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Date picker - Restricting future dates = bad ux?

Restricting future dates? I'm developing a web form, as being reviewed, i was requested to limit the selection of future dates (e.g. not allowing picking dates after the computer's date) The date ...
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'Continue' and 'Retry' buttons location in action div

Regarding a Web console: I have a process that stops from time to time when it has warnings and fails. I'm allowing the user to retry or continue after taking care about the warnings and fails. ...
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Linking into an infinite scrollable stream

I have a web app that contains a stream of entries with a "more..." button at the bottom that loads in older entries. If one of the entries is selected then the right panel displays details on that ...
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Are SSL certificates needed to get the trust of a visitor, even if no data is sent?

An SSL certificate can be used to encrypt data. I see a lot of websites that use an SSL certificate, even though they don't need to encrypt data since no confidential data is sent. Why do they do ...
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Refresh button on a website

Is it useful/sensible to display a 'Refresh' button on a website's page (simple page, not dialog!), like the picture below? First I thought it's a good idea, but know I start to think it's not so ...
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How to improve search?

Jakob Nielsen have since 1996 published the article "Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design", recently updated 2011. At the top of the list we find the mistake Bad Search. It has not always been that way. In ...
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What are some best practices for displaying an “unsupported browser”-warning in a web app?

We're building a web app, and the technology we're using will only allow users with relatively modern browsers (IE8 and up, plus most versions of other browsers) to even log in. We want to show an "...
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How to let users know of a new feature available throughout the website?

We are considering making our product's feature available as an add-on that websites can enable within themselves. Any help with the following is appreciated: What are some effective ways of ...
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What to implement for fixed (or something like that) navigation without the header if I have 1 up to 3 links?

I have a following web app (important parts translated manually, it's in Russian originally): How can I decompose or remove the top bar navigation? The problem is in the following: Some of ...
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Guidelines/best practices for CSS hover animations in web UI

What, if any, are the accepted guidelines and/or best practices for using CSS animated transitions on hover in a web-based user interface? When does it start to simply become annoying and distracting?...
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Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?

There are plenty of questions/answers discussing when/where to optionally include animation in an app. Now it comes to the point, there is almost ubiquitous animation all over media. Even a few ...
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“Right arrow” meaning for blind users

I have a menu with right arrows next to the elements that have child pages under them. The child items are not displayed in the menu, the arrow only indicates to the user that after they navigate to ...
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Best approach to show Risk data on UI - Simple divs or Guage (speedometer)?

I'm working on a project where I need to show a Big Risk number on the main page of my website. What is the best approach according to the user perspective to show the number ? I have 2 options in ...
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Should the logout button redirect to the last page or to the home page?

On an information-centric website that also has content only accessible for logged-in users, what should happen after the user logs out? I see two possibilities: Redirect to / stay on the page the ...
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Color Scheme for an Older Demographic

I have a couple of questions: Is this color scheme too distracting for a senior demographic? Do you think the blue puts enough emphasis on the "buy now" button? Or does is not stand out enough from ...
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How to convey links that are not accessible from the internet?

We have a mix of links on our public website and we're trying to style them with icons to convey certain things about them. ie, external links have an icon with a little arrow leaving a box to ...
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When dragging large elements - will an equally large placeholder hinder Usability?

I am designing a Web Sortable (via D&D) Interface. When you drag an element I would like to have the placeholder indicate where the element will be dropped. The problem is, if I want to move a ...
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Number of error messages to display

This question is related more to a server side error such as a timeout or a database not being reached rather than a user error or validation problem. Let's say we have a web page which pulls data ...
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How can I incorporate IAB advertising banner standards in a 960 grid layout?

When I try to prototype a website thinking in the IAB display advertising guidelines using a grid system (960gs - 10-60-10) the only banner that fits in a 3 column space it's the half banner (300x250) ...
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Scroll Down Menu

Lets say I have a scroll down menu with ten options. That menu comes down when a user hovers over a link. Problem is...When the menu comes down, it covers a bit of the text beneath it on the page......
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How to display a distinction between actions which affect the 'real world' vs. actions that affect only the information in the application?

I have the following challenge: I'm designing a web application that is supposed to manage IT components. Meaning - when the user creates an IT component in the application or updates an existing one,...
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What would be the pros and cons of using .xyz domain?

Recently I've seen a lot of people/companies migrating to the .xyz domain, including Alphabet with the abc.xyz domain. What would be the benefits of using it, since it's being more and more popular? ...
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Affordance of ContentEditable elements (without changing the background)

Context I want to use the ContentEditable attribut instead of classic inputs. It sounds like a duplicate of Affordance of Edit In Place functionality, but actually I would like to avoid the changing ...
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A Web Enabled Desktop App

So you know how the whole web 2.0 moment is about moving native desktop software to the cloud in the form of web applications, with UI being rendered through a web browser, data being pushed through ...
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Matrix question type in mobile

I am working on a tool for conducting surveys through the web. One of the most common question types is represented with a table, where the column and row headers form the question, and the rest of ...
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Re-skinning web apps: Yes or no?

During Phase 1 of our current web project—a site with thousands of pages and 38 legacy web applications for several groups of users—we're focusing on content strategy and implementing a CMS. The web ...
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What's the best way to open links from widgets?

I have a portal consists of set of widgets, each widget contains a block of data and a link to an application . it appears like this .My question is : what 's the best user experience to open the ...
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How to drive conversion in a website?

I've built a website for a startup. The websites purpose is to convert the visitors (mostly iPhone developers) to register to the beta of the SDK that the website presents. Out of about 100 visitors ...
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tab menu + side panel - how to organize menu and “context menu”

I have a dashboard, with tab menu (tabs over the content) and a side panel with a vertical menu. My question is. i would like to make one menu (tab or side panel) as first level menu and the other ...
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Best way to ask the user which dictionary he wants to use

I'm making a javascript widget that will allow the user to see the translation of a specific word together with examples featuring that word, synonyms, etc. This how it works: On the desktop) The ...
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How to make a “prices” UI?

I am building a website that offers 3 different pricing method. The only thing that differs between the 3 options is the period range. For example ( lets say car hire): under 1 week - 10$ per day 1 -...
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UX Parameters for Interaction Design

In a web or screen-based GUI, when a user performs an interaction, or there is a state change triggered by another user or server processing, what are the parameters you can change given a specific UI ...
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Recommend UI modifications [closed]

I am looking to modify the "faceted filter" on our schedule page and would like some input on what kind of UI elements I could use to enhance the experience. The current one is woefully bad and the ...
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account confirmation pattern: link or link + page with edit field

Imagine the registration process where you send an activation email to the user. In many activation email I receive, I will get an activation hyperlink and an activation code by itself as well. My ...
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How to communicate that new content has been loaded without a loader

We have just released a new version of our app and the feedback I have got is: Issue with the app loading too fast when user is takin an action Problem: The app is reloading so fast when ...
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What does *data* show to be the best way to write hyperlinks in article text?

Here are some possible ways to embed a link in a sentence within an article. (The intended link text is just bolded here, rather than actually linked to something.) "A good first step is to perform a ...
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Any specific reason why they put link anchor obscurely on timestamp label?

As I need to share Facebook and Twitter post outside their network lately, I have learned that I can get the link to the post from the link on the timestamp text (see image below.) I wonder if there's ...
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Clean URLs and passing parameters - best user experience

I am passing parameters ("product category" & "product name") in a url to a buy page. Which is preferable in regards to the norm/standard for passed parameters in Web URLs? https://example.com/...
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Gauge user preference given four options

I am looking to design an effective yet slick user control that will allow a user to provide their input to a question where they can pick how much they like the provided answers as options. The user ...
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Hover alternatve for touch devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some alternatives to “hover” on touch-based devices? I'm building a standard infographic where you mouse over a region and the image changes as you move. For ...
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Does a URL fragment identifier have a bad effect on user experience?

In this link from CSS-Tricks, it's claimed that using the hash sign in a URL for linkablity purposes is not a good idea, because browsers will scroll to the item which has its id mentioned in the ...
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Should a web-based non-modal dialog prevent users from leaving it via keyboard access?

Say that a dialog is non-modal, meaning that a user can use the mouse to interact with elements outside of the dialog without closing it. Does this also mean that the user should also be able to ...
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What are the accessibility concerns of a checkbox based navigation?

This is an old css-tricks article demonstrating some of the cool things you can do without javascript using checkboxes. I want to use an updated version of this pattern on my site, but I am worried ...
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When should I ask for the title of a YouTube video and the title of a resume?

I am designing a web site where candidates can upload videos and files. Candidate can upload videos from YouTube and they have to give the video a title and do the same thing for a file. They have to ...
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Validation on complex forms

I have a complex web form in CMS which consists of: few tabs; different elements on each tab; properties pane; components pane. The problem with validation is that not all UI elements are displayed at ...
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Table Comments and Actions

I have a table where one column is a 'Comment' section with a textarea where users can add a comment and save it for that row. I'm trying to think of the best way to implement this. There are a ...
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Web surfing: people “wandering” from page to page vs people following their goals

When browsing Wikipedia, I often see me drifting from my initial goal to other pages infinitely through hyperlinks. I end up reading pages about things that are far away from the information I was ...
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Where to place links for sub-records

This is a problem that I had in several places in various web apps that I built. I'm asking about one specific case because it's simple and clean. I have this page: It's a project, called "Come ...
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How should sites be designed, if google-weblight and similar site compression techniques were to become a norm? [closed]

Site compression through something like google-weblight has pros and cons. On one hand it loads pages 4 times faster, on the other it changes the look of the site, thus altering the UX. Also, my ...
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Should a UI say “My Stuff”, or “Your Stuff”? [duplicate]

I've been getting some different opinions on this question, and wondered if anyone has a well-motivated response. Basically, if I have a part of a website that's called "My something" or "Your ...