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

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UX to view and search through large set of hierarchical data

Building a web desktop site in which users have to be able to navigate through a hierarchical structure. There are two types of nodes, call them A and B. A can have children of type A or B. B are ...
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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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How should I design a table with nested categories for users?

I am really confused with user interface design of the website. I want to design the Detailed view of the student. So on the page there will be information about the students like name , class roll ...
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How to display brochure like information for a long list of choices?

I have a challenge of presenting a list of college degrees with basic information on each degree for the user to choose 1 or more that they are considering. The old version of this application was ...
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Should a “windows-desktop style” interface be recreated in a browser app?

I have project where I need to design & build a complex interface to sit on top of an ASP.NET/MVC4 back-end and run as a web-based application in a browser. The client has an existing "sister ...
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Should a classifieds website user be made to sign up before posting ads?

I am in the classifieds website business. I am struggling to find general consensus about the best way to design a user experience for being able to post ads on a classifieds site. Specifically, the ...
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Do you design/develop a site primarily for the laptop/desktop and think about mobile later?

Do you design/develop a site primarily for the laptop/desktop and think about mobile later, or do you design your website to be mobile and unmobile friendly, therefore cutting design/dev time in half? ...
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How can I place contents on the body of this site layout without making it look like it's floating? [closed]

I am a programmer and I need a designer's expert advice regarding the website layout I am currently working on. Here is the layout to start with: Click image for full resolution I have a full ...
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How is the best approach to display responsive combobox?

I would like to implement comobobox with a search filter for phones, larger screens and tablets. The examples below show how I think it should behave for phones and larger screens. I'm still fomenting ...
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Is it better for website accessibility to have the menu before or after the content

I have seen two approaches to menu/content markup order in relation to accessibility for keyboard only users: Menu first then content with a skip to content link at the top Content first then menu ...
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Text transform when displaying user generated content

Given something like the below, which lists user input content: First Name | Last Name -----------+----------- John | Doe john | doe JOHN | DOE johN | doE Is it good ...
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Collecting user's preference for low- or high-bandwidth version of a web site

In a web application, I wish to present a rich user experience to viewers where available, yet I also wish to respect viewers' reluctance to pay overage fees to their Internet service provider. ...
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What is the accepted best practice for asking for permission to send a user email?

When a user is setting up their profile in my web app, I want them to act on 2 different email settings: 1) Permission to email when another user interacts with them (for example, sends them a ...
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Improving a flat table view

I've been asked to improve a table view from where the main purpose is to show details about a business agreements. First at all, I was given this view: So, I started to do some research on UX ...
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Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile

We have done a piece of offline activity that is basically a large folded, printed map with some featured elements and content around it relating to the map. I am working on putting this map online. ...
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The best way to display time-sensitive data from a small chart in one line?

Let's say you have a table that shows you how much a meal voucher is worth at a dining hall at a certain time, so like: Meal Time Equivalency Rate 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $5.00 10:46 ...
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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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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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Use of Mouse-Over Paragraph Marker in Headlines for Permalink

I haven't really noticed this before, but it seems there's some fad where a headline on a web page would include a mouse over paragraph marker (¶) that links to a named anchor for the headline. If ...
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What are the Best Practices for Server Side Tabs?

My client wants to use server side tabs as described here and found here and here. I've read through the 13 Tab Usability Guidelines and we're mostly on track there. For #13 Fast Response Time: ...
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Section 508 Compliance for .msg files

We host a USA government website that allows administrators to upload documents to share with other users. These documents are usually PDFs, spreadsheets, and Word documents, but occasionally folks ...
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Level selection on dropdown

Designing a radio button interface for selecting how many sub-levels you would want to display for a website main menu dropdown. The options are: OFF 1 level 2 levels Considering that the default ...
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Are there any studies that validate the golden ratio principles in designing websites?

Something like this that suggests the golden ratio is indeed appeasing to the eye from a user experience perspective? Applying Divine Proportion To Your Web Designs
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How does a 3d shading impact circular button use?

I recently ran across a circular smiley icon with lambertian shading, specular shading, and cast shadows. The effect was a little like a ball on a table. Here it is: Clicking the icon toggled an ...
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How to manage actions that could be nested 3 or 4 levels deep?

I have a site that has a main menu that is tabbed, and a sub-menu that always displays actions for the current selected tab. For more areas on the site, this works perfectly, but one of the tabs is ...
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UK Locations, permalinks, and textual representation

Related question: Asking location in the UK My issue is as follows: I am developing a directory of sorts for places in the UK. Many places in the UK have the same name and as such I need to ...
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Link to older posts should point to the left or right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which direction indicates newer/older? At the end of a list of blog posts there is often a link to previous posts. Somtimes this link is extended with an arrow pointing ...
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Does this site use a good UI for shopping cart? [closed]

Does this site use a good UI for shopping cart? How do you drop something in the cart? Is it intuitive enough to be used?
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What's the difference between [website.com/directory] and [domain.website.com]?

And when is it better to structure your website's content one way or the other? Note that I have seen there's already a related question, Domain Strategy From a UX Perspective, which has some great ...
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Why choose dark navbars?

Been reading about Google's new dark navbar over at ReadWrite. It's funny that ReadWrite, as well as StackExchange, has chosen a dark navbar as well. Why this trend to choose dark navbars?
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What is the purpose behind some websites letting the user enter more than one email?

Some websites like LinkedIn, Quora, Facebook etc. let the user enter one or more email addresses. The user can make one of them as primary account and they show him all the emails he entered so he can ...
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Changing my site theme often

I'm planning on selling website templates. My first thoughts were the development of my actual site. After thinking about it for a while, what if, instead of my site having one common theme, what if ...
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Room Bookings: What approach is best/intuitive/user friendly?

I currently have a side project going where I am learning AngularJS, the side project I am working on is a web based room bookings application. So imagine you are an employee of a company, and you ...
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Should a website UI designer know Javascript/JQuery as well as HTML & CSS?

My problem is this, that few people mention that a UI designer should not have knowledge of JavaScript they should only know html and css. But I believe that a UI designer should also have knowledge ...
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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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What's it called when a post 'brings' in multimedia content from another site, like YouTube or Flickr?

I was just curious if there was a term? Is this a onebox? It seems like we have to explain it when there should be a term. Like this:
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Should I redesign my desktop application so it looks and acts like a website?

I'm in the process of redesigning one of my older desktop applications. The original design I did was based on a 640 X 480 screen. Times have changed and there several different screen resolutions ...
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Minimalistic or fancy?

There is this question that is in my mind for a long time, and I personally feel I'm not pretty good when it comes to user experience, so because of that I had decided to stick to minimalistic ...
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Hamburger menu for desktop website

I'm working on a new version of a corporate website. As it stands, it has about 6 different sections. Each of those sections have between 3 to 6 sub-pages. My nav is at the top of the page and looks a ...
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How do I best describe a “confirm a download” in a dialog box?

We have a feature that offers subscription-based downloads. There are limitations to the counter back-end so to make sure a customer does not get charged by mistake, we have implemented a pop up box ...
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What are some things to consider when optimizing a web page for a projector? [closed]

I'm guessing I should plan for low resolution and big fonts? Any good examples out there?
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Is it easier to get a user to watch a video, or to scroll?

I see a lot of startups using product videos as the primary focus on their home page, with cheeky animated characters explaining whatever their product might be. But is there any data showing whether ...
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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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Does anyone have any links to some great UX for 'app setup' pages? [closed]

I've taken over a large scale project and revamped how the whole system works. But one issue we have is a 'not-so-user-friendly' set-up page for the app. I was wondering if anyone has any links to a ...
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Is displaying search bar in Search Result/Error 404 page redundant (when it's already on sidebar/header)?

Is it redundant to display the search bar on Search Result or Error 404 page again when the website already has it on the sidebar/side navigation or on header? I've always felt it's kind of redundant ...
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What is the value of FAQs on a product website?

I am re-designing a product site, and the client insists on having a FAQs section. I originally placed it in an area of low prominence on the site, but now the client is questioning it. What is the ...
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What do you call the customizable boxes like in my.yahoo.com?

If you haven't seen my.yahoo.com, see this screenshot I can customize my page, by adding more boxes, removing or rearranging them (I can rearrange using drag and drop, something like WYSIWYG), or ...
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Good reasons to omit a top bar navigation on a webpage?

Top bar navigation seems like a Good Thing. It works, people know where to find it and how to use it. But under which circumstances can I omit it, in favor of less clutter and larger images?
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How to signal the user must add a minimum number of images to continue?

I'm making a utility where users rate images from favorite to least favorite. In the creation flow, the user must add at least two images, and is given the option to provide a title or description. ...
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Best way to make use of low-quality photos

I'm designing a website for a friend who is a personal trainer. He has a dozen or so before-and-after photos of clients but they're all pretty poor quality (people are so crazy about a professional ...