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

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Does navigation menu have to mirror the actual page structure in my site?

Can I put items in a navigation menu list, that don't actually mirror the website pages structure ? e.g. if the pages in the site follow this structure: Homepage |--Products |--Product 1 ...
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Can poor image quality have a negative effect on user experience even though it improves the website's performance?

Can poor image quality have a negative effect on user experience though it improves the website's performance? We use 3 type of images on our website: Icons, logo, bullets Stock photos like real ...
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Notification when user leaves a page, if a background task is running?

I am developing a page which allows users to select files to upload to my server. While the files are being uploaded, if the user navigates to a different page (using the browser back button, for ...
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Two column vs single column registration page [duplicate]

Which is the best? Single column: or... Two column:
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What is the optimal placement for the RSS icon? is there any?

I think for all websites it would be a MUST to ensure the RSS icon is displayed in the address bar! But there are tons of pages, who don't care and even hide the RSS icon somewhere on the site. What ...
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How to display negative, positive, warning, and neutral colors in website if the theme includes one of those colors?

The following colors, generally, mean the following: Positive: Green. Negative: Red. (though negative and positive are reversed in China) Warning: Yellow. Neutral: Gray. Now, what if I made a ...
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What is the best way to align a paragraph beside an image?

The webpage has small paragraphs (5-6 lines) with images on the right of each paragraph. The text in paragraph is left aligned. The paragraph is not always as big as the height of the image that is on ...
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Should web sites have their own authentication?

If I am designing a web site that interacts with the same user over time via email or other messaging mediums, should I allow account creation on the web site using a traditional username/password/...
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Sticky header positioning

The page below is a detail page of a certain Patient, in this case: "Mevr adasfad..." When end-users scroll down they'd like some additional feedback on what page exactly they are, the name of the ...
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3 Menu's on top of a website

So I started working on a site with 3 menu's on top. The client insists that people need to be able to access categories and collections quickly. I just don't know what to suggest that would work well....
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Asking location in the UK

I'm working on a website where as a key part of the sign up process users have to enter their location. The particular town where a user lives is integral to the functions of a website. In most of ...
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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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Default action for the “Do you want to leave the page?” warning?

When you compose a question/answer on a StackExchange site and then navigate away before submitting it, you get a popup, warning you: (translated:) The "Leave Page" button is ...
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Is remembering and using user ID when logged out a bad thing?

I'm developing a website for a group of people who play a game online. (It's for a mmorpg guild). I'm creating it all myself rather than using an existing system mostly to learn website skills as I'm ...
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Multi-column articles

I just came across this article by Paul Lewis. The first thing I noticed was the multi-column layout. It's great that people are trying to break the usage of overused templates for articles/blogs, ...
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Issues with Tabbed Layout

Larger View Here's a screenshot of something I'm currently working on. I decided to use tabs at the top because filling in the "Office Details" is just as important as the list of employees and ...
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Should I Put a Phone Number in the Header?

I see that it is really popular with web services nowadays to have their phone number in the header of the website. Is it really that effective? Does it make the company look more legit?
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Subject line of mailto: links?

It's easy to add a pre-filled subject, body and CC/BCC in mailto: links. It would be useful for website owners to know if an email originated from their website, or from an email address published/...
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UX considerations for interactive mobile maps?

Embedding a mapping service like Google Maps into a website is pretty easy (i.e. using their API, which has recently been updated for mobile performance). What are the most important UX ...
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Is a popover a good way to present short pieces of information on a website?

I'm currently designing a website on which I have to include the obligatory legalese. So: copyright info, privacy policy etc. There's not a whole lot of text though, at best two paragraphs of text for ...
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When does make sense to automatically fill a search box?

On every Stack Exchange site, when somebody clicks on a user link, the search box is automatically filled with a string that would allow to search posts written by that user. In which cases does ...
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How to announce launch of mobile version (Native apps + website) of a website

What is best way to inform to user of desktop website that now website have Mobile version of website and native apps for many platforms? A permanent section on website to tell about it with icons. ...
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Best way to show and sort by dates when the item may be repeating/recurring?

Currently this website has a list of FooBars, which may be sorted by date: I am adding functionality to allow a FooBar to be repeated, or a recurring FooBar e.g. Weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays ...
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How best to describe ranking and prizes using icons?

I have a site with an online game, there is a ranking of players. For each game the player gets points which are summed up in their ranking. During the game I want to show how much the player won ...
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Something not quite right with my design [closed]

There's something not quite right here, and I'm not sure what. Should "Blog" (the title of the page) be bigger? If so, why? It seems too small, yet it's not incredibly important either. Additionally, ...
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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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American English, British English or Both?

I am working on a website that supports multi-language. Currently the default English is american as this was recommended here, but I am thinking about implementing british, so my question is: Will ...
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why do ads load before content on so many websites?

A lot of times when I'm browsing on a mobile device in an area with low reception, pages will seemingly load forever and then appear all at once. I've since learned to tell my mobile browser to stop ...
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Is it manipulative to animate call-to-action buttons on a webpage to encourage a specific action?

Carousels and other animated banners on websites (for example promoting special offers) are supposedly bad for UX as the sliding animation draws the users' eye from whatever it was they were reading/...
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Check off the boxes you wish to unsubscribe from

In attempting to unsubscribe from a company's emailing list, I was directed to a website with the following form. Note the phrase "Check off the boxes... you wish to unsubscribe from." Is this ...
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specific vs generic error messages

So in this site we have an array of error messages. In the case something goes wrong, we pick the specific error message show it to the user. There are many instances where the error should occur only ...
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Best practice for currency input fields

I'm working on a web application, which I just received a request to make all input fields collecting currency data to be right aligned. Is there a standard for collecting currency data in a web ...
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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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How should I divide my site between B2B and B2C?

I've spent about 3 years trying to answer this question myself, so I thought I'd give you guys a go. Here's the situation: My company provides training services. You can either (i) book a course ...
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What's an intuitive workflow for a registering user to simultaneously sign-up his colleagues?

I'm working on a redesign of a website that has a bit of a complicated registration requirement and I just can't get my head around how best to design the necessary forms/pages. For context, the ...
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select a work week schedule

In my web application I want the user to select his work schedule. For example, someone could select [Sunday (8AM - 5PM), Monday (9AM-1PM , 2PM-6PM) ...etc. So the user has the freedom to select any ...
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Are there any guidelines for vertical layout and spacing?

The proliferation of grid systems have made it easy to determine the horizontal layout of a site - column widths and margins are just made to fit into the correct grid spacing. But what about ...
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Redirect non-desktop users to mobile site or just change template and keep the same url?

I want to know what would be the best way to present my site to users when they are not using desktop computers (and they are using mobile phones, smartphones or tablets)? I am currently working on a ...
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Is the screen flicker during a partial page reload a bad user experience?

Background: I work for a community college with fairly limited resources, but we recently received a grant that allowed us to hire a new developer, and I'm responsible for the initial training. We ...
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“Desktop”-like web application

We are a group designing a big project. Its main purpose is educational matters (we run an online quiz). I have designed a desktop-like interface for the website with icons and a start menu. I just ...
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What deliverables can one provide in a pitch for a client to show to his/her boss and get approval for a project?

I am in the position where a client is asking for some visual materials to show to his boss in order to get the go-ahead to sponsor a new project. This client has an existing site that we designed ...
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Guiding user on two separate choices that begin with the same first step

I am working on building a site which has two steps as the basis for the main functionality of the site: Asking a question Creating a new page Before they can ask a question or create a new page ...
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Where we should keep primary navigation in a mobile website, especially on the Homepage?

1) Vertically On home page with logo and footer and then at bottom of each page see on iphone http://j.mp/qpbN1A 2) Or horizontally like desktop websites see on iphone http://stackoverflow.com ...
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Is the alt attribute on navigation sufficient for section 508 compliance?

I was wondering for a html page which has two navigation options ( 1. Login method 2. Roles), is it just sufficient to provide a alt text to describe what they do? Or should I try to have something ...
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How to align social buttons without losing vertical space?

I've add in some social buttons to one of our pages. I don't want to have to put them in a horizontal row because that'll push more products down below the fold. This is my idea so far: Close ...
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What's the best UX option to help users choose between three items

So, I'm trying to use an optimal UX design for three choices that are responses to questions. The three choices are choice 1, choice 2 and "I don't know." Currently, I've been considering using radio ...
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Placement additional menu on video website; top, bottom or something else

A friend of mine is building a video website where you can watch user submitted videos. Those videos are of individuals speaking their dream in the camera. The focus is on letting people watch those ...
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UI design for showing charts

I am currently working on a UI design to show charts. I have multiple charts throughout the application. Each charts should further drill down to show details. Currently I have two approaches. ...
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What are the best practices for developing a website for older (65+) audiences? [closed]

I'm creating a landing page aimed at 65+ year old demographics in the US. What are the best practices for creating web pages aimed at that audience? Are there special fonts, font size, color palettes ...
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How can a very long (100+) breadcrumb trail be made usable?

I have an app that has functionality that is very similar to a choose-your-own-adventure type scenario. Basically it's a tree where you start and go through a series of decisions, and each decision ...