Website design involves the structure of websites, information architecture, the layout and pages, and the conceptual design.

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Should web sites have their own authentication?

If I am designing a web site that interacts with the same user over time via email or other messaging mediums, should I allow account creation on the web site using a traditional ...
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Does penalizing “Ad Blocker” users limit a company's user experience?

I have been using chrome's Ad blocker plugin to block annoying ads on websites. Recently, more and more websites won't let users enter their website when they have Ad Blocker on. For example, Frobes ...
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How to link an article excerpt to the full article?

From an index page of articles - for example a blog, or in my specific case a list of services pages - what specifically should link the excerpt to the full article. Take these 3 options for example: ...
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Mobile design animate or not?

Currently I have a website that uses animations like fade in/out and slide up/down. On a PC it looks smooth but on a phone it looks like the FPS can't keep up, somewhat rough I've looked at some of ...
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prefered window position

My company has a web application that uses lots of windows. My boss forces us to set all "y" window positions to "0" (top) instead of the default center. To me, it's a pain in the *** to manually ...
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best ux for users to input multiple strings

I have a web form where in users may input a list of names similar to: Mike, Joe, Ann, Sam The UI should allow for simple edits. This data will be saved and displayed on another page for ...
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Non-fully-hierarchical website structure and use of breadcrumbs

I have a web page with a menu on the left. Each choice can bring to either: A single page A wizard Or a hierarchical series of pages, where I can drill down. Left panel Right side Item 1 ...
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Do I need to make my website compatible with IE8 and earlier? [on hold]

I'm currently in the design/start stage of my personal website, the books I'm reading point out that IE8 practically doesn't support anything with new websites, should I make a IE8 version of my ...
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Is my gender selection sexist?

Basically, instead of a simple dropdown gender selection I wanted to go with something a bit more unique. I am using a material design layout over my entire site, although I feel as if my gender ...
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Homepage to only ask choice

I am developing an internal support request form. In order to capture useful information, I've divided the request types in four categories. (Say A, B, C and D) On selecting an option a form opens ...
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How to organize a grid with fixed width but variable height boxes to fill available space [migrated]

I'm looking at Pinterest as a design inspiration, where they have fixed width column, but each of the grid items fill all of the available space (and have variable heights). Here is an example: My ...
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changing a web browsers default scroll bar advice [duplicate]

So, I want to change my browsers scroll bar to something a little nicer looking like the scrollbar that www.twitch.tv uses. But then I noticed that not many other websites change their scrollbars. Is ...
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changing a web browsers default scroll bar advice

So, I want to change my browsers scroll bar to something a little nicer looking like the scrollbar that www.twitch.tv uses. But then I noticed that not many other websites change their scrollbars. Is ...
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Web-Development: to which category do “Tabs” belong?

Browsing this documentation I was surprised to see that Syncfusion have documented their Tab-Control in the "Navigation"-Category. I did not expect to find it there and was looking in "Layout". My ...
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What's a good way to show an article has been read?

I have a news app & site. It's educational, so the idea to encourage users to read lots of items. What are good visual design markers to indicate an item is read? Things I can think of are... ...
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Should we place custom back button for websites?

How about a website that has 4 pages with list and detail view structure? Hope most of the users will be aware of using browser back button to go back to previous screen. Or should we provide a ...
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What do you expect to happen when you click, Reset All? [closed]

Above we have a Date Picker, Filter, Reset All, Export, Email and Sort option. The function of Reset All applies to the Date Picker, Filter and the sort arrows below. So what do you expect to ...
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Is there a good reason to open a SEPARATE WINDOW when user clicks login?

I use Walmart's Bluebird card (basically a pre-paid card which I deposit money in). When I go to their website (http://bluebird.com) and click "Login", my browser opens a brand new window. This new ...
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Should Front-End UI and Back-end UI be designed by same person?

I'm currently looking for freelancers to redesign an ecommerce website and I was wondering if it's better to have the same person design frontend and backend UI or if it's better to have a frontend ...
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Fixed header, useful or wasted space?

I'm making a website now, and to be honest I'm not really a designer. Currently the site I'm making does not have a fixed header, and I'm not sure if I should make it fixed or not. A lot of sites I ...
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How to display nested categories of data without using nested menus

I've been put in charge of making a simple website. I'm also new to front-end web design and just design in general (I've always been a back-end programmer). I was given a document by my superior ...
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Call to Actions on Navigation Links

The header on a website I've been working on has a few links that have sub-links underneath them. So for example, when you hover over Link 1, a sub navigation menu will appear that shows you Link1-1 ...
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Sex or gender on web and system apps?

I'm a little bit hesitant to use the word Sex in the design of my website, my other choice is to use Gender but based on this discussion it states that grammar-wise I need to use Sex for it refers ...
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Colors for grades A,B,C,D,F (A+,A- …) [duplicate]

In my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely? What do ...
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Color grade system A,B,C,D,F [closed]

Hhhh, in my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely ? ...
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Difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation

Quick question from reading Steve Krug's Don't make me think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability What's the difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation? Could someone give me ...
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Color Sliders User-Friendly

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color slider. I've got 2 different kinds, and I would like to know which is most ...
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Select duration using numeric input + menu of units, or a single slider?

I have a notification panel which is designed for users to receive notification once something wrong or changes happens in the system. So there are two tasks that are for regular checking. These two ...
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Best way to split website for two groups

The title is a little confusing, but it's hard to explain in one sentence. Let's say I have a website where a group of employees can create newsletters. list of functions: Adding/editing/deleting ...
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When designing a website for stock price prediction what additional options can be added to it ?. Also need your feedback on the current prototype

A site/app that allows you to guess stock prices and win money if you are correct.  We would start with allowing people to guess the prices of IPOs (companies going public). The user who correctly ...
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What makes Reverse scrolling a sign of Bad UI?

My client needed to design a fully SVG animated website with reverse scrolling. But, I heard some people say things like: Try avoiding Reverse Scrolling, It's a sign of Bad UI design etc... What ...
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One big sign up button or 3 [closed]

I would like to know what is the best use in web homepage are for Sign up button: One big button (Like example 1) and then to open screen with option to sign up with facebook, google or mail or 3 ...
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Responsive complex page - compare bundles and detailed bundle

I'm working on a product page. User can choose between 3 bundles and each of those can be customizable. I'm wondering what is the best UX approach to show these data and minimize the UI complexity. ...
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What does a vertical bar imply in UX?

We recently got into a design discussion with our Web Graphics Designer. We wanted to alter one of our logos to incorporate some text in order to distinguish the main logo from a subset of it, but ...
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Sub-steps navigation and positioning in wizard

I have 7 step wizard. The first step contains 3 subsections that i organized in vertical tabs: Right now when you go to 1.1. you will have a "Next" button that will take you to 1.2. When you are at ...
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Display categories with their respective subcategories

I have the following scenario: This is a website that shows the products and services of a small bakery. It has categories and subcategories of the products and services it has, and it displays them ...
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Display portfolio details on overlay (modal-like) or in a new window?

I'm building my portfolio page where I have some thumbnails that, when clicked, show the respective study cases. My idea is to open them on a fullscreen overlay on the same page (like those that shows ...
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Startup app homepage design

I've been working with a startup for a few years now, and we've gone back and forth a lot over the years on the actual product, what it is, who our target demo is etc. We've solidified our position ...
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Website gamification what achievements? [closed]

I run a website with news and stories and I want to improve the user experience and pageviews per session with a gamification. What should I add to my current approach along the achievements? ...
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Designing a website with several independent hierarchies

I am designing a personal-academic website in which the material is organized in two ways: By type, e.g. "Publications", "Working papers", "Demos", etc. By topic, e.g. "Bible", "Algorithms", ...
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Should tabs have the same height?

I would like to get some opinions. I need to make dialog with 3 tabs, every tab have different form, some very long and some very short. my dilemma is, if to make the dialog height change by the ...
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Dialog with multiple tabs [duplicate]

I would like to get some opinions. I need to make dialog with 3 tabs, every tab have different form, some very long and some very short. my dilemma is, if to make the dialog height change by the ...
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How do you close a website for business?

I'm making a company's web site. How do I tell people that the site is closed outside of business hours? I have visited a lot of sites but I don't think any of them really close so I'm not sure how ...
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Why is sound sparingly used on websites?

In an application like Skype for example, there is a thoughtful sound design that complements the user experience - for example, when an user logs in/out. There are multiple examples of such ...
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Dealing with characters not supported by a font

I have a website which is used by people all around the world. I use a certain font which only just came to my attention does not support characters which my users have mentioned such as ğ, ş and ı. ...
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Most User Friendly Color Picker

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color picker. What kind of color picker is the most user friendly, and looks ...
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UI design for showing charts

I am currently working on a UI design to show charts. I have multiple charts throughout the application. Each charts should further drill down to show details. Currently I have two approaches. ...
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How to achieve the mouse over event in touch environment? [duplicate]

This is sort of a generic questions, but I came across this several times and I haven't a good generic solution yet. I have designed many interfaces where the mouse over is a key factor. Whenever a ...
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Location of the site creator [closed]

I want to add "created by @my_name" or "by @my_name" but I don't want to put it in the footer or some other inconspicuous place. I decided to make this "fixed" on screen, but do not know where it is ...
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Style before layout or layout before style?

When designing something for the web, is it a better to focus first on the layout and then on the style or the reverse?