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

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How should a small team begin to address usability/UX for a web application when it hasn't been a focus in the past?

I've recently become product manager for a small team - our product is a business management software (HR, Estimating, Contracts, etc). In a survey of our current user base, Usability improvement is ...
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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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How can I communicate the user, that the refresh button must be clicked to refresh the content?

In an web app the user can restrict the timeinterval of an chart via a min, and a max date. When the two desired dates are set, the user has to click on the refresh button. Observated users hastiated. ...
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Button Labels : Contextual Names or Generic Names [duplicate]

When we label the buttons should we use contextual names or generic names. For example, I have a form to add a new employee.Here the button is named as "Save", which is more generic. How about ...
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Do I still need to show a header if I'm just replicating the title of a tab?

I have a user management section in my CMS. The content is contained in 'tabs'. However as the title on each tab is basically the name of the page itself, do I need to still include a heading ...
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Double click behavior on Tab in web application

We met a special case that for a busy web application UI, the current design is to double-click the tab title to activate the form modification mode in this tab panel and double click again to save ...
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How to create bands of number ranges for a field?

I have a field in a system called "Score" which ranges from an undetermined negative number to an undetermined positive number. I am trying to figure out a UI for the user to create "bands" of ...
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“Best practice” font for information heavy web applications

We run a B2B, information dense web application (a helpdesk) and our base font is currently 13px Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif We've been thinking about using a webfont to improve this. ...
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Does the 'mile high menu bar' still apply to web apps?

In this article from Joel on Software, Joel talks about how the easiest parts of the screen to click are the edges, and how putting menu bars at the absolute top of the screen increases usability. Can ...
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What's the best way to show this particular data to a user?

I have information on a user's data usage. Currently, if they want to check it, they see a table: | Domestic in: x GiB | Domestic out: x GiB | Domestic total: x GiB | | International in: x GiB | ...
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Does onboarding questionnaire make sense? If yes, how much is too much?

We have a demo dashboard when people sign up for our web app. This dashboard, filled with sample data, is supposed to help users discover the app's potential to solve their problems. The problem is, ...
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About Navigation Breadcrumb Blogspot…? [closed]

How important are breadcrumbs? I understand it is important for navigation but I'm not certain how important it is for SEO? Are there use cases where breadcrumbs do not help SEO - and therefore is not ...
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Should you autofill a textbox if there's only one possibility? What about a minimum?

We have a UI to allocate resource: In the UI, users must check a box to enable the textbox. They can then enter any integer between 1 and the amount remaining. If the box is checked, the user must ...
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Sticky header positioning

The page below is a detail page of a certain Patient, in this case: "Mevr adasfad..." When end-users scroll down they'd like some additional feedback on what page exactly they are, the name of the ...
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How to make a marketplace multi languge support?

How to make a marketplace with buyers and suppliers multilingual? Because if someone writes product details with their language then how can another user in another country see the text in their ...
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Layout options for document review, form data entry on web application. Monitor(s) resolution not known

We have a need to allow the users to open a document from the web application and enter data from the document to web forms. We don't know the monitor setup for the users (dual vs single / monitor ...
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How to indicate an element is loading without animation?

I'm working on a product detail page that contains a 'Table of Contents'. Due to some not so great API work, I'm in a weird situation. It takes between 10-20 seconds for the app to check if there is ...
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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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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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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 ...