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When is it ok to have two different layouts for the same page inside a web application?

I have a page inside the application that will be displayed inside a popup on other page. Since the page was not designed for the popup size I wanted to create a compact view for it. Would this be ...
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How to differentiate between items a user 'Appreciates' and the 'Appreciations Received' from others

I am building a feature that gives my users the ability to "Appreciate" other users' images, posts and content. But I can not find a elegant method of displaying the two different types of ...
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Can a salesperson be a good UX designer, as compared to who are not? [closed]

Can a salesperson be a good UX designer, as compared to who are not? I just want to know, if a person who knows how to play with users mind, OR read the users mind would be a good UX designer as ...
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Is there a reason to keep a Facebook 'Share' button?

For over a year now, the Like button enables you to add a comment, and it shares the story on Facebook with the thumbnail and all. Although the share dialog gives more options to the user - they are ...
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What relevance does it have to show MORE search results on a SEARCH engine?

There is a study that users do not go past top 3-5 pages in a Google search, on which predominantly everybody would agree. If you would get your best results - it means to be within the top 5 page at ...
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UX and UI copy / knockoffs - looking for stories [closed]

I'm researching the concept of copying experiences and design for a lecture I'm about to give. Why are we copying, what are the right and wrong considerations we take, and how does it effect the user ...
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Use of Radio Buttons (Identification Context)

I want to design a 2 steps sign up screen: identification personal info My question is regarding step 1. In this step the user will have to choose between ID or passport number. Once he choose, he ...
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Eye tracking websites? [closed]

I'm looking for eye tracking service. I went online and couldn't really find much. It doesn't have to be free. Which is the best company that provides this service?
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designing an “online / offline ” status indicator and examples of existing ones with good practice

Im trying to integrate an online / offline User Interface element in my application ( web app) I have some trouble getting it matches with the other user interface elements, and wonder what you guys ...
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Quantifying downloaded audio: minutes?

I have this app I am making that seeks to quantify a user's book reading patterns based on what the users input themselves. it records how many pages they read (for physical books) or CDs listened to ...
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Which case is good UX? A Peugeot VS BMW Story [closed]

This question applies to a different product than most UX designers are used to discuss: cars. Long story short, in my short 7 year driving experience I've be mostly driving two cars: a 2005 Peugeot ...
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Input for Multiple Links

We would like users to specify certain pages an action can occur on. There are two conventional ways: textarea with some delimiter (whitespace, commas) between the urls. This is OK since usually the ...
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Need advice for lowering bounce rate on a template

I have a template that has content which people discover via SEO usually. Here is an example of the template: http://www.problemio.com/problems/problem.php?problem_id=145 The problem I am ...
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Know any good UI/UX jokes? [closed]

Are there any UI jokes out there? Seems like other industries have their own jokes, I was trying to think of UI design, couldn't come up with much - but that's not to say they don't exist?
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Best methods to find users for in-person user testing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recruit user test participants? There are a number of new tools available to conduct automated, oftentimes remote user testing (Treejack, Chalkmark, etc.). ...
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Which users actions are worth logging, to gain better perspective on their behavior?

I am currently implementing a "User action log", that will keep interesting actions of users within our system. Any advice on what to log? Of course, the answer is "everything you feasibly can", but ...
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How did multi-touch interfaces become natural when it should have been unnatural?

After stumbling on a webpage that rants about the fallacy of "picture under glass", I began to wonder what was it that made multi-touch interfaces seemingly become so natural to all of us today? We ...
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How long should a press-and-hold-button action be?

How long should a button need to be pushed in order to indicate "this is a press and hold action rather than a simple press"? E.g., to unlock the OSD of my Dell monitor, I have to Press and hold ...
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What is the best way to inspire users to choose strong password?

Most of the users use weak passwords. They may use weak passwords even for services where they store sensitive information. I think it's because they don't believe that their password may be ...
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Two column vs single column registration page [duplicate]

Which is the best? Single column: or... Two column:
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How to determine Internet usage experience

How much experience a web site visitor has with Internet usage could help us decide what structure, functionality and design we should focus on. If the target group is novice users we need to build ...
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How should I list some categories in my case?

I'm working on a web solution that allows you to create a banner with a product from your online shop. The user will set his shop, we will crawl it and get all the products and display them in ...
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Unit of measure and Quantity in Purchase Orders

I have written an application that my clients use to keep inventory. The inventory system includes a purchase order module. Each purchase order has a list of line items including: Description of ...
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Do android users press the menu button?

I want to add a new function to my android application, but am a little bit confused in deciding where exactly to display the functionality. I can either show it as a button in the application or add ...
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Perform bulk functionality in a grid

I'm trying to decide the best control and UI indicators to provide to users performing bulk functionality on a group of users in a grid. I'm trying to approach this two different ways. The first is ...
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During sign ups, how to best instill confidence that email addresses will be safe

Many sign up forms will ask you for an email address so that they can contact you. Even the most minimal sign-up (other than no sign up) will need an email address to send you a validation email. ...
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Where should the GUI light source come from?

I know that historically the light source on GUIs is in the upper left, casting a shadow on the bottom-right of buttons and the upper left of fields. Now, I see some places (like Apple) use a top ...
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Examples of good use of animation on web pages

I'm currently redesigning our company's Magento theme, with the aim of increasing our conversion rate as much as possible (obviously :-) ). I have what I feel to be a good overall layout with the eye ...
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How to encourage non-techie users to print the high resolution version in a photo gallery?

I am designing a photo gallery site where every picture page has a link for a high resolution version of the picture intended for printing, but I found out that people are simply clicking 'save as...' ...
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How should the [Big Buy Now Button] in the right gutter be linked?

I'm redisigning my website and would like to know how the "Big Buy Now Button" in the right gutter should be linked. This button will be available on every page of the site. I sell two software ...
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How to build a site targetet to well paid male company managers [closed]

I'm building a global web site that is targeted to well-paid male company managers. In what way should this user profile direct my user interface decisions? For example they will not have much time ...
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Welcome screen for Arab countries

On their website, my company wants to welcome visitors from Arab countries with some kind of "intro page" specifically tailored to comfort Arab visitors. Currently, we are thinking about a welcome ...
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Do people click items that are 'recommended for you'?

Many sites, such as youtube and other video sites and online stores have a 'recommended for you' section. Is there any data available on how often these are used? On youtube I always click the ...
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Improving UX based on inaccurate stats

I've installed Google Analytics in our company's web applications. The problem is the application use legacy code (frames), so the stats we receive aren't very accurate. My question is, as a UX ...
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Will users scroll the autocomplete results on a mobile device?

I am working on search functionality for a mobile website. We are using a drop down list of smart auto complete suggestions so that the user won't have to type as much. In this case, a travel app, the ...
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How to differentiate icons for *client* from *server* IT services (mail, web, filesharing and so on)

I need to design a UI that includes widgets to control a server computer, and a client computer. This means I'll be doing similar pairs of icons for mail (mail program vs mail server), web (browser ...
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Why do some webmasters INSIST on having auto-playing music elements on their webpages? [closed]

Is there any positive reason why someone might implement an auto-playing audio feature onto a webpage? I seem to see it all the time, especially on band pages and so on. The frustrating thing is ...
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Actions without text or hidden actions

In web UI as of late there seems to be a change in how actions (buttons and links) are displayed. Here are a couple of examples: Actions are hidden until the user scrolls over the "thing" upon which ...
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Why at some web are pages always from 1,2,3 … for newest messages?

When I visit some pages, they have newest items first; page 1 has always the newest items. Some examples are imdb boards and icanhascheezburger. I think this is case of top posting, because messages ...
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Why do people get confuse about the “U” universe? [closed]

On this article http://boxed.hu/en/articles/ui-and-ux/ we have a great definition about UX and UI. Like the author says "There are huge differences between the two, but the most important is probably ...
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Should tabs changes in a web app be part of the browser history?

I've implemented a JavaScript plugin that tracks tab changes in through the browser history. Here's a brief overview of how it works: Once tab is clicked, the URL hashtag (the part that looks like ...
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What makes people vote?

What drives people to upvote or downvote content? I'm looking for the je-ne-sais-quoi quality on successful voting systems and I just can't put my finger on. Let's look at three examples: ...
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How do social communities sort users to display / encourage uploading profile pictures?

For a relatively new social networking community, not many users have uploaded their profile pictures yet. We think having an image will cultivate a sense of trust and encourage participation, so we ...
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Easiest to read fonts

Has there been studies to determine what fonts make it easiest to read? I'm interested in the font type, but also size and color. For example, is dark gray better than pitch black? Also of interest ...
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Would you consider this a button? [closed]

I am working on a web interface and I want to emphasize a portion of it and make it attractive for people to click on it, which will show additional content (with a 3d css flip animation). The first ...
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Enabling spell check in the UI

We are building an application which will contain spell checking features for areas where users will enter input. We have already implemented the feature for our rich text editors, whereby spell ...
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Should social media sharing icons be placed on the homepage as well as article pages?

I'm working on an online magazine, and we are considering which pages in the sitemap should have social media sharing icons. We have looked at four examples of related precedent sites throughout this ...
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Should I use customized social buttons

I am facing a cornelian choice. Should I use custom social sharing buttons for UI consistency or should I keep them original for better recognition ?
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Is offering more than one openid/social-sign-in option a good idea?

Lots of sites nowadays offer the option to log in via Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and so on, and sometimes a standard username/password option as well. While this goes a long way toward helping users ...
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How to convert a visitor/ browser to a user?

I run a social learning network that enables anyone to create a class/ workshop on almost any non-academic topic and allows users to register online. Anybody can be a teacher or learner. Its free. ...