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Side panel navigation default on or off

I'm designing a web app specifically for all tablet traffic. I'm going with the very popular left side panel navigation like youtube,fb etc. The icon to open/close the navigation is the standard icon ...
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mobile first design - main navigation placement & considering desktop users too

I'm considering placement of the main navigation for a responsive site in a thin sidebar similar to the navigation on Twitter's iPad app, as seen on the left. However with the icons and links ...
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How does “upload an image” behave in a Responsive Design environment?

i.e. "Upload CTA" usually launches an OS based file selection interface on desktop devices. How would this work within a responsive design environment if the user is on a mobile browser. Would it / ...
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Mobile WebApp - Gradient vs. flat regarding UX

Recently, I've looked at a lot of sites to figure out patterns used in mobile web design. I've noticed that if the app is using lists or buttons, most designs use a gradient background. Is there any ...
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How do I link people back to the mobile site from the full site?

I have a full site and the mobile site is set to launch pretty soon. I am autodetecting if the user is on a mobile and redirecting them to the mobile site automatically. I will have a link in the ...
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Is speed the most important factor in mobile applications?

I've been noticing a trend when using my phone for music at work. Sites like Bandcamp have an excellent mobile site that is simple and intuitive. However, once I find a cool group on Bandcamp I end up ...
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What info to put on a mobile app info site (2.5 min average site visit)

I'm building a mobile - optimized website for my iPhone app. The app is intended to help people with mood disorders, like depression and bipolar to track their moods, events in their life as well as ...
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Best layout for a custom calculator (for mobile web browser)

I like to record my Max Weights for exercises (e.g. Bench Press) on my phone. I have a web app I created for doing this. One of the tools I created is a "Barbell Calculator". I plug in my weights ...
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1answer
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Overriding Default Behavior of Mobile Browsers

In desktop web development, a big user experience no-no is to create a behavior that is not native to the browser. Such as: Disabling the right-click mouse button Creating your own context menu Not ...
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1answer
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Is it appropriate to detect the user address details from mobile service provider for banking site on mobile/tablet

I am in phase of researching different approaches for designing saving bank account opening from phone/tablet. It will be a combination of responsive and adaptive layouts. The challenge we have is ...
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4answers
981 views

Best way to indicate that a image gallery can be swiped left-right on mobile/tablet

I'm in the process of adding responsive design to our website and one of the main features that users interact with is our image gallery (we are an editorial-based website). At normal viewport sizes, ...
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2answers
944 views

Redirecting to mobile site: ask or just redirect?

I'm building a script that redirects visitors with mobile devices to mobile version of the website. I was wondering, what is the best practice regarding whether to ask if the user wants to be ...
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1answer
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Answering a closed question with a time limit on a smartphone?

For an app that displays a closed question on a smartphone and lets the user pick her answer within a time limit what would be more enjoyable for the user? Q1. The user can keep changing her mind ...
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735 views

“Send by text/SMS” - is there a standard icon?

"SMS" has proven to confuse some younger users in usertesting. The envelope icon is reserved for email. Is there an established or emerging standard that says "send this by text message"?
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When designing a website for mobile should I still use the mobile's interface button graphics

I am designing a site that will, at the moment, only have a mobile version. I was wondering if I should use the ux buttons and styles from a particular phone or just design with mobile design ...
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Responsive Web Design - what should happen when the mobile device is rotated?

Currently, the standard behaviour for viewing web pages on a mobile is that: If viewed in portrait the text is smaller because the width of the device is small and the whole page width needs to fit ...
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3answers
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Where should I put my 'desktop site' link?

I'm designing a mobile interface for a website. Somewhere on it, I want to put a link to the full desktop site, as some users may prefer this (I know my Nexus 7 usually gets sent mobile sites, but I ...
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Would it be better to show a calendar picker by default instead of an input field with pop-up date picker?

On a travel site which is for Desktop, iPhone, iPad too, would it be better for UX and Accessibility to show the calendar itself on page by default Like this Or the most popular way, a input box ...
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1answer
446 views

Why do mobile users give up on the mobile site and switch back to the full site instead?

Luke Wroblewski, in his book "Mobile First" second chapter "Constraints", talks about how users look for the mobile site to do everything that the desktop version does. It reminds me of my colleague ...
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1answer
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How many photos should be in a slideshow for mobile on page load?

We have a slideshow which displays one photo at a time. The user can click or swipe through back and forth. Right now we're loading in 10 to start, but there is no actual research behind the decision. ...
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2k views

Should we include a “Back to top” button for mobile websites?

When building a mobile web site that needs to be accessible — do you consider it to be best practice to include a "Back to top" anchor link in a footer menu for long pages? I'm thinking about those ...
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Best table pagination pattern for a mobile browser experience

The dominant UI pattern for pagination involves a list of numbers. << First < Prev 1... 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...27 Next > Last >> sometimes including a "+10" link, and/or a "jump to" ...
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1answer
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Smartphone question web app - limit character count and answer count or not?

In an app that allows a user to ask a closed question (with a limited set of answers) and get statistics on answers chosen by her audience, should the question length be limited? Should the amount of ...
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How to request a third-party login within a seperate mobile application

I'm designing a mobile app that requires the user to log-in with their LinkedIn account. I feel I might have cluttered too much info into it, but everything seems to be important. I want the user ...
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1answer
756 views

Responsive Pricing Table

I am designing a simple Landing Page which has 2 lines about the product and the Pricing Table. I want to Make a Responsive Layout for Mobile. Not sure which is the best way to display the Pricing ...
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Choosing the right resolution to target for the mobile web

I have problem with choosing the right pixel size to design for when sketching Mobile user interfaces. I'm designing a mobile web that can be opened by different mobile devices (iPhone, Blackberry, ...
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Should I place my menu on top of my mobile version of this showtimes website?

I'm trying to design a simple website that will show movie showtimes in a few cities. It's going to be a french website but I translated the important content in the screenshots and the website to let ...
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1answer
3k views

Does touch based mobile phone browsers support multi selection of list?

On desktop based browser application there are elements which allow us to do a multi selection, like below: Multi Select Is there support for this on touch-based phones? How do these kind of ...
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1answer
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What is a good alternative to drop-down menus for site navigation on touch-screen/mobile devices?

We're in the process of redesigning our website, and one of the design goals is to make the site more mobile/tablet friendly. Our current site is very large, and the navigation is somewhat ...
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3answers
468 views

Google / Maps for Mobile Web

Does anyone have experience with embedded maps for Mobile Web? (NOT APP) My experience is that it introduces another frame into the page with a separate set of scrolling behavior - not a good thing. ...
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Do people use `jump to top of page` links?

I'm talking about links or buttons at the bottom of the page or screen simply linking to the top of the website. Is there any data on that? Are they used more frequently on long pages? What about ...
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1answer
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Internal Consistency vs. Consistency across the Industry

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to balance having styles/patterns/icons being consistent to a single website vs following recommended practices/patterns/icons that are popping up across ...
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Responsive web design for e-commerce website?

I'm going to build a big e-commerce website and client want that website should be for all user Desktop, Tablets and Smartphones. and budget is not a problem. Site is an e-commerce website lost of ...
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No scrollbars for scrollable controls on iPad & iPhone

When an element contains overflowing content, there is nothing that tells the user they can scroll to see more. They have to know to try the 2 finger swipe to see if anything moves. ...
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Touchscreen interface for menu and dropdown menu ease of use

I'm doing webpage design using Twitter Bootstrap's dropdown menu. Problem: Suppose I have a horizontal menu as shown in the Twitter Bootstrap documentation. That menu bar that list pages I want to ...
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2answers
943 views

How to help users navigate a very long list on mobile

I recently came across SXSW's native apps on iPhone and Android. Both apps revolve around the conference's schedule. On the home-screen of both apps, you get the day's schedule, which is actually a ...
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Responsive text or truncated text in Mobile devices?

I was reading this very interesting article on the use of responsive text to show only critical content on mobile devices by the use of responsive text to show one version for the web and one version ...
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How is mobile information architecture different from desktop?

I have been trying to find examples on web for information architecture techniques specifically for mobile devices. I realize the steps in getting a IA for any tool mobile/desktop are card sorting, ...
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What's the best way to select a suburb from a large list on a mobile device?

I need the user to select the suburb that they live in. It's no good just entering any old text, it has to match one of the suburbs in my database. My current implementation is an auto-complete text ...
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Redirect non-desktop users to mobile site or just change template and keep the same url?

I want to know what would be the best way to present my site to users when they are not using desktop computers (and they are using mobile phones, smartphones or tablets)? I am currently working on a ...
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If all pages are linked in a menu, should a back button be provided?

If full navigation is provided for every page of a simple site, should there be a back button among its options? Example Scenario: A mobile website has 4 child pages, all accessible via navigation on ...
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Pixel aspect ratio for multiple touch devices- Mobile Web

I'm working on a project involving multiple mobile and tablet web application designing. I'm curious what are the mobile design strategies when it comes to handling pixel aspect ratio for icons and ...
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Is it ok for a mobile site to be a limited subset of the full site?

I'm working on yet another time-tracking web application. This application has, next to the normal site, a mobile version. Now I wonder, is it ok for the mobile version to be a limited subset of the ...
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Separate app for touch devices or one universal?

We have a web mapping application (front end is all Flex) that has been designed with the keyboard and mouse in mind. It is similar to a desktop based app, (think Photoshop) with toolbars, tables, ...
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Diagonal Scrolling rationale [closed]

I m trying to find rationale for implementation of horizontal scrolling on a mobile web browser for a table. The following are the one's I could think of, if you have any other rationale in mind or ...
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Breadcrumbs: OK to use on mobile site?

Wondering if anyone has thoughts on using breadcrumbs as a method of navigation on a mobile website (for a content site). The breadcrumbs would show the heirarchy of the site as such: Site > ...
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How can I display forum paging on a mobile UI in a more pleasant way?

I am having a problem trying to find out how to display the page numbers on a forum in a pleasant way. Please look at the picture below: As the picture shows, the page numbers appear to the right ...
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Need for search button next to a search box on a mobile web site

Do you need a search button next to a search box on a mobile website? On the iPhone for example the Enter button appears next to the standard ios5 ui keyboard.
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Branding websites aimed for mobile devices

I'm currently working on a website which is also supposed to be mobile optimized. My client has provided me with a layout of how the mobile version of how the website should look like. Making their ...
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What should be the maximum length of a page on Mobile Website?

What should be the maximum length of a page on Mobile Website? I'm making a website in which some pages are long because of lengthy articles. Should I divide long pages into multiple pages? Should I ...