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Dropdown option order best practices when not using alpha sorting

Looking for best practices on ordering dropdown options when using a logical sort vs an alphabetical sort. To keep this from being open ended, here are some specific cases: Chronological - i.e. ...
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Showing selectable and non-selectable row in a grid

I have a grid where I need to show to differentiate 2 kind of rows, ones that can be selected and others that cannot. All the rows include a link and the user can select multiple rows. My question is ...
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Fling cells in table view

I'm currently working on a concept that allows user to "fling" table view cells in the reordering process (you can watch my short demo here). I have broad experience with iOS apps but haven't seen ...
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Building a order inventory and submitting multiple orders

I am building an e-commerce site (office suppliers with 1000 products). Any organization can register with us and build an inventory. Say an XYZ.org has registered with us and 100 products (pen, ...
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Representing Chronological flow in a table

I have an application that tracks the housing history of program participants. The worker using this program will already have their current housing information inputted elsewhere. Normally, I would ...
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Can tags have hierarchy?

Does anyone have experience working with nested tags? I could not find any websites that allow users to have hierarchies in their tags (equivalent to non-mutually exclusive categories). Is it a bad ...
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Where to Order Virgin Islands in a Country List?

I believe there are two countries related to "Virgin Islands" - US (ISO 850) and British (ISO 92). In some lists I see them listed as Virgin Islands, British and Virgin Islands, US (this is the ...
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The visual order of list control and content, which should be shown above?

In many software, there is a list and a view panel. A user can select different items in a list to see different content in the view. For example, when you open Gmail, on the left you see a list of ...
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Should answers be organized by “positive first” or “positive last”?

I'm designing a survey prompt for phones. The proposed orders are A - Question Yes Maybe Later Never B - Question Never Maybe Later Yes I'm debating the order of the answers for it: Placing ...
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Which comment sorting order makes more sense on blogs?

I realize this is a pretty minor thing but anyway. I'm adding comment support to my website/blog. I'm trying to decide if I want the comments to be sorted from oldest to newest or from newest to ...
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Call to action to take visitors to the payment page in the header

In the header it is common to display number of items in the cart, with a button that says something like "cart". This button is linked to the start of the payment process. But what call of action ...
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Displaying an alphabetical list

I have to display a very long list of element in alphabetical order. I have thought of something like : http://csm-bcc8d3.webflow.io/alphabetique-index Do you think it's a good idea to put the ...
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Position of newest item in horizontal list of items (chronological order)

We have a problem with chronological order in a horizontal list. What would be the best practice in this case (please check attached sketch)? To give a context, we have a feed with containers (that ...
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Ordered Multi-select control in HTML

I'm developing a highly customisable SaaS application. It has at several places a multi select, for some cases additionally to selecting the items, the user can define an order, for other cases it is ...
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How to handle reordering lists in iOS?

I have an iOS application that looks something like this: Every row is tappable and as you can see, its pretty tall, only 4 can fit fully in the viewport. Also, every row has a left and right swipe ...
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What's the optimal order of choices within a combo box drop down?

I have a combox box showing the possible roles that a user can have in an organisation. There is a rank to these roles such that: Super User > Administrator > Manager > Cashier When creating a ...
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How should email threads be ordered?

I thought I had the answer to this question. If you view raw email, you can see that the most recent email is at the top, with the rest below in reverse chronological order. I think it's fair to say ...
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How to push items to the top or bottom of the list in alphabetically sorted lists?

This question is not related to any specific scenario, platform or product, and it's more of an end-user UX rather than a design of UX. It applies to various use cases and platforms. One specific ...
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What is a good visual cue for drag and drop? (for reordering a list of items)

I'm wondering if anyone has any opinions on what is the best visual cue to indicate to the user that list items can be reordered via drag and drop? Here are a few options I've been playing around ...
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How many steps should a checkout process have?

I'm currently auditing an e-commerce website, and I noticed that the checkout process has 3 steps: Login/registration Delivery address/payment Verify/place order The page of the step 2 is quite ...
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Menu Contextual Order

The application I'm working on maintains lists of timezones, countries, cities, & venues, and it allows the user to manage those lists (list/add/edit/remove) via a menu. My initial approach was ...
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For shopping cart, use a session or cookie?

My current site uses a session to store all the items in a customers shopping cart. Of course a session will only last so long, so if the visitors came back in perhaps a few hours, or even the next ...
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Re-ordering grid rows when dragging is not available

I have a grid where the user can reorder the rows. However, my installation target will not afford the ability to drag items to reorder them. What is the best design strategy to allow reordering? ...
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Digital goods conversion rate - instant download or manual review & approval?

I'm currently using the first tactic that is instant download upon receiving customer payment. The pros of this approach: Customer satisfaction is better as they immediately get what they paid for ...
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How to convey order of a list matters (and allow reordering)

We have a an application with a list of rules (probably no more than 10) that a user defines (plus some default one): download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ...
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Organizing UX bookmarks folder [closed]

I enjoy stumbling upon the web for finding great and inspirational UX resources which I bookmark for future reference. I think I have a well organized UI & Design bookmark folder tree that ...
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Order of the fields in a list of ingredients

I need to display a list of ingredients for a cooking recipe on my site. I was wondering if there is a right way to sort the different fields in each line: the name of the ingredient the unit ...
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Why does the email subject appear before the body when composing an email?

Note: I am not talking about reading experience, I am focusing on the experience of composing email. I am very aware of this issue since it happens to me all the time, and I am pretty sure that it ...
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In what order should navigation bars links be?

I was wondering, what would be the best way to sort website's navigation bar for the best user experience? Should the user read about me first, information or go directly to see the Services? Which ...
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Should you also order threads by their last edit?

In a discussion forum, you will often see threads sorted by the last reply to that thread (please disregard the sticky threads in the image below). What I'm beginning to wonder is what part editing ...
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What UI Control should I use to allow users the select the order items are displayed in?

Our UI displays different list of attributes in tooltips (mouse over) and balloons (right click). Users can select the attributes that will be displayed in each case in an admin panel. I want to ...
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Preferential ordering of content when comparing two items side by side

When comparing two items side by side, is it better to show the given or known item first or show the unknown variable first? I have a tabbed interface to show the differences of common eye issues ...
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Sorting alphabetically - best intuitive way to signify alphabetical ordering

So I have a plain old button (two buttons to be exact). The button reads "SORT", when you click the button, an option comes up and lets you choose a sort type. I have two types of sorting: price and ...
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what is the ideal order of fields to have in a contact form?

I'm working on a contact form and was wondering on the order of fields. if I should start with the subject first and then name, email and message field or name, email subject and message field.
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Best practice for messaging system (microblog) using a “n-tier” model

I currently have a UX problem that I have seldom seen done well (or at all)... I am developing a messaging feature for a site (a messaging system for business, think Yammer), and I am in the ...
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Conditional ordering of a thread list, cognitive load?

I'm working on a communication platform, that help teams (in healthcare) to work together. People most often post a message to the entire team (~25 people), but can also post a message to one person, ...
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Initial Setup Progress - should I show all required tasks or just next task suggestion?

I'm working on helping users through a non-obvious initial setup process for a product I work on, and so I'm displaying a setup progress indicator on the main screen. There are four separate setup ...
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Default sort order of a product list

Looking over a few ecommerce projects, I noticed that the default sorting order for any product list ends up being the order that the products were entered into the database. This seems rather random ...
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Best order for the company history page?

I'm making a company history page for 2005 to today. Each year has a paragraph about what happened that year. I'm conflicted as to whether I should show 2005 first (and let the user scroll down to ...
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Log add to top or bottom

In my WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) application I have a log that display important events in the application. I'm unsure where to add new events? Or in other words, how should I sort the ...
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Ordering a short list of images with HTML input elements

I want to create a quick survey in Amazon Mechanical Turk for an image sorting task, say from brighter to darker images. I know that I can even create an external website and design a drag-and-drop ...
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Insert New Item - Before or After Selected?

For a list that allows the user to control the order of items, where should new items be inserted? Hamlet **Ophelia** Polonius After hitting "New Item", where should it go? Before the ...
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Order of items in admin panel?

When editing a product, its variants are shown as accordion headings using twitter bootstrap; clicking on one reveals the form to edit the variant. My question relates to the ordering of the items, ...
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Order of items in a checklist vs the order those items are checked off

I have a modal with a sidebar of checkboxes that, when checked, append options to a panel on the right for the user to customize. Example: My question: I currently have the items being ...
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What impacts the user's visual flow on geometrically non-traditional web layouts?

I'm interested in making pages that don't conform to the traditional layout of a rectangular grid, for example: Using a grid of hexagons or triangles. Placing the title in the center of the page ...
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Threaded messaging, simplicity

I am building a many to many messaging system, which means that one user can send a message to 35 other users, and any one of these users can reply, to this message, which then again everyone else can ...
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Order of fields in contact forms

I'm looking for evidence to support changing order of fields in various contact forms. The first is a general form with: Enquiry details - textarea Where did you hear about us? - textarea ...
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Should menu items be listed alphabetically or in order of most common use?

I have a bunch of little submenus on a site I've inherited and their ordering is pretty random. I know there has been research showing adaptive menu ordering is confusing/frustrating and that a ...
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How to prevent bias toward top filter results?

We have a part of our intranet that lists all the foreign language speakers within the organization that fellow employees can reach out to if they need translation assistance. Naturally, there are ...
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Best way to reorder a list on a web page

I started using the Careers site in the StackExchange group of sites and came to entering my list of publications. I had my initial set of 15 or so that have already been published. The list widget on ...