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1answer
68 views

How to make entering of these data in a ternary relationship more user friendly?

We have a very complex form describing a genetically modified lab animal. One animal can have multiple mutations. A genetically engineered mutation occurs when a researcher inserts a foreign gene ...
2
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1answer
112 views

Best approach to creating a report generator

I'm working on improving an application that provides users with data metrics via tables and allows them to generate reports of the data metrics. The current implementation is that, depending on what ...
2
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1answer
138 views

UX for specifying & showing mutual exclusive pairs in a group

I'm working on a SaaS/B2B web app that includes forms that allow choosing and later showing mutually-exclusive pairs among a small number of options. Here are some examples: if the customer buys ...
7
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3answers
520 views

How to display month name in a small form?

I have to display a form with 12 months and for each month a number input and a toggle button. This form is in a pop-up so I don't have a lot of place. I did two columns with six month per columns. ...
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5answers
214 views

Is it ok to change the label of a button depending of the user's choices?

Let's take the example of a page at the end of an app signup process. This page will allow the user to finish the process, so I will place a button labeled "Complete Your Registration" and in the ...
3
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2answers
124 views

How can I style an editable text area so that its purpose is implicit?

I considered a skeuomorph using yellow paper with lines but it seemed tacky and didn't fit the overall design of the page. The textarea fills an entire "panel" on the page just like other panels of ...
5
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1answer
194 views

When to use a group of radio buttons and when to use a select drop down

I have a step in a wizard scenario. The user has a choice of 3 options before they can tap 'Next'. For those 3 options do I use a select drop down list or a group of 3 radio buttons?
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4answers
121 views

On a form wizard step what input type/s shall I use for when there are two options?

Ok so I have two options on a wizard step e.g. Option 1: Go to step A, Option 2: Go to step B. What is the best input method to use in this situation? The wizard generally has more complicated steps ...
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2answers
130 views

entering multiple, role-specific contacts on a customer record

Our business-focused web app helps small vendors manage food deliveries to small or large companies. I'm looking for UX ideas for the part of the app where users enter contact information for delivery ...
2
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2answers
169 views

What is the best way to display the individual results of a survey?

I'm creating a UI that allows a client to review the individual (and global, but that is for another time) results of a survey once it has been completed by another user. The question types are pretty ...
6
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2answers
187 views

Is it OK that url is changed after invalid submit of form?

Let's say I am at Create new user page and current url is /users/new. When I submit this form with invalid data (e.g. mismatched passwords), user is redirected to /users. Is it OK that user will see ...
3
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1answer
74 views

Association of child items to a parent in a form

My app manages companies data and allows selecting multiple partners (also managed by the user) to associate with a company. One option would be having two listboxes: one for the available partners ...
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13answers
3k views

Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)

I am working on a web application which requires users to enter an IPv4 address (in dotted-quad decimal notation) for most of the primary tasks they need to perform. Our primary target "user" is a ...
3
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3answers
266 views

Nested multiple selections

I am building a web application that allows users to search a gym chain's class timetables. This gym has multiple branches, in multiple states and cities. The inputs to the class timetable search are: ...
2
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6answers
160 views

Forcing a workflow while making it easier for the user

I'm working on an internal webapp that requires users to Enter Meeting Notes. Currently, the users write their notes in a Word template, then copy/paste into one large text field in the app. The notes ...
2
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1answer
167 views

HTML5 form element implementation inconsistency: chalk it up to progressive enhancement?

I'm writing a small task tracking webapp for intranet use by about 20 people of varying technical skill (from clerical to developer). I was hoping to be able to rely almost entirely on HTML5 form ...
2
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1answer
98 views

Is appending the company e-mail domain to a textbox good UX?

My application has companies that have many users. To login to the application, they use their e-mail address. The company has a preferred domain name (e.g. google.com). Is it good UX to append this ...
2
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1answer
379 views

What's the best way to present multiple many to many options in a form?

I'm working on a web app where the data is structured as follows: CLIENTS may have one or more CONTRACTS CONTRACTS may have one or more CASES CASES may have one or more CLIENTS ...
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2answers
292 views

How can I make the purpose of a complex user interface element more obvious?

I am the author of SQL Fiddle, an online environment for testing and sharing database problems. The target audience for my site is for pretty technically-sophisticated users (database programmers, ...
2
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2answers
303 views

How best to design a UI that allows for the user to add multiple objects to one master object?

I am in the process of designing a form that allows a user to build a "book" from a group of documents. The documents are selected by the user selecting several options/filters using buttons. ...
3
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2answers
140 views

Positioning of additional form entry fields to avoid natural flow of entry

I'm re-engineering a registration form on a client's site that is primarily targeted at UK users only. The site provides a post-code look up for easy identification of the end user's postal address. ...
2
votes
3answers
251 views

Combining Inline Edit with Create mode for new entries?

With inline edit I'm trying to provide a quick way to edit entries. However I feel that inline editing to create new entries is not intuitive (and would need to provide defaults) so I created a ...
7
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3answers
196 views

Should survey for canceling subscription be before or after the subscription is canceled?

We want to collect data about why our users cancel our product subscription. Should we put the survey form on the same page? Since it might be more likely that they will fill it in, but probably at ...
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1answer
373 views

Design large web form for entry mode

At my company I am developing and designing a web app(one man effort :( ) for entering data for a directory , basically the directory structure is as follows : Categories -> Offices (>=1) ...
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5answers
371 views

Should apps allow the use of non-Latin names?

When you have an application with an intended international audience, you are likely to run into issues with names. The W3C has some interesting documentation on names, but I'm not sure how good it ...
6
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5answers
1k views

Form - time input

I saw a few posts about dates and what not. I was wondering what the best solution would be to get time. It needs to be an exact time and it would be nice to support both time formats. Should i just ...
7
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2answers
1k views

Guidelines for when to auto-save settings vs “save” button

In our web application we have a number of pages to do with user settings, in different categories. For most of them we have a display page with an edit button/link, which takes them to a form which ...
2
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1answer
156 views

Options of options in web form

So I have some options that a user can choose from, and then from those options they can choose sub options. Right now it is setup using the jquery accordion, where the main option is clicked and ...
3
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2answers
140 views

Should I provide a default selection?

[this whole feature is a new one for us so we don't have real-world data] I have a form that requires the user to select one of predefined items (equivalent to, say, shipping addresses). The user is ...
14
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6answers
835 views

With 'OK' button, 'Cancel' should appear as secondary button or link?

When I make web application designs, every time I style form or overlay boxes with OK and Cancel button. I think of making them different. But is it a good practice? Some people recommend primary and ...
4
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4answers
341 views

Selection of multiple items and then selected one as default

I'm trying to design a web interface in which users pick particular "items" and set one of them as default. The textbox for searching uses autocomplete to find the matching item. I've come up with the ...
2
votes
2answers
219 views

Mapping navigation to content in a CMS backend

I'm trying (desperately) to collect good ideas for a backend form to manually map various types of content to navigation items. The problem is apparently very common, but since there are gazillion ...
13
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4answers
4k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of multi-window functionality vs single-window functionality?

I am considering porting a windows application to a web application for one of my clients. The windows application is an MDI app (multiple forms open at once), but obviously the web app would be much ...
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vote
3answers
824 views

Which is the best design practice for edit data in RIA?

Which is the best design practice for edit data in RIA, for example in Flex or Silverlight? I would like to show customer's details, but there will be an edit window, than the datas of customer will ...
12
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4answers
914 views

Right-Click menu awareness on Web Application

The web application I am building has a custom right-click menu. I'm concerned that the user might not find this menu as normally right-clicking will only display the default browser's menu. Is there ...
10
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5answers
426 views

How to handle selections with a lot of options?

In a web app, let's say I have a list of options for the user to select from. I would usually use a drop down in this case,if there is a reasonably small number of options, but how should i approach ...