A design approach that delivers elegant user interfaces regardless of the size of the user's display or the limitations of the device.

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Is making all your desktop content available the same as making all the functionally available?

I was wondering if the argument for providing all the content from your desktop site on your mobile site includes making all the functionality and features also available?
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Hide controls on a touch enabled device and only show them if someone uses a mouse?

We're building a responsive web site and we're having a discussion about how to display controls on a map. The theory is that people with touch-enabled devices do not need to see zoom sliders because ...
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Should I use responsive design for an enterprise application used on a variable number of screens?

I'm designing UI for an enterprise application in which the users view their work environment in a single screen mode and dual screen mode (desktops only!). With this system, the users fill in ...
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Responsive design Pattern for secondary navigation - is there a way not to swamp the user?

I am having trouble to find a good way to present the user some kind of secondary navigation on smaller screens. On Large screens, it looks something like this: (This one is taken from http://www....
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How does “upload an image” behave in a Responsive Design environment?

i.e. "Upload CTA" usually launches an OS based file selection interface on desktop devices. How would this work within a responsive design environment if the user is on a mobile browser. Would it / ...
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How wide should a responsive-designed website be?

Maybe this is a stupid question but I wonder if it changed. Websites used to be 960px wide so all screen resolution could easily see all the content. But with the new 'responsive-design' and html5 ...
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How to achieve this layout in a responsive design?

I am currently, working on the below layout and I am finding it difficult to maintain alignment and layout. Below is the layout I want, in blue border.
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Why should I use em, and not % for fonts?

If ems essentially give you a result that is a percentage of the base font, what advantage is there to using it, rather than % for font sizing? I have looked around, and haven't really seen anything ...
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Responsive Design, how to display two large navigation menus?

we are currently looking at redesigning one of our sites so it is responsive. The problem is the site generally has two large menu systems per page. One at the top as the main navigation and then a ...
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Layout question regarding “Select existing record or create new one” pattern

I want to create a wizard for creating new data. In one of the steps the user is supposed to select an existing record or create a new one. There are of course different ways to solve this. I am ...
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Is this an instance where I should apply responsive design?

I'm not a great graphic designer or UI designer. I'm developing a plugin that has a popup window on click of a link on webpages. The effect is similar to this one: http://fancybox.net/ But instead ...
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Using a Timeline in a Responsive Design?

I might already know the answer to this but would like some feedback / opinions on this. I am currently putting together a responsive design that will use a linear horizontal timeline. This works ...
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Mobile website text link

When developing a mobile or responsive website (for touch screens) making navigation links and other buttons larger to be easier to tap and avoid 'fat fingers' is a good idea. My question is what ...
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Responsive Web Primary Menu - Show as expanded or contracted by default?

For a responsive website where - at a set break-point - the primary navigation contracts to as single menu item that opens and closes the navigation menu (See the Starbucks.com site for an example) is ...
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How do I design a user friendly survey with more than 150 questions?

I am designing UI/UX for a survey webapp which has more than 150 questions. Right now they are using 5 radio buttons for each question. Similar to the image below: So the question is, how to make ...
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Should I place my menu on top of my mobile version of this showtimes website?

I'm trying to design a simple website that will show movie showtimes in a few cities. It's going to be a french website but I translated the important content in the screenshots and the website to let ...
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Best practices for how search icon functionality should work

I’m trying to find out how exactly the search icon functionality should work when the icon is clicked. This is for a responsive website. I have three scenarios, please view them on a smaller viewport:...
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Displaying a large number of columns in a table

I have a Twitter Bootstrap based table with responsive CSS. Everything looks good but, when I try to put more columns than the size of the table supports, I have a line breaking. I tried to change ...
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How to present a wide chart on mobile devices?

I have a big chart which, by its nature, needs quite a lot of horizontal space. This is an example: I'm having troubles finding a way to present it on mobile devices. While I could find a way to ...
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Prepare Community for a Redesign

I am working on a new layout and visual design of an automotive platform. This platform heavily depends on an active community that contributes information such as write-ups, pictures and discussions (...
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Should we still provide social sharing options in a responsive design?

Since the majority of the browsers on small devices (and Safari on desktop as well) already provide a function where the user can share the content on — for example — Twitter, should we ...
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Responsive web design for e-commerce website?

I'm going to build a big e-commerce website and client want that website should be for all user Desktop, Tablets and Smartphones. and budget is not a problem. Site is an e-commerce website lost of ...
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Do users really want responsive dumbed down versions of websites?

I recently read this article Google: Bad User Experience For Mobile Users May Lead To Ranking Issues where an example of responsive / mobile optimized web site is shown side by side with its desktop ...
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Is it reasonable to partially implement responsive design?

Has anyone ever heard of someone making only some pages on their web site responsive? What do you think about this idea, is it good or bad? I'm not really sure how I feel about the idea. Please ...
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Chrome Mobile - Request Desktop Site and Media Queries

I'm wondering what people's best practices for handling the Chrome option on Android of "Request Desktop Site" when a site is developed using media queries. When the site is viewed the media queries ...
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Are there any stats on browser widths as opposed to monitor size?

Our analytics across several sites are all showing a marked increase in 1440px+ monitor size, but has anyone seen any stats about what browser size people with large screen tend to use? Do people ...
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Which implementation for a dynamic hierarchy tree will show as much info as possible while still allow seeing the changes made in the background?

I'm in the middle of building a search engine website for a specific corpus. We've already implemented most of the menus and the structure of the website. recently we got some feedback that forced us ...
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Mobile Site Footer Location

I am developing a full on RWD with a very small footer. Footer contains only couple links which are orphan pages (FAQs, etc). Our main target users will be accessing the site using iPhones (mostly), ...
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A modern image gallery: fluid or elastic?

I am new to UX and IA and everything about interface and solution design. I need to do a simple image gallery based on grids. I read about responsive design and media queries. Ok, in wide screen i ...
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What is the meaning of responsive design?

I have heard of many websites using "responsive design". What is this and why should somebody use it?
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How should a responsive website use so much extra space on large screens?

In older websites, the standard is usually 960 pixels, because it has a lot of factors that it can be divided into, and most monitors were 1024 pixels wide. Recently, a large portion of laptops are ...
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Should I have “read more” links in a responsive design?

I'm currently in the middle of a re-design for a mid-market newspaper's website, and for each article there's a "Continue reading story >>" link after the lede paragraph on topic pages and the home ...
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Should a responsive or adaptive web design be done with only two layouts?

I am working on a small Drupal site that needs to be mobile and desktop optimized. Tablets are not a large part of the anticipated usage. The process has not been ideal. We are planning on taking a ...
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Determine which features not to show in responsive designs non-full site view?

All of us know that mobile first approach is the way to go developing new applications. But there are few cases where this is possible. Often the customer already have a web application online, which ...
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How to display a rotator / carousel in a responsive website when shown on a mobile

I'm working on a responsive wireframe and the desktop version has a feature area rotator. On the desktop site, it just has arrows and I worry that that will make navigating the rotator difficult on ...
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Visual language for fixed and fluid widths

Is there a common visual language (symbols) to highlight what parts of a web page that should be fixed or flexible when you're doing wireframes? For example - a web page consists of two columns. One ...
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How do you know if something was designed mobile first?

Now I read lot of articles about mobile first design, and I understood that it's the way of design for the mobile first. My question is, how do we know a website is designed with a mobile first -...
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How wide should a webpage get?

So when creating a responsive design, how big should the maximum width of the container be? Should the maximum width of a webpage be fixed (width: 100%; max-width: 1200px)? Should it grow slower ...
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Small tables on big screens

I have a little problem, responsive design and tables with only 3-4 columns, so the tables can't be 100% of the width, because that would result in way too much white space between the columns and ...
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Information architecture for supermarket website

I'm working on a website (responsive) for a supermarket. I'm thinking about the best way to provide a structured navigation both on mobile and desktop. How would you organize the navigation? I've ...
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Good names for turning site responsive-ness on and off?

I'm doing work on a website that has been 1900px wide long time, and most of the users aren't extremely tech-savvy and usually +40 years old. To give you an idea of the content of the website, all the ...
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Is it appropriate to detect the user address details from mobile service provider for banking site on mobile/tablet

I am in phase of researching different approaches for designing saving bank account opening from phone/tablet. It will be a combination of responsive and adaptive layouts. The challenge we have is ...
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Advice on how to re-order elements for smaller screen size

I have a web app that displays data in tables. And there's different options to display that data. In full size the options show as follows: The two blank boxes are input boxes and together with ...
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Should a responsive sticky side menu stay sticky at high resolution?

We have a website/app that has a side menu that sticks to the left side of the screen (see mockup below) It is a responsive site, so when accessed on higher resolution screens (or if the user zooms ...
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Sub-menu dropdown vs tabs on mobile

I am trying to figure out what a better UX is on a mobile phone. Either having the sub-navigation as tabs, or have it be a dropdown. Method 1 - Dropdown on mobile In the following images, the sub-...
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How to better display metadata about a card?

A Card has the following metadata: Information: Status (ready or not), Stage (one of nine) Actions: Edit, View Statistics, Edit, Delete, Archive I need to display both sides of the card on this ...
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responsive design vs inter usability of websites across multiple devices

I'm reasonably new to responsive design as we are considering how to pitch it to our web development clients (mostly not-for-profits and gov orgs who will need to see a solid ROI on extra design money ...
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How is the best approach to display responsive combobox?

I would like to implement comobobox with a search filter for phones, larger screens and tablets. The examples below show how I think it should behave for phones and larger screens. I'm still fomenting ...
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Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile

We have done a piece of offline activity that is basically a large folded, printed map with some featured elements and content around it relating to the map. I am working on putting this map online. ...
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Responsive sidebar sub-navigation

We're working on a new, responsive version of a large website and need to support the main navigation and sub-navigation that changes based on the department. Below is a mockup of how we are ...