The way in which the elements of an interface are laid out.

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Streamlining the Administration Panel

I am coding a blogging platform and my goal is to streamline the administration experience for the administrators and site authors as much as possible. As I already know, most web applications have a ...
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The best way to arrange buttons for a complex calculator UI?

I am creating a Physics calculator UI as part of a science project. It involves calculating a lot of values, from a given two or three values by the student. I have handled the coding part, and what ...
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Is a timeline a form of sorting?

I am working on the design of a page that is supposed to provide call center employees with the means to view transaction history. There are 8-9 variables in play, I have tackled this by allowing ...
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Web Form With About 350 Fields Layout

We are developing web app for managing employee's salary. Each employee entity has about 350 fields of data. Currently layout uses tabs and fields grouping inside each tab with multiply columns. Users ...
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What do you think of One tab element on a tab menu

I am doing the UX design of a complex system that requires filtering in different pages. The filtering menu is in tabs: time, status, name, place, etc... are all different tabs on the left. I could ...
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How to hide main navigation?

I'm designing an application where the main nav is on the left. This is because there isn't enough space if I put the main nav on top (to fit both the main nav and the utility nav). So this is how ...
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UI customisation principles and guidelines

I am working on a project that requires catering for a large number of personas and scenarios. Key to meeting these needs is a UI that provides a customised experience. I was wondering if there is ...
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Upvote / Downvote Button order

I'm currently designing a website for my school, where you can rate images. Under each image, there is a comment button, a share button and the two up- / downvote button. Now I need to place these ...
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Tiles and product information

I am working on the redesign of a page that has a number of product “tiles”; the information relating to each of the items is quite dense for example: start and end date, notifications, status, ...
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What is Google Authenticator's app style called and where can I get more visual resources?

I love the UI of the Google Authenticator, and I am currently in the design phase of my Team Fortress 2 Server Status application. I am looking to have each server as a "card" much like Authenticator ...
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Preventing text clutter on Weather app

I am currently working on a Pollen application. The biggest issue I have is dealing with text clutter and information overload. Here is my app so far: The app is incomplete without the tips ...
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Panels vs multiple windows

There are many programs for which the GUI contains several, discrete parts (all visible at the same time) for performing different actions, usually with one main part and other secondary parts. What ...
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Better way of displaying grouped periodic data

I am working on a report where I have to display hierarchical data in relation to some type. For cumulative data over some period I have a table as presented in image below 1: The task is to ...
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Alternative to large selection of check boxes on profile page

We are currently re-working our profile pages in our software and would like to explore the alternatives of having a large amount of tick boxes for users to select to attain certain privileges. The ...
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How can these UI layout/style can be labeled and differentiated from a stylistic standpoint?

It is often difficult for a non specialist to label or to describe some UI layouts.. Is there a glossary or a source that can help meeting the right language to talk about an interface general look ? ...
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Main Menu in Popup window

Am working on a software product that have up to 100 view, so my main concern is simplicity and quick access navigation. My idea is to put all the menu items in a popup window. The user can access ...
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Where to place secondary table

I have a 'primary table' of let's say, 'Suppliers'. Each supplier supplies certain parts which are displayed in a 'secondary table' called 'Parts'. When the users clicks on a row in the supplier ...
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In a news article should the full-width image come before the H1, or after?

For a public-sector site (local government site, that sort of thing) there will be a section for latest news. This could be blog articles, it could be informational posts etc. These posts will have ...
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How to display selected filters after closing the filtering panel?

Context: a touchscreen monitor in which the user can choose which business lines or activities can be displayed in a State. After selecting some of the filters in the box on the left, the user ...
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Presenting data in a grid form versus a tabled form

Is there a general rule when displaying data in a grid form versus a simple tabled list? Since modern screens tend to be wider now, it makes more sense to me to start utilizing grids instead of normal ...
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Buttons for a process with multiple or optional parts/stages/segments

What is/are the best UI practices for a process that has 2+ stages or optional segments? And how does the amount of stages, and the popularity or likely use affect the layout? For example, if I want ...
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Complex forms design - space vs look

I've got form that has around 40 inputs (text inputs, selects, some checkboxes). This are "Vehicle Data" like, registration number, brand, model, fuel type and so on. I can't make it smaller (less ...
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Order of multiple photos and text in articles

I've read on previous questions here that it's generally better to have this order when organizing photos and relevant text together. [photo] [text describing photo] I don't have a problem with the ...
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Broad Application with many like screens

I am helping design an application that serves as an end-to-end solution for our clients, meaning that there are many facets of it. We import a lot of different types of information, think purchase ...
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Should we bring back the user to the ABC mode on the SmartPhone keyboard automatically after they have entered some symbols/numbers/punctuation?

Should we bring back the user to the ABC mode on the SmartPhone keyboard automatically after they have entered some symbols/numbers/punctuation marks?
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Do users object to homepages which contain a full section consisting of a contact form?

I've recently had users test a prototype for a new portfolio site for my company. The homepage is almost like a one-page site in that it has distinct sections, although each section links to another, ...
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What is the best way to add filters over a grid or a chart?

I had to create the same thing twice in two different companies. A web page that is displaying some data (tabular or chart) and it needs to be filtered. The filters are an important part of the page ...
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Similar functionality on multiple pages

Does it make sense to carry similar functionality on two different pages? In my case our team is considering allowing images (which are versions of an asset) in a gallery to be commented and ...
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Where should “Doesn't Matter” choice be placed in the layout of survey choices

I am designing a survey form and this is one of my questions: How do you perceive the level of security for cloud services to be? The survey participants are to choose from the following choices ...
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How to solve a space/content conflict in a paper form

Imagine a form that tradespeople use to manage safety on worksites. The form helps the worker identify potential safety hazards and suggests techniques for minimising risk. It also guides the worker ...
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When is it appropriate to use a complex interface, and when we should keep things simple?

I have a general question about layouts incorporating toolbars, sidebars, and/or panels. Common design sense might stress simplicity, not to cram too many elements into the UI design. But we often ...
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Buttons in the “tab area” of a page control

Is it OK to put buttons (or a toolbar) in the "tab area" of a page control? In the example above, the number of tabs is fixed. The rationale behind this is to "save space". However. It "feels" ...
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Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?

Take a look at this square: To me it seems that the square is taller than that it's wide. Yet both axes measure 400 pixels. What is causing this optical illusion? UPDATE 10 March 2014: A lot of ...
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Layout of filters in HTML form

I'm struggling to figure out a decent way of laying out a filtering system in an otherwise simple HTML form. For context, the form is used to submit issues, like those you see on an ISP or web host's ...
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Preferential ordering of content when comparing two items side by side

When comparing two items side by side, is it better to show the given or known item first or show the unknown variable first? I have a tabbed interface to show the differences of common eye issues ...
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Should form fields flow top to bottom or left to right/right to left?

I'm currently designing a small form for a user create experience inside an app. I'm wondering if it makes sense to have the last name field shown to the right of the first name OR down below the ...
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Full width background images

I want to allow users to upload full-width background images that would take up the entire width of the page (with a set height of 500 pixels). However, the issue is, what should be the minimum ...
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How can I make a textarea larger and keep a clean UI?

I need a better way to of working with the textarea on the left without relying on the horizontal scroll for large amounts of text. Atm it's a horrible UX editing large amounts of text. This is an ...
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Avoiding the Hermann grid illusion

I'm a UX newbie and I'm trying to design a page of image thumbnails. I came up with this: The trouble is that this layout creates the Hermann Grid illusion. When looking at the grid, most people ...
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Screen resolution for Flash-based Interactive Package

I'm developing an interactive based flash package (like Cisco's flash based module). The finish product would be SCORM package and APK. My client wants to deploy it on Chamilo LMS and android tablet ...
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Should a book use icons to outline regions / semantics?

disclaimer: with "book" I'm mainly referring to texts that gravitate around a technical / scientific topic, like math books or programming books, not really romance or narrative. Considering the ...
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Best wording to use for “General” portal in navigation

I am designing a navigation bar at the top of a web page with several buttons used for navigation. On the right side of the bar, there are two buttons pertaining to user-specific functions (log in, ...
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Pricing page: single vs multiple call-to-action button with multiple plans (example inside)

What do you think about having single vs multiple call-to-action buttons? When we were brainstorming our pricing page, half of the room was for single and the other half was for multiple. I'm trying ...
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Which spot has the best conversion in the grid layout?

We are going to show popup with 6 different offers, positioned by 3 in two rows. Of the these 6 offers, 2 are really beneficial for us (say, have high reward for click). Common sense says that we ...
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Best product page layout? [closed]

I'm redisigning my product page. It is for an apparel store. I did 2 different layout. I know that the best way is multi-testing but for now any advice or insights based on your experience would be ...
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Best placement for validation-summary in a form

I'm designing several forms for a web application. Non-validating fields are marked red, and we show the messages in a validation summary. We wonder: what would be the best placement for the ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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WP8 tutorial/wizard button layout

I'm trying to design a simple first-run tutorial for a Windows Phone app. It will be linear and informative only (no user input required beyond navigation). I feel the following actions are necessary ...
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Windows 8 store apps: visibility of item groupings/tabs

I am implementing sub groupings on a panel of items in a Windows 8 app. The panel is relatively thin containing a vertically scrolling list of items. The user can change the list of times by tapping ...
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I'm considering two different layouts for an index of articles. Which of these is more usable?

I'm redoing the layout for a website that contains technical articles. The demographics are mostly engineers. I'm trying to decide between two different layout styles for the actual article listings, ...