A web app(lication) uses technologies such as javascript, CSS, and HTML5 and is executed in a web browser.

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How to present data from open questions in a summative way? (besides word clouds)

I'm struggling with a problem which concerns 'Analyze' section in my online survey app. Users don't want to read all of the answers from open question one by one. They need a summarization, a ...
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Should web app users be allowed to edit/delete their own content?

I'm developing a site that will be nearly completely driven by user-generated content, similar to a recipe website. Obviously, the importance of the content goes beyond the scope of the authoring ...
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What is the optimal load time for a website before users abandon a mobile application or website?

Obviously the goal is for an application to load almost instantly but I am curious as to what the average time would be before users perceive an application or website as "too slow". So, I'm curious ...
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What is the correct or more appropriate symbol for 'accounting'? [on hold]

I am building a web based application for my company. I confuse when I have to decide a symbol for 'accounting' division. I have two symbols, 'dollar' and 'coins'. Which one is more appropriate symbol ...
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Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?

We are based in New Zealand writing a web application for NZ and Australian users initially, with prospects to expand in the future. Our application examines the Accept-Language header of the user's ...
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Design of changing entities [on hold]

Is there a standard practice for designing a website/software which has entities that change every year or some other duration but also has info that does not change that often? For example, in an ...
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Combining pagination and selection

The user sees a paginated table of items. For each item/row there is a checkbox to the left that lets the user select that row. Below the table a button: "Compare selected". The user can select ...
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Dependency between “active” and a date

Developer here, no UX expert. I have a somewhat unfortunate requirement in a Web-GUI: There are data concerning employees, including an active/inactive flag and a leaving date. If a leaving date ...
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Visual consistancy in mobile

I'm working in a mobile version of a webapp suite (30 modules). It's a enterprise context. So, i've tried to create a different approach of the web. And i got this doubt: The visual consistency ...
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Why is it ok that apps don't respond to device orientation but webpages are expected to?

There are plenty of mobile apps that only work in a single orientation. Landscape (Garageband, lots of games), Portrait (Settings, Phone, Remote, App Store, Twitter, Facebook, lots of games) What ...
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how to show hierarchy

I Want to Design Hierarchy for Company, let say Under a Company there are different Groups , many Divisions , many Teams , and Many Individuals. now i want to design screen/ page which will add More ...
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What makes a good UI for a teacher to comment on student's essay

My scenario is that I have ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers who want to comment on student's essays. The essay is an unformatted text (just blank lines separating paragraphs). The nature of ...
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Does Canadian Accessibility law (AODA) apply to Internal Web Applications? [closed]

I am working on an internal web app for our clients and have come across a request for AODA compliance by my manager. In Ontario, Canada: it is required by law to comply with these guidelines: ...
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Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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Less but better — Should I delete this edit button?

I'm creating a web app, and I want it to be as simple as possible. Users will enter data in my web app in a table, and then this data will be displayed to them in an other way. What I am wondering is ...
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Should I send users to the [group] they just created or show them the new [group] in context?

In my specific case this is about a web app where users can create new groups. However, I can see the general idea applying to many other interactions where users create or add something that has its ...
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Best practices for UI that introduces new users

I'm working on an onboarding UI to help new users get familiar with a web app and I was thinking about some good ways to implement it. From what I have come across so far, it seems that many ...
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Form with both save and submit buttons

I am working on a Web application that consists of a number of forms. Each form can be edited and the user can elect to save their work so far and come back to resume at any time. However, once the ...
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Should I add sound effects to my web site?

I'm considering adding sound effects for interaction on my site. I'm fond of the quick, < 1/4s sound effects on iPhones when sending mail, messaging, etc. I'm thinking it gives a nice, positive ...
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List of selectable fields for query

How would you go about displaying a list of fields that a user can select to make a query? The list can get pretty long (we are not talking hundreds of items but it would still be a sore to the eye) I ...
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How can I direct people from a mobile app to specifically a desktop site?

My issue is that I want to be able to send people from our app to a feature that is only available on the desktop version of our website. It's not available on the mobile responsive site, so tapping a ...
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Inline vs Modal Dialog Editing for complex widgets

I am building an application where user's can create very complex widgets using a browser. The two main approaches I can think of to allow for this is inline editing and modal dialog boxes. Unlike a ...
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How to tell to the user that a web app is optimized for a specific browser?

My web app is voluntary optimized for Chrome. It works on IE and Firefox but the user can find some design issues with old browsers like IE 8. It's a professional app' on an intranet and a some users ...
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How to effectively point users to a text that has 'more info' attached to it?

I need a simple and effective way by which I can let my users know that a particular column in a table has more information attached to it when you hover over it. It is not a link, just text (a number ...
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How to handle lots of space with little content in a web app?

Currently I'm working on creating an interface for a web application. The main menu is at the top, a sub-menu is collapsible on the left side and another collapsible bar (pretty thin) on the right ...
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Should I offer a button to start animations on comment sections or autoplay them?

My website has a comment section in which people can post images. Many people post animations (which are actually MP4 converted from GIF's, so they are quick to load and save a lot of bandwidth), and ...
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How worried should I be about action consistency across multiple pages?

I'm working on part of a redesign for a big, enterprise web application. This part has the user managing a bunch of settings that govern how the rest of the application is used. These screens follow ...
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How to make entering of these data in a ternary relationship more user friendly?

We have a very complex form describing a genetically modified lab animal. One animal can have multiple mutations. A genetically engineered mutation occurs when a researcher inserts a foreign gene ...
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Grab point textures best practice

I'm using jquery's draggable and droppable to enhance the usability of a wireframe stack in our application, and I've already adjusted the cursor to the CSS move glyph to indicate as much. I'd like ...
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Designing an app that will be used as an iframe within 30 different applications

The context: A native app that went through a complete life-cycle. The Problem: Recently, on one of the calls with client, it was revealed that this native app will also be used as an iframe in 30 ...
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What is the best way to show that a link opens a modal window?

I want to make the user feel that clicking the item will bring up more detail about it in a modal window.
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How to choose between “show” and “display” something?

English is not my native language but "show" and "display" seems very similar to me. I work on a Web Application and I don't know if it's better to use "show" or "display" in my UI. I need to use ...
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Which color scheme to choose for applications that require long work hours?

I'm working on a ERP / Accounting (lots of tables and data) web app and was wondering what color scheme would be appropriate for this type of application? Users will be sitting in front of their ...
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Should I capture exceptions and present a nice error page to hackers? [closed]

If a hacker is trying to hack, should I present a pretty error page or redirect somewhere instead of a generic/cryptic error? I feel that the hacker knows what they are doing, I know what they are ...
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using subtle animations for page transitions in single page apps?

In so-called "single page applications" for the web, I am seeing a trend, especially in demo applications, where any navigation between sections of the application/site involves a css animation of a ...
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Compact vertical menu navigation ux

I have a compact vertical menu that's app-drawer style. It works really well since I only need the menu for basic navigation but need it small otherwise, but it has a navigation visualization issue. ...
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Are horizontal scrollbars acceptable in an internal web app?

The application that we are building has a lot of data and most of this data is requested to be displayed in a table. Our original goal was to stick with web standards and only display enough data ...
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What is the standard practice for while waiting for an AJAX request [duplicate]

I guess most people agree that displaying a "loading" image or text is nice. But do you display it beside the button, or somewhere else such as the top of the page (like gmail used to do) Aside from ...
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Color-coding percentages, how should I interpret a result of 0/0 (as 0% or as 100%)?

I am making a report that requires me to display some calculations as a percentage. Basically, I'm doing a database query for records matching a specific ID. The number returned becomes my denominator ...
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User and URL friendly object ids

One normal way to serve a list of items in a web app is like this: http://example.com/clients Where the clients part of the url, renders a list of all clients In previous apps clients had ...
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Partitioning people to friends, friends of friends and “strangers”

My website uses facebook data and each two users can be direct friends, have mutual friends, or none. I am trying to find the best word for this last group. "Stranger" seems kind of unfriendly. I also ...
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“Double menu problem” - Web application within website?

I am looking for ideas on how to bridge the externally facing part of a website with the logged in version. The externally facing website is fairly regular with a horizontal menu and a number of ...
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Using email app to read onsite messages good or bad?

I am developing a system to serve the purpose of communication between specific users already registered on site. It will be part of a little social functionality. Will it be a good to have the ...
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Anonymity / free vs trust [closed]

This is a two-part question. I'm going to pick on Craigslist, but I think it applies to other sites as well. One of the drawbacks to free/anonymous posting is the amount of spam (including ...
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Export functionality taking a long time - how the app should react?

I have a problem deciding what the user is expecting from the app when using the export functionality. I have a web app which allows the user to export data from a grid, either one row at the time or ...
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Should I use MDI for web applications?

I am working on a new web-application. In short summary, companies can upload their financial information, we do some processing, calculations, ... and show them pretty dashboards and charts. A first ...
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When to use roles vs personas?

I am working on an web based application that is accessible by a small group of clients and their employees. I have been reading a lot about the development of personas but I'm not sure that that is ...
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What are the typical best practices for handling reporting/flagging inappropriate content on a social/UGC site?

I'm designing a site that is driven by user-generated content and will not be heavily moderated. So users need to be able to flag/report inappropriate content and users. I've read that if the asset is ...
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YouTube “Load More” button [closed]

YouTube had pagination before "Load More" button era. I could just change the page number in the URL and navigate to a specific page if the channel had many videos. These days if I click the "Go Back" ...
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Best approach to creating a report generator

I'm working on improving an application that provides users with data metrics via tables and allows them to generate reports of the data metrics. The current implementation is that, depending on what ...