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About us: why do websites show the CEO, founders, and employees on this page?

Why would I want a tab for "meet the team"? Why would users even care about the people working there? I just want a working piece of software and thats good...right? Usually it looks something ...
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What are some examples of good and bad UX in content consumption? [closed]

I've been working on a project that is in the content space, and have been thinking a lot about various paradigms that I've seen on content sites. I have some thoughts but I'd love to hear what you ...
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What content is considered off-putting, “scammy”, or users don't care about for a website?

I've been recently told that users don't care about certain information or find the website (consequently, the company) suspicious or questionable when the following info are stated: Number of ...
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Including info about the company on a product page?

I am designing a company website for a software company that has been around since 1995. Their current software is horrible and outdated, and so the company is in the process of creating a completely ...
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Making a narrow paragraph look well under a long menu bar

How do you position a relatively narrow paragraph (optimal paragraph width: http://www.ronswebsite.com/blog/optimal-column-width-for-websites) within a wide (e.g. 1100px) website, so that it looks ...
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What are good phrases for indicating “You'll also like” or “Other Recommended Content” [closed]

I've been asked by my boss to find out "the best" way to phrase the intro to cross-linked content (at the bottom of the page). What I know that he doesn't is there isn't necessarily a "best" way ...
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Examples/Opinions on using (Facebook-style) placeholder/dummy content during wait/spinner processes?

I've read some articles recently touting Facebook's use of dummy content and text and image placeholders during load processes, stating that using a spinner wheel w/messaging alone can increase bounce ...
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Which of these components is indicated for exploration content? Scrollable Tabs vs Grid List

We have a restaurant menu divided by categories, like Steaks, Pasta e etc. Using a grid list, we have images to appeal to the user's eyes, but using this pattern makes the user have to go back and ...
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Reordering blocks and rows within that block

I've been tasked with a difficult challenge and I am looking for a workaround due to my latest idea being rejected. What we need: We need to be able to reorder three block containers labelled: ...
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Interface to add content and multiple files

I have a modal to add Activities,so the user can add all content by typing it and/or select files to attach. See below: My problem is: Maybe the user just wanna type a very long description and the ...
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How to design hierarchical content of large volume

I am working on a large intranet site, and there is lots of hierarchical content. I am having some trouble in balancing between the depth and breadth of the whole content. What do I do, can someone ...
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What is the best way to save & cancel a new content on a CMS?

I'm actually working on a project done by another UX designer before me, and I have some doubts about the way users can save & cancel their actions on the page of new content creation. This is a ...
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Show to users there's content below

I've been designing a website for one of my clients and I have a cover image on the landing screen. It's basically a 100vh + 100vw image. I wanted to know what is a good way to show the users that ...
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How to best display a lot of information or data on a single webpage?

Are there any "rules" or recommendations in UX Design for displaying a lot of data on a webpage? Or how to select the most needed information to display data?
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Do you use the word “please” on your website? [duplicate]

We are developing a new product/website and one of our product managers said we should never use the word "please" either on our website or in our transactional emails. Personally, I disagree. We ...
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Sign in page: Using a combination of first person and second person

I've noticed on many sign in pages that it's quite common to use a combinaton of first person and second person, for example Facebook uses 'Keep me logged in' which is first person, as well as 'Forgot ...
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Can we use CAPITAL LETTERS to indicate actions?

While designing for the web or the mobile applications, a natural free flowing text can be used for the general content, but when it comes to actions... can we use CAPITAL LETTERS.
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Structuring data on a blog/website

I've been doing web development for quite some time now but so far I've only been taking care of the coding/integration part. I'm just starting to work on websites from scratch and I'm having an issue ...
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What info to include on a summary page of a web app that manages user accounts?

We are currently making a website that allows the IT department to manage various user accounts, plus their permissions. There are 100+ internal users and a couple thousand external users. Each user ...
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How to avoid “Loading fatigue”

I work at a company where our users run into a loading screen frequently. We can't preload the data because it's rather random. Right now we have a loading bar, and after a couple of times seeing it, ...
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Relationship between font size and content's perceived length

My site has long form content. I need to understand if having a large font size, though it helps in readability, may lead to perception that content is longer than it is thereby making less people ...
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Showing next stories to user : Best Practices

My site is a content heavy blogging platform/community. I was trying to understand the following two points: 1. How does showing a "Next Story" button to user vs. showing a listing of 3-5 Related ...
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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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Is important for users to show how many shares/likes a post have?

We all know that shares and likes metrics matter, at least for the developing and marketing teams. but is this important for users? Would it be better to have a simpler and clearer design for a blog ...
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How to best understand users' emotions?

A company I'm working for offers widgets for measuring users' emotional reactions to web content (mainly articles). We found that 5 reaction choices was the optimal amount, and currently we offer ...
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Adjusting website content according to searched query from Google / external search engine

I heard that it's possible to customize a website content according to the search query the user has entered before accessing the site through external search results page. It seems like a very smart ...
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Mails Content - Center or left aligment

I'm designing transactional mails to send notifications to clients. Some of my colleagues say the content should be left aligned, but I personally think in the cases where there is little content and ...
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Two design layout for 3 contents [closed]

Which design is more modern for display 3 contents on the page? Should I use a 3 column design or the second design to give more information? These contents are about personal projects. First Design: ...
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Using 2 tabs on a page: one for filter, and one for content

I might be trying to do too much on a single page, but I have a page where I need to filter courses, and generate a schedule. On the Filters tab: use 'Filters' (in the sidebar) to filter a set of ...
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Considerations to allow users to create content in a website? [closed]

I have a website in which users can create content (products) which will be available for other users. I know that allowing users to create content may produce data duplication. What kind of ...
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Differences of UX opinion for primary nav - which is best for my website?

I'm part of a team designing a new website - I'm by no means the UX expert on the team but there are two clashes of 'philosophy' around how the user will access the content. It is primarily a resource ...
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Display placeholders or hide meta data?

I'm currently working on a stock exchange site and I'm having a dilemma. Some financial instruments (Funds) have other properties than normal shares. However, there are some troubles with the data ...
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Is adding “Flag as inappropriate” button necessary for site with expiring content?

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but we have an interesting situation going on. We are making a web service that allows users to share files, however, they do not have to sign up and ...
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Is animation in slide presentation distracting from the content?

Me and my partner are creating a pitch deck that will be used to present o investors for less than 10 minutes. We follow the rule of thumb of having a smart presenter and dumb slides. But, my ...
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Should users give text input when they report inappropriate content on an app?

I have an app with a lot of user-generated content. I also rely on other user's to report if this content is suspicious, fraudulent or inappropriate. Currently the user can click a report button and ...
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Is having a free area on an eCommerce site a good idea?

Will providing free offers (articles, guides, links) on an eCommerce site help sales? Free offers seem like a good idea on websites that provide services as the free stuff can help drive the customer ...
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Digital subscription on Newspaper differs from paper version

We browse newspaper sites daily and find the news the editors find most readable determined by the editors. They decide how important a news is, how it should be presented to the audience. Those news ...
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How could I better layout a list of 200+ members?

I'm looking for suggestions on how I can lay out this long list of members. Just for some extra context, when you select a person's name an overlay will appear with their information along with a ...
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Sliders/Carousels vs. Scrolling

I'm trying to figure out the value of an image carousel vs. scrolling for a portfolio site. Obviously because it is a portfolio the images are the main content and at first glance displaying them in a ...
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What strategy can be used to duplicate downloadable content on multiple pages without confusing users?

We have two particular cases of content duplication: Product Manuals Product Videos For example a Product Manual needs to be downloadable directly from the Product's page. We also have an ...
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What is the correct way to indicate something can be either singular or plural?

Taking it as a given that the system is not intelligent enough to be able to recognise a single result as apposed to multiple results (don't ask!), what is the correct way to represent the possibility ...
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What is the psychology behind newspaper content on websites (and in general)?

Why are newspaper websites laid out the way they are ? Is it because they need to display as much content as possible, sparking interest in every article (see nytimes.com) ? Or is there something ...
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Help with useful top level navigation titles

I've had a request to change the menu navigation of a not yet launched website, and naturally I'm hugely concerned that this is coming from stakeholders rather than IA and content specialists. Can ...
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Breaking down tedious processes

I wonder what are some good sample ways for breaking down tedious processes, e.g., creation of long content. Most sites present long forms - for example, eBay presents one long form for the details of ...
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Is there really a content strategy just for mobile?

I've orded a book called 'Content Strategy for Mobile' which should be an interesting read however, surely if your content is good enough for your desktop site should the same not apply for mobile? ...
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How can I inform clients of the need for content strategy?

I am a web developer and often get involved in projects where there is no person on my team who is responsible for content strategy and no one within the client's team who knows much about it either - ...
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Content Strategy to Avoid Duplicated Pages

I'm working with a client on a website redevelopment project where the site in question targets two main end user types, lets call them 'Business-A' and 'Business-B'. EDIT Apologies; I failed to ...
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Are there standard metrics to gauge content quality?

One aspect of user experience in a software application or website is the quality of the content presented to the user. It probably comes as no surprise that if the quality of the content is low/poor, ...
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Are Content Management and Content Strategy the same?

I work as a UX Strategist and always have a content audit performed before I begin any UX project. I've always referred to the planning, arrangement and writing of the content afterwards as Content ...
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The Balance of Content vs. Navigation on Content Pages

Often we reason with start pages, and landing pages when it comes to User Experience design. What to put there and what not to. But my question regards content pages, and how much of the available ...