and Mashable have infinite scrolling to the end of the content delivered. What term describes this type of site?
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Prototyping - use real or dummy content?

When prototyping do you typically use real or dummy content? Please give your reasons.
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Should I include any other information on a page with a long signup form?

I'm working on a form users will fill out to start a free trial of our product. Unfortunately all of the fields I've included are required for us to put them in our system properly. What I'm ...
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How to maintain view-port in a page where data is dynamically coming from top

Its a long list in a web page, where all errors are dynamically coming as per the Load test run. Suppose there are 5 errors in one page and my focus is on the 2nd. As I am reading 2, the page ...
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How best to combat right hand column blindness

Many ad-driven content-based websites have rich right hand columns, used primarily to cross-promote content from other parts of the site or to extend the user journey. The Daily Mail is the classic ...
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Should primary click/tap action be listed in contextual menu as well?

Contextual menus are a nice way to extend the number of actions that can be performed directly on an item. However, the primary action is sometimes doubled there, usually listed as the first one. ...
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How to present content behind a paywall to unregistered users

Say there is a content site that has professional resources for a specific profession. It works on a subscription model, where paid members can freely use/download each resource. I'm wondering, from ...
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Content grouping based on time and theme

I have some articles which need to be arranged on a new website based on time and theme. For example on a blog site the content is usually arranged by date (descending latest first) - see first figure ...
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When to use inline comments and when to use per-page comments?

I could rephrase the question as: how to segment content to comment on? Looking at comment systems, it appears to me that comments are usually grouped around a specific piece of content; for each ...
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670 views

Is it better to put text field for drop down with more than 15 items?

UXMovement.com recommends over 15 items in a drop-down should be a text field. I have a drop-down on a form field, on a web page, which has more (about 40) items to choose from. Dropdown value ...
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Is making all your desktop content available the same as making all the functionally available?

I was wondering if the argument for providing all the content from your desktop site on your mobile site includes making all the functionality and features also available?
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Design patterns for Search

I know this may sound very generic question, but I am forced to post this to understand different patterns of search. I am working on a content oriented site which contains various types ...
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Why at some web are pages always from 1,2,3 … for newest messages?

When I visit some pages, they have newest items first; page 1 has always the newest items. Some examples are imdb boards and icanhascheezburger. I think this is case of top posting, because messages ...
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The navigation on Corporate websites

Corporate websites appeal to multiple audiences. I've seen from benchmarking the majority of sites have based their navigation around the audience segments. You'll see Investors in the main navigation ...
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Best order for the company history page?

I'm making a company history page for 2005 to today. Each year has a paragraph about what happened that year. I'm conflicted as to whether I should show 2005 first (and let the user scroll down to ...
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Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?

I've been doing some research in Analytics to hopefully discover why my bounce rate is higher post-redesign, and thus far, my results have been inconclusive. How important is it that a site has ...
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Usability or Content: Knowing which is the cause of the problem?

I've been spending time looking at pages and page flows trying to reduce bail rates and increase completion rates on large ecomm site when a brand manager asked a very intriguing question, "How do you ...
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Is there a nice way to deal with geo-restricted access?

In a site which, by law (or otherwise?), cannot display certain content in a particular geographic region, what's a good way to deal with this? Hulu is pretty terrible (click here, seriously?): ...
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How to best conduct a mobile app features audit?

We're redesigning a pretty heavy app and I've been tasked with creating a list of all of the current available features since they'll all need to be included in the next release. The thing is that ...
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Highly rated content, how do users expect this to be sorted?

We are currently designing a community where users can upload content (User Genererated Content). This content is voted on by those who have used the uploaded content (usage is a criteria for voting) ...
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Website redesign how do you know how to organize the navigation structure?

I know this question is extremely broad but I would like to know the steps a UX'er would take in order to understand what content there is on a site and then how to organize this content in terms of ...
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How to show up heavy content on webpage

First I will introduce myself by saying that I am not a web designer and non native speaker of English, so I apologize in advance for my bad designing explanation and English. Actually, I am ...
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Regional differences in online reading habits?

I’m working on a corporate website for a global brand, and today I was thrown quite an interesting question that has stirred my curiosity… The brand needs to create separate content pages for each ...
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Can providing articles on security improve the perception users have of the security of a website?

I also know many who turns off scripting (JavaScript) from running on their system and won't open any website without HTTPS or any security protocol. Whenever I read about Facebook updating its ...
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What are the determining factors to decide whether or not centrally align a website UI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a usability reason for centering a website’s content area on a page? For a website with fixed width (ex. Stack Exchange, Twitter UI) which shows content in a ...
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What would be general number of paragraphs before before deciding to add a picture to a mobile site?

I am working on a mobile site that discusses reasons for a problem. Some of the bolded statements are lengthy. So I am wondering if it might be better to break up paragraphs with images. If so if ...
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Linear vs Column layout, which one is more readable?

Are there existing/approved studies proving that one is better in readability than the other in these 2 layouts? Which one offers more chance to be read completely? download bmml source – ...
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What steps should a UX'er take when re-designing a website?

I'm about to embark on a website re-design. I'm trying to get an idea of the tasks I should be doing prior to wireframing. The site is a large corporate site and the reason for redesigning is the ...
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Hide tabs without any content?

I am designing a dashboard that contains a number of modules bubbling up information from different parts of the product. One section is showcasing different people. I want to provide a tab-based way ...
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Is there research into how the UI of content input (email, tweets etc) affects the actual content created and how can you improve it?

On the project I'm working on (Q&A platform), we're trying to get users to spend more time on their answers. We want to encourage longer form helpful replies, rather then spur of the moment short ...
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CMS Article intro text list with read more link

I have a list of articles and on the front end I want to display the title, content and then a read more link. The content can be long, so I want to show only the first portion of content in the list, ...
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How do you effectively steer a user OFF your site and onto another one?

I'm working with a client who has a network of websites, each with content that will appeal to a specific audience. The issue we're having is that the client's flagship site will, for the foreseeable ...
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How to resolve lengthy hyperlinks?

When you’re editing content and have links to organizations or frameworks that has many words, the link might exceed an entire row or break a row. These lengthy links look ridiculous and could ...
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What is the general best practice for bolding keywords in content?

For example: In a product description in a store, what are the best practices for bolding a product name that appears in the product description? In a Blog, should you bold keywords for SEO, ...
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Displaying a list of items in a neat and readable way [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When displaying statistics to a user, is it better to bold the data or the label? I often have to display 2 column lists like this - Name: Bob Age: 30 Shoes: ...
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What should be considered when launching a Wikipedia-esque site to make it as useful as possible?

What should one consider to increase usability in general when launching a wikipedia-esque site? Is there any specific kind of Wikipedia portal that is more user-friendly than others? How should ...
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Software product page that references multiple download locations consolidate into one button or provide separate buttons

With Software needing to be made available in many kinds of stores or download locations. When developing a product page, which offers a better user experience for obtaining the software product: 1. ...
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«English version» or «English»?

If you want to switch to english, for me, the label with only «English» is good, but I think that giving context is better: «English version». What do you think? I have only two languages and I have ...
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Google SERP: What's the relevance to have “Time in seconds” displayed on SERP?

Whats the relevance to have the query time, e.g. "0.26 seconds" or the count of the result set, e.g. "About 8,96,000 results" on Google Search Engine Results Pages (SERP)? Does this anyway help users ...