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

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Standard iOS app features that should be added to wrapper app?

What are some standard app features that should ideally be included with a iOS wrapper app (UIWebView)? For example, the current version of my app is missing the standard feature where tapping the ...
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use mobile UX for desktop access? (i.e. single UI for everything)

I develop a web app (meteor & ionic & cordova) that is used for fleet management (multiple trucks onroad using a phone to access the app & one manager at the office coordinating their ...
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Resizable panel

I am designing a web application with a split view. On the left side is a listing of objects. When a user selects the object, the contents on the right will reflect the selected object; basically a ...
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Indicative tooltip + info tooltip over the same element

I have a table that contains some items texts the user can click to filter by those values. For example, if they click on the username, only rows containing that username will be shown on the table. ...
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Landing page best practices

Hope I can get this explained clear enough. We are currently developing a new social web service and have a bit of a discussion about what should be the landing page. There are two possibilities (I'...
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Why are CSS cursor types so rare on the web?

Coming across this handy CSS Cursor tool I wondered: why are the CSS cursor types other than default, pointer and text so rare on the web? Even most web applications don't go further than these three ...
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Why is this design considered cluttered or overwhelming?

I'm developing a web app for Desktop and Tablet browsers. All of my UX knowledge stems from personal experience and iteration - I've never been formally trained. I took great care in presenting the ...
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Prompting users to save web app to homescreen

I've created a web application and have it set up so that if the user launches the web app from the homescreen it will operate similar to a native app. On the Chrome developer site, they state Do ...
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How to properly display an original countdown for a quiz app?

I'm working on a small quiz app and I need to display a countdown. The app will be mostly used on PC/tablets but I have to think about mobiles too. The UI is minimalist and clear (i. e. think ...
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Emails generated from web application or email marketing platform?

For those of you working on web applications, I am wondering if you use an email marketing solution such as HubSpot to send emails based on user actions within a web app or do you send messages ...
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Is it better to save changes onblur of an edited field or to provide the user with save and discard changes buttons?

In my application, I am providing a ticket form that the users can go back and edit. I had designed it so that they can change one to many fields without real-time saving by providing a save and ...
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How to indicate an overridden value

I am working on a web application where an item will have a series of default values associated to it. On the form itself a number of these items can be composed into a collection (think basket on e-...
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Wizard style navigation or alternatives

Is wizard style navigation best for large amount of data input? The existing software has very deep nested navigation and uses a wizard style progress method to input and edit information for almost ...
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Adapting Outlook-style master-detail to a non-full-screen view

When a web app's master/detail grid (narrow master on left, wide detail pane on right) is not full-screen like Outlook or the iPad Mail app, but is instead embedded in a page that can be vertically ...
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Set Frequencies in WebApp

I am currently working on Web App to coordinate Frequencies of Microphones. I am not sure how to present the input of the Frequency. Basically a Frequency can be set in a range (eg. 400MhZ - 800 Mhz) ...
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encourage renaming while displaying original name too?

I'm working on a very simple custom report builder in a web app where about 90% of our users are office workers with limited technical skills. For these low-end users, we want to present a simple set ...
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p2p web application, terms and icons to distinguish caller from callee?

I'm working on a web application which uses web rtc. Peers can connect to other peers. The interface will change quite a bit depending on who is the caller vs. callee. What are appropriate terms ...
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Dead-simple way to let a user select multiple time ranges

I've been brainstorming about this problem for over a week now and cannot come up with a sensible way to do it. Basically, I am building a component the purpose which is to let a user select a series ...
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Active/selected members of group on the left? or right?

Given a web page with the classic "move items from a list on one side to the other", does it make more sense to have "active" on the left hand side of the screen? or the right? While Submit Buttons ...
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Logging in with e-mail only

I've seen some websites (Medium, Basecamp 3, etc.) that require only an e-mail to sign up or log in to their app. Basically, you enter an e-mail, the app sends a one-off link to your e-mail, you click ...
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Should we disable all functions of the website when user's not logged in yet?

It almost depends on which option you decide between: Let users enjoy the web app but as soon as they want to interact, a login form pops up. Hide all interactive buttons until they logged in. I ...
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Should iOS native app be distinctly different than the responsive website's mobile version?

I was in a training session, where a room full of designers were learning iOS prototyping in Xcode, and there was an individual there who came from Apple to make sure everything in the course was done ...
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Best way to do private invitations to games or collaborations?

I have a site where users can create a sort of session where they can handle data privately but I would like to allow my users to invite external users who may not be part of the site to collaborate ...
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How can I make this menu have multiple depths?

This is for a bookmarking application that should be easy for anyone to use. Right now it is very simple and has only tags. But I want to be able to import bookmarks. And in most cases bookmarks can ...
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Shall i convert dialog box to tab in web application

In mywebsql, it is the web based front end for mysql database. Currently many database operations are done by dialogs (alter table, alter index like that) but i think it can be better if i convert ...
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two dimensional list with multiple values

We are developing a web applications for e-commerce use when for a list of countries we have different vendors list sort by priority of that vendor. the maximum lists of country is undefined, it can ...
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Restoring a user's unsaved work on a webpage

TL;DR The user edits data without saving. On the next visit, (how) should the unsaved changes be made available? Background information. I have a website that presents user created textual content (...
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Expected behaviour after file upload

What is the expected behavior of a file uploader, after the file is uploaded? Here is a use case where the expectation of the users depend on the current status. The user sees a large list of files ...
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UX improvement impact on revenue of financial institutes

Is there any quantitative study that shows how UX improvement can increase revenue of a financial institute? For instance, for each dollar we spend on improving UX of our web apps, roughly how much ...
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Is currency symbol enough to figure out the culture

I want to figure out a culture by passing just the currency symbol, however, I'm not sure if that is a good method? I was also wondering if the currency formatting is dictated by culture or by the ...
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Best way to redirect with a different url an user from an old version to a new version of a Website

I have a web app based on an older web app which is going to be deprecated soon (databases no longer updated). What is the best way to redirect the user from the old web app to the new one ? I don't ...
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Modular loading

I'm building a web app that have 1 main feature and 2 sub features. The data that is displayed in these modules are pulled from a server and takes 1-2 seconds to load. I've chosen to save a cache of ...
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Displaying add & edit note actions for each row in a table

I work on a web application and i have a list of users. On each user i can do some actions (Enable/Disable and Add/Remove Tax). Now my users could have need to add some note on a row, for example I ...
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changing the browser address bar / window color

I'm looking for a solution for a dashboard. Users will be able to see the dashboard in the "see as other user" mode (they can see someones else dashboard). For that I need solution to clearly ...
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Modal pop-up window or push down

We are designing a web application. In the grid view list we have a add new link which can open a modal pop-up window or push down the content like an accordion type user interface. Regarding ...
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Ideal color palette for 24 colors?

I'm making a simple collaborative whiteboard app just for fun and I originally had a color picker with all the colors but the few friends I showed it too said it was too much and they aren't artists ...
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Should painting apps use right click?

I'm just making a simple painting app for practice using canvas and I can't decide whether or not I want right click to do anything. For example, in Microsoft Paint you can have two colors and use ...
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Monospaced font choice with Material Design

In our application, we adhere to Material Design as much as possible. But the Material Design specification doesn't include any information about a monospaced font. I need to render a set of tables ...
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How to expose the keyboard shortcuts of a web application to the user?

I just added some basic keyboard shortcuts to a small website I am developing. I am wondering what is the best way to expose these to the user? I noticed that Gmail shows an overview if you press ?. ...
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What cursor would let the user know they need to double click a cell?

I have a cell in a column that is editable by the insertion of text. The user is able to add the text manually once they've doubled clicked the cell. What is the best cursor to display on:hover to let ...
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Best way to show tables with less data

We have several pages that display data in a tabular format. We have a standard table design that we follow that has footer which includes pagination. What I would like to know is when we have less ...
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How should I display two user inputs that depend on each other?

I'm writing a web application with HTML5/JS. On one page there are two numeric inputs (A and B) where input B must always be equal or higher than input A. So if the user enters 500 in A, B must be 500 ...
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Onboarding suggestions for a redesigned web app?

I'm beginning work on designing the onboarding process for a redesign of one of my company's products, a platform for managing websites and other related services. Are there any best practices for ...
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Web app UI to fit in to a mobile screen

There is a web app that has a UI like this. Let's call this the estimate builder. The user can add as many estimate items as he wants by clicking the blue button at top right with a plus sign. Also ...
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Add Another Item - best pattern for modals

For this application I am designing, we need to add one or many items to a grid. We have chosen to add the items via a modal dialog due to complexity in certain scenarios that would not be possible ...
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Mobile First for Enterprise Applications?

I'm working on a fairly complex Enterprise Web-Application which will mostly be used with desktop computers. However, it also needs to work with mobiles and tablets, although this will be less common. ...
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Is “user-select: none” bad UX?

I was having a discussion today with a colleague. I showed her "user-select: none" - a CSS property that stops a user from selecting text. To me, this property allowed a more app-like experience to ...
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Switch to realname from username [duplicate]

I'm the only backend developer for a Drupal site and we seldom encounter technical difficulties. The last one was with an AJAX call and to resolve that, I suggested we switch to realname from username;...
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User-friendly date interval/duration input

I'm building a configuration page for a web application and some of the parameters are durations. Most of these durations are in days but there are some that might be specified in weeks, hours, or ...
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Grouping and present a part of the form as optional

I have a "create project" screen. Here the user may choose to add members to his project. I.e adding members is optional and can be added later too. But i want to present him an option to do and start ...