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

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Is better to have two columns of the same size instead of the typical sidebar? Could it confuse the user?

I´m working on the new version of this site and I would like some feedback. The new site has two columns of the same size with information in both, instead of one main content column (bigger) at the ...
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Which side of the screen should a user HUD be on?

I'm trying to come up with the UI for a game I'm creating for the iPhone/iPad. The game is based off another online game form years ago, and they had their HUD on the left side of the screen. I'm ...
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Grouping Similar Controls

For Windows based software regarding image processing, I am torn between two options for grouping logically similar parameter controls. The option on the left is more thrifty with screen space, ...
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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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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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Alternatives to glossary layout?

I've been looking for different ways of laying out glossary content but only seem to find layouts that look like below. While I think this is effective and intuitive for users I was wondering if you ...
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How can I display lots of controls that are contained within expanders?

I'm currently building and Dashboard system for a factory and there is a control panel to control all the displays in the factory and to decide which detail(KPI type) to be displayed. Following is the ...
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How to display large data over a full screen image slider?

On my website www.goo.gl/uompd I have a full screen image slider which works just fine (the images are from screenshots of other websites I have done). On the slider I want to put 4 text boxes, a ...
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iPad Nav Strategies for presenting deeper levels

Does anyone have examples or suggestions of iPad/tablet interfaces that present more than a couple of levels of content? I'm struggling with how to properly present this information without either 2 ...
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Advantages of big forms (especially in ecommerce)

What are the advantages or disadvantages using big forms? (especially in ecommerce) I notice sites like Stack Exchange are using big form input fields with big bold labels inside of them ...
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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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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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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 should the [Big Buy Now Button] in the right gutter be linked?

I'm redisigning my website and would like to know how the "Big Buy Now Button" in the right gutter should be linked. This button will be available on every page of the site. I sell two software ...
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Alternative to “Hover For More Information” Controls

I don't like modal popups, because they force you to close them before you resume normal input -- and because they tend to dominate the screen. When I made Valence, I had a dilemma: where do I put ...
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How should I design a small help system for a Windows application?

Context I've written a simple, business application which generates a report from information in a database. The only user input required are two file paths--one to a list of items to report on and ...
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horizontal vs vertical tabs

I was wondering, in which case are horizontal tabs better, and in which case are vertical tabs better? There is one answer I can already give, but I'd like to see if there are more. Because you ...
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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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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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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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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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Where is the best position for company logo in services login page?

I'm designing the UX and UI of a suite of products which are SaaS services. These products work just like Microsoft online services, or very similar to Google Apps for businesses. I'm stuck with the ...
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How to make fluid web site consistent

I am redesigning my fixed width web site to be (more) responsive and ran into some problems: For one, I really like using a fluid width layout since a lot of visitors are using my web site in (much) ...
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How can I display multiple forms and lot of important form information on an Android application?

In my app, one of the main feature is to complete 'forms'. One form contains a lot of read-only information, described by the following mockup. On this UI everything is read-only: Titles ...
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How can I display really long content pages on a responsive site?

What are some of the better UX techniques to deal with really long static content pages? We are talking about 4-5 printed pages on a single URL of a site (meaning that if you were to print these ...
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Is there a reason behind gratuitous use of whitespace on YouTube's new layout? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate(s): What are some advantages of left-aligning columns within the browser window? UX design pattern for whitespace I opened YouTube on Friday to see its new redesign. It ...
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System status and availability best practice

What are is considered best practice (layout, age of information, level of detail, etc.) for UX guidelines when creating system status and availability page(s)? Below are links from major companies ...
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Will combining fixed and flexible layouts on the same page confuse people?

I've recently put a limit on the maximum width of my web app (similar to the Stack Exchange sites) to avoid looking ridiculous at very high resolutions and large monitors. Most pages are limited to ...
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Best Layout for an “Object” Voting System?

I'm more of a developer and less of a designer and I'm currently working on a website that will display a list of books and will allow users to vote for their favorite book (or add a new one if their ...
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White space vs. Information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I defend and/or encourage white space as an effective design element? At the company where I work, every day, there are discussions about "how to fill the ...
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How do I lay out non-rectangular UI elements?

Does anyone have a good reference for laying out non-rectangular user elements? I don't just mean circular buttons which are laid out as if they were in a square box, and I don't mean placing them ...
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Tab Bar In Split View Controller Master View

Currently I am using a UITabBarController in my iPad application in the master view of a UISplitViewController. However, in my detail view, there is a UIToolbar, and the UITabBar looks out of place. ...
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Layout options for document review, form data entry on web application. Monitor(s) resolution not known

We have a need to allow the users to open a document from the web application and enter data from the document to web forms. We don't know the monitor setup for the users (dual vs single / monitor ...
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How should I display notifications on the tab?

I'm developing a user-script for StackExchange sites, where I display inbox notifications as well as rep change notifications. Currently, it is displayed in the following way [inbox] if inbox only, ...
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Layout changing without user control

I am having this idea pushed at work where the layout of information should change dependent on the amount of different items we have to display. Let me be specific: If up to 12 we should show the ...
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Do users find it hard to differentiate latest information from historic information when both are displayed at the same time?

I have two panels - one contains current information for a subject, the other contains historic trend information for the subject in a graph. I can display them on the same page - one underneath the ...
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Best way to show an applied variable across multiple plan information containers

I am trying to represent a variable that is set by a user that effects the cost of an item. The same variable would show on each applicable item block. Block may or may not be stacked as in the image ...
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Best type of thumbnail?

Let's say I have an app that accepts images, and the user takes the above image. Now I want to upload it, and display a thumbnail of the image on my website. There are two ways I can have a ...
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How to make complex settings simple and easy to understand?

I am trying to create a SSD dashboard for our software applications that show all the services listed and their current statuses similar to http://status.aws.amazon.com/ or ...
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Best practice to show transaction history?

I am working on the redesign of a transaction history page. Existing design uses expandable data table to show the history of each item. the data set comprises over 8 attributes including the status ...
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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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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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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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How can I design an effective GUI for labels and values for an Android Tablet?

I'm trying to create a simple GUI for an android application that will primarily be used on tablets. I have portrait and landscape screenshots of my current GUI. Note that this is literally the only ...
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Layout of information on registration page

I am making the registration page for a website. How should the different components be laid out relative to each other? For example should the heading be on level or above the text input field? ...
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Rarely used translation function placement

I have just been looking at the analytics of one of the websites I work on, and one of the features is required - but rarely used. There is a Microsoft Translate button, with their "Powered by ...
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ecommerce: optimal width

I am going to redesign an ecommerce shop. Currently the shop has the standard 940px width. I was wondering if 940px/960px is still the recommended width? Nowadays we have responsive grids and bigger ...
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Small form, big page

When you have a huge canvas (think: responsive design) but the content you need to display is very narrow, how do you prevent it from looking awkward? Center it, left-align, find more stuff to fill ...
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Prize/Gift selection campaign

I'm trying to plan a wireframe/site that allows new registered users to reclaim a reward for registering. There are 3 very different rewards they can pick. Sort of like when you register an Adobe ...
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Where to put your patents/ patent pending info in software? And should you really do it?

My softare company has a few patents/ patent pendings. Does it make sense to showcase this in our products? If so, where should we put it? In our splash screen? In the Help Menu?