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

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Browser zoom in/out optimization vs. responsive design

I have a situation where we have a website that is designed to be responsive (tablet, phone). Our business stakeholder discovered an issue when the site was zoomed out to 90%. His argument is that a ...
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Optimal image size for retina - beauty image

We are supporting hi-res displays on our website. We also have large header/beauty images on each page, so I made them 1400px wide - under 350KB - JPGs. I think it's a good balance between quality and ...
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Best Practice of radiobutton alternatives

Ok I need to add a new filter option to my page. The first option to choose are steps (6 steps in total) and the second one is the desired status of the steps (Success, Warning, Info, Error). You ...
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Rule of thumb for tables versus “blobs” to display data?

What's a rule of thumb for when use rows and columns (i.e. tables) versus single or multi-line "blobs" to display data? I swear I'm right on the fence for several screens of a complex administration ...
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Choosing between internal and production version of page

I develop an administration interface of website. In "live edit" mode user can browse the website and edit pages (mostly texts). Website is presented in default production design to user and only ...
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How do can i layout search box

I am having search box which is having drop downs and checkboxes. The design is as follows: In this two check boxes i.e. regulation Line Item and Control test are child of Review Checkbox so there ...
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Best practice for collapsible submenus?

I have a website navigational menu: Lorem Ipsum < Situs Pratius Quisque Dolor Duis Proin < Folios Artius Zalto Ramo Neque What should be the best practice for users; if a user ...
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Web UX: what are the practices of content segmentation without sub-menus?

I am thinking on the following task: I have a document with the content for the web-site. Document is structured with Level 1 headers. Under each header there is relevant content. One of the top ...
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How to display negative, positive, warning, and neutral colors in website if the theme includes one of those colors?

The following colors, generally, mean the following: Positive: Green. Negative: Red. (though negative and positive are reversed in China) Warning: Yellow. Neutral: Gray. Now, what if I made a ...
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Which is better for UX: eliminating useless page elements, or speeding up load times?

I've got a web app in which there are several different user roles (standard users, moderators, admins etc). There are various actions that admins can take that moderators can't; there are actions ...
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Best way to present alternative locations without implying a choice to customer

I work for a company which offers trips to customers. Currently we present the hotels where a customer will stay in the following way: This works well, and the response is great because it's easy ...
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Are hover features more discoverable in simple desktop web UIs?

Thinking only in the scope of a desktop website, I'm wondering about the discoverability of mouse hover functionality. Allow me to contrive a scenario to explain my question: Let's say I'm designing ...
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When to open link in new tab?

There are links, buttons, images and much more that directs users to new pages. In my opinion, it should always stay in the same tab unless it's a PDF or download item. But when is it acceptable to ...
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Changing Language: is it better to list them out on a new page or an in-page accordion?

I see that a lot of companies are sending users to a new page to select a different language/country. Once on the page, it is generally just a huge list of countries sorted by continent. Or, users are ...
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What would be the best practice for displaying a web page with 50 sub menus without scroll?

I would like to know how we can best represent a webpage with 50 sub menus or more without scrolling the page. Currently, I have implemented a side menu which pops out on click of the hamburger icon. ...
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Mark as Favorite interaction

My client is a large enterprise that designs its web pages on the basis of their Design library. Trying to create a Catalog for all their internal apps. After several discussions we came down to this ...
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Displaying informations to fill the width? [closed]

I have the following page I am working on : What bothers me, is am I right to display the informations under the picture like I did ? I wonder if it's good to fill the width space with boxes next to ...
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Helpers in form

I am inserting about what is the best way to show help in form inputs. This is what I am doing in my site: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have a ...
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What is the significance of the “Sign Up” button on Facebook's new login page?

So Facebook updated their login page. I couldn't help but wonder the reason behind having a Sign Up button in the header when there already is a Sign Up form in the body section. What aspect of UX ...
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What is the best way to align a paragraph beside an image?

The webpage has small paragraphs (5-6 lines) with images on the right of each paragraph. The text in paragraph is left aligned. The paragraph is not always as big as the height of the image that is on ...
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Why must a website footer always span the entire width of the page?

I am currently completing an online design course, and while watching one of the set course videos, the instructor advised: The [website] footer must always span the entire width of the screen. ...
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Should we show a page view count on an article site?

We run a site which publishes articles, similar to buzzfeed in a lot of ways. The original site had a lot of features and some fairly old templates which needed redeveloping, along with new branding. ...
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handling UI distortion caused by localization

We have a web client for our product with translations in 3 languages: English, French and German. This web client has a way to send emails to one of 3 different target groups: All connected users (...
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Save to Wantlist vs Save to Favourites [closed]

I run a music recommendation site for electronic music vinyl records. Users can listen to tracks and save them. The saves are then used as an algorithm to calculate personalized recommendations for ...
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Under what circumstances would you NOT want a clean and minimalist website design? [closed]

I'm currently taking a web design/web development course and the two following questions are being touted as being extremely difficult by the course instructor, and I'm not too sure how to answer them:...
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Should emotion-neutral fonts be used for user-submitted content?

Fonts aren't used merely to ensure good appearance of a design, they have the power to express emotions. There are particular features in fonts that are perceived as "funny", "serious", "majestic" etc....
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when to choose one between dropdown and typeahead

I am about to design a webpage wherein I got confused between few components which suits. Here, I would like to understand what is the best scenario for choosing between typeahead and dropdown menu ...
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Footer links necessary if navbar is fixed on small business website?

I'm developing a website for a friend's startup. It's a really small website with only 4-6 pages. Currently I have designed the website with a fixed navbar (and a fixed menu toggle button on mobile). ...
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Best options for designing my own customised captcha-type process?

Okay, I've finally had enough of these stupid non-user-friendly Captcha images. Tonight I visited a site I had every intention of doing business with, but prior to being able to view the content (God ...
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Should logging out bring you to a login page?

When a user clicks logout it logs them out then redirects them to the login page. My question is should I do this or should I bring them back to the page they logged out from?
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Designing a website that encourages an increase in social media Likes/Followers [closed]

One of our goals is to increase our social media audience (likes/followers). Throughout our website we have some Facebook functionality (primarily for sharing content), but we don’t have anything to ...
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Use of a Dialog box on Material Design [duplicate]

I'm designing this web app., but I can't reveal its name or main function, so let's see how this can be explained... In this app., there's a level of user that has the ability to add or remove team ...
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Is putting create/edit form in a modal a good practice?

In my Web application I have to choose between putting a create/edit form of a generic object in a modal or in a new page. After some Googling it appears that modals should be used to display ...
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Web page design : what kind of web elements do I use? [closed]

For a group assignment I'm in charge of providing the front-end for a Java Server Page (JSP). I'm stuck at the actual design of this application. I basically have two problems, and if you could help ...
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Going back to a list of pages after reading a page

I'm prototyping a website which will display a list of services on a single page, in the following format. When a user clicks on the Learn more > link on a service, they will be taken to a page ...
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showing large blocks of text in a modal html

I'm creating a site, trying to learn angularjs, and I've had some UX related issues. I have an html modal that opens and shows some data. One of the pieces of data is a characters lore, which can be ...
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Why do video monitoring system UI use a dark background?

I am working on designing the UI of a video monitoring system. After I did some research, I found out that most designers use a dark background to be the primary color. Does anyone know the reason ...
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Alternative to exclamation point? [closed]

Let me know if this is TOO vague, but I'm looking for a alternative to the "!" icon on a website. Not only do I dislike the way exclamation points make me feel (jittery, nervous, like I should be ...
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Are there any laws (in the UK) which require accessibility guidelines to be followed on a website?

Hypothetically speaking, could a company be sued for not meeting accessibility guidelines? I often see sites online which clearly do not - how would this stand up in court? Are guidelines (like the ...
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AutoFill + Undo Versus Button with AutoFill

We are building an application which requires a user to make an online payment for (possibly) his/her account. We'd like to keep track of the payer's name. We note that the payer may differ from the ...
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Should I highlight the free articles or the paid ones on a partially paywalled news site?

I am working on a niche news site which has both free articles and articles that require a subscription to read. As far as I know the paid articles will outnumber the free ones. I want to visually ...
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About us: why do websites show the CEO, founders, and employees on this page?

Why would I want a tab for "meet the team"? Why would users even care about the people working there? I just want a working piece of software and thats good...right? Usually it looks something ...
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Where i can read more about UI tricks [closed]

I'm looking for book or maybe blog about UI tricks. What i mean when calling UI tricks? Is for example when you have a black text and light background and in site area i do reverse trick like put ...
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How to handle the cover when a photo album opens straight to the lightbox?

Think of a situation when one or more albums are represented by a single image. Clicking a album will not result in a navigation to the album's own URL. They open in the lightbox right away. The ...
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Usability of expandable footers on responsive websites

My coworkers and I were discussing what might be a trend in e-commerce websites: expandable footers. Here's an example from Topshop.com: And when expanded: I poked around for research or ...
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Help for first visit on a website

On my website, there is a top-menu feature that I would like that a new visitor sees and understands immediately. Maybe only 10% of the visitors will use it (that's why it doesn't deserve a bigger ...
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An intuitive way to look around in web based first person 3D

In web based 3D experiences, where the world in observed from the first person perspective, which of the following two ways is better for looking around: When the mouse is moved, the camera is ...
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Where should the icon to the mobile menu be placed?

I had a client bring up a good point recently about a mobile menu, specifically where should the "hamburger" icon be placed? In looking at sites you see it in three common places, top right, top ...
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Table with Action Buttons Versus Turbotax Wizard-Like Experience

I am working with a team to develop a web application where people can come and request access to various intranet applications. For the "Requestor" side of things, we have a Turbo-Tax wizard-like ...
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How to design a good one-line date picker?

I'm designing a website on which a user has to pick a date, which is today by default. The content of the site will be based on the chosen date. 90% of the time, the date will be chosen between today ...