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What's the least confusing UI for offering to either enter a URL or upload a file?

I have a simple form where a user may contribute a link or upload a document adding a title and optionally some notes. What's the best UI for allowing for either a URL or a file (but not both)?
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What's a better label for the traditional “Browse…” button for selecting files to upload?

I've been working on an advanced file uploader, complete with folders and animated progress bars, and wanted to improve the vague "browse" button generally used for launching a file selector window. ...
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Are users confused by the file upload element?

I have a fairly standard profile editing page (password, email, etc.) that contains one standard file input element. Since the file input field is the last editable field in the form, the submit ...
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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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1answer
550 views

How to facilitate mass data entry?

I am a programmer & I am working on a web app that requires a GUI for facilitating mass data entry. Now this "data entry" can be of different types like audio, video, text etc. I already have ...
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User interface for uploading, verifying, and importing data into database

A common task in many applications is when an end user, and not necessarily a power user, has to upload and import a spreadsheet of data (.csv or .xls) from an external source so that the external ...
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Do people still use drag and drop?

Is drag and drop (for say photo uploads) a good idea? Aren't users frustrated by all the steps you have to take? Do most people even know how to do it? Open a window Browse to your files Ensure ...
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Multiple file selection for web file upload

I was recently asked what it would take to do multiple file uploads from a a web page with a traditional single selection browse box. My first reaction was, you can't!! Browsers don't allow it. I ...
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File uploading, best practices?

I'm currently reworking the file uploading process of our own (custom) CMS system. This CMS powers different types of websites and is mainly used to upload new or select existing images. Some clients ...
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Best way to include multiple upload fields in crowded form?

Context: I'm working on a four step form, each step has between 4 to 10 input elements of various types, from text fields to dropdowns and checkboxes. I've managed to keep it gradual and easy so the ...
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Good idea to accept only JPEG uploads on a social media site?

Would it be acceptable on a social Website which features photographs of people to accept only JPEG uploads? GIF animations are not allowed anyway since only photos of people are accepted. Also, all ...
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Notification when user leaves a page, if a background task is running?

I am developing a page which allows users to select files to upload to my server. While the files are being uploaded, if the user navigates to a different page (using the browser back button, for ...
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How can users edit metadata in a bulk photo uploader app?

I'm developing a photo uploader iPhone app for an image hosting site. Each image has two details of metadata: Title/Filename (required, unique) Description (required) Categories (0 or more) One of ...
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Allowing image upload vs linking images

So, I'm developing a forum and I'd like to allow people to attach images to their posts (1 image per post) if they want. Now, I could do this the way Facebook does, that is, if there is a URL in the ...
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1answer
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Upload and save picture immediately after selection

I currently have an interface for editing a user's profile in a web app: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups There's a discrete form in each tab of the ...
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What is the usability benefit of “drag files/images here”?

I often see upload dialogs asking the user to drag a file into a highlighted area: This is an alternative to the classic file chooser dialog. How does the drag-and-drop-option improve the ...
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Forcing a workflow while making it easier for the user

I'm working on an internal webapp that requires users to Enter Meeting Notes. Currently, the users write their notes in a Word template, then copy/paste into one large text field in the app. The notes ...
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What is the universal symbol used to import data?

I was wondering what was the universal symbol of "import data" when I noticed that Google Drive is using the up arrow for "upload" from your desktop which means to "import" in Google Drive. Actually ...
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1answer
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Should upload or download progress notifications be summarized on Android L?

Google recently released new design guidelines for the upcoming Android L. In those guidelines, they say multiple similar notifications should be summarized. Does anyone know if this applies to ...
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1answer
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Loading several files

I am part of application development team. We are writing an application which takes several geographic files (shape files) and finds where a coordinate intersects with each of the files I would like ...
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Choosing between image or video input

I have to do a back-office for an application where the user can add carousels. In the carousel there are both images and videos (from YouTube or Vimeo) slides. The fields are added dynamically via ...
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Need advice - how can we improve process of uploading photos and videos that verify user's profile?

I really need your advice - we have a dating feature on site, where people can verify their profiles uploading photos or videos with their usernames and name of site. The problem is that 80-90% of ...
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Making users upload vertical images into a horizontal container

How can I improve the experience for the uploader & viewer when dealing with a horizontal container and a vertical image (uploaded by a user)? I would like to avoid scaling and centering the ...
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2answers
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Best practice around removing an uploaded file on mobile

I'm working on a mobile app and I would like to add upload buttons. By default I would like to display two buttons: - Upload from Dropbox - Upload from Google Drive Regarding the flow: Once the user ...
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How to tell a user that part of an import was unsuccessful [duplicate]

At the company I work for each week the back office needs to import a CSV file that contains about 50 rows of customer information (new customer, customer details, addresses and others). Sometimes ...