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

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hide vs disable and redistribute empty space

I have complex UI form dialog with ~12 tabs and want to decide what is best: enable/disable (gray out) fields - classic convention hide/show if not necessary - could be confusing + jumping GUI hide ...
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Can I use a single layout for both an iPad App and a Web App?

I am creating an iPad App for my business. Can I use the same skeleton for a web app (with a width of less than 1024)? I see many web apps which look like iPad Apps, so that a single layout can be ...
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Adding a tagline to a logo

I'm working on a website redesign. I have suggested that we should add a tagline to the logo to make clear what this page is all about. The client argument is that most people already know what this ...
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How tall is too tall for a fixed header?

I recently incorporated a fixed header on my site and its very helpful in keeping the search and important links available at all time. But my concern is it might be a little tall. It's about 100px ...
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best way to represent horizontal reports?

i need to display reports with various fields, column wise. The length of each column could go along 50px appx. So , the overall report length would go upto 2k-3k px , since i need to display them in ...
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Different approach for this layout

Here's my form layout. Clicking the add school will add another form table at the bottom. And I think the "Add School" button is too long.. How can I improve this..
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Dynamically Resize Pictures

I have a set of different sized images of products that I want to display on my web page with four to a row. The issue is that because they are different sizes, I don't know how to display them ...
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What is the optimal layout for a form with two respondents?

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I'm redesigning a form that is used by office workers who interview respondents in person. In some cases, there will be two ...
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Mixing Full Page-Width Navbar With A 960px Body

Is there ever a use case for mixing a full-width top navigation bar (meaning the navigation bar content is also full-width) with a contained body (around 960px)? What are the benefits or drawbacks to ...
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Which placement of list of ingredients is most convenient for the cook?

In the process of doing the layout for a cookbook, I'm faced with the problem of placing the list of ingredients for each recipe. I've looked at several cookbooks and seen numerous approaches. I can ...
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Is the label orientation on this product a message from the manufacturer?

I posted a question on the DIY SE site, and it was recommended that maybe a part of it would be better asked here. Consider these two outlets: The blue WR logo indicates that the outlet is ...
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Why are there different configurations on number pads? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do numpads on keyboards and phones have reversed layouts? So, number pads are everywhere; on you phone, keyboard, calculator, and even smart phones given the right ...
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How to display wide table on the report

I have two datasets with 50 columns and 1-100 rows. I need to display comparison of these two datasets in a report (standard letter). So, say my first dataset is as follows: Name Price Qty ...
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A Create/Edit Dialog with a Save/Cancel button makes sense but a Delete Dialog not

I am struggling with the design of my web application. I am showing a dialog for my Create/Edit item views: Thats fine so far for the Edit/Create view. But how should the dialog look when the ...
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How is a cluttered layout quantified?

In the comments of a different question, I asserted that Visual Studio has a "cluttered" layout. A different user disagreed with my assertion, and it made me curious as to how to quantify a cluttered ...
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How to display a large user info in a small space?

I am currently taking a stab at a problem that - user needs to see all his info in the header. The problem is - as per current design the header is very small .How should I include the user name,dob, ...
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How to design usable web site terms & conditions?

What are some guidelines and examples for designing usable legal terms for web sites? I know that most users don't read it, but are there innovative ways to improve readability and presentation of ...
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How to make a application with several different user controls feel more unified?

We have an application where we're combining several different user controls into one main window. About 3 of the controls are developed outside our group, so we really don't have much control over ...
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Button layout in outliner

I am writing an outliner software. At any state, one of the items in the list is selected, and the software can do the following with respect to the selected item: Prepend a new item (sibling) to ...
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Legal disclaimer on search page

I have a search screen I've created. I want the design to be very simplistic (google/amazon style) and I feel like I've achieved that. The problem now is I've been asked to attach a visible ...
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Optimum distance between fields (Textboxes etc) on mobile touch screens

What should be the optimal distance between fields such as Text boxes in mobile touch screens? In order to avoid wrongly touching other fields. download bmml source – Wireframes created ...
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Flow of Dynamic Grid

There's a recent trend in web design to use dynamic masonry grids, like Pinterest, for just about everything these days. If you haven't seen such a layout before, it presents content of variable ...
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Pagination - Placement of Navigation Control Relative to Search Results?

In a web application I am building, I will have a list of search results I am displaying to a user in a tabular format. I plan to page the results in smaller groups (10 for example) for performance ...
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What to include on an app's home page?

I'm creating my first Android application at work that shows state health rankings. It's very similar to this website: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/. I have almost finished it, but I'm having ...
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Which of the following options best draws attention to the “buy tickets” action without detracting from the surrounding visual hierarchy?

I'm working on touching up (as much as I'm allowed) some of the design elements for a website. One client requirement is to draw more attention to the "buy tickets" link as this action is one that ...
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How to best display a table of data with sub items?

We have a web application where we show lots of data in "datasheets". As part of this, some data values can have other values associated with them. To make it more complicated, every item can have ...
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How should I present landscape-orientation page thumbnails in a series of portrait-orientation thumbnails?

I am working on a small web site which has traditionally presented small (300 x 388)px thumbnails of their event posters, which are linked to the full, tagged PDF. The majority of their posters are ...
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Where can I find research on readability of web sites?

I am looking specifically for text alignment (e.g. left vs. full justification) and what size/width text sections ideally have.
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Showtimes for movies

I'm working on local cinemas guide (for arab users), and I want to design showtimes schedule in cinemas on movie page.. easy & simple for users and easy for developer and data entry. Can I use ...
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What is the optimal layout for a mobile search form with a large number of fields?

I'm working on the layout for a search form that has approximately 8-10 fields. At this point, the search form fills nearly the entire viewport. My research has turned up general strategies for large ...
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Where should the “Add to cart” button be placed in the product page?

I came across this awesome question on LinkedIn. The author has posted it across multiple UX groups (some open & some closed) so I'd like to preserve the best answers in one location. Many ...
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Multi-pane code editor with preview: help me find a good compromise between usability and complexity

I am creating a simple web site/app for testing JavScript code in the browser, similar to jsbin.com, jsfiddle.net, and tinkerbin.com. The usual approach is to have 3 code editors (for JS, CSS, and ...
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Should radio options be displayed vertically or horizontally?

For Example: Results must match () All () Any () None Of the search criteria vs Results must match () All of the search criteria () Any () None The ...
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When using Verdana, is it common to use Tahoma for headlines? [closed]

So Verdana looks excellent at small sizes. For big sizes like headlines though, is it common to use Tahoma as a replacement, which I hear is a condensed version of Verdana?
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Bylines at the top or bottom of an article? Or both?

Jakob Nielsen's latest Alertbox post recommends omitting bylines except in a few cases regarding credibility. We've considered dropping bylines from the top of news articles to the bottom of articles ...
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Pull-to-refresh and search bar

I have an iOS app that uses tables views. It also implements a pull-to-refresh model, which works very nicely. I now want to add the option to search that table view. Normally, I would just hide the ...
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Responsive Layouts: Can they respond to *on-screen* keyboards? (i.e. Tablet / Mobile keyboards)

This question is fairly simple, though I'm not sure the technology exists yet. I'm building a responsive version of a website to be optimized for use with a tablet device. This is one challenge ...
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Wanted: terms and info for “display density” / “space conciousness” by Gmail

In gmail, the contents of the page is beautifully laid out with regards to how big the browser window is. There are three modes: Comfortable, Cozy, and Compact. There is a menu for switching manually, ...
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Facebook Like button too intruding? [closed]

Does anybody feel the Facebook Like button is too intruding in ones UI? Like it doesn't fit in, like it's some cheap plastic thing? Have anybody ever used JS or something to make any alternatives ...
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Ads, when the user has no internet connection

I have an Android app which, in free version, has an ad block at the top of the screen. Of course users can see ads only if they're connected to internet. If they are not connected they get the same ...
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What is the recommended alignment layout for a horizontal menu bar on a web page?

I have a horizontal menu on the top of a web page (pretty common) and I was having a debate with a friend about the preferred and most logical layout of the menu items (centered or left) He was ...
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Are there any guidelines for vertical layout and spacing?

The proliferation of grid systems have made it easy to determine the horizontal layout of a site - column widths and margins are just made to fit into the correct grid spacing. But what about ...
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How to place advertisements effectively, but not annoyingly

I was wondering the best way to place advertising on a website, so users don't feel like the advertising is forced upon them. It can often make a website unpleasant to be on (like quite a lot of u), ...
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Admin Layout - where to put the categories list?

See the Admin layout (wireframe) below. Header - Logo and Logout Link Main navigation - Orders, Members, Shops, etc. Sub-Navigation - List of links that is related to Main navigation. Eg: If you ...
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Examples of “Light table” GUIs for editing and comparing images, text or other data

I'm looking for examples of existing solutions of the following interface problem. The interface must have a table, list, thumbnail view or such of items, which depending on the example could be ...
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how to make compact UI for lists

I'm making an app with 2 lists in the main screen, and the space allocated for the 2 lists are equal. So there will be only 5 items visible for each list. I'm thinking of an improvement on making ...
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Best way to display more table columns than I have room for? [duplicate]

The web development office I work for is working on a fixed-width web site. On one page, we have a table inside of the fixed 960px space available. So far, this table has worked out great for us, but ...
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Which is more likely to be read and processed: (related) text placed above or below an image/video?

I'm thinking about layout on pages where the main asset is visual — for instance, a photo of an item from the collection on a museum website, or embedded video as on YouTube and many news sites. ...
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Quick search on the left, or on the right of a home page?

Is there any benefit to having a 'quick search'* on the left of a home page, or, on the right or does it not really matter? Given that people generally scan / read from left to right, it may be ...
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Price plan table with multiple payment options

I have a pricing plan table with multiple payment options. I'm not sure whether it is best to place the pricing options in a drop-down (and fire off the submit on the "onchange" event) or simply have ...