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

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How to indicate real-time constantly loading content?

We're moving into more "next generation" web apps where the amount of reloading a page someone has to do is greatly diminishing in favor of real-time/reactivity. I'm wondering if there's some sort of ...
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Popups/Dialogs on web site/application

I'm currently working on a web application that gathers user input. A chunk of data that I need to prompt the user for is having a hard time fitting itself statically embedded in the page. That's ...
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Presenting site news on homepage without deterring users only interested in main content

Without getting into too much detail, my website is a database of statistics/ratings for basketball players in a video game. This is the main content of the site, and the current homepage is the most ...
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How can I make it extremely clear that the user needs to take one last action?

I am developing a new checkout wizard for my company's website, and I've added a "confirm your selections" panel as the last step in the wizard: From my perspective as the designer, I feel that I ...
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How well does the 5 second test/blink test work on mobile?

If you have not heard of the 5 second test before please see the following two articles (below each quote). Five seconds may seem like a short time, but in fact it is more than enough time for ...
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What are the benefits of a white navbar over a colored one?

I am creating a thin fixed navbar and am debating between having it be primarily colored (our color is a type of turquoise) with white accents or primarily white with the turquoise color accenting it. ...
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One page website scrolls to product sections - how to show further information? [on hold]

I've got a one-page site, with a fixed menu at the top that you click and it scrolls down to a section with a summary of one of the services. I want to show more information about the specific service ...
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Centered title but left aligned text to fill up content [migrated]

Hold your horses, I'm aware that centered titles are generally frowned upon. However, when given a fixed size container, simply having everything left-aligned gives an empty impression – which itself ...
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When you have to fill up the rest of the page

I've noticed that I often run into the same problem in many projects I work on: It seems like I always end up having that extra space that I have nothing to fill up with. It usually ends up with an ...
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Resource library best practices/existing UX research

I've had a heck of a time googling for this as I keep getting directed to resource libraries about UX. My company is redesigning their resource library (tons of webinars, guides, whitepapers, case ...
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User choosing frequency-based thresholds

As part of a site's advanced filters, I want to give people the ability to filter based on the frequency of results. i.e. "show only results that occur at least once per month" or "show only results ...
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Content first or Design first?

When designing a layout, should we consider content first or design first? I make websites and 99% of the time my client wants the design before they start thinking about the content. In these cases, ...
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Different backgrounds on a website

Is it bad UX to have one background for the entire website except for one specific page? I mean, would it be strange and lead to questions for users who are uncomfortable with this, or is it not a ...
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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 do Windows users interact with scrolling panes?

Let's say there's a website with a row of gallery thumbnails you can click on. It looks like this: As a Mac user having always used either some sort of trackpad (built into the MacBook, or a Magic ...
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Should date validation allow “091011”?

Should I allow users to input the MMDDYY or MMDDYYYY format for a date? That is, should any date validation logic not trigger a validation error if the user just wants to put in the numbers without ...
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Showing details of a product on the listing/index page VS showing it on a separate page

Lets say you have an index page where you list all your products. When it comes to showing details of a product I have seen some interesting variations. Housing.com shows details(e.g, this link) on ...
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How to create a feel of urgency while showing remaining time (in days) on a WebUI ?

I'm creating a site where I have different products for sale. For many products, the sale get closed after a certain amount of time(like after a week). I want to put some kind of indicator with ...
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Horizontal Accordian on website - Best usability practices

I'm designing a website and have a section which contains two categories. These two categories work like a slider (or a horizontal accordion). The default state is the two categories are represented ...
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How to fit a MREC into a sidebar

I've seen some great sidebar designs (like filters for listing pages) and the list or grid to the right of it. My problem is that these seem to only be quite thin and fitting a 300px by 250px MREC ...
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Responsive Design Checkout - Single Page AND Accordion?

I'm working with a team on implementing an improved checkout flow to a new multi-store web platform. All of our stores will be based around responsive design on migration to the new platform so we ...
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Recommend approach to create a form that needs to show unlimited rows

I'm designing a form web page where users need to insert data. Part of the form is the main form information but there is another part that takes unknown number of entered rows. Here is an example. ...
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Alternative to dropdown with over 6000 values [duplicate]

On a login form where the user must select the name of the store location that they are logging into, there may be up to 6000 values. For a company that only has 5-10 locations the dropdown works ...
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A Good “Invitation to Connect” Experience

We are building an "connect with your friends" part of our app and I am curious about a good way of doing this. My first thought is do like everyone else, so I looked at Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, ...
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Site for collaborative critiquing for web usability of websites? [closed]

I like conceptfeedback.com where users post their opinions about a webpage. However the critiques are mainly about a page's layout and visual design. Are there similar sites where critiques go beyond ...
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Good practice for eCommerce sites where you don't directly buy online? [closed]

I have a client that wants to sell jewelry, and she wants a website to advertise her collection there. The thing is, she doesn't have any means to sell them directly online. So the site is almost like ...
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User-friendly date interval/duration input

I'm building a configuration page for a web application and some of the parameters are durations. Most of these durations are in days but there are some that might be specified in weeks, hours, or ...
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How to bring the detail view into a sidebar

I have an sidebar similar to this example Home Objects Management* Foo Bar Baz Objects > Management is basically a list of all objects. Each object has a detail view. Workflow: Navigate to ...
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External service - Embed website or link to it?

I was recently discussing with my sister, who is building a travel website, and is planning to add a iframe to the partner travel insurance company, so users can register for insurances inside her ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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Are there some sites that look and feel like an iOS interface? [closed]

I have one specific and rather strange question. Have you heard or saw a website that was designed to look like an application for iOS (iPhone, iPad)? Do you think that's a good idea? Note: this ...
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The use of false counters/statistics on webpages

We've all seen it. The use of false statistics and 'second by second' counters that seem to hold zero relevance to the actual business' statistics and are clearly forged (to an approximate value). ^ ...
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select date range in two inputs [closed]

So I was trying to add date picker to select my StartDate and EndDate. I have no problem when using the usual datepicker. What I'm aiming for is something like this: By clicking on the text ...
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Shouldn't the logo be linked to the About page of a website? [duplicate]

For example the Apple logo takes you to the homepage of apple.com from any page. Even I link the logo to the homepage, but doesn't it make more sense if we link it to the about page?
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Landing page vs Home page

We are currently having a "discussion" in our company about Home pages. We have some users who express the opinion that "The home page should always be the home page, and never change". Thus, when a ...
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Saas price table advice

I am working on a plan /tier selection view for a Saas product. We are offering a monthly subscription model as well as fixed term model. So user can choose between recurring monthly payments or ...
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Best way to switch views inside widget?

I am building a web application, and I am currently using Floating Action Buttons in the bottom right hand corner of certain predefined widgets to toggle between a main view and a settings view as ...
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Grouping and present a part of the form as optional

I have a "create project" screen. Here the user may choose to add members to his project. I.e adding members is optional and can be added later too. But i want to present him an option to do and start ...
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International Phone Number Field Layout and Design.

I have a form that asks for the customer's phone number number. The customer's are international and not limited to the U.S. and Canada. Does anyone have any best practices on how to layout (and ...
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What are arguments against the usage of a ticker / marquee on websites?

I was recently asked to add a ticker (with daily updates) to one of our HTML-based dashboards. (A ticker would be text scrolling through the screen. In the past you could achieve something like that ...
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What do you expect to see when you click an order's item?

we are building a site in which you can purchase products, virtual products and virtual courses. Now the 'My Purchases' page got some complications. We are displaying the orders in a table with the ...
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Yes/No button placement on confirmation dialog boxes

I have seen various takes on the yes/no button placement on dialog boxes or confirmation messages over the years. For a long time, it seemed like I was almost always witnessing the "Yes" option being ...
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Seeking feedback for website design [closed]

I'm the co-founder of a startup called SparkPCB Technologies in India (website: www.sparkpcb.com). I'm not any expert on customer-centric design, but I tried my best in culminating all my previous ...
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Place Ad after Title or Lead text?

I have a blog that focuses on list articles (10 Photos of Cats You Like) that are structured like this: > Title > Facebook Share > Lead Text > Image #1 > Image #2 > Image #3 > ...
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Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
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Best approach to toggle button & Placeholder for date?

What is the best approach (i.e to add some icon or text etc) to show user that this section/button/menu is toggleable or we have more option on left or right on the controls? Right now I'm using ...
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Honest way to show your skills in Portfolio

So i have started seeing this a lot in portfolios of designers. This person has a title that says "My Skills", and at the bottom are bar graphs that are in percentages. So I asked this question ...
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How to make it clear that two related forms submit separately?

I'm adding reviews functionality to a website. Currently, the form where users can enter a review and/or rating looks like this; When the user clicks one of the rating stars, the page makes an ajax ...
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Bill Pay Portal

I'm working on a project where we are building out a new business bill pay portal in addition to our existing residential portal. The bill pay portals have a similar set up, but they differ and color ...
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Is using Page's section scrolling good for UX?

A designer is insisting on using this effect on a website like this http://alvarotrigo.com/fullPage/examples/normalScroll.html http://www.thepetedesign.com/demos/onepage_scroll_demo.html You must ...