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

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Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
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Social Icons and Download Badges in mailer header?

Im currently doing a mailer design. I've placed the social icons in the header, next to the company logo. Underneath the social links I have put download badges, before the main content of the ...
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Ideal default content area width for a site with tons of forms

I'm doing work on a staffing related website that uses lots of forms. The forms are pretty integral to every aspect of the site--from entering work history to filling out job applications. This has ...
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Where should the languages switch be? [duplicate]

Where would users most commonly expect to find a language switch, in the header or the footer? I'm aware there's a whole separate discussion to be had around the problem of flags to represent ...
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Counter in a corner of a button

I'm creating a user control which is essentially a wide tile-like button (think Windows 8 "wide" start menu tiles), but in the upper-right corner there's a darkened area which contains a counter. This ...
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Should byline be above or below image?

A client of mine is a large newspaper and they are now doing some changes to their article template. One of the things they want to change is the byline so that it doesn't take up to much space. ...
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Best practice for game navigation - portrait orientation for menus and landscape for actual game screen?

I've been working on a mobile game and I'd like to know your opinion on the usability. The game must be played in landscape mode but the other screens such as menus/home screens have a listview and ...
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Best UI layout for the scenario?

We have items and settings for them. All the settings done will affect the selected item(checkbox). Now what is the best way to show them on UI Layout. Splitting screen horizontally or vertically is a ...
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Is a website with a Fixed Header good for end-users of a Web2.0 website?

Fixed Header is the header that is always visible to users even the user scrolls down. It uses the fixed-position in CSS. There a lot of websites nowadays that use a fixed header, such as gmail or ...
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What would be a better typing experience in landscape mode of a keyboard?

While designing a keyboard app for android, I went through a lot of testing of various existing keyboards. One thing found in common was that typing in landscape mode of every keyboard wasn't very ...
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What is the best layout to get an image from multiple sources? [closed]

I have a mobile application and would like a better image getting layout. Image sources: URL, Local file, Camera, Facebook It's a simple mobile picture application and I would like to develop a ...
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How to show bunch of numeric values without any text labels as mobile app list item?

I have a case where I need to show bunch of numeric values like (2000000, 345.6, 2, 657, 567) as a mobile app tile without making it look cluttered and also allows user to easily scan the data. (among ...
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Indicating direction of an object using a basic string

I am trying to indicate the direction (left or right) of an object relative to a fixed point, which is itself located relative to a standard center, using simple text. This direction information is ...
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Good way to show Application reminder on home page

I am working on a financial website where people can take loan, insurance etc. I need to display a reminder of sorts when a visitor comes back again on the home page showing that they have been ...
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Hierarchy file display

I am working on an application which should display multiple files with each file being dependent on one or more files. There are 2 levels of nesting (fileA -> fileB -> fileC) and there can be 25 ...
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How to layout a page with very long list of sub-navigation items?

We have these few pages that have an inner navigation but for some pages, the number of items are very long. For some pages, the number of navigation items are short. See below for the ones with a ...
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user controlled map direction

This is an app which provides the location of grocery items in a grocery store. I am trying to figure out the best way to communicate to the user which side of the aisle the item is located, based ...
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Mobile post page - next post fly out vs. static next post

I am working on a heavy content site. On desktop post page i have sticky sidebar that displays the next posts. On mobile at the bottom of the page when the post is over, the read next stories are ...
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Table Elements Placement

I have a web application where I need to show certain data in tabular format.I have certain queries from a UX perspective based on my diagram below : What should be the ideal placement of elements ...
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Best design for profile page? [closed]

I am building a website where students can register themselves build their profiles. These profiles could be viewed by registered institutions to see if they are a right fit for them and invite them ...
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What is the difference between PHONE NUMBER & NUMERIC TEXT inputtype in android text fields?

I'm designing a keyboard application for android. Came across the various input types such as - phone number, email, url, etc. for which the keyboard should ideally change layout for the user. I ...
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Layouting personal developer home page [closed]

I am stuck at layouting personal home page which intended to present me as software developer and R&D man. I am definitely don't want geeky home page like famous https://www.jwz.org/ (scrolling ...
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Is there a preferred location for Expand / Collapse?

I'm in the process of designing a form that contains both required and optional groups of information. We currently use group section headers throughout the application so I've leveraged them here ...
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Thinking about splitting out similar processes. Dilemma

I am working on a project that involves sending messages. Messages come in two flavours - a simple quick message and a full message (or campaign) which includes some additional information. I am ...
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Why are desktop/laptop screens horizontally oriented?

Desktop/Laptop Screen Orientation One obvious difference when we design for desktop versus mobile is the orientation of the screen. Laptop screens are typically 16:9 or 16:10 screen ratio, which are ...
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Having the register and login options on same page - Best practices

Sorry for the making this a lengthy question, but I needed to make all info available. So I'm trying to design the home page of a web application. The home page will have the following elements ...
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Should I place a product picture on the left or on the right?

I'm customizing an ecommerce solution and I noticed that most people would place product pictures on the left, but I wonder if there is a reason behind it. I would like to have my pictures on the ...
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Product links to multiple stores

The product in this case is an Album, and I am trying to decide from a few different layouts/interactions. The challenge comes from providing the options allowing user preference : itunes, amazon, ...
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How to display adequate info without looking “busy”

So I'm making a section of a web page for an "event management" system. The system works as follows: The Organizer Email field is an autocomplete. You start typing an email and it performs an AJAX ...
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User Group Assignment Layout

I have a UI that allows admins to manage what groups a user is in. Currently the list of groups are listed as columns in a grid, stacked horizontally, and the list of users are stacked vertically. ...
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Is this clear enough for the user?

I am working on a program where many options have sub-options, and it is possible to have different values, or a 'master' value. Currently there is a checkbox dedicated to it, but I was planning to ...
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Website Forms - struggling for space, what is the best option?

I am looking for some input on a dilemma. I need to implement a newsletter signup box and I am struggling to fit it in properly to the space I have. The restrictions are: The left hand column is ...
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What are the rules of thumb for margins in web design?

My web designer tells me that in a web page, the empty margins or padding should always be multiples of a standard. For example 6 px, 12px, 18px. This should produce nicely balanced lay-outs. I would ...
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1) Hiding and showing a dropdown in a form 2) Advantages and disadvantages of using a three-column form layout

I have a drop-down that lists org names. After selecting, it disappears and shows the org name (and address), with a command link to change it back to a drop-down. Is this good usability, and if so, ...
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Using Modals or Extra Tabs for Organization of Data

We have been trying to implement a web-based configuration system and we have been wondering about the correct design choice to layout the options. Our current Organization is similar to this: ...
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Handling images larger than viewport in carousel-based gallery

I'm trying to figure out the best way to design an image gallery embedded in a lightbox. The gallery has thumbnail versions of each image in a carousel, and clicking a thumbnail brings that image ...
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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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Deal making interface from a menu

I have an interface where a restaurant owner can create deals from their menu. The way deals are created is as follows: Restaurants can add any number of deal items. Each deal item can offer ...
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What is the best way to display multiple columns?

I have been asked to come up with a solution for displaying 50+ columns that were previously viewed in excel and now need to be brought to the desktop application UI. Mobile version is out of scope. ...
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Separation of play and pause buttons for playing media

I seem to remember reading somewhere that having the play pause actions triggered from a single button that toggles is a bad idea It seems to me that this idiom works well (e.g. pressing space to ...
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For an instant message program, should your messages sent be left or right side? [duplicate]

For many IM programs, especially text apps for phones, you can see a conversation with a specific person. To quickly distinguish between messages sent and received, they are pushed to each side, like ...
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Most User Friendly Color Picker

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color picker. What kind of color picker is the most user friendly, and looks ...
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“General” game GUI (not mobile)

Looking at the general layout of a lot(but not all) of computer games across the FPS/RPG/strategy genres the format usually follows a rough pattern; Menu = top left, Chat/log = lower left, Action ...
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How to display nested categories of data without using nested menus

I've been put in charge of making a simple website. I'm also new to front-end web design and just design in general (I've always been a back-end programmer). I was given a document by my superior ...
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How to determine if something is 1 row vs 3 rows in bootstrap? [closed]

In the following layout, how do I determine if each element should be in their own row and column or if all of them should be in 1 row and 1 column together, but separated by line breaks? Is there ...
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What is best way to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence)

I have list box to show the select box data which is long(almost one line sentence). I cant make list box which look very big. For all sentence I have can use some code(Say for 'Sentence1' I can use ...
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What makes this POS design look dated [closed]

We are planning to update the design of our POS screens, so I want to understand what is making them look dated. The screens currently have all the functionality that we need -- we are just focusing ...
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How to efficiently show lots of profile data in a glance?

We're in the process of creating an International Directory System for our Employees (which would provide details of Employees - summary of their education, experience, contact, and social media ...
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Style before layout or layout before style?

When designing something for the web, is it a better to focus first on the layout and then on the style or the reverse?
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Location of the site creator [closed]

I want to add "created by @my_name" or "by @my_name" but I don't want to put it in the footer or some other inconspicuous place. I decided to make this "fixed" on screen, but do not know where it is ...