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

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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 ...
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Best practice for currency input fields

I'm working on a web application, which I just received a request to make all input fields collecting currency data to be right aligned. Is there a standard for collecting currency data in a web ...
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Do Top Rated / Most Popular sorting features drive more conversions?

I'm trying to design an ecommerce concept around the idea that good sorting increases conversions. It's just an assumption, but based on my experiences and a few conversations, I'm wondering if an ...
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Which verbiage is appropriate for a combined login/register button and why? [closed]

I'm creating a combined login/sign up form. When the user clicks the action button an ajax call is made which either: Logs the user in, if the account exists. Signs the user up, and then logs them ...
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Datepicker UX showing Quantitative Data

I'm designing a collab app that will include a datepicker widget to allow users to select the due date for a task. Our data shows that users systematically select the days where they have less ...
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Table builder - Drag-n-drop vs. clicking through dialogs?

I am working on a design of a module for a web application. The web app is to be used on desktops and tablets - in the newer browsers (IE9, CHrome, Safari, etc.). One of the tasks that users have to ...
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Should the comments/discussion slide-in from the side?

I'm implementing something similar to source control (like GitHub for flow charts) where users will have a list of changes that can be submitted. On this review page they can click on a change to see ...
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Should image overlays have a close button?

There is a link which when clicked displays images as an overlay (translucent black background, center aligned image). Clicking outside the image or pressing escape key closes the overlay. At present ...
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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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Elements running from the viewport perimeter, is there a name for that functionality?

So you know how if you right click on your desktop, the menu will appear either at the top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right depending on where your cursor is on the page? (<select> ...
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Best Practices for Code Editor and Auto-complete

I am working on a code editor application. The app will be web based and currently I am trying to investigate different best practices and value add to give the developers a reason to use the app. ...
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Object creation and managing in web application

This is a very simple example, but say I have a page where the user can add pets and edit or remove existing pets. At the moment I can't decide if I should use one page from creating and managing the ...
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Approach for designing iOS themed icons representing ranks

I am creating an educational web app for a desktop browser that looks similar to an iPhone app using the default web stack composed of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I am wondering if it would be more ...
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New window icon opens link in new window but regular link opens link in same window

An application development team has recently requested to overload the standard open in new window link with a dual purpose set. I.E the regular text link as mocked up below would open the link page ...
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Is it good to change keyboard's input language automatically in JavaScript?

In some websites and web applications, there are forms to be filled by the end user. In multilingual contexts, some developers try to change the input language of the keyboard, or hook to the field ...
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What is a good analogy for a custom selector?

I'm working on a project where the user has a list of labeled input fields and a bar above with some options. This is how it looks (simplified): I'm now looking for an element the user can use to ...
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What do you think of gauges to display information in web dashboards?

I'm redesigning a reviewer-type website for college entrance exams - there are different categories such as math, science, english. Students can take as many review quizzes/exams as they want, and ...
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Styling links in a web app

I am building a web app that will have a large number of clickable elements. The problem is if I style this with web best practice i.e. different colour/underlined etc the app looks a mess due to the ...
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How to display and label 5 essential and linked numbers in a table/dashboard?

I need to display 5 numbers. These numbers are essentials and display a summary of all the dashboard. This web application will be use by professional who already work with this kind of data. Here is ...
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Communicating changes and new feature in my web application

We are currently in the early phases of developing a web application for a client. We have regular sprint demo's during which we take the client through the new features and changes from the last ...
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How should a user exit an intranet web app with automatic login?

We have an administration tool which is a installed locally on a server and accessed through a browser with automatic log in using AD. When the user navigates to the page, they are automatically ...