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

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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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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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An intuitive way to look around in web based first person 3D

In web based 3D experiences, where the world in observed from the first person perspective, which of the following two ways is better for looking around: When the mouse is moved, the camera is ...
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Contest-List: Separate site or simply scroll down on homepage

My webapplication concept is all about some kinds of contests in which users can participate. Each contest has a minimal amount of information that will be displayed while viewing the list. As for ...
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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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Single click versus double to cancel something

My dilemma is pretty simple, I'm making a web game and for the object inventory if you press one of them it will pop a modal where you can see the object info and some options on the bottom, one of ...
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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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How to explain that choice of UI library and framework should be made after the design of user experience

Pretext Most UI frameworks or libraries (that I know of) provide components and layouts in a declarative manner with the underlying implementation as a grid with hooks for extending the ...
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Should we include recent blog and forum posts in the homepage?

A member of my team has suggested putting excerpts for the latest blog and forum post to our main landing page. She think it will help SEO. But I am worried that it may clutter up the page for ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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Is there a better way to show 3 states of 2 types of data?

We are writing a web-based testing application where the user (teacher) can't move on to the next step in the process until all students (a young age group) have completed 2 separate tests. First all ...
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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 ...
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Flight comparison websites 'delaying' search results?

Is it true that price comparison websites, particularly flight comparison websites 'delay' the search results of price information so users feel that the search is comprehensive? Otherwise what is ...
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Contact page. Which is the better wording?

What is the most appropriate Contact page title for a website? Contact, Contacts, Contact us or other? Contacts is used, among others, in iOS and Android. Seems to me more related to a list of ...
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Why does the advanced twitter search options not using a radio button

https://twitter.com/search-advanced has the following options Any of the words All of the words Exact Phrase But the user could make a mistake and enter values for all of them, why didn't they use ...
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Your most annoying user experience [closed]

Possible Duplicate: Worst UI You've Ever Used I'm trying to collect the worst user experience design mistakes (e.g. bad navigation, load time, links not working, ...) in order to make a ...
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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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How much is too much when it comes to letting the user know what page they are on?

My site contains a list of reports that a user can browse. The main navigation of the site is done through a left-aligned menu. This is a mockup of the layout: The report name which they are ...
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Is designing in photoshop a thing of the past? [closed]

I was going through some blogs and sites and noticed a few people talking about how it's no longer practical to design in photoshop. They suggest things like designing in the browser. To me, ...
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Which label text is good for “Enter email address”?

I'm about to place one text field in the log in area where user can enter email address and password for logging in, but I'm confused which text should I use for label and placeholder text? Here are ...
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Displaying data with responsive design

I'm displaying details of a product. My current responsive design works well for desktop, tablet and mobile. I'm happy with the clean look on the mobile version but I'm feeling the desktop version is ...
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Is it better to display featured products as a slideshow or as a list of products

I have here two wireframes for the homepage of an e-commerce website. The site has only 5 products so far but will have more so the design needs to allow for scaling. I'm wondering which of these two ...
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In what situation is it best to use a mega menu?

The current site I'm working on typically has 3 levels on navigation. Site-map and navigation has already been done. They have chosen to use a mega menu to show top level navigation items and ...