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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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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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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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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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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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Selecting all contents of an input field of text type when focusing

I am working on a registration form for a web application which requires you to enter your first name, last name, date of birth, address and so forth. If the user fills out all of the fields we are ...
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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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Which one has more career opportunities: web usability or web accessibility?

I'm wondering which one will be more valuable and have more career opportunities. Web usability or web accessibility. Please show statistics or any valid information if possible.
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Is a redirect or splash page more user-friendly?

When you have a website and do a merger, or a re-branding to another site, do you find it more user-friendly to have a splash page on the old site saying "we've now moved to X, please visit us by ...
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Is it a good practice to have a session expiry popup with timer for user assistance

I am working on a banking site, is it a good practice to have session expiry popup alert for users assistance. I feel it helps from the pain of re-login the site every now and then. Please correct ...
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Is it acceptable to open a modal popup on top of another modal popup?

On the web, is it wise to allow a modal popup (B) to be opened from another modal popup (A)? If modal popup B were to be closed, the user would again be viewing modal popup A. I am asking as I can ...
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What is a space-efficient way to display two numbers next to each other while minimising confusion?

I'm working on a site that needs to show two balances next to each other, preferably in the header next to a user's name. The issue I'm having is differentiating the balances enough that they don't ...
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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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Design pattern for working with data driven lists in a mobile web app?

I am working on a data driven, mobile web app. I am not sure which way is the best for working with lists. The data is organised in a hierarchical structure with two levels (categories and entries). ...
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White space vs. Information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I defend and/or encourage white space as an effective design element? At the company where I work, every day, there are discussions about "how to fill the ...
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Integrating a company web page and access to web apps once signed in - best practices / great examples?

Some companies, like Fitbit, integrate the corporate web site and their apps seamlessly and allow the users to navigate between the two experiences - the official company web site and personal Fitbit ...
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Best type of B2B Reputation System?

The aim of recommender system for B2B platform is generating trust (against fraud). Imagine you are a business man; you visit a website where many other users offers products for your business (for ...
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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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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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Are horizontal scrollbars acceptable in an internal web app?

The application that we are building has a lot of data and most of this data is requested to be displayed in a table. Our original goal was to stick with web standards and only display enough data ...
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Engaging end-users to access the site once an off-line task has been completed?

My scenario goes like this: User comes online to find a lawyer to assign for a certain project System displays all lawyers with their contacts User researches as he wishes, and contacts lawyers ...
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Automatic forwarding or not? What is better for the user?

I have created a multilingual website. Currently, the website recognizes the language that is set in the browser and then redirects to the appropriate page (subdomain). Now I read in some articles ...
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Can I ask a user to browse the Web in order to gather images?

In a mobile application, (on iOS to be exact) I would like to propose the user to import its own images, let's say twelve images for a calendar. If the images are not present on the device, I would ...
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How to utilize analytics for mobile consideration

The company I work for has about 15% of their users/prospective members coming from a Mobile non/desktop device. Though that is not a high number, it is still a decent number. The data is collected ...
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Differentiating content with URL

I am developing a site that is going to be used as somewhat of a cloud service, we have a number of customers with a loose connection to each other via a parent organization. The site will look and ...
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Is there any research on when we should provide search for website (Desktop and Mobile) and when not?

Is there any research on when we should provide search for website and when not? As I know. If pages are few then search don't require, but I'm not sure how many pages should consider as few. and ...
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Examples for good Frequent Flyer / Loyalty Program pages [closed]

I'm looking for good Frequent Flyer / Loyalty / Rewards program pages. I'm talking about the "My Account" pages displaying current status and how long till we reach the next "level". (You know, ...
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Is it better to use a high quality monitor to design web graphics? [closed]

I am doing web graphics for about a year on quite good PVA LCD display. 95% of people who see my websites/banners are watching them on low quality TN displays suited for gaming or laptops. Colors on ...
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Hierarchical structure design and usability

I created a website for learning languages with flashcard method. The website itself is http://www.vocableman.com The problem I have run into is that users are complaining that they have problems ...
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Is there a demand for web accessibility experts? [closed]

I'm wondering about web accessibility if it has a demand in big corporates as a job?
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Search/Browse: Unified or separate? [duplicate]

Most websites allow you to both search and browse the site. However, on some sites, such as eBay and Amazon.com, browsing eventually leads you to a search results screen with an empty search box. Is ...
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Are there studies that show how long a user is willing to wait when logging into a website?

It is a known good practice to use slow password hashing algorithms with a tunable iteration count to increase the difficult of a successful bruteforce attack on a password hash. I quote part of an ...
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What is the usage rate for users navigating form input fields via the 'tab' key vs. mouse clicks?

On my current project, we are debating the usage of replacing input fields (checkboxes, radio buttons, and select dropdowns) with styled choices via javascript. However, it breaks the support of ...
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When downloading multiple files, should you give many options

I'm showing every owner of spots at a radio station, a list of all commercials he has available to download. Spots can be downloaded one at a time by clicking on a spot's code, where the browser's ...
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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 ...
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Best Practices: Location of close button in a modal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the important aspect to consider when deciding where windows interaction buttons should be placed? I've been seeing a lot of modal windows lately, some which ...
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Should a web browser indicate “year” near the lock icon to encourage more safe/secure website?

There are many important technologies coming to web browsers in the next few years. Not to mention that where we are today is a culmination of lessons learned and several security pitfalls. However, ...
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Why do websites tend to ask for phone numbers, even with no reason to call? [on hold]

I was filling out for an instant redeemable form for a gym membership. The form is printed out right on the next page, and there's no reason why they'd need a phone number to call me. Basically, if ...
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Presenting a date picker (calendar) that span multiple months

The system I am working on allows users to post events and find events they wish to go to. Currently, events are very rarely submitted more than 2 months in advance, so allowing a user to scroll into ...
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Display a list of current tasks, future and past

The user comes to perform the current task. If the task is done — the task goes to "done list"; if the task is skipped — it goes to "skipped list". The current design has completed tasks indicated by ...
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Opening popup and pages in a new browser window is this a good usability practice for a web application

The website I am reviewing needs couple of external plugins (flash and java) to be installed. Also the site uses a strategy where every popups and most of the pages opens on a different browser ...
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Website Design/Functionality: What's the best workflow for new user registration?

I want to limit the number of fields I present to users (such as removing address/ZIP/phone) but we'll needs those fields for direct mail. Our sales team still needs to fix process for converting ...
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How much is the ideal time for returning a webpage? [duplicate]

I know that the actual time a webpage takes to load largely depends on the user's internet connection, but there is a part of this loading time that I control, that is the time consumed by the server ...
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examples of user feedback for evaluation of other users' answers

As an academic project, I'm developing a simple facebook application. I intend it to be some kind of a mind game exploring creativity. Its current design is simple: the user just writes a short ...
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Order of items in admin panel?

When editing a product, its variants are shown as accordion headings using twitter bootstrap; clicking on one reveals the form to edit the variant. My question relates to the ordering of the items, ...
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Just made a web template, what changes should I make? [closed]

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/668/unled3yu.jpg Thanks for the help!
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Gapless grid web layout that doesn't squash tiles [closed]

I'm looking for a gapless grid layout plugin for my web app. There are a lot out there but none of them do quite what I need. Most of them squash tiles to fit gaps, which hides content. I'd much ...
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Supporting Copy/Paste on the web

Do you have a recommendation on how it would be possible to help people to copy and paste data to their clipboard from a website? Would love to allow users to copy a coupon code from the web, but ...