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

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What is a good way to let the user change screen layout?

I have 2 layouts. A 1/3 2/3 Sectioned layout and a Full 3/3 Layout. I want the user to be able to change between the two. Right now I have this in the header: Is there a better or more accepted way ...
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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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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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Should I label (before) or subtitle (after) a number in dataviz/widget?

Discussing about donut chart in Is multistability a good thing on a donut?, a question arise. Discarding the pertinence of donut chart, do you have arguments/studies that would favor one of the ...
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Should Website “Container” elements reach the bottom of the screen?

I've got a fixed width layout site much like SE and Twitter and it personally bugs me when my "short" pages don't reach the bottom of the page. I've been wondering if this is a purely stylistic issue ...
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In a card style layout, do pin/unpin have the same meaning to the user as hide/unhide?

I'm working on a card layout, where the user should have activities, such as pin / unpin a card, and hide / unhide a card. The first action can be done on a catalog page, where the user can choose ...
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Criteria for a valid sticky top bar

I see lot of websites that has design responsive for all devices, with css styling that as a user [, designer, and developer] can say that put effort upon. They use a banner/header/menubar on the ...
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How To Display Too Much Data

We're building a web-based platform where the main dashboard shows a table of data for users to view and analyze. As we're growing this tool, we seem to be adding more and more columns and are running ...
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Two design layout for 3 contents [closed]

Which design is more modern for display 3 contents on the page? Should I use a 3 column design or the second design to give more information? These contents are about personal projects. First Design: ...
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Alternatives to 'perspectives'

When looking at popular software like Eclipse, Adobe, 3D-Sutdio-Max, XCode they all do all the same to narrow the interface to a specific task by re-organizing the layout & panels for you. This ...
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Greyed-Out vs Invisible

What is a good criterion or rule-of-thumb for determining when a control should be greyed-out and when should it be completely invisible?
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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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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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Scroll of the main content when the modal window is open

Should the main content of the screen (a layout of cards) be scrollable, when a modal window is open (without any overlay)? What about the solution like this: when the modal window is open, the main ...
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Where to put live chat?

We are considering putting live chat on our website to be able to help our customers when they need. Now we are deciding where to put it. Usually they are location on the right bottom corner, or they ...
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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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Multi shapes buttons damage User Experience / User Interface?

This is a question I have been thinking about in the past few days. I'm making a social app(Similar to Facebook or Instagram etc). As I started working on the design and I though of a question. The ...
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Help on placing controls

I need some help on placing usercontrols for a financial app I'm working on (It's WPF but it's not relevant) I've created this wireframe I thinks this approach is an old style... and I need some ...
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Are two toggle buttons better than a tri-state switch?

I have a grid of people where for each person the user needs to decide whether to include the person in a predefined group, exclude them from the group, or leave it undecided. The initial state is ...
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iOS/ Android - Can we implement a popup over an other popup?

When a user is prompted with a popup to select a option, Whether we can invoke a second popup over this first popup or closing/hiding the first popup to showcase the second one?? Or any other good ...
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Mixing many different output types in one layout

We currently have a paper based system where there is a Rolodex type card for every item we provide - we are now computerising the cards and are trying to come up with a UI which closely resembles the ...
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What is the term for designing an element such that it visually reflects the spatial design of the object in real life?

What is the term that specifically describes laying out an object or representation of an object such that the interface reflects the spatial orientation of the object in real life? For example, ...
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Where to put a search button with auto-complete suggestions (usually at the top of the screen) to a more suitable location for mobile platforms

I am implementing a search bar on a mobile device (smartphone) in which I start with only a search icon button, but when the user presses it a text field becomes notice-able next to this icon and a ...
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Pause button position in a game UI?

I see them mostly at the top left and top right of the screen (touchscreen games). Which is better, and why?
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Layout for adding one or more contacts to a record

The context: The user is creating a client record. Against each record their could be one or more contacts (people) provided. Often this will be adding 1 or 2 but could sometimes be up to 5-10. The ...
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Should voting buttons on SE float down when scrolling?

SE is A/B testing a new solution where the voting buttons on an answer remain visible as you scroll down. (I apologize for the running gif, it's super annoying, but it does the job). Apparently ...
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Why do desktop applications place settings in one dialog?

It's easier understand why web sites are doing it, but i'm not sure why desktops place settings in one dialog when, for example, multiple windows can be opened. I once wrote an application with a ...
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What is the best way to show my users that buttons in the same line have different functionality?

I have four buttons on my interface that all look the same but don't all act the same. They are laid out like the example below. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Ask a Question, Get a Response Now or Later

I'm building a mobile app about asking questions and getting responses. The responses can be almost immediate (~10-15 seconds) but about half of the time it may take hours for a response to be sent. ...
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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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Print icon placement on a webpage

I am producing a site that generates financial information based on user inputs. Users input their expected financial contributions and are provided with a visual representation, graph and table of ...
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What are the alternatives to dragging items to add to data view?

I have a list of items in a tree in a column on the left of the page. Each item can be added to one or more views by dragging the item onto a view on the right of the page. This is proving to be ...
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When designing a website, what screen resolution should I design for?

I have a simple question about the best resolution to consider when developing a website. Usually I consider the max-width: 1920x1080px, but now TVs are smart and some of them allow you to browse the ...
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Left-align or right-align a Call to Action button?

We are creating online presentation, and most of the text on the pages is centred, on the last page we have CTA, the button leads to a different website, that is aligned to the left. I was asked to ...
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Mobile site navigation - Burger menu or not? [duplicate]

Can anyone share some stats on the pros and cons of both using a burger menu (standard drop down or pop out) Vs a simplified navigation for mobile. Examples of great navigation can be found here: ...
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OK/Cancel on left/right?

Should OK button be on left of Cancel button or vice versa? Are there any studies suggesting either of the solutions?
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Inspiration for a search layout containing 3 arbitrary long values for web sites

While thinking about a proper layout for a search page which contains always groups of three data entries I initially came up with such a concept: The search groups, which can be searched for ...
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Which direction indicates newer/older?

So I'm reading some blogs and I get to the bottom of the page when I see a graphic similar to this: << Newer Posts Older Posts >> This makes sense to me. But then, quite often, ...
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How can I show that data in a table is related to other data within the same table?

I have a table where every 6 entries of the data are loosely related. How can I show that these sections of data are related without adding a separate column explicitly saying so? I've tried to ...
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Is this login arrangement better than a typical social signin?

First I had a social signin which was nearly identical to the old stackexchange login and my login looked almost exactly like SO:s "login with google" "Login with facebook". Now we have designed our ...
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How do I make it obvious that a question must be selected in order to filter a components list

This is a data analysis tool. The user poses a question, and then adds data analysis snippets that helps answer that question. On the left of the page, there is the list of questions and a field ...
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Heuristics for implementing good reading with columns

Users read slower with wide columns, so having multiple columns makes sense for print, but it's more complicated for desktop apps. A desktop or laptop computer screen is too wide for fast reading, and ...
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Is it ok to use arrows to indicate money movement in & out of an account?

I have seen numerous examples of banking applications that use arrows to indicate money in and out of an account. However the direction of the arrow is a bit problematic, specifically in which ...
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UI to quickly build a tree

Our users need to build trees with unlimited hierarchy containing several types of nodes, and they need to control the order of the nodes. A user will start with a root node, and add child nodes to ...
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What would be a good way to present a choice between a text form and file upload?

I need some text to be entered, either through a textarea form or by uploading a file - but obviously, not both. What would be the best way to present this? This is what I have at the moment, but I'm ...
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Surveillance System Builder Utility

I'm trying to redesign a utility that allows the user to estimate what kind of DVR they need based on the type/amount of camera(s) they need. It filters out Video Recorders models based on the ...
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How to avoid big banks of buttons?

What are some alternatives to having repetitive rows buttons that create large banks like the one shown below. I think it's too visually dominant and distracting, not least because there's one of ...
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Best way to fit a lot of stuff onto one page [closed]

I have created a webpage, but my boss came back saying that the page is too busy. I was just wanting some ideas of how to split up the page e.g. accordion, tabs etc. What tactics have you implemented ...
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Why doesn't YouTube center ads?

Left aligned Centered ad Is there any reason why Youtube is not centering the ads? It is very simple to center it, so I am guessing they are thinking about some user experience.