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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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Where we should keep primary navigation in a mobile website, especially on the Homepage?

1) Vertically On home page with logo and footer and then at bottom of each page see on iphone http://j.mp/qpbN1A 2) Or horizontally like desktop websites see on iphone http://stackoverflow.com ...
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Which share icon is the right one? Or should it adapt? [closed]

this is not a question regarding a particular problem, it's rather asking for your opinion. Let's say we have a website. It is not visited significantly more often by users of any of the fractions, so ...
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Mobile Site Usability

What are some of the tools to use for testing the mobile site UI and UX? My company has a desktop site and now we have decided to build a mobile website. We have tested our desktop site with services ...
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The best way to implement threaded web discussions on small screen

Perhaps we have great website with articles, news etc. As we all know, people love to comment things so much, quoting each other, starting dialogs and discussions in comments section. Anyway in the ...
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Usability studies on navigation of mobile websites

I recently experienced serious usability with a website I have done using twitter bootstrap. When accessing the website on a phone, specially older users did not recognize the 3 horizontal lines ...
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Automatically clear cache from scripts

I received a request to implement browser clear cache automatically when a user starts a session. This is the first time I encounter such a odd request. Is clear browser cache for a web application ...
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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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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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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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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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Search input on mobile device

I'm designing an mobile-web-app (ie: not a native app) for touchscreen smartphones. When you add a search input, do we need to add the search button (for processing the search) or use the one present ...
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What's the appropriate way using desktop like notifications in a webapp (chrome notification feature)

I'm planning to use Chrome's notifications feature. I want to show important informations on the notifications. My "users" are highly qualified technical persons, so i think it's good idea. But not so ...
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How do I handle transitioning a mobile user to a desktop experience?

My team and I are making iterative changes to a site, slowly converting it to a responsive site. During this transition there may be some instances where a mobile user (who is on a responsive page) ...
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Question on fluid web design

There are 2 ways in which we can implement a fluid design (one that would adjust itself to the screen size on which it is viewed on); Approach 1: We can just use the available browser size (or ...
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Enforce or assume an orientation for the layout of a mobile web application

When designing a mobile layout in a web application, is it fine to assume a given orientation (horizontal or vertical) or to ask to the user to adopt a specific orientation? I have seen several ...
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Do websites need to be responsive in 2014?

Visiting websites using a mobile device is still increasing. The first quarter of 2013, more than 10 percent of the visits were done using a tablet and more than 10 percent of the visits were done ...
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Why are so many mobile side panels dark grey?

The fact that so many mobile side panels are dark grey (Facebook etc.) - is it based on any research?
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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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UX solution for data points display and other good tips for charts on mobile screens

I created a chart using wijmo5. (Click here to see the actual chart in action) The client wants and I quote, mouse-over / finger-press will show the exact data for that datapoint on the ...
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Should we give a Site-map page in Mobile Websites?

I noticed Mobile website's are not having site-map page? Is there any reason behind it? Should we give a Site-map page in Mobile Websites? Can it be useful? I think user can see the sitemap page ...
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Best way to show a collection of images/media on a mobile site?

I am currently working on a mobile version of my website (separate from the desktop one) and I need to display a collection of images on a particular page. On the Desktop version, I had used a ...
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Best way to display large dataset on mobile?

I am working on a website for the specific purpose of mobile first display of athlete data for the Highland games and looking for some UX help as far as how to display a large chunk of data with a ...
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Which editor should be chosen for basic internet user

I am working on a forum design project and I have a question for the input mechanism for that forum, while replying to a post user can Some font properties (can be ignored) Insert multiple Images ...
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What is a good way to allow a user to enter in many rows of data?

I am working on a request system for overtime. The first 4 fields are required, the Dept, Project and Job field are normally optional, but are there to allow the person to enter values as needed, ...
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How to enter a number from a range on a mobile web app?

I'm designing a web app for smartphones that allows the user to enter some numbers within a large range (say 0-511 or 0-1023). The numbers are exact and equally likely to be spread across the whole ...
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How can I display 13 selectable items on a “Mobile First” responsive webpage?

I have a 13 selectable elements list to be displayed in a Mobile First" responsive webpage. The elements are pure text of about only one line. I have been struggling with my mind to find a solution ...
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Second menu on mobile

I have a secondary nav which is related to the content on the current page as opposed to the primary nav which is a global menu. What is the best way to have two menus on mobile. Both have to be ...
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Gauge user preference given four options

I am looking to design an effective yet slick user control that will allow a user to provide their input to a question where they can pick how much they like the provided answers as options. The user ...
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How Should Mobile Validation be Designed?

While designing the front-end for a responsive website project I came upon an issue dealing with displaying validation on mobile. In past un-responsive practices, if an input was required a little ...
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How is the HTML5 date input type presented on different Mobile browsers?

I am building a form for Mobile Web that requires users to enter in their DOB. I'm interested in how it is presented across different mobile OSes and browsers as I understand support is patchy. Is ...
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Which type of url should I use for a mobile website?

Question 1 Should we give the access to mobile version to all users on desktop. by having a differetn url like http://m.yahoo.com/or it's good to keep mobile version and desktop version access only ...
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(slightly buggy) mobile website vs. desktop website

I have a website which has a desktop and a mobile version for phones. Now, the mobile version is slightly buggy but does still work. The images are in the wrong places and partly even overlapping. ...
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Can you apply a similar UI design used on a “web” app towards a “native” (iphone, android) app?

I'm in the process of redesigning my website to be responsive, so this will also include a "mobile" web designed version of my website. I'm just wondering, would I be able to use my "mobile" web app ...
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Displaying large category menu on a mobile device?

I've looked into this question, and this one as well; I didn't get an accurate answer. I have a fairly large category menu that I want to display for touch mobile devices with relatively small ...
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Are users really more comfortable with mobile-friendly web-app versions?

I'm trying to better evaluate the added value my users will receive from a web-app and would like to hear from your experiences and researches in the field. Currently, although the application ...
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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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Is the concept of a mobile site becoming irrelevant?

Mobile sites were originally conceived for very limited devices with extremely throttled download speeds. They are usually* hideous affairs with barely-functional drop-down lists, that leave out any ...
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How important is it to follow the iOS way of design when creating an app?

I'm having an discussion with a customer and their 3rd party design company (let's call them X). X is developing a native app for iOS and Android using Webview to show webpages delivered by me. My ...
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Would I need a mobile website for iPhone as well as iPad?

I'm designing a mobile website for a real estate office, so it's actually a mobile version, separate from the desktop version. The office has a preference for mobile version vs responsive HTML. I've ...
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Breadcrumbs for Mobile

We are designing a responsive site and I was wondering if we need to use breadcrumbs for mobile version. I did some research and most of big brands don't use breadcrumbs on their mobile site but I ...
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What's a good way to transfer a user from a mobile site to a desktop site?

Let's say we have a marketing website for a large enterprise app. There's also a link to a demo where you can try the app. The app itself is designed for full-size browser only, but the marketing ...
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What are the pro's and con's for adapting (or failing to adapt) a companies marketing/corporate website to be responsive?

Weighing up the pro's and con's, should a company invest the time, money and staff in adapting an existing site to be responsive (definition below)? I'm after a solid argument for (or against) ...
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Conventions for expanding accordions

It seems like there is a lot of variations and confusions about the control element used to expand and collapse panels or sections of a page. I believe some refer to it as a 'twistie' and others call ...
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Alternative UI to Spreadsheet

I'm working on a an app that has a large spreadsheet of data - individual and office sales stats to be specific. X number of rows and about 13-14 columns of data. User selects the office to view stats ...
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Where to place buttons on a phone application

Where is the best place to put buttons on a phone application where everything is based around a google map which is always displayed, for commonly used functions such as search? ie: top, left, ...
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Pagination on desktop version of website, but not on mobile version?

The New York Times articles are paginated in the desktop view, but on the mobile site there's no pagination at all. (you can try it with this simulator) What could be the reasons behind this ...
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Display numerical value associated with each calendar day in month view

What is a good way to show a numerical value associated with a date, and make sure the date and value aren't confusing? For example if a user wants to see how many meetings they have on each day of ...
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How to make a call-to-action element for mobile?

I am building a mobile website (lets say for for boutique hotels). There will be a form, where users will be able to enter the hotel name, email address, wanted dates etc... Since I will also have ...
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Website Hierarchical / Dropdown Menu Best Practices?

I'm trying to understand the best way to communicate to users via website navigation menus, and in particular multi-level menus. As the world is going more mobile, so goes the web. Websites are ...