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

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How to make fluid web site consistent

I am redesigning my fixed width web site to be (more) responsive and ran into some problems: For one, I really like using a fluid width layout since a lot of visitors are using my web site in (much) ...
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What kind of visual cues would you use to show 3 different states for object?

I have an app where I want to show 3 different states for object. Active, Deleted and Draft... So basically my question is: What kind of visual cues would you use for each of the above and why? ...
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Users keep missing an important page element

I run some user tests on a finished page (not the mockup you see below) and found that two thirds of the users (in a sample of about 10) miss the Back to previous page link at the top left of the ...
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Any suggestions for finding items quickly in a long list of checkboxes?

I have a list of names, each with a checkbox to indicate that they have been selected to do a job. Because the list is long I have made the list scrollable. I've put together an example of what I ...
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Login for multiple users

What is the best way to make a login form for multiple users? I'll give you an example for your understanding: If we have three different type of users, for example, teachers, students and ...
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Website: Should I use mouse-over effects in buttons and navigational elements? (Touch?!)

I tried making a few navigational elements flip color or something to indicate that they can be clicked on. Even though the color palette isn't big, i don't like it somehow. Plus I thought hat on ...
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Paid subscription through social signup?

I have a freemium platform, that currently allows only social sign-up (twitter or instagram). We are now also offering paid services, and an option to upgrade your account. There are two relevant ...
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What is a good Intranet Experience in 2013? [closed]

I am researching Intranet pages, and so far I've only found generic, outdated articles, and close to no showcase examples (maybe not so strange since Intranet pages are internal?) Does anyone know ...
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Where should I place a “live chat” link on my page?

I'm thinking of putting a "live chat" button or link on a site I work on. It should appear on every page, and ideally would be in the same location on every page. Are there any usability principles ...
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Communicating Details on Demand Interaction Pattern: Consumer World Examples?

I need to educate some development teams about "details on demand" - an interaction pattern where the user requests additional information about an object if necessary (as opposed to the system ...
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MDI in Web Based Application - How convinient?

In a web based LOB (Line of Business) application,I want to keep top level menu options always available for user. I want the data for a given business operation (such as customer information ...
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Should you have two signup forms on a beta page?

On a startup's beta page, is it a good idea to have two signup forms? --- Tagline --- Signup form --- Content --- More content --- An identical signup form The two forms are never both visible ...
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Dynamic added Tabs vs Dynamic added collapsibles

We are creating dynamic multiple steps form where we have dynamically added form fields by the user and we'd like to group these fields under a common title in either tabs or collapsibles for example: ...
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Best way to ask for dependent data

In my web application, I need to request some data using a form These data are selected in three levels, for example: Project-> Order-> Product I'm considering showing an element that would let the ...
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Common page to “explore” different entities of data (users, vehicles, venues) on a website?

I have a website where registered users can add their vehicles (cars, motorcycles, trucks), track their expenses and connect them to different venues (filling stations, repair shops). So I want an ...
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Security question & answer. What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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Suggestions for how to consolidate multiple admin areas into one?

I have been given the task of consolidation multiple admin sections of an app into one. Each admin area is a large page which contains form elements. To achieve this I am considering the following ...
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Chose a person from a list of ~10000, with 1 optional filter by group (~1000 groups)

I'm looking for a sane way to choose 1 person out of tens of thousands, optionally being able to filter the list by group - but there are almost as many groups. The only option I've come up with is ...
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Just how many wireframes should i be producing for my client?

I'm working for a client who is developing large self-serve activities for customer to manage their policy online. My question is this.... Should i be producing a wireframe for every single journey ...
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Web App Sidebar - Under Page Header vs Next to Page Header

My current sidebar setup looks like this: The sidebar is present on multiple pages and can include: section ('employees' is a section) specific information (lists that section pages have in ...
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What is the difference between web design and front-end development? [closed]

They seem to both imply the skill-set of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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What is the difference between web design, interaction design, user experience design, and user interface design?

It seems all four of these branches of design relate to each other at one point or another, and one can easily be confused for another by novices or outsiders looking in. Job postings online ...
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How to prevent users from losing direction while browsing between old and newer post? [closed]

I have often found myself "lost" on site where I browse to older articles / post . What elements is the minimum required to prevent this. Focus solely on this navigation and disregard other elements ...
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Displaying domain name or URL that is long or contains many words

2 related problems: I have a domain name that is quite long. e.g. www.expertscientificanalysis.com I have another domain that is not neccesarily long but made up of many words. e.g. ...
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Should multi-select dropdown/box have an “all” option?

We have a situation where we have an optional "multiple select" box, that looks something like this: <select size="5" multiple="true"> ... </select> This select box allows you to ...
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How to disambiguate 'delete' and 'disable' actions in a tabular interface

I have a table with a long list of rows. You can perform multiple actions on these rows, some might be Edit and Delete. I want to add a Disable action, but I'm concerned that users won't understand ...
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How do you make sure UX is part of a new web strategy?

My company is about to completely redesign our website. We don't yet have end goals in mind that the website must achieve; we're still in the very early phase of creating a brand new web strategy. I ...
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how to handle a designer when a design looks bad / getting the best landing page design from a new designer

I have done web / mobile dev and produce management for ~ 15 years so I'm familiar with design process etc... I usually work with this one designer but he's full time now and out of the area. I saw ...
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should my website be the product or the name of my business(we switched to selling just one product)

We recently did away with "other products" and we now specialize in just tabcoupon booklets(for fundraising) and my belief is that we should just simplify it to its essence and do away with the ...
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Design of location & tag based filtering

I'm no UI expert, but I'm working on a experimental pet project that consists of an interface to search "items" (could be events, real state, etc. doesn't really matter) by location and tags. I ...
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Bigger vs Smaller block headings

I've been looking at a few good looking websites and it seems larger headings are becoming more prevalent (why ?) and I'm currently working on redesigning this page: ...
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Necessity for presenting user's signed-in state on online service's marketing homepage

Many web sites include a dark bar at the top of the screen that will show the user's signed in state. This is commonly dynamic and will change depending on whether the user is signed in. This is the ...
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large top banner vs smaller one?

So I know a few years ago having a huge banner was a big no-no in UX but it seems to be something that looks more and more acceptable. I have a tv show website and I'm trying a new, more original ...
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What is so special about “Twitter Bootstrap”? [closed]

I have seen Twitter bootstrap and Yahoo purecss but I don't understand why they are becoming industry standards. People tend to directly use them for their project without thinking of something unique ...
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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 ...