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

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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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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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Switching Modules within your App

What should be the best UI to access/switch different modules of your application while remaining on application pages. I have an app containing modules A, B and C. These modules are accessible based ...
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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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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 is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window?

What is the best solution for allowing an edit of individual activities in a calendar pop-up window? We tried listing the activity code as a link for each activity, but that has visual problems with ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Will it ever be okay for web-apps to disable the back-button?

I've been working on some extremely complex web-applications and supporting the back-button in all scenarios is non-trivial, to say the least. This is especially true when you support various devices ...
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How to show user that page objects automatically update

I'm working on an online auction site. We're working on functionality to make the user dashboard auto-update without refreshing, so a user can see bids update real-time. The bid price and time ...
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Is my back button OK where it is? Could it be in a better position?

I am developing an app for tablets and was considering moving the back button to the top left, but I would have to make the change in a few places and was wondering how much of an effect it would ...
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Options to place “now” for a date input

I have a section of a web page where there is a heading called "date and time" and "duration". I have two labels named 'date time' and 'duration' and two input boxes where the user can enter a date ...
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What's good UX for selecting an item from a list of potentially 20k+ items?

Each client using the site has different options in that list, gotten from the client themselves. A normal select field works for most clients (who have between 5-10k options). A few, though, go all ...
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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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How to perform user research on application help/documentation?

I'm interested in doing some user research to see how documentation/help is being used in our enterprise web app, and I'm not sure what the most effective method would be. I'm not looking to find ...
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Web app/site design consistency for pages with different layouts [closed]

Greets, I'm designing a productivity web app (a desktop mouse-based app) which general layout is composed by a header (logo + tabbed menu), a body area and a footer. The content of the body area ...
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How to explain Login with OpenID to end users, good models to follow?

I have an analytic app for data-oriented professionals. For authentication it offers social login (Sign in with Google, LinkedIn, Twitter) or "Email me a signin link" (like Forgot my Password ...
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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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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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Frameworks for web applications with UX focus [closed]

Which web technology frameworks focus on UX (and accessbility) for web applications?
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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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How to show the user can hover for more information

I have a simple table showing the configuration of various installs of a product. This particular product enables different profiles that enable/disable features and options. In this table, for each ...
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Handling effective date ranges with no start or end date

I have an enterprise-based web application that makes use of effective dates - so instead of just making a change to a piece of data, that change can take effect at some date in the future (or the ...
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Display Keyboard shortcuts for buttons/input in their label itself in a web app?

I have an inteactive web-app with some buttons and inputs, and they have keyboard shortcuts based on their respective labels. Like P for the button labeled 'Press me'. I want to showcase that the ...
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What are the differences between desktop app UX vs Web App UX? [closed]

Are the different? If so, how? What are the biggest differences and why? For eg: In an e-commerce web app - The singular focus will be on making a sale. Whereas, on a licensed desktop app, the ...
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Branding applications

What are some helpful guidelines and/or best practices when branding multiple applications (could also apply to web sites) without just making them all look the same. Edit: The original question ...
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The best way to get users to trust a website as an operating system [closed]

I've developed the basic architecture for a browser based operating system that exists to get users to interact with network resources the same way they are able to interact with their native systems ...
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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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Filtering by distance based on an address as reference

Being aware that HTML geolocation API does not work on every browser without using Wi-Fi, I'm trying to use an alternative more accurate to present nearest items from the user location. I'd ...
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How to present language list along with proficiency

Our users can select a language from a drop-down list and proficiency levels, which are: Speaking Not at all Proficient Slightly Proficient Moderately Proficient Very Proficient Extremely ...
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Responsive Design / What is an appropriate web component to choose a distance regarding user's geolocation?

I own a responsive web application. I want to let user filter results (supposing a page listing some data) based on his geolocation and a chosen limit. For instance, Bob wants to see all meetings ...
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Send Button (but with option)

My app allows users to send messages to each other (among other things). My send button is placed at the very bottom of the screen and takes up the full width of the screen. I have introduced a ...
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Responsive Design / Is it a good UX for a multi-step form?

I've got a responsive web app that displays a multi-step. There are 4 steps: What?, Where?, When?, With?, that are indicated on each step to let user know the progress. For instance, here's what it ...
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Top-down hamburger menu / is it a cool experience regarding my application?

I own an application managing some meetings (conceptual example). Of course, my website is responsive so that it's fully usable on mobile devices. Before showing some screenshots of my navigation ...
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How to improve the UX of this filter area?

Let's suppose an application that manage meetings between employees of various companies. A meetings list is shown to any logged employee, and this one may mark himself as a participant if he's ...
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What's the best design to get a number from a small range from user?

I have a system where I have to get a number, between 1 and 10, from the user in a web application. (The actual use case is the user has to say which group he is from, and group names are numbers from ...
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Best way to navigate a complex web system

I need to design a web system like an Enterprise Resource Planner (ERP), but I have a huge doubt about the best way to develop it. Requirement: Allow use of several features at the same time. Two ...
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Are there any resourceful books for the planning process in creating and improving upon features for new and existing web applications? [closed]

I recently stumbled upon an article on CSS-Tricks which really dove deep into the intricacies for creating a new feature for existing web applications. The example used describes the steps it would ...
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0 to 10 rating system alternative

I have a system where the user has to rate other systems efficiency, availability, functionality and velocity in a 0 to 10 scale. I was going to use a simple "10 stars" interface for this, but I ...