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

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Multi-pane code editor with preview: help me find a good compromise between usability and complexity

I am creating a simple web site/app for testing JavScript code in the browser, similar to jsbin.com, jsfiddle.net, and tinkerbin.com. The usual approach is to have 3 code editors (for JS, CSS, and ...
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Master Reference - Objects Sync

I have a rather complicated problem to solve. In the application I am building there are some objects, each object can have some parameters each one has one or multiple values (let's keep it simple ...
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upgrade-friendly visual treatment for features disabled in the free version of a freemium product

My company is preparing to launch a "freemium" web application for business users. Most of the surface area of the app will be enabled in the free version, but a few features (e.g. ability to assign ...
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Animation with a vertical Toolbar?

We have a web mapping application (Flex), that our clients can use from anywhere between 10min to 5hrs a day. It is simulating a desktop application (think similar to Photoshop) and users select from ...
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With a phased UI change, how do you ensure the end result is uniform?

Currently, we have 3 primary web apps all with their own look and feel and backend systems. In some places, the apps try to solve similar, if not the same, problems. A number of our customers ...
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Date-and-time control for time-series filter

Users of our (non-mobile i.e. mouse UI) web-app do a lot of queries on various lists of time-series values. Part of each query is "from" and "to" timestamps, limiting the range of values for a query ...
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What image and message use in the “Not found” page (404 error page) [closed]

I've seen the robot of Google, the creature that has Github. I think that is question of imagination and what kind of data manages your web app to design a custom image and the message to show to the ...
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Most intuitive way to offer manual sorting? [duplicate]

all. I'm designing an online form builder (think Forms in Google Docs / Spreadsheets). The functionality is complete, but I'm not happy with the sorting capabilities. Everyone that I have done ...
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Blinking, bouncing and flashing elements

I'm responsible for the UI/UX in a software development company. During my absence, some developers decided to implement a "bounce" effect on a button of a website that they think should have more ...
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Should survey for canceling subscription be before or after the subscription is canceled?

We want to collect data about why our users cancel our product subscription. Should we put the survey form on the same page? Since it might be more likely that they will fill it in, but probably at ...
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Best Approach When Using Trial Subscriptions

In terms of UX what do you guys think is the best approach when integrating a trial period for subscriptions? My application offers a 15 day trial, at the minute the user can sign up without ...
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When closing a tab, which tab makes the most sense to focus on?

I work on a web application that allows users to create tabs and fill them with modules that display analytic data. So one tab may have a series of bar graphs, and another may have a group of tables. ...
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How to provide great UX in navigation from bird's eye view web-component to smaller web-component and vice-versa?

I have a web application, let's call it "Molecule", that provides a bird's eye view over the status of several other web applications, let's call them "Atoms". I want, somehow, to navigate from the ...
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Radio Buttons in the header?

Our web app allows users to switch between (currently 3, potentially more in the near future) different "contexts". For example, they could choose to view the app from the point of view of a ...
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Should I reload only those areas of site where data has changed?

I think the rule is: Reload only those areas of site where data has changed. Don't fetch the areas where no changes have been made. The pros of this rule are: 1. Users will be able to examine ...
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Is it ok to require certain users to have JavaScript enabled?

I am a firm believer sites should work perfectly fine for people who choose to disable Javascript while browsing any and all of the content. However, when it comes to higher-level interaction (such ...
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Best way to show and switch between metric and US customary units for distance (km/mi)

My site shows trails and currently shows distance in km and elevation in m. US users don't like this and want to see things in miles and feet respectively. Does anybody have any evidence for the best ...
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Remember the State of a Page when navigating to other pages?

In a web application, let's say the user has several sections, which are lists of records of data that can be searched, sorted, etc. Example navigation: - Clients - Accounts - Projects let's say ...
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Design large web form for entry mode

At my company I am developing and designing a web app(one man effort :( ) for entering data for a directory , basically the directory structure is as follows : Categories -> Offices (>=1) ...
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What's a good way to find a user and display personal information?

On the site I'm working on, users will at some point have to assign a user as the manager for a particular resource. Let's make up a resource and a manager, just to illustrate what's going on here: ...
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What is a good visual format for a “show” page?

Let's say the user clicks on something that is an entity in the system. In my case, it's a template for a course that students take. On this screen, I want to show various properties of the template ...
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How to choose a slug for “friendly url”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Underscores vs. hyphens in URLs I'm going to implement a sort of "friendly url" for geography like a regex /<region>/<city>/<category>? and then I ...
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Why is the new Twitter menu bar on the bottom on iPhone?

Twitter recently released a complete redesign for all major platforms, in part the redesign has been made to unify the experience across platforms. But, because of this goal I couldn't help noticing ...
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Are “About” views necessary in applications?

I am currently assisting in the development of an app for mobile and the web. Someone recently pointed out that we haven't discussed the "About" view yet. My first reaction was, "Do we need one?" An ...
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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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Efficient insert/update in web applications

What are some efficient ways to insert/change some amount of data in a web application for users that are used to do it in Excel sheets? (the most efficient could be kind of subjective, and I would ...
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When to use 2 accounts (buyers and sellers) and when to combine them into 1 account?

I'm struggling with the idea of either making separate buyer and seller accounts for a marketplace I'm creating, OR to combine the accounts. The main hurdle in my mind is the rarity that in this ...
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What are the good UI/UX elements of a web bug tracker

What are the good UI/UX elements of a web bug tracker? Does anybody have an example of good web bug tracking UI or elements of good UX design of a bug tracker?
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Is there any free tool to explain the interactions between website pages and elements on a big single screen? [closed]

Is there any tool to explain the interactions between website pages and elements on a big single screen? I have all screenshot images for all pages of websites, Some are lightbox on same page. some ...
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Why doesn't YouTube append the video title to the video URL?

How come YouTube doesn't append the video title to the video URL? I know they are owned by Google so good SEO isn't exactly necessary, but from a user experience stand point it makes much more sense. ...
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Should apps allow the use of non-Latin names?

When you have an application with an intended international audience, you are likely to run into issues with names. The W3C has some interesting documentation on names, but I'm not sure how good it ...
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Best way to let user select one of 100 values?

In our app we have a page that allows users to select an account type and there are 100 different ones. It's basically a word + number, something along the lines of the number of users you want to ...
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Breaking down everything on a single error, or just break down that part? [closed]

In PHP, if a module of your site has a problem, you can turn off error messages, so that only that module won't be displayed. This means for example, if you have a weblog based on PHP, and archive ...
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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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Is a fixed footer menu in a web app bad practice?

We are building a (non-native web app) that looks and behaves like a native iPhone app (using jQuery Mobile). Now the client wants a fixed footer menu which reduced the screen estate. Is a footer menu ...
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Form - time input

I saw a few posts about dates and what not. I was wondering what the best solution would be to get time. It needs to be an exact time and it would be nice to support both time formats. Should i just ...
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Web App on PC & Tablet - Tablet cue for scrollable panel?

I have a web app that's meant to be targeted to both PC and tablet users. The app has two main "panes" side-by-side (a map and a legend, effectively), and I'm finding that the "scrollability" (did I ...
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HTML table cell wrapping issue

One of the problems in a tabular representation of data, is text wrapping inside cells. There are some options available, like: Fixing the width of the columns, and enlarging the rows height to ...
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How to best let a user sequence items in their queue

We have a queue on our users' project page. And we want to introduce sequencing. Currently all actions that are applied are First In; First Out. What is the best method for sequencing? We have come ...
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Can this double picker be achieved by a web app (not a native app)?

Can this double picker be achieved by a web app in HTML (not a native app)?
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Best practice for single-level parent-child control groupings

I have a data relationship like Teachers -> Children. The goal is to select a Teacher in order to manipulate the more user-relevant Child data. You can add a new Teacher, but you can also add a new ...
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What icon to use for archive and for restore? [closed]

In our web-app there is a message centre with a time-line of communications. We let the user move instances of these into what we are calling an archive. On each of the listed messages there appears a ...
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What are some of the best e-tailer / catalogue iPhone apps or webapps you have seen, and what makes them great? [closed]

I've seen a few webapps or iPhone apps that have an enormous and heterogenous amount of items for sale, while managing information architecture / user experience so that is simple and easy to browse ...
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Long lists to fill page

I have a task where I need to display a long list of categories (variable number). Underneath each category is a list of subcategories (once again variable number). Now I could just have a single ...
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What effect does requiring a plugin have on conversion rate in a web app?

An HCI professor of mine found in a small study that requiring an added plugin (Java Silverlight ext) to view certain content resulted in a greater than 50% drop in users completing the task. Users ...
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Where to find design patterns for product management web apps?

I'm creating a IA-prototype for a product-management web app. I don't know the field (product-management) that well and I'm looking for samples. The requirements for this Web-app are: web-based ...
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Common web app usability gotchas? [closed]

What are some common mistakes regarding usability for web applications?
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Setting safe defaults for user interface configuration by client

I am currently a consultant working for a software development company who is building an application for their client. The dev company feels that every aspect of the ui should be customize-able, ...
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What is the best way to indicate to the user to type/select production numbers

I need to ask to the user for this fields: area planted, area harvested and the yield. I got this approaches: 1 2 3 Obviously the three fields are numbers, they are between 1 and 40 for the ...
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Controlling app's beta users with HTML5 Geolocation

I'm a beginner to user experience (and programming) and am interested in feedback on an idea I had for setting up my homepage. The goal is that a user would enter their information and after ...