the location in time or space of a control or element, position is often controlled to imply meaning or emphasis for an item.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
106 views

prefered window position

My company has a web application that uses lots of windows. My boss forces us to set all "y" window positions to "0" (top) instead of the default center. To me, it's a pain in the *** to manually ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Is it good design to cover part of the video display with control buttons?

Long time ago video control buttons were being placed just below the display area so nothing was overlaying the image, then some strange fashion was introduced - moving these controls on video image ...
1
vote
1answer
560 views

Best user friendly option for buttons and icons placement

I have created below UI controls... but I am not sure if they are really user friendly or not... so overall they should look good as well as user should be able to understand moment they see that ...
2
votes
2answers
206 views

Change language dropdown on a login page

Where do you believe is the best place to add a change language dropdown menu on a LOGIN page? Is it below the form? Or is it on the right? Are there any conducted studies you know of? Thanks in ...
1
vote
3answers
166 views

Save/Cancel buttons position above or below table?

I am building a software which has a lot of tablets fill out. There are situations where a table row has a lot of settings. A consistency throughout the software is that there is an action menu on ...
-1
votes
2answers
86 views

Should the “X” be lined up with the Login button or Sign Up Form? [closed]

Should the "X" stay put or move to the purple square, which is lined up with the Sign Up Form. Does it matter?
4
votes
4answers
640 views

Best position and labels for buttons on an order creation page

I have a "create order" interface which already includes several buttons. Please have a look at the screenshot below: ![enter image description here][1] My Question: I need to add a new button ("...
2
votes
0answers
63 views

Columns in a table - settings buttons position

I am building a screen for a rather big platform and I am trying to figure the best position for settings buttons for a column in a table. The table holds information about players and their ...
28
votes
3answers
4k views

Is it acceptable to place video controls at the top of a video?

Is it okay to place video controls at the top of a video? Like so: Mainly considering a full screen video streaming platform like Netflix, I believe this format has some benefits: Subtitles would ...
1
vote
6answers
94 views

Active/selected members of group on the left? or right?

Given a web page with the classic "move items from a list on one side to the other", does it make more sense to have "active" on the left hand side of the screen? or the right? While Submit Buttons ...
2
votes
5answers
234 views

When voting, should the positive option be on the left or the right?

On my website, users can vote on whether they like or dislike various things, and then they can write either positive or negative opinions. Historically, has positivity been associated with the right-...
1
vote
2answers
198 views

Button positioning for Negative, Neutral and Positive actions

I'm in the process of putting together a style guide for a web application, in particular, a section about buttons (it's visual weight, position and labelling). I'm almost there, I've done a lot of ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

In a fresh install, why is Recycle Bin the only icon on the desktop? [closed]

I recently installed an instance of Windows Server 2012 although I suspect that this also applies to other versions of Windows Server. In the case of Windows Server 2012, the OS has the start screen ...
26
votes
10answers
17k views

Submit Buttons on the Left or the Right?

We have been puzzling over where to put the submit button, on the left or the right. In researching, we noticed that many sites put buttons on the bottom right in dialogue boxes, and on the bottom ...
1
vote
2answers
402 views

X Button (close) position in mobile app

I'm Designing a mobile app (for android and iOS) the "side menu" icon is on the left and when needed changes to "back". when using the X button - should i position it the same as "back" - on the ...
1
vote
7answers
689 views

Laptop + external monitor = virtual screen arrangement?

In our company a lot of people using a laptop with an external screen. Recently the question arose how to arrange the virtual screens. The physical arrangement is like the following: The virtual ...
2
votes
3answers
148 views

Should a legal footer have two different positions depending on page content length?

Our UX team is tossing around the idea of two different positions for our legal footer depending on whether the page content has infinite scroll (i.e. lazy loading of content) or not. When it doesn't, ...
0
votes
2answers
59 views

Where to place a color picker?

I am working on a list of item with a color picker for each and I wonder where is the best place to deploy the color list. A : in line (above) B : in line (behind) C : Under D : Under and behind ...
4
votes
1answer
153 views

Where to position Back and Home buttons?

When you watch tv on a tablet via an app, where do you put the "Back" icon and where do you put the "Home" button?
2
votes
2answers
274 views

Action button in home screen (mobile)

I have an app that provide the functionality to create two different concepts: "Rooms" and "Conversations". I need to place two buttons, one for each, in home page of the app. I think that is very ...
2
votes
2answers
187 views

Best position for 'Add Contact' button?

Any best practices for positioning the Add Contact button (1) in this screen? Left or Right?
2
votes
1answer
159 views

Best place on screen to put drag and drop

I'm having a set of items and a set of groups, The items can be dragged and dropped onto the groups to make a different combinations as user wants. Now my question is which is the best place on ...
0
votes
3answers
439 views

Which side should I put the close button on a window? [duplicate]

Is there any known preference for users between putting the "Close button" on the top right or top left of a window? Does it simply matter? Mac users should be used to the top left and windows' ones ...
2
votes
3answers
988 views

Where to put the link to admin section?

I have a website with searchable information for users (catalogue, search, item details, etc.). The site does not offer (and doesn't need) any log-in functionality (content is never personalised and ...
0
votes
2answers
134 views

Position of Discounts & Promotions in a website

I have an Internet Booking engine where the layout is as following. Now in this layout I'm trying to show the available promotions and discount when the user selects an arrival date. My Concept is ...
1
vote
2answers
187 views

Are window interaction buttons on the right bad for cross-platform apps with a custom border deployed on a Mac?

I am developing a cross-platform application with a custom border. The window interactions buttons (minimize/maximize/close) are in the top right, like Windows. However, when the application is run on ...
4
votes
5answers
4k views

social share buttons best position

If you go to any site with content you will have social share buttons. I was wondering where would you consider the best position for social buttons. I saw 3 approaches: bottom of the content page ...
2
votes
1answer
604 views

centered logo ok?

I'm designing a website for a rather unknown software company. The company likes the design but cannnot get along with our desicion to center their logo on the top of their page, although all the ...
1
vote
1answer
579 views

“Delete” key position on android

I wonder why the "delete" key is now located on the top part of the keypad screen. I can see that both for iOS and Android. I remember that few month (or years maybe…) ago, this was more often located ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

Login Form Prominent - Sign up not prominent

I've never understood why some sites make it very easy to log in, but hide the "register" link from your focus ( or vice versa ). Tumblr, for example: It's in the bottom left hand corner of the ...
25
votes
4answers
1k views

When should a top bar be fixed?

When should we have a fixed top bar? The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ isn't fixed, as it scrolls with the page, while Facebook's top bar is, because it stays on screen no matter how ...
6
votes
6answers
2k views

Would putting a submit button at the top of a long form be usable?

I have a form with 3 long columns of checkboxes where the user needs to check whatever options she/he needs. Sortening the amount of checkboxes is not an option Im afraid. Our users are mostly in the ...
3
votes
4answers
849 views

Why is the Windows taskbar default at the bottom?

In Windows operating systems the taskbars default position is at the bottom. Why is that so? Especially it is strange to me because all windows application have their main menu bar at the top. To me ...
2
votes
4answers
124 views

Which side should an illustrative picture be in an online calculator? Why?

I have designed two options, but would like to get to know which one would you prefer, and why? Option 1: Option 2: On the basis of your answers and comments, I have made up a new wire. Answering ...
10
votes
5answers
2k views

Should the description of a picture be above it or below?

There are many places where we've to put an image one below the other and write their description in a line or so. Where should the description text be? above it or below? I know the best option is ...
1
vote
3answers
952 views

Is it a bad practice to design an HTML layout with all elements with position absolute? [closed]

There is a framework that my company wants to acquire that generates all HTML with position absolute. It has its own GUI Designer. Mainly this application will be used to design HTML forms. Is it a ...
2
votes
6answers
288 views

What's the most logical place for a read more link?

I've designed a website with a blog section. My mates and I fail to come to an agreement. My opinion : Left I think it's better to place it on the left according some studies with heat map and ...
19
votes
2answers
4k views

Placement of flash/growl notifications or messages in web application

Question I have been wading through tons of questions on the topic of flash/growl notifications, but none of them touch on where those notifications should be placed and why they should be placed ...
4
votes
4answers
290 views

Placement of form-related action controls

My partner and I are adding a new feature to our website, specifically one that allows a system administrator to email users of the system directly from an existing 'admin' screen. We are debating the ...
2
votes
3answers
149 views

Dialog Button Orientation

I'm sorry if this has been discussed before, I spent about 5 minutes searching to find a topic on this, but was unable to. I've been trying to come up with a standard for my application dialog ...
1
vote
2answers
213 views

Google Search Bar?

I wanted to test the waters and see how other fellow usability people felt about Google's search bar in all of their sub sites. For instance if you are on google search, on google drive, or in Gmail ...
15
votes
5answers
855 views

What is the most user-friendly way to show position of a user on a long leaderboard?

I am designing a gamefication app and I need to show an overall leaderboard, displaying all users with points and positions... The problem is that the leaderboard requires pagination and the logged-...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Why does Google position it's content to the left rather than centred? [duplicate]

For example, Search, YouTube, etc. display content to the left of a browser. The majority of sites I visit centre their output.
0
votes
3answers
539 views

Where to place registration form and its contents in page horizontally?

In a registration form I'm having trouble guessing where I should put the text and input fields. Obviously the default is flush against the left side of the screen which looks terrible. I noticed ...
6
votes
3answers
520 views

Where is the most effective place to put search button

I am designing a page with search/filter section. I would like to know where is the most effective place to put the search button? In the picture the gray box, created dynamically so it maybe 15 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Where should I put a sub-menu on the screen?

This might seem like an odd question, but where should I put a sub-menu on the screen, assuming the main menu is horizontal - similar to the Questions/Tags/Users/Badges menu on this site. The sub-...
5
votes
2answers
90 views

What might be the most intuitive positioning for a “Hide Page” CTA?

Admittedly this is a rare scenario, but there are some instances where providing the user with a quick method for hiding a page or navigating elsewhere is needed. The typical scenario being a non-...
1
vote
4answers
127 views

Does a call to action button on an site for an university make it commercial and reduce its impact ?

I am working on designing a site for a client who wants to create an online music school. The client wants to keep the site very professional with an academic design which would enforce trust. However ...
7
votes
2answers
815 views

What's the best positioning strategy for dialog boxes?

In a Windows application, there are many options for determining the starting position of a dialog. In the center of the application's main window In the center of the screen where the application's ...
17
votes
4answers
1k views

Should radio options be displayed vertically or horizontally?

For Example: Results must match () All () Any () None Of the search criteria vs Results must match () All of the search criteria () Any () None The ...