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

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Should a multi-step process use breadcrumbs for navigation, or a “TOC” page?

I am designing a mobile (and desktop) web app that allows a user to create shareable forms. The "advanced process" is broken down into five steps at the moment, laid out like this (Numbers will be ...
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How wide should a responsive-designed website be?

Maybe this is a stupid question but I wonder if it changed. Websites used to be 960px wide so all screen resolution could easily see all the content. But with the new 'responsive-design' and html5 ...
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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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Tool - site that shows grid overlay? [closed]

Quick question - Does anyone know of a site where you can type in a url of someone else's site, and the site will show a grid overlay, or somehow show the grid system that that url uses? I could have ...
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How does it affect user experience if the navigation menu is a sidebar?

I am new to web development but always had an interest of doing things to enhance UX. For a new project, instead of having a horizontal header with a navigation menu i thought of having a vertical ...
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How to best assign primary and secondary styles for multiple functional buttons?

I have a page that opens to a search bar with a search button beside it. On hitting the search button, a listing will appear below that section. There's a button at the bottom to submit after ...
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Website Design - How should I format/style a navigation div with 10 or so links

I am making a website that basically looks like this (http://jsfiddle.net/7Bq5L/): The problem, to me, are the blue buttons on the right - they look boring. They are buttons that link to special ...
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Sorting content by popularity and rating

Most sites seem to keep them separate - providing the user the ability to sort content by rating or popularity/most views. I was thinking of combining them into one metric that gives the user a good ...
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Is this a good practice to load opening-in-a-modal login/register forms from an external page?

For the sake of reaching simplicity in maintaining my web application code, I've decided to keep my login/register forms in a separate page and load them on demand via a modal popup window. This ...
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Should websites require e-mail addresses?

I never understood the need to have an e-mail on websites. Using them as a log in is even worse. Does using your e-mail as a log in improve anything? Is memorizing a username really too difficult? ...
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Is a raised-looking textbox appropriate or confusing?

I'm working on a website and the client is asking for raised-looking textboxes to match the look of the rest of the site. However, this makes the textboxes look like buttons that could potentially ...
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Trying to merge a navigation menu with breadcrumbs

Preview I got so far of both Navigation Bars First I'll show the preview of what I got so far. I'm trying to find an equilibrium in the page I'm slowly developing (an online university). I'm showing ...
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Where's the best place to put an icon in a checkmark / label question?

The checkmarks ask what food you want and the clock asks if you want it fast. Where is the best place for the icons to go in this example? The icon basically acts like another "yes/no" checkmark. ...
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Elegant way to handle multiple columns of checkboxes

I am designing a map using Google Maps API that allows a potential company to check off boxes based on skill set (currently active), interest areas, and languages. Each column will have around 15-30 ...
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How to clarify checkout page?

I've recently learned that our checkout page can be a little confusing for some, older, people. It's split up in a "new customer" and a "registered customer" section. In the left part of the screen ...
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Username vs “My Library” for media collection menu bar link

My application has two libraries: a user's private library and the application's public library. The user has no user profile, just a settings page and their library, listing the content they've ...
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How can I convey enabled vs. disabled status for a rule in a rule list?

I have a web application that upon user login will assign a role/permission based on various criteria from a corporate Active Directory. e.g. membership in a group, attributes in their user entry, ...
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Should websites provide high contrast or alternate schemes?

With regards to Accessibility, many sites focus on font-size adjustments either the browser's / OS's native controls or via a control on the page (usually denoted by 3 capital A's of varying size). ...
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Fiddle site for UI mockup [closed]

Are there any "fiddle" like sites for UI mockups? http://jsfiddle.net/ for javascript http://pythonfiddle.com/ for python http://sqlfiddle.com for sql Some site that lets you make a UI mockup and ...
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What do you call a web layout style where a single scrollbar moves all content until each one hits bottom?

This style is being used more and more, but cannot figure out a proper term to call it. Constraints: Universal scrollbar, user can scroll from any mouse location in the viewport with the same effect. ...
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How to recommend improving usability of something that doesn't exist yet?

If a website is in an early requirements gathering phase, to what extent can the usability of this site be advised at this stage? I understand that achieving better usability comes from further ...
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Advice on collaboration with creatives and developers?

Our current workflow has creatives receiving wireframes from a rather green UX designer. Our creatives then design too constrained to said wireframes. When I receive the design I find many UX flaws ...
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How does game interface design differ from web design? [closed]

I recently saw a similar question on Quora, and was curious about how design focuses in both fields differed? Bonus points if you can summarize it in a catchy little sentence or something.
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Best way to show two different kind of login forms

I have a website where there are two different kinds of accounts: Student: a student, once logged in, can do math quizzes Educator: an educator, once logged in, can view various details about the ...
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Web Map: two events on one marker

I have a map with a store and it's clients: I want to give the user the possibility to remove/add the clients (it can be messy with many stores/clients). So i chose to add/remove on click. ...
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responsive website min-width?

In my experience most responsive websites don't have min-widths so when resized to a tiny size (say a 100px window) the content screws itself up and becomes illegible. example: ...
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Split button for navigation?

In our application, users can choose a "section" that controls what they're looking at. If they go to a different page, they should be able to click on the section name to be brought back to the "home ...
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Presenting categories management to the user

I'm creating a page in my webapp which should be for displaying and managing the categories. As you can probably tell I don't have much experience about user experience so I came here to ask. I have ...
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Is the usage of text embedded in an image a bad practice, for very controlled uses?

What are your thoughts on writing your text in images? I'm not saying throughout the whole website... But in certain key locations like image carousels. And I'm not talking about the special cases ...
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Why is 1366x768 considered by some to be the standard widescreen for modern laptops?

I have a 13" MacBook Pro (mid-2012) but it is limited to 1280x800. The other resolutions available to me, when I go to system preferences, are 1152x720, 1024x768, 1024x640, and 800x600. Presumably, ...
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False identification of gender on website registration

How can I filter male and female users of a site? My Problem In brief : We are building a relationship website and want to differentiate users based on gender but need to avoid males registering as ...
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How you decide which display is best when everyone (users and stakeholders) that is asked has a different and strong opinion?

Consider the display of hotel prices... Per night without tax, Per night with tax, and Per trip (all nights and taxes added together) Generally there is a marginal popular winner, that varies by ...
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When using Paypal, how to account for shipping cost when not knowing the buyer?

I've put together a webapp where users can list their articles for sale with a price and the payment is done via paypal. Now caluclating the price for the payment won't really work if there is ...
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When to use all lowercase

On the internet, and in certain shops, I've noticed that sometimes each word is capitalised in, for instance an advert or navigation bar and logo; sometimes sentence case is used and sometimes all ...
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Consistency on container, or item type?

I have a question which relates to the attached image. I have a sidebar with a thumbnail image which relates to three types of items - images (mainly) - pdf's and videos. When someone lands on a ...
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A use case for popups?

I had always believed that popups, opening in new browser windows, were bad practice for various reasons including: Breaking the flow, bad for accessibility, potential to hide content etc. While ...
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Removing Admin rights from an Admin user

I am building a system where the users have roles that can change over time. One user can have one or more roles. The roles define access to pages and features. Some of the users will have an Admin ...
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How to show the user the possibility to sort a column with space problems

I am working with a big table with 20 columns and a lot of information. I know that the most common way to indicate that a column is sortable is by adding a little arrow at the right or left of the ...
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What is the reason of delayed file download on some software sites? [duplicate]

On many sites being software repositories often when I click "download" I am redirected to another page, when there is a countdown (eg. 5 seconds) to download. But I can click "direct link" (in case ...
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Vertical Rhythm - How important is it

I'm working on vertical rhythm right now for my website. It's hard / impossible with images of unknown size. There's a javascript plugin that helps with keeping vertical rhythm by resizing the ...
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Do I need a 'sign post' page?

My company has a product marketing site for our web app. The web app and marketing site have 2 audiences: students/parents and college financial aid admins. The students/parents apply for financial ...
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Zooming in on Ecom Product Images

One semi-standard feature of e-commerce sites is the auto-zoom of a product image once you're on the product details page. I've always felt this feature to be clumsy and annoying whenever I am ...
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What do you call websites that make heavy use of vertical scrolling?

This question is similar to Why did scrolling vertically became a pattern? I see a lot of modern websites moving to larger, singular pages with more content and more vertical scrolling. This is often ...
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Any reason not to programmatically put the cursor in the search box by default view instead of forcing the user to click before writing the search?

Is there any reason not to programmatically put the cursor in the search box by deafult instead of forcing the user to click before writing the search? Google for instance does this but not always. ...
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Distinguish Web Template and Web Theme

I am building my own CMS, and it's time to work with front-end stuff. I do research and am confused why Wordpress uses a folder named theme while Joomla uses template instead. (Can anyone explain ...
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Arrow-border vs open-border for currently selected item in a vertical menu

Arrow border: Open border: Which gives a better user experience, and why?
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Display big numbers in a small area

I am developing an accounting app where I display several orders. Every order has a price. I have a box where I would like to display the price as shown below: This works pretty well for fairly ...
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Best way to handle code wrapping on a narrow viewport [duplicate]

Note that this is not a duplicate of this question. I reviewed it before asking the question and the accepted answer is stated as unacceptable in the "Solutions that won't work" section below. My ...
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Using delayed appearance of some UI elements to grab user attention suggest actions

I'm looking for some examples and opinion of delaying the appearance of some elements in mainly static UI. I'm not talking about banners, which are affected with "banner blindness", but rather ...
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Why do people still like and use tables in HTML? [closed]

I meet web developers from different levels of experience and backgrounds and some of them like tables for everything. Divs are great and tables are to be used only when it is required. Can anyone ...