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

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Placement of edit link beside long title?

I'm working on an web application that is flow-chart like. Each page has a star to "bookmark" the page, a title and below it is the actual flow chart/shapes. The flow area takes up the remaining ...
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What are the little arrows called that hide additional details?

In UI design, sometimes settings are hidden behind a little arrow or "+" symbol. When the user clicks on it, the item expands to show additional details. Does this UI pattern have a name? Other ...
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Should sign up be available from both Mobile and web?

Let's say I have an iPhone application AND a website that works synergetically with the app. For example it might allow the user to manage the iPhone app's data. In this case how should the sign up ...
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Lightbox for “In-Context” Editing

Some sites effectively combine the concept of, for the lack of better term, "in-context editing" and lightbox to allow users to easily do page content update. For example, check out Schoola and try ...
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Should a wastebin be global?

I am currently implementing a trash / wastebin for a web-application that works with 3 different entities of data. Each such entity is displayed in unique views. If a user deletes such an entity, ...
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Should Ribbon be used on the web?

I'm designing a web application which has a large number of commands and customizations, with many more to come in the future. I've read a number of things on usage of the ribbon, from MS's ...
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Name of the logged off part of an application/a website

I'd like to know how you would call the part of the application which is not the showcase, not the app itself, but the part between both. Let me explain with more details. It is something very common ...
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Are there any better ways to present/edit a very large matrix?

We have a page where user selects what training courses are required for each role in organisation (HR-type web-based system). That looks like that: Now have ability to hide columns, fix headers ...
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How long can a user remember what they were working on?

A web application lets the user browse its screens for future or past months. The time period the user is currently viewing follows the user through every screen of the system. But users can be ...
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On a click, show a stub or not?

Consider a click event that would cause a significant change of view (e.g. going from a list of items to a detail view of a single item). What is a better experience: Switch to a stub view which ...
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Voting System - Which Symbols to use

A lot of sites out there allow their users to either vote-up or vote-down content to determine both it's quality and relevance (just like this one!). My question is which set of symbols would be more ...
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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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Are one-page web apps always better?

Does anyone have some instances or cases where onepage web applications (for example, a lot of AngularJS apps) are inferior to full loading pages? I'm not including technology, SEO, etc. Only from a ...
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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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“Click-and-drop” alternative to drag-and-drop, for accessibility (and maybe mobile-web)

I have observed some people fumble with a mouse. They seem unable to synchronize clicking the buttons and sliding the mouse consistently, to where they drag things when they only meant to click on ...
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Vertical scroll down navigation for Facebook app?

I am designing a web app that must live both as a Facebook app and on a external website. The website is designed as vertical scroll-down website with 3 sections. How do I translate this kind of ...
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What is the best way to introduce a user to your interface?

I'm redesigning the new user experience for my web app, onepagerapp.com. We need to communicate to the user (typically not very web savvy) how to add content to their page, modify their page design ...
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When is themeing applicable in web application?

I have seen few applications with the ability to change themes, for example, in my case, a HRMS application (there are many such). But, people seldom use custom themes or care about them in such ...
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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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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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How do you indicate an element is moveable by keyboard arrows?

I am building a drag and drop interface where elements can be moved by a mouse or by the keyboard arrows. How should I 'tell' the user these elements are moveable using the keyboard? Any idea or a ...
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“About me” -field usage in web app

I am creating a web application for college students where they can share their timetable and help each other in studies and courses. We are in the process of designing the profile of a user. However, ...
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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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Is it better to have more than one way to navigate to functionality or only one way?

We are building a web app in Silverlight and currently have more than one way to navigate to the same functionality. I.e. there is more than one button/link on the page that does exactly the same ...
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Sorting with a Click or Double Click? Better ways?

I have an interface allowing a user to search for various Wines. You start by selecting a Type: Red, White or Sparkling. This will pull the from the database all the Varietals for your selection. You ...
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Hyperlink at the top of page with smooth scroll to a form at the bottom

I've been tasked with creating 3 new web pages for our site. Each page has a hyperlink above the fold that takes the user to a form at the bottom of the page just above the footer. None of these pages ...
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Long select lists on mobile web app

I know long lists on mobile have been discussed on here before. But there are some differences in my problem - and I have yet to find a solution I am fully satisified with. This is for a responsive ...
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Why do many web sites emphasize registration and hide log in forms?

Many web-based applications are emphasizing sign up forms and hiding log in forms, often placing log in on another page. I'm under the impression that the majority of users are not first time users, ...
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Favorites mechanism & common design pattern

I'm building a web app which contains many pages. I want to implement a favorites mechanism. My suggestion is - (1) is the "add to favorites" button (as in google chrome) which opens a small ...
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Automatically clear cache from scripts

I received a request to implement browser clear cache automatically when a user starts a session. This is the first time I encounter such a odd request. Is clear browser cache for a web application ...
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Static tooltips vs tooltips that follow the mouse

This is for a debug app (programming) that prints additional information when the mouse is over a certain element. For example, the app can display a list of class methods. When the user mouse over a ...
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Entity and State Based Navigation

Our web application is built around a single entity, say A. User creates A1. Then user can do a limited number of actions on A1. If one of this actions is taken by the user on A1, A1 changes to ...
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What is the best practice for a web app with “Change language” on front and back

We have a webapp with a front/presentation/landing page. On this page it is possible to change language and, for already registered users, to login to the secure area. Now we have a "Change language" ...
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Where should I put a sub-menu on the screen?

This might seem like an odd question, but where should I put a sub-menu on the screen, assuming the main menu is horizontal - similar to the Questions/Tags/Users/Badges menu on this site. The ...
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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 function keys can be safely used for a web app?

I'm creating a small web app and I want to be able to toggle it on and off via a keyboard shortcut. I would like to use one of the function keys (F1–F12). I'm planning on overriding F4, F8 or ...
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What's the appropriate way using desktop like notifications in a webapp (chrome notification feature)

I'm planning to use Chrome's notifications feature. I want to show important informations on the notifications. My "users" are highly qualified technical persons, so i think it's good idea. But not so ...
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What do you think about the results of 3M Visual Attention Service's Web App?

First of all if you haven't heard of this service here's the link: https://vas.3m.com/ This online app generates heatmaps: you get 5 credits free at first, with which you can analyze the pictures ...
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What are innovative, new ways to design Master/Child relationships on a page?

I'm currently working on a ASP.net application that has a variety of master, child relationships, portrayed on the page in a master gridview with tabs below. While this works for a somewhat small set ...
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Looking for 'planner' design patterns and opinions

We are designing a revamped part-time studies course catalogue at the post-secondary institution where I work. One of the features I have included is an authenticated planner for saving and ...
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Do the concepts of typographic scale and vertical rhythm apply equally to print media and web apps?

I have been learning about these two fundamental concepts and I see how beneficial they are for print media (including 'digital print' like blogs and webzines.) do these concepts apply equally to ...
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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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Nested multiple selections

I am building a web application that allows users to search a gym chain's class timetables. This gym has multiple branches, in multiple states and cities. The inputs to the class timetable search are: ...
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UI for Access Control List (ACL)

I am trying to come up with a UI for controlling Resource based Access Control Lists (RBAC) in web application. So far I would go with this approach: I have a Searchbox with suggestion support. ...
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Positioning of additional form entry fields to avoid natural flow of entry

I'm re-engineering a registration form on a client's site that is primarily targeted at UK users only. The site provides a post-code look up for easy identification of the end user's postal address. ...
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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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Suitable form for adding/removing elements of a dynamic list

I am writing a web app for tracking daily activities. The concept is very simple, you add questions and then answer them daily. When you are defining your questions, you can add different types of ...
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Should I provide a default selection?

[this whole feature is a new one for us so we don't have real-world data] I have a form that requires the user to select one of predefined items (equivalent to, say, shipping addresses). The user is ...
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What would you need from a mobile usability testing service?

I'm thinking of launching a service similar to usertesting.com or trymyui for mobile website and apps. Developers submit their app or website along with testing scenarios. Scenarios would be ...
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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 ...