HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages. In modern web pages, HTML is used to markup the contents of the website, while CSS and Javascript are used to define the styles and behaviors respectively.

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Does accordion cause redraw of entire page? [on hold]

I'm reviewing design for mobile website with accordion on top and many elements below, when accordion opens all elements get pushed down. I am wondering if the act of opening the accordion will force ...
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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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How to make a user think a div is clickable ? shadow/Hand cursor/color change?

I have 3-4 divs on my home page with some information (i.e. A Big Number, indicators). As I cant put all the information in the same page but I think it will create cognitive load for the user so I ...
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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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Use the same search box to search different types of data

I'm trying to figure out an elegant solution to this problem, but haven't had any great ideas. (This question is similar but doesn't really answer my issue) We allow our users to search different ...
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Why the browsers take shades of blue while selecting?

Why the browsers take shades of blue (colors specified in SO post here) while we select the text ? Is there any special reason for the same ? Note:Question moved from StackOverflow
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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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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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What is/are the best HTML form control(s) to capture exact and approximate dates

I'm currently using <input type="date"> to capture a date. However, a lot of users don't know the exact date but still want to record an approximate date. I want to encourage as high a degree ...
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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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Animation as user feedback: how to do accessibility here without being redundant?

I have a list of "Texts" being displayed on a list. The user can reorder it when click on an action button, and when do that, an animation works as a feedback to the user. The Texts move, changing ...
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How to change order of list Elements in a nice way?

I'm searching for an intuitive way to change the order of a list. I don't think that drag'n'drop would be a good solution, because it's a mobile browser based application and no user would try to long ...
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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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HTML vs. PDF — What are the Pros and Cons of PDF?

From 2003: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/pdf-unfit-for-human-consumption/ PDF is good for printing, but that's it. Don't use it for online presentation. Since then more and more devices can ...
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How to set an indicator for selection in drop down on UI

I have a drop down on which multiple selections can be made. Here is the demo. Now, if you see the example, I can select multiple options, but when I close the drop down, I don't know what have I ...
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Alt Attribute for user generated content

Suppose you have a website where users can sale stuff and upload images (something like craigslist). What would be the appropriate ALT attribute for such images where we don't know the actual content? ...
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How should breadcrumbs be marked up? Are lists appropriate? [closed]

Trying to work out how best to mark up a breadcrumb area on my page and I'm not sure how I should contain it. In my mind there are three options: Option 1 - Just Links <nav> <a ...
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Is use of disabled option on select a good approach for showing existing invalid value?

Sample scenario to illustrate the type of problem I'm trying to solve: Online store has orders and in the order it refers to a product. Users can edit existing unsubmitted orders and one of the ...
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What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI?

What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI? I don't want the data to be displayed in formal tables with rows and columns. Is there any way of grouping ...
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Change the view of a database

We've got a large, complicated database that we're displaying slices and comparisons of: the user gets to choose one or more years, one or more departments, and one or more demographic groups. The ...
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Better Approach for 4-level Tree Structure

I have a 4-level radio button list which is like: On page load, only the 1st level options are shown (Alpha/Beta/Gamma/Delta). Based on the value selected in the 1st level, the corresponding 2nd ...
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How to browse a long list of artists and songs

I have a mobile app that allows you to browse lists of songs: [a][b][c][d][e] Elvis - Song 1 Elvis - Song 2 Elvis - Song 3 Ernie Wood - Song 4 You can jump to the letter to filter based on the ...
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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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Best way to display contextual user entry errors in a tabbed html form

I have a web application that has a very large form. That form is split into several tabbed areas, which divide the entry of the data in to logical blocks. I have a single submit button outside the ...
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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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Is there any recommended control for triple options like YES / NO / NONE?

I'm designing a user opinion page where the user has three choices. For instance, if the question is "Is it suitable?" the three options could be "YES", "NO", or "NoIdea". In this case, what control ...
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How to improve UI within a form, where a field can change type, based on data you want to enter

Goal: I want to have a input field that changes its name and value based on what the person wants to enter. Scenario: I have a form that currently goes like this: Some Data input field ...
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How to reference a part of the page that could be below or to the right

I've got a basic contact form (not currently "live"; it won't actually submit), which has a small area of the page as a description of "how to contact us". In this section, I reference the contact ...
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When is it appropriate to change a site's tabindex?

I'm building a sign-up form filled with multiple input fields. To increase the rate in which the form is filled out I decided to dynamically set the tabindex at the first input field. Naturally after ...
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How do you make it very obvious that the user should click on a text input that has an onclick event?

I have an input that invokes a datepicker (with pickadate.js) that requires the user to click on it to choose a date. This is what it looks, as an example: From a UX perspective, how do you make it ...
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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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How to design a dynamic form with fields that are taken from the database?

My team is working on this particular Order Request project that would require a design to support the application form. The fields would be generated based on the database. Here is a static mock up ...
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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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Is there an html character entity which can represent “Admin”? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to represent a user as an admin, and would prefer to use an html entity to do so. (http://www.amp-what.com/) Does anyone have any suggestions, or is this a fruitless search?
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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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Why does the title attribute have a delay?

In HTML the title attribute usually displays a little popup conveying information about the element. In most—if not all—browsers the popup doesn't appear immediately but after few seconds. Why was ...
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Is having the number of search results in heading markup accessible

In a recent accessibility report of our application there were some points stating that the number of results should not be in a heading on the page. For example, the markup should be: ...
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Placeholder Miscommunication Prevention

I've been doing some research into text input placeholders, and came across this: Pardot User Guide: Placeholders are not Substitutes for Labels. What struck my interest was: Data suggests that ...
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Linking to vs. embedding content on a web page

I'm designing a simple informational page, and I want to maximise readability and make the page as efficient as possible. Currently, I have two PDFs embedded into the page that users can scroll ...
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Accessibility of combobox UI widget

I believed ALT+DownArrow is a standard shortcut key to launch the list of options in a combobox field. JAWS however reads To set a value use the arrow keys or type a value when the combobox field gets ...
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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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How to improve Sales Statistics?

Staffs can see Sales Statistics on their dashboard which allow them to see number of sales made per day. This is a weekly Statistic. For example, on Tuesday Paul have 4 sales which has been ...
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Can/Should I Label an informational span for screen readers?

I have an informational span, specifically, a span full of stars that represent a rating (star icons that can be filled or unfilled). As is, it shouldn't be visible at all to a screen reader, since ...
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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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How to make maxlength attribute accessible?

I have a form in which there are a few input fields. For one of the input field I have a length validation, for which I used maxlength="20". The issue here is that the JAWS users don't come to know ...
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Multiple forms on a page with individual Save/Submit buttons

I have a number of forms on one page. As some brief background it is for a CMS, when a user can manage a slideshow. Each form represents one slide. They can edit each image, the title that is ...
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jQuery - best way to present huge amount of scrollable data [closed]

I have an array with length of 1.5k, each entry needs to be shown (set of DIV's per entry) but when I'm showing it all at once the browser hangs most of the time. I'm trying to figure out the most ...
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Should input fields be cleared out when the user selects them?

I have a few input fields in my form with some default values (numbers). Please note, they are not just placeholders, i.e. they can be used as is, if they are not changed. I was wondering if I should ...
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Formatting page titles: Organization first or page, and which delimiter [duplicate]

Usually there is a format for page titles: {{page_name}} | {{organization_name}} Sometimes the delimiter is a bar, a hyphen, a slash... Sometimes the organization comes first. I would think that ...