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

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App selection/store with not many apps

I'm making an internal-facing web-based interface for our corporate management platform. Users land on a homescreen with different applications available for them to then click on to use. (eg I can ...
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Simulating how an app would look on various Projectors

I've done a few google searches and not coming up with anything useful: I was wondering if anyone knew of any software or techniques that you could use to simulate how a web application would look on ...
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Should a “view more” button move down when the pane expands?

On a website I have a pane that can be expanded to show additional information. The "show more" button (red square 3) turns into a "show less" button when expanding it. What results in better UX? The ...
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Web Application vs Mobile Application [duplicate]

Last week my senior asked me this question but did not provide me with the answer :(. I researched the web but could not clear myself till the date. I even don't know if this is the right place to ask ...
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Is it worth having custom 404 pages for different features of a web app?

We've seen a lot of beautiful custom error pages for server errors such as 404 and 503, but it seems like each site or app has just has one for whatever page you cannot reach. Is it in anyway ...
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Urls for page state in a single page app

In a single page web application that uses hashes/pushstate to create urls is it considered a good idea to use urls to record page state? An example would be adding a url to record the selection of a ...
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Managing properties in web app

I have an MFC Windows application and I'm doing some research to see whether the software can be ported to a web app. Currently the MFC app uses quite a few CPropertySheet / CPropertyPage (also known ...
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Disabling text selection on mobile

From my perspective disabling text selection by default on mobile is a good approach. In almost all mobile web applications/frameworks and native mobile applications, by default you will be not able ...
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Can you apply a similar UI design used on a “web” app towards a “native” (iphone, android) app?

I'm in the process of redesigning my website to be responsive, so this will also include a "mobile" web designed version of my website. I'm just wondering, would I be able to use my "mobile" web app ...
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Popover or accordion for data editing

I am developing a UI for a web app and don't know to decide between a popover and an accordion patterns. Basically what I have is a list of of sentences, some of them have an item which users should ...
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Bookmarklet or browser addon - which offers the best user experience?

I am creating a web app that allows users to submit the URL of the page they are browsing to my server. I have thought about a couple of ways to achieve this. To give users a bookmarklet and upon ...
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Save “notification” for multi-page form where every action saves

I have a web application that rates a person's performance: there are a number of questions regarding the person, where each question is a rating (poor to excellent) represented by radio buttons, and ...
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What ways are there to teach users the rules to a game?

I'm trying to find all the different ways I can teach a user the rules of a card game and considering which is the best way to do this. I am building an application that allows users to play a number ...
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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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Best GUI tool for X, Y, or Both situation- radio buttons, or check boxes?

I have a medical reporting application, and three possible options for a query. I need the user to select one of three options, and I am trying to figure out if a radio button group is best or some ...
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Right-click menus in a web context?

I am working at a place where we develop expert systems for the finance business. Previously we have had native desktop applications, but have during the past years moved to web applications. In our ...
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How do we show custom holidays in calendar?

I wanted to show custom holidays in the calendar component. I am already displaying Saturday and Sunday in gray color. Now I wanted to show two other categories of holidays which are real banking and ...
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Showing remaining time in a web app

We have developed the interface of a web application which lets the user manage some remote equipments for a limited amount of time. Basically, it is used in this way: User A reserves the hardware. ...
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Alternative for the hamburger icon in webapps

I know the hamburger icon for long now, I used it several times and I personally like it. But as it seems, it isn't state of the art. I am wondering, what would be a good alternative for web apps? ...
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Nested tabs (vertical within horizontal) alternative

I am working on a component is part of a larger wizard. It is made up of nested tabs (only 2 levels deep). Here is a quick wireframe of the it: The system I am working on is a refresh of an ...
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Dealing with captive portals on rich web applications

I'm working on a web application that contains a number of (form) steps in which customers make a series of choices, resulting in a search result at the end. The form is implemented as a single-page ...
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White space and its use in production single page apps

The modern web design world is screaming "white space" more than ever, and for good reason. There are countless articles detailing how and why white space should be used. I specialize in heavy-use, ...
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Why use 'fixed width' or boxed layout rather than fluid?

I've noticed many sites (including stackexchange) use the 'fixed width' or 'boxed' layout where 50% of my screen is white space, kind of like watching a standard definition TV show on an HD screen. ...
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what exactly do UX Designer mean in the web design field?

What I mean by this question is how can a person be an UX designer just by making a STATIC high fidelity mockup on a piece of software like "Photoshop" or "Sketch" or whatever. Does not the words ...
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How to solve problem showing too many fields in a form?

I have a form with more than 20 fields to fill and this is in a popup dialog. What is the best way to handle this?
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Saving data as a whole vs saving data in scattered mode

Please, if you think this question is too broad, tell me if there's a name for this kind of problem in order to google it. I've been developing and maintaining a web application for a couple of years ...
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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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How best to create a link/relationship between multiple elements of a webpage?

My current UI looks something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups A 3 column layout with a list of tasks with titles/details in the middle. I need ...
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Ideas for mobile, tablet, desktop or web for app that in a first step consists of lots of data entry?

With a friend I am making an app that basically consists of one big calendar in which data can be entered. The app will be a sowing calendar which can be used to enter the months in which you are ...
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Multiple methods of navigating backwards from a web app's detail page

I've got a situation where there's a list, and each item in the list contains a detail page. Lets say it's a list of users in a table or something, and clicking on a user brings you to a page with ...
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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 our platform and I was thinking about some good ways to implement it. From what I have come across so far, it seems that many interfaces ...
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Best way to populate multiple lists from a shared data source

I'm trying to design a UI wherein a person is moved from a list of people into one of four mutually exclusive groups. Each group needs to be shown on screen (there are typically less than 15 people in ...
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What is a good name for non-administrator users?

Not sure if this is the proper place for this question. In my opinion, it is related to user experience, but please correct me if I'm wrong. If you have a site/application that separate users with ...
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Separate administration pages vs. front-end integrated administration

I was wondering if there have been any studies on this topic. Which one do most users prefer? For example, Wordpress separates the front-end views from the site administration views. Different theme ...
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Button or link for new item form

I'm quite decided to use links to indicate that the user will be taken to page with content, and to use button, when the user takes some action. There is pretty clear distinction between those, so it ...
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Desktop notifications permission UX

I have a question, I'm implementing desktop notifications to allow users to see on site notifications while they are browsing another website. I have 2 options to ask for permission: Give the user ...
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Will it ever be okay for web-apps to disable the back-button?

I've been working on some extremely complex web-applications and supporting the back-button in all scenarios is non-trivial, to say the least. This is especially true when you support various devices ...
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How to show user that page objects automatically update

I'm working on an online auction site. We're working on functionality to make the user dashboard auto-update without refreshing, so a user can see bids update real-time. The bid price and time ...
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Is my back button OK where it is? Could it be in a better position?

I am developing an app for tablets and was considering moving the back button to the top left, but I would have to make the change in a few places and was wondering how much of an effect it would ...
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Options to place “now” for a date input

I have a section of a web page where there is a heading called "date and time" and "duration". I have two labels named 'date time' and 'duration' and two input boxes where the user can enter a date ...
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What's good UX for selecting an item from a list of potentially 20k+ items?

Each client using the site has different options in that list, gotten from the client themselves. A normal select field works for most clients (who have between 5-10k options). A few, though, go all ...
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How to perform user research on application help/documentation?

I'm interested in doing some user research to see how documentation/help is being used in our enterprise web app, and I'm not sure what the most effective method would be. I'm not looking to find ...
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Web app/site design consistency for pages with different layouts [closed]

Greets, I'm designing a productivity web app (a desktop mouse-based app) which general layout is composed by a header (logo + tabbed menu), a body area and a footer. The content of the body area ...
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How to explain Login with OpenID to end users, good models to follow?

I have an analytic app for data-oriented professionals. For authentication it offers social login (Sign in with Google, LinkedIn, Twitter) or "Email me a signin link" (like Forgot my Password ...
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The main user action on my page is importing files, does it matter that my import button isn't next to my select files button?

Please consider the admin screen below: One of the tasks on this screen is to import a file. However, the import button is located on the toolbar rather than next to the form. Would it be clearer to ...
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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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Frameworks for web applications with UX focus [closed]

Which web technology frameworks focus on UX (and accessbility) for web applications?
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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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How to show the user can hover for more information

I have a simple table showing the configuration of various installs of a product. This particular product enables different profiles that enable/disable features and options. In this table, for each ...
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Handling effective date ranges with no start or end date

I have an enterprise-based web application that makes use of effective dates - so instead of just making a change to a piece of data, that change can take effect at some date in the future (or the ...