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What is the research behind using darker contrast menus for global navigation?

I am working on a web application for paid clients to use to access different types of data. I am working on the information architecture and I believe that having a space for global navigation ...
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What's the best way of showing an active/current link?

I'm working on a two page website. At the top there are two links. One for work and one for info. What's the best practice for styling a link for the page the user is on? For example, on the below ...
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What is the appeal of old style numbers and why do modern fonts still include them?

Here's text rendered with Raleway, a font designed around 2012, according to Google Fonts:             I'm far from a font expert, but the ...
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Boxing of Elements on a page

I have a coworker who loves to place every element on a page in a box. In the previous decade, he was enthralled with fieldsets and legends. Every grouping of data had to have a fancy outline around ...
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Best Practice for Responsive Website Header

While working on converting an outdated website to be more responsive I came across a concern with the website header. The client wants to keep their large graphic (both image and text are 1, not 2 ...
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Tell administration environment apart from the operational one

The product of our company is an engineering workflow platform for enterprises. In order to configure new projects in this platform, a great deal of configuration and modeling (product hierarchy etc.) ...
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What is the generic name for fonts that have words in them?

Is there a generic name given to fonts like this? I would also like to know if they are hand made or generated by an application.
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Custom Styling radio-buttons and check-boxes [duplicate]

I am trying to customize my checkbox and radio buttons.This is what I have come up so far: I want to know if this is clickable enough? Is there any rulebook to consider while designing user ...
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Names of common UI styles [closed]

Are there official names for the overall UI design styles of some common layouts? The one I have in mind specifically is the minimal style of the windows 8 desktop. Are there any good resources for ...
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Should i line wrap my emails?

When my coworkers send their emails, some would diligently line wrap the body text into lines that are at most, say 78 characters wide, others would use no line break in a paragraph, and the ...
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Are there names for patterns within UI styles?

Are there names or guides to classify similarities or reoccurring style patterns within UI? For example, Retro, Legal, etc. Example of UI patterns used in login forms: Indented outlines ...
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How to style a button - AJAX vs Hard Refresh?

When I'm casually surfing the internet, I stumble upon random buttons that I'm not really sure if they're going to open up a modal or just slide down a div so I just get scared of clicking them in ...
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How to create text-shadow in Axure [closed]

My Goal Im using Axure for prototyping and I've created widgets which reflect my application UI. One thing I would like to achieve is the ability to add text-shadow onto certain elements, without ...
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Best Practice for Tab Placement on Widget?

Recently I have been working on restyling tabs on a widget. Some problems I have encountered during the restyle is our 960 grid system which with a side navigation included allows me a space of 12 ...
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Can having wider margins improve legibility?

I'm talking about the space between the browser window and content. I've found that it's uncomfortable to read when the text is too close to the edges and I was wondering if there is any rule that ...
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Is this site's colour scheme readable?

Having realised that I am not very good at identifying whether a site works and is readable, can I ask for comments on this site's colour scheme, which is entirely under my control. I have tried to go ...
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Where can I find style guides for web apps online?

I am developing a style guide for a web application. I would like to find some good example style guides online to refer to. I am not having much luck with Google. What are some good resources to help ...
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“startup” sites have a certain look and feel - does that style have a name?

I have been looking on various freelancing sites for a designer for my web startup. A lot of startups have a certain style which I am having difficulty describing, these are the sort of sites I mean: ...
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Pattern Library vs Style Guide - what are the differences?

I work in a small team of designers and we've been slowly making our own Pattern Library. At the same time, the brand and marketing people have been collaborating with a visual design studio to ...
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Writing the welcome page in the style of a letter [closed]

I am trying to make the welcome page for the company I work for as helpful and friendly as possible. At the moment, I have written the text in the style of a letter, in the sense that I start with ...
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What is the value of interface layout and its impact on the overall user experience?

I often have difficulty convincing people that the layout/design/visual-styling of an interface has impact on how the user feels about the product as whole. All to often the argument is that the user ...
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What are the negative and positive aspects of dark color scheme?

I am using Light-on-dark color scheme (dark background with light text) in my application. My question is, what are the negative and positive aspects of this color scheme and why this color scheme ...
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Wizard or Tab ?

When I want to make an input dialog with lots of input field, do I need make the dialog in wizard style or tab style? Any suggestions?
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Where can I find style guide for metro UI for web applications?

I am interested in the Metro UI that microsoft has used for windows phone 7 for web. I see that their site microsoft.com has been done with metro UI recently. I am looking for a style guide and ...
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What effect would a grayscale color scheme have on UX?

I am thinking of designing a website that will have no color other than black, gray, and white (including links). Will the absence of colors such as blue, green, etc. affect the user experience of ...
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Where can I find an official or recommended Windows desktop application user interface usability and style guide?

I've heard there is a OSX User Interface Usability and Style Guide since the 90's. I never heard of an equivalent book for Windows. Is there any?
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Does style matter in a good UI?

Let's say you have the perfect UI (hypothetical of course) in terms of position of buttons, etc. Now would it be a better UI if you styled everything nicely, or would it not matter at all? Does a UI ...