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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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Testing OK/Cancel buttons

Related: OK/Cancel on left/right? I have been looking in to whether OK/Cancel should be on left or right, and after looking at lots of views on each side it seems there are good reasons for both. I ...
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Disappearing input field placeholder aesthetics for web apps

Background Users may provide various categorized input entries (e.g., danger, warning, avoid, and relax), such as those in the following image (e.g., "Relax #1", "Avoid #1", etc.): Problem When ...
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Handling subscription downgrades in application [closed]

In my application, non-paying users can allocate (n) resources. Paid subscription means unlimited allocation of resources. When a paying customer downgrades from the paid plan, the limits is applied ...
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Currently designing a “Help” page, what would be considered too-much help to see on one page?

The page for "help" within the site is designed well. The site totals about 40 questions, which has been reduced down from 86. My objective is to simplify the user experience for viewing/navigating ...
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Should a “windows-desktop style” interface be recreated in a browser app?

I have project where I need to design & build a complex interface to sit on top of an ASP.NET/MVC4 back-end and run as a web-based application in a browser. The client has an existing "sister ...
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How do you communicate the location of a user in a tabbed environment when they've navigated to a page that can't be described using an existing tab?

In my web app, there are 4 static tabs that follow you everywhere you go. The active tab is white while the inactive tabs are gray. Nothing ground-breaking there. But from certain tabs, you can ...
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How do I figure out what people need by observing?

I'm taking an online HCI class over at https://www.coursera.org/ Our first assignment is a "needfinding" assignment, where I'm supposed to observe people and come up with an idea of how technology can ...
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visually distinguish favorite items and wishlist items [closed]

So I have a list which is a mix of "wishlist" locations that a user wants to visit and "favorite" locations that a user has visited and liked. (physical locations e.g. restaurants, coffee shops, bars) ...
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fast data entry UI patterns

I am working on a web app that helps people manage their finances. the app requires users to manually enter key financial transactions on a weekly basis, and there is a strong requirement to make the ...
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What are the reasons why the mobile apps market is more developed and active than the desktop one?

What are the reasons why the mobile apps market is more developed and active than the desktop one?
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Pros & Cons? - Single dropdown VS double dropdown VS multi level dropdown

I’m working on an application with some complex dropdowns which have selectable main categories and sub categories. Some dropdown lists could have up to 40 options - which is quite intimidating to new ...
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Best possible way to test a Web app or Website?

I am assigned to test a new web app that my company has to release in few weeks. Though through continuous testing and forking I indeed found some bugs. But I want to make my testing more foolproof. ...
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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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Are in-app tabs bad practice?

I have certain advanced use cases of a web-app that can be handled by allowing users to open details of items in new tabs (i.e. a single page app with an unlimited row of in-app tabs which imitate the ...
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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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web application redesign suggestion [closed]

We had built a application using Ext JS web desktop. Something similar to: http://dev.sencha.com/deploy/ext-4.0.0/examples/desktop/desktop.html The application is basically a web based ...
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Action inside a table vs. Specific screen for the action?

So.. My webapp is targeted for Human Resources departament. The app has a screen that list Positions. Now I'll have two new requisites in the application which are: The user might be able to ...
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master/detail view blank state/detail view when nothing is selected

I have a following view/form: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Basically it is a form where I can fill out some information for a new record. When the ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for validating a field

I'm designing a web application where the user have to go through a lots of already fillec text fields (~50 a page, could be lots of pages) and must correct some of them and mark the other as "OK". ...
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Buttons for showing None, Some or All of list

I have a set of list headings eg. List One (24) List Two (34) etc. and I want to start with them collapsed, but allow the user to view the first 10, or expand to view all. So, I have setup so the ...
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In non-social applications, are usernames redundant?

If there is no social element to a web app, should the user be asked to create a username during the sign-up process? Is username creation a pointless extra hurdle, or does it serve a purpose?
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Intuitive way to present chained 1-N relationships

I have the following entity-relationship diagram (simplified, just the part for this question and there are extra attrributes in reality) A [Maintenance Ticket] has N assigned WorkOrders, each ...
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User Authentication/Timeout for web-app with personal Information

The concept behind "Remember my Username" and even allowing browsers to save your "username and password" for this site seems like it could be controversial. Given that different audiences prefer ...
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What should the “save” button be called when editing inline?

In our application, users can click "rename" to perform inline editing of the name of the current document. When they're done editing the name, they click a button to save the change. I'm trying to ...
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Layout of dismissable event notifications

I'm building an event notification system for a PC browser. The events queue up on screen on top of each other, until you "acknowledge" or "dismiss" them. The information I need to display is: Ok ...
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“Modernizing” legacy applications and legacy users

I'm tasked with modernizing many older UNIX based applications to new, web-based applications. The UNIX applications are completely keyboard-based (ie. "04" to select the fourth application, "Enter" ...
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Alternative graphical representation of a goal achievement?

The client has a set goal X that he wants to achieve every month and he wants this represented graphically and I agree that it would be a good way for people to easily see how far along they are. The ...
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SharePoint 2010 : UX design considerations? [closed]

We are designing a portal with Share Point 2010 platform. Content is more informational oriented with hardly transactional tasks within it. I understand there are many views on SP UX but can someone ...
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HTML5 form element implementation inconsistency: chalk it up to progressive enhancement?

I'm writing a small task tracking webapp for intranet use by about 20 people of varying technical skill (from clerical to developer). I was hoping to be able to rely almost entirely on HTML5 form ...
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Will combining fixed and flexible layouts on the same page confuse people?

I've recently put a limit on the maximum width of my web app (similar to the Stack Exchange sites) to avoid looking ridiculous at very high resolutions and large monitors. Most pages are limited to ...
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Is appending the company e-mail domain to a textbox good UX?

My application has companies that have many users. To login to the application, they use their e-mail address. The company has a preferred domain name (e.g. google.com). Is it good UX to append this ...
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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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What's the best way to present multiple many to many options in a form?

I'm working on a web app where the data is structured as follows: CLIENTS may have one or more CONTRACTS CONTRACTS may have one or more CASES CASES may have one or more CLIENTS ...
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Appropriate level of granularity in a card sort for a web app

When putting together a card sort for a web application, what level of granularity is appropriate for each card? For example, is the function "forward an email to a distribution list" granular ...
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How can I make the purpose of a complex user interface element more obvious?

I am the author of SQL Fiddle, an online environment for testing and sharing database problems. The target audience for my site is for pretty technically-sophisticated users (database programmers, ...
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What should I do about my save button inconsistency across tabs?

The user profile in the app I'm building is across a few tabs, however, I've had a situation where I feel the expected save functionality will be inconsistent across tabs. Most of my tabs look ...
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Default choice for a “leave without saving changes”-dialog

I have an existing design (web application) where users can edit small parts in a webpage. A small editor will open up with the editable fields and three buttons: [Cancel & Close] [Clear] and ...
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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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How best to show the 'weight' (importance) of bullet-ed items in a non-intrusive (creative) way?

I have a web page with a bulleted list of items each with an associated weight i.e. level of importance. The bullets are of equal width but not necessarily of equal height. Here's a graphical ...
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Folding columns of a kanban view

In our enterprise management software, we use "kanban" views for different purposes; pipeline of business opportunities, tasks, recruitment process, bugtracker, etc. The example bellow shows the ...
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Internal Vs. Consumer site UX

I am in the middle of designing a web application for a company that deals with institutions, there are both the end-user facing site (what the schools will see and use), and the "behind-the-scenes" ...
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A Good “Invitation to Connect” Experience

We are building an "connect with your friends" part of our app and I curious as to a good way to do this. My first thought is do like everyone else...so I look to Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, ...
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What are some best practices for displaying lists of items having many attributes, but no natural identifier?

I have a database of full of items with nondescript names like "X0001", "X0002", etc. where each item has ~30 features which are usually strings of ~10 characters, but could be ranges or 50 ...
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Is UX Copyrightable?

After the recent "Look and Feel" Apple vs Samsung lawsuits, I've been wondering to what extent this might affect websites/webapps that offer functionality similar to other existing sites. So what ...
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Loading Times / Breaking points

We all know that a user is not going to wait forever for a website to load. Given there are certain factors and circumstances that can apply to this, is there a breakdown of users stages/breaking ...
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Which term seems more appropriate for a playback system, “player” or “device”?

Working on a site that allows users to listen to audio through some means of playback. Whether it is on their desktop (software), smart device (app), or special hardware, they can choose one of those ...
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Best way for a user to specify budget/price range?

When designing for a shopping service, the user should be able to specify what they're willing to spend on an item. Problems: There's no automated way to know what price range on the item, so the ...
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When given the choice on a website; are people more likely to download the app or keep using the browser?

When you go to Zappos.com on an iOS device you're greeted with a splash screen saying "We made an App!" and it gives you the choice to "Download Now" or "No Thanks, I'll just use the browser." I was ...
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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 ...