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Disable or remove close button

The initial situation is: a user clicks on a preview image that triggers an overlay to start a video. The overlay has an "X" button in the top-right corner that stops the video and closes the overlay. ...
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Should image overlays have a close button?

There is a link which when clicked displays images as an overlay (translucent black background, center aligned image). Clicking outside the image or pressing escape key closes the overlay. At present ...
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Best method(s) to allow closing a popup

I find moving the mouse leftwards from it's normal position more easier. Is it the same for all users or at least for you? If not, what's the best position to keep the close button for a popup. This ...
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How to manage scrolling issues of a full-width embedded google map in a webpage?

We would like to have an embedded map in a webpage. This map will have 100% width of the browser window meaning that there will not be any real estate left for the user to have the mouse out of the ...
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Modal or overlays for letting users carry tasks without shifting context ? Thoughts?

when I read up about modal dialog boxes and their use, there is a lot of discussion on how they interrupt the user's flow and how they should be used sparingly. What research is there suggesting ...
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Using overlays on mobile devices

I'm redesigning and rebuilding an existing fixed-width website to make it responsive and mobile optimized. I'm trying to stay as close to the original site as possible. However, it uses a lot of ...
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Display data clearly in small space (Google Maps InfoWindow)

I'm having a trouble using space in Google Maps InfoWindow. I am required to display the building address, image, two (2) sentences about the building, and a couple of icons near the More button. ...
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Why do so many websites need to tell you about cookies?

So many websites have a banner that can be dismissed but otherwise act like a non-scrolling footer, that explains that cookies are a thing. Why is it necessary? Is there any reason why this "footer ...
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Are overlays / modal alerts that display on site load accessible?

Some websites welcome you with a Cookie Disclaimer or to Join their Social Page. You'll find a big modal window, mostly in center overlay rest of the site. (as an example: http://www.lynda.com/) ...
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What's better UX design for a Contact Form? Modal Window or Dedicated Page? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what would be a better design in regards to User Experience for a contact form. Currently the contact form on my website is an overlay that pops up that a user can fill out and submit, ...
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Is it a good UX practice to have more than two popups?

Once I select search icon, the pop up appears as shown in the image. Results are displayed in the same popup. But the problem is once I select one of the Pins (say Pin 1) a pop up appears with ...
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Displaying text on camera feed

I am developing a iOS app, for which the main screen is used to scan a QR code. I want the camera to cover the screen, and at the same time display several text elements. My main strategy so far has ...
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Navigation Drawer - Tablet - Push or Overlay?

Using a navigation drawer that is off-screen, and will slide in when a user clicks the 'hamburger' icon, should that drawer push all the content to the right, or be an overlay on top of the content. ...
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Correct name of transparent instructional overlays / coach marks for announcing new features or first time use?

I find always more often when using a mobile app for the first time, these kind of instructional overlays or coach marks which illustrate to the user the basic gestures and menus of an application. ...
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Should we load Overlay with loading icon for Ajax loading page?

I am working on an Ajax loading filters for an e-commerce site. On the first page request we load the common html (header, footer, other common contents) as a part of first request and then make ...