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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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Prompting users to save web app to homescreen

I've created a web application and have it set up so that if the user launches the web app from the homescreen it will operate similar to a native app. On the Chrome developer site, they state Do ...
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Order of login and registration methods: should the social media login and registration be above or below?

In a login page, should the "log in using x social media" precede the local site log in prompt, or the other way around, as shown in the image below? I'd like to ask the same about the ...
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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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Mobile web app, “tab bar”, useable or too obtrusive to bottom native browser controls?

I've never seen a case of someone using a tab bar in a mobile web app, but I think the idea has some merit. I can understand that the actions may be hard to click because they'd be right above the ...
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How should I display two user inputs that depend on each other?

I'm writing a web application with HTML5/JS. On one page there are two numeric inputs (A and B) where input B must always be equal or higher than input A. So if the user enters 500 in A, B must be 500 ...
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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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Why do mobile webpages force users to click a link before displaying the full article?

Many mobile webpages, such as shown in this screen shot from Huffington Post, force the user to click on a button before displaying the whole article. The clicking does not seem to improve the ...
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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 ...
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How to browse a long list of artists and songs

I have a mobile app that allows you to browse lists of songs: [a][b][c][d][e] Elvis - Song 1 Elvis - Song 2 Elvis - Song 3 Ernie Wood - Song 4 You can jump to the letter to filter based on the ...
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How to display view options buttons in a top toolbar in mobile and desktop?

I have a webapp with a list of items. The items can be viewed in grid view (tiles) or in a vertical list. At the top, I have a toolbar of sorts that have two icons that the user can toggle between ...
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Designing for landscape mobile view

A lot of RWD websites cater for 3 major breakpoints (phone, tablet, desktop) and make the design fluid between that. However, the thing that's hardly ever included is the landscape view. Rotate your ...
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Mobile Site - Content Star Rating

Is there a best practice or good example showing how a 5-star rating interaction would display on a mobile website for rating content? See example below:
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carousel in responsive site - should I keep or remove the navigation arrows?

I'm designing a responsive website and I have a question about the carousel element I have in the site: the carousel has right and left arrows < content_content_content > that reveals previous and ...
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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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Automatic redirect to mobilesite - Best practice

What if the user really wants to access the website rather than the mobilesite? The solution I'm thinking of is this: Having a special root page on the domain http://example.com. Here I detect when ...
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Can this double picker be achieved by a web app (not a native app)?

Can this double picker be achieved by a web app in HTML (not a native app)?
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Is it better to provide different layout for Landscape and Portrait orientations in iPad Websites? or Same layout is fine

Like BBC and many other websites iPad shrink every element of layout to fit into Portrait mode automatically? Is it ok? Or we should make the change in layout to reduce/remove/replace the items ...
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How to transition users from a mobile-optimized to non-optimized area of a site with minimum confusion?

My team is working on a fairly large site that will be slowly transitioning (finally) into a mobile-optimized/responsive site. Since it is impossible to convert every page at once, there will be some ...
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Is it necessary to have a mobile friendly design for html sitemap?

We have really long Sitemap for our desktop version, As an adaptive design, we had created a separate sitemap for Mobile site which has very limited links but the client wants everything that's there ...
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Pane vs Modal vs ?: Across all screen sizes

Pane vs Modal vs ?: Across all screen sizes I am currently working on a web application that needs to be responsive, accessible, and provide a solid UX across all device screen sizes. We currently ...
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Revisiting user-scalable=no

Previously, to achieve the effect of resizing for mobile, I have only ever used width=device-width, initial-scale=1 which worked no problem. I recently discovered user-scalable=no as an option for ...
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Why aren't ellipses used for web applications?

In many desktop applications, it is common to use the "..." to signify that the user should continue one or more steps to achieve some final outcome, as evidenced by this post (and others like it): ...
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Should mobile navigation maintain state between pages?

I'm creating a typical mobile website, with top navigation revealed by the "hamburger" button. My questions: Should this menu maintain state between pages (you open it, click an item, and a new ...
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Showing/Hiding/Identifitying Unavailable Options

I am working on a simple application. It's class/seminar picker application. The user logs in then selects the seminars they wish to attend. Some of the seminars have pre-requisites (which each user ...
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Alternative for the hamburger icon in webapps

I know the hamburger icon for long now, I used it several times and I personally like it. But as it seems, it isn't state of the art. I am wondering, what would be a good alternative for web apps? ...
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How to make a menu discoverable with the right icon on e-commerce mobile?

i'm designing an mobile site ecommerce. On a meeting i've seen the last wireframes developed (see image) of the topbar detail. The right icon show a lot of different actions (like cart, my account, ...
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What is the best way to select a subset of a string, for both web and mobile?

So I have this design where I have a large list of transactions, which I want to categorize. The transactions have the following information: **Date**: 2014-03-16 **Note**: 1231832 Belfast account ...
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Is it worth to change the style of my webapp's menu?

Is there a difference regarding UX between those both styles of mobile menu display: (one appears one the left side, other on the full width vertically) This one above is the kind of navbar that ...
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Where should i place the helptext on a form designed for tablets?

Im designing a form for tablets. The helptext needs to appear dynamically (i.e. on focus on the field) & cannot be hidden behind help icons etc. I have space to allow the helptext to appear on ...
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What techniques can be used to make promo boxes afford tapping?

On a mobile website, without recourse to hover states. What design techniques can we use to make promo boxes afford tapping? I'm running into UX trouble when doing the mobile translation for a ...
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Suggestions of mobile alternatives to a horizontal multiple dropdown filter system

I am currently working on mobile/responsive facelift to an old static website. The original site uses a number of drop down menus arranged in a horizontal bar to allow the selection of multiple ...
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What links should social share copy contain?

When users share my content on public share platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., what is the best experience for users on mobile devices? Click shared link --> mobile website that ...
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How can I make this step by step booking process more seamless?

How would I make this step by step taxi booking process more seamless? A few concerns I have: Is using swipe left/right good practice when using a wizard step by step UX element? The final page ...
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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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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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In a Mobile Website if a Javascript can enhance UX but will make the page little slower to load, is it ok to do that?

In a Mobile Website if a JavaScript can enhance UX but will make the page little slower to load, is it ok to use javascript? Or we should always give preference to speed specially on mobile?
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When is it recommended to give a Continue Anyway link

For the pages that are not mobile optimised (the operations that are done on the page should be only from a desktop. Imagine some kind of a development tool which would be used only from a desktop and ...
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Mobile friendly master detail data entering

I am building a page that has to be mobile friendly. This page will have a lot of master detail data and I was wondering what the best practice is. I found a lot of articles on the web but they give, ...
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Showing information message on multi step form

This is a long configuration page (form) which can have multiple steps as for each product, configuration needs to be done. (each step can represent each product) Now if there is/are few information ...