CSS, short for Cascading Style Sheets, is a language used to control the presentation of HTML and XHTML documents.

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How practical is the accessibility requirement to view pages with CSS disabled?

As a practical matter, aside from what Section 508 states about web documents being readable without relying on an external stylesheet, do vision-impaired users really try to browse the web with css ...
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A User-Friendly Table - What Solution?

Today, this is my table and if I select one of the row, it shows a select icon. I want to make it more user-friend that you can see the whole row to be selected. Gmail has that functionality. In my ...
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Should Website “Container” elements reach the bottom of the screen?

I've got a fixed width layout site much like SE and Twitter and it personally bugs me when my "short" pages don't reach the bottom of the page. I've been wondering if this is a purely stylistic issue ...
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Considerations for styling of overlay message topbar? [migrated]

I've created an overlay top bar that slides over the top of the page for confirmation messages. I did a fiddle with it. Now I wonder if the light yellow background is appropriate thinking of the rest ...
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New to UX. Should I focus on Web Design or UX in general? [closed]

I'm new to UX, and long story short, I"m not sure whether to focus my time on web design or UX in general. This is probably a stupid question but I hope it makes sense. I'm proficient with HTML and ...
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Visual Indicators

I am a newbie to UI. I have seen in google and other sites that whenever a person visits for the first time he will be presented with the visual indicators such as Ok, skip , got it etc.. I need to ...
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CSS border not showing up? [migrated]

So, in my CSS code, I have the following: img { border: 5px solid #fff; margin: 5px; position:relative; -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 1px 1px 1px #ccc; ...
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Discrete and visible div over img/video

I have an video tag with an div displayed on top. The div is pretty nice looking and visible for the most part, only dark images are a bit problematic. For the sake of testing I searched out 3 ...
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Display input text that exceed input width

I'm having some issues when the user types extensive text in a small input field. I need some good way to display data that will be cut off. I tried to use a Bootstrap based Tooltip or Popover on ...
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How wide should a responsive-designed website be?

Maybe this is a stupid question but I wonder if it changed. Websites used to be 960px wide so all screen resolution could easily see all the content. But with the new 'responsive-design' and html5 ...
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Back button look bootstrap which one to use?

I have a multi page web app where the user first selects some information and uploads a file to import, then the file will be sent to the back end for processing. After that the results will be ...
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Displaying CRUD Operations on an HTML Table Elegantly

I have a rails app that I am building using foundation. I have an orders index page that displays all the users current orders on a nice looking table. (ecommerce stuff). This table displays the ...
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Accessibility concerns with outline:none

Are there any Accessibility drawbacks to removing outlines on focus outside of users being affected visually? I like having a little more control over the design of elements than outline provides, so ...
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making good view of how to use my website [duplicate]

I am working on a website and want to make - lets say - page or navigation bar or anything describing the steps of using it to help the user to use my website and help him understand how to get his ...
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Using CSS cursor Property, how to show a webpage link opens in new tab? [closed]

Some a-href links on my page open new tabs in the browser. I want the cursor to change slightly to one that lets desktop users know it is a target=_blank link. Has anyone been able to develop a ...
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Is this login arrangement better than a typical social signin?

First I had a social signin which was nearly identical to the old stackexchange login and my login looked almost exactly like SO:s "login with google" "Login with facebook". Now we have designed our ...
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Basic color scheme for great readability [closed]

Are there any good recommendations for web site color scheme that provide good readability e.g. body text color (body) main heading color (h1) sub heading color(h2, h3 etc) background color border ...
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When to use grab vs move cursor?

I am making an app with a drag and drop UI. I plan on changing the cursor when hovering over the draggable elements. What's the difference between the move and grab cursors? Can they be used ...
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Should :focus and :hover styles be the same or distinct?

I'm in the midst of redefining a cross-application style guide, and I want to make sure we're accounting for accessibility in the design, including contrast ratios, text sizes, and focus states. One ...
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Material Design CSS specifications [closed]

Are there Google- or other reference CSS3 style sheets available for Material Design? Google's Material Design guidelines are written using Android layout units. The only Google-sanctioned CSS-based ...
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Lowering opacity on hover. Isn't it totally wrong?

It's a common practice to highlight an element on hover state. By highlighting it, I obviously mean making it more visible than other elements. But lately, I've witnessed the opposite trend on a ...
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Is it considered best practice to have buttonset hover and active to have the same style?

From looking through the web at various buttonset examples, many of them have the hover and the active css style as the same. In other cases its quite different (with Active having a complete ...
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Can text shadow enhance readability?

CSS font shadows are often used to help make text stand out (or in, or colorful, or many other fancy things.) I'm wondering if it can be used to aid readability. I know finding the right amount of ...
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How long of an initial load time are users willing to endure if it means faster access later?

I am creating a website where I output 10 posts when user comes to the website and then I fetch +10 more if they click the button to do so. I output each post in two parts - the main one and the ...
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Minimalistic or fancy?

There is this question that is in my mind for a long time, and I personally feel I'm not pretty good when it comes to user experience, so because of that I had decided to stick to minimalistic ...
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What value does :focus CSS state add for buttons?

We all know that :hover is required if you want to create sophisticated user experience. It allows users to recognize a click option on an element. I wonder what value does :focus add for buttons? ...
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Clear selected character of Alphabet Filter

I'm working with a results grid for which I am adding an "alphabet filter": The darkened portion indicates the selected letter for which to filter. I'm attempting to find a good way to indicate ...
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What would be a mobile friendly solution for a range slider with input controls?

I have a range slider with two input controls, each with a higher/lower button. The user should be able to make his input by sliding (fast but not accurate), typing into the inputs (average speed, ...
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Should a website look presentable without StyleSheets?

I'm trying to super simplify all my forms, input fields etc. Using absolute minimum of HTML markup, and then use CSS to make it look good and well-formatted, with pseudo block elements and so on If ...
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Displaying package comparisons for mobile?

On my desktop website I have 3 packages listing all the features included for each package and their prices with an option to add to basket. All packages are on the same page next to each other so ...
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How can I determine the appropriate color,font for a website based on target group? [closed]

I am a web designer and often my clients ask me these kind of questions: What kind of site colors reflect my product? If my target group is of low income, what kind of colors/shapes does my website ...
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How To Point User To Form Control In Help Text HTML/CSS

I'm sure that this has an "answer" somewhere, but I find myself having difficulty articulating what I'm looking for in a search query. Is there a standard text formatting to use when directing user ...
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Design: Custom code UI desgin Or Framework like Bootstrap, Foundation etc [closed]

I have been assigned a task of redesigning existing project screens with latest technology in responsive web design (RWD) to support more devices. I have analysed there are frameworks like bootstrap, ...
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Tips for a complex sorting/filtering UI

I have a work in progress at http://yipgo.com, in short lets you define items with timestamps and then view them in a read-only agenda summary page. It's important to allow users to customise the way ...
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Print mode, will users always print at 8.5 x 11?

So we are setting up a printable coupon page (using a print media query in css) which gives you a good bit of flexibility but it got me wondering; how often are people printing pages outside of 8.5 x ...
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What's a good icon to represent testing? [closed]

Looking for an icon that could represent "click here for significance testing" I have seen scales, bell curves, etc. Looking for other ideas and/or graphic sources.
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Is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotated text easier to read?

When rotating text with css, should it be rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise? Is one more readable than the other? Counter Clockwise:     —    ...
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How to render a mobile in HTML5 / CSS3 / Javascript

I am developing a website to promote my app and want to render a mobile which will display different images in transition. Some like done on these pages: http://www.whatsapp.com/ (Uses a background ...
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Responsive Breakpoints?

Twitter Bootstrap uses these break points for responsive design: Large Display: 1200px Default: 980px Tablet: 768px Mobile: 480px A client said they are using 1280px for their Large Display ...
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Grid layout - why should I use it, and should I use a framework like Bootstrap or Foundation?

I had experience with Twitter Bootstrap and Foundation, and I personally think the only thing I want to use is their grid system. Other features are just bloated. So I read about the prospect of a ...
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Best Practice: HTML/CSS Anchor Styling

I have a column layout (left column is the main article and right column is the sidebar) for a website. All of the links are orange, but I want to make the sidebar menu links dark gray. Could this be ...
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Recommended button sizes on web pages

What are the current usability guidelines for the size of buttons (or anything clickable) on web pages?
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When should I use cursor:default?

On a website, text will by default have the cursor:text type which looks like this: However I've noticed some websites use the cursor:default type on text. When should cursor:default be used on ...
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Why do websites not use entire width of browser?

What reasons might a website not use the entire width of the browser, like Gmail does? For example, StackOverflow does not use the entire width — it has left and right margins. This means the ...
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Suggestions for making user management as quick to navigate and maintain as possible

I am looking for ways to make user management on my own small sales team system as quick to navigate/manage as possible. Right now I just have a very basic table, but in keeping with my current ...
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Toggling visibility of right sidebar on/off

On a website using a layout with main content to the left and a right sidebar, I would like to add a button to show/hide sidebar to maximize the main content (see image below). Another option would ...
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Device based responsive design instead of browser based

I am creating a website, my real worry is to maintain the layout applicable for both mobile and desktop users. Responsive design is very popular and there are tons of template available on internet ...
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Using aspect ratios for responsive design breakpoints

I am trying to figure out what the best way to make my site responsive would be. It seems a lot of people base responsive design off screen pixel dimensions, but I feel breakpoints in aspect ratio ...
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Are there any statistics on number of users who alter their font size (zoom, custom style, etc.)?

One of the reasons for using em measurements (especially for mediaquery widths) is based on the fact that we should allow the user to alter their font size to suit them -- either by zooming their ...
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Facebook Share Button equal to Twitter Tweet Button [closed]

I made a working Twitter "Tweet" button through: https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons#tweet (which indeed does appear on my site on localhost) and really need a Facebook "Share" button that ...