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

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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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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, ...
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Displaying checkboxes with large labels vertically or horizontaly

From a user experience perspective what would be the most intuitive layout for checkboxes and labels on this form? (Click here for full size image.) What would you guys think is the best way to ...
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Multiple choice with Yes/No but some are not mandatory

I am looking for UI patterns for scenarios where the answer to a question can be Yes or No but the user can also choose to not answer the question. The meaning is different in all the 3 scenarios. ...
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Differentiation between complex content items that have strong similarities

I will start by defining the problem I perceive. The site in question contains three types of content: users; articles; and events, with users being responsible for the creation of articles and ...
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Should a large company worry about Browser Zoom

After designing a large site with multiple forms (And launching last night) My QA team came to me with a very intriguing question. They showed me a "bug" where, when a user zooms out (not in) some ...
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User interface suggestion for 2 Buttons in Android

So I am making an android application in which in one of the activities I want the user to choose a photograph either from the "gallery" or by taking a picture from the "camera". Presently I have ...
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What's the difference between white words black background & black words white background in a book [duplicate]

In general the pages of a book are white and the words of the book are black Why is it not the other way around What are the possible reasons that books were designed this way , Why is the ...
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Active layers: automatic layer group on map layer component

I'm designing a three level map layer component and I found is a good idea to have an automated smart group that contains all the opened layers. This smart group allows to (see and) quickly close any ...
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Improving notification alerts UI / UX

We've got a notification system on a CRM type web app. There are many stages in the CRM, and each stage has many projects, each project can have many notifications. We have a dashboard showing the ...
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Is it ok to have multiple items with different alignments with an online form? or does this break flow?

We have an on-line form that gets over 40k in hits each month on our software, I am currently performing a content audit and making some initial design suggestions to improve the aesthetics of the ...
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Express buy button for a complex product (diffrent size,colors). Any experience or examples?

I want to launch a "Express Buy" button just under a product picture. The idea is to avoid one click, the one that goes to the product card. I want this to go straight in to my user's shopping cart. ...
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Same interface items, how to organize them better?

This is a website builder application and I'm having trouble reflecting an easy interface for the user. In my opinion, there are several shortcomings in terms of design here but I don't know to do any ...
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How to Improve the Layout of a Credits Table

I have this table which enables users to see different credit packs, and give the option to go ahead an purchase one. However I feel it is not as effective as it could be and I want to try to increase ...
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Where should the submit button be for these type of compact forms? (bootstrap 3 module)

So Im creating a compact forum module for bootstrap 3. The project is opensource on github. This type of forms are good in two ways: Its so 2014 and very user friendly on mobile devices. But Im ...
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Enforce or assume an orientation for the layout of a mobile web application

When designing a mobile layout in a web application, is it fine to assume a given orientation (horizontal or vertical) or to ask to the user to adopt a specific orientation? I have seen several ...
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How to improve calendar event containment?

I'm using FullCalendar on a project where users primarily have a single event that lasts multiple days or weeks, with multiple other events scattered throughout. I've had a handfull of users say that ...
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Should I have “read more” links in a responsive design?

I'm currently in the middle of a re-design for a mid-market newspaper's website, and for each article there's a "Continue reading story >>" link after the lede paragraph on topic pages and the home ...
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How to layout an icon, text and number within limited space?

If I have limited space, typically narrow enough that I cannot just spell things normally like "4 Strength" or "Strength 4", as this shrinks the font to nearly unreadable. How can I layout an icon, ...
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Fixed form button bars

Recently I've been designing complex multi-page forms for financial institutions and up until now they've been designed with a fixed navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, like so: The forms ...
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Suggestions for a page with a variable amount of large tables

I'm building a reporting application. Reports are configured dynamically, and can contain any number of tables that are placed spaced vertically, where tables can be very large both in width and ...
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What are the key elements to making a flat design? [closed]

As a beginner to UX, I would like to know the key elements to making a good, minimalist flat design that is easy on the eyes.