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

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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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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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Use of a Dialog box on Material Design

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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Should browser/client drive the bulk operations?

Currently I am working on developing a web UI. Backend API is supporting individual delete on resources. Users would like to do a bulk delete (say hundreds of resources). If bulk delete need to be ...
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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

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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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" ...
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Should I indicate qualifying categories on the product top-level landing page?

I'm working with a store landing page that displays the main five product categories. All five category images are displayed inline, and are same height and width. Each has an appropriate label and ...
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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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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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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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Page navigation help for business application site

I'm making a UX/UI for email service provider software and I'm stuck on how best to do the navigation/controls for this page style: first, you view your email campaigns second, you check a box ...
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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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Why is one of my gallery images out of place? [closed]

Here's a link to my site (Currently a work in progress so very basic right now): website I just can't figure out why one image is messed up. It's not even the last image in the gallery and it's the ...
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CMS Pattern Book

I am working on redesigning a CMS and I am looking for some more possible patterns. Does anyone know some good books or websites where they discuss CMS UI Patterns?
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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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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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Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?

On a current web project, we've received word from the client that we can no longer have any italicized text on the website we are building. When I asked for some reasoning, I was told that "our ...
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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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Sports club websites

We have a league website and within that site you can drill down to club sites. The problem is though, when clicking on a club site, the header will stay on the league site, but the content in the ...
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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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Headline vs. Image: What are the best practices for designing article-based interfaces for maximum readability?

In every interface, understanding the importance of each element in fulfilling the users need is a primary task. In the case of article page designs, in order to maximise the optimal reading ...
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Is there an optimal font size?

For most website projects I've been involved with, the font size for the bulk text is usually 12px - 13px, but I'm wondering if this is a good size. I remember reading an article saying that font ...
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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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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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Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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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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Service/Request/Ticket analogy

I have a web application with a page that contains a person and several services that are provided to that person. The services can be hardware and IT/Networking. e.g. Desk, PC, domain account etc... ...
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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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How to measure phone number views without annoying the user?

I'm working on a website where we have customer pages on which we measure user interactions such as opening a booking form or posting a review. One of the interactions we want to measure is when the ...
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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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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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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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Should you show buttons in previews?

A user can create a form for the users to fill in by adding input fields etc. They want to be able to preview this form and see how the fields look like for the user. They have no control over 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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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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What's the best way to offer hour selection to users in this design?

I've been trying to define the best way to show hour selection on this design. We want to offer very time focused services to business travelers, so time must be relevant on the homepage. We design ...
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Multiplication sign, using '*' or 'x'

In mathematics, the operators provided on keyboard are quite clear for addition, subtraction and divide: + - /. The multiplication sign * might be familiar as the multiplication for programmer, but ...
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What content is considered off-putting, “scammy”, or users don't care about for a website?

I've been recently told that users don't care about certain information or find the website (consequently, the company) suspicious or questionable when the following info are stated: Number of ...
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Is a Q&A site a reasonable replacement for a forum for a software product?

I'm building a website for an open source piece of software that revolves around backups and cloning. I was originally going to use phpBB for the forums, but then thought about the possibility of ...
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Including info about the company on a product page?

I am designing a company website for a software company that has been around since 1995. Their current software is horrible and outdated, and so the company is in the process of creating a completely ...
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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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Parallax scrolling and accessibility

I was just answering this question Is there any actual data about websites using parallax scrolling? and the more I read about parallax scrolling, I was wondering if parallax sites were accessible as ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content?

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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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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Implementing PET thinking (designing for Persuation, Emotion, Trust) into agency process

So I have been given the task of implementing in the PET design techniques into our agency's UX process and making sure this is instinctively baked into every project we do going forward. Currently ...
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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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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 ...