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

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From/To vs. To/From for shuttle app?

At where I work (a university) we have shuttles. Recently, our internal web page was redesigned and shuttle hours are now currently displayed here along with other information. My question relates to ...
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CSS border not showing up? [migrated]

So, in my CSS code, I have the following: img { border: 5px solid #fff; margin: 5px; position:relative; -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 1px 1px 1px #ccc; ...
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How to format a web page to reduce the need to horizontal scrolling?

Not sure if this is the correct site to ask this but I will anyways. I'm an inexperienced web developer and my company is having me convert a simple Excel application into a web page format. The ...
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Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
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Feelings to avoid when learning something

I will soon be implementing a learning platform for blue collar workers about security for a client and as a hobby, I'm making a completely different platform on the side for children about science. ...
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What techniques can I use to wireframe sites with responsive/fluid layouts?

How do you make wireframes for responsive or fluid layouts? Typical wireframing techniques are static and aren't well suited to showing how designs scale. What techniques exist to capture the dynamic ...
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Should a multinational website background color be a conscious choice?

We know that colors represent different things in different cultures, and selecting the wrong color can have unexpected and unwanted effect on how we present our organization. Gaming sites such as ...
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Breadcrumb dropdown navigation examples? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find websites that use some type of breadcrumb navigation with dropdowns. I was looking at this post from 3 years ago, but it seems that the sites mentioned here have changed their ...
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What are arguments against the usage of a ticker / marquee on websites?

I was recently asked to add a ticker (with daily updates) to one of our HTML-based dashboards. (A ticker would be text scrolling through the screen. In the past you could achieve something like that ...
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Where can I find a complete list of web element names

I found some names of web element like "pricing table", "slider", "navigation menu" and "subscribe form". What is their general category name and where can I find a complete list of names of the ...
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How to make a call-to-action element for mobile?

I am building a mobile website (lets say for for boutique hotels). There will be a form, where users will be able to enter the hotel name, email address, wanted dates etc... Since I will also have ...
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Moving location treeview from side panel to top on to website?

I'm not sure this is the best place to post, but here goes. We have a classifieds website where the left-hand part is divided into three sections: items categories, search criteria, location. I've ...
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How to make a “prices” UI?

I am building a website that offers 3 different pricing method. The only thing that differs between the 3 options is the period range. For example ( lets say car hire): under 1 week - 10$ per day 1 ...
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Best way to show search results for different content types

On a website that has different types of content on the same topic, how should this information be displayed after a user searches. Let's say a site's topic is "trees" and the content types are as ...
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What are the ideal widths a website should be designed for on a phone/tablet/computer?

What are the ideal/typical widths that an adaptive/responsive website should be designed for in order to accomodate the most devices possible?
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Interface for selecting based on two fields

I have a web application that has several select lists, some of them are plural and some of them are singular and user should select just one item. In both cases users should be able to choose their ...
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Is it a good practice to place primary content below the footer?

What are the principles, use cases, and/or motivational factors behind placing content that pertains to the main body of the site, to instead exist below the footer? I want to better understand the ...
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How can I make the message of this hero image clearer?

You, like many others, may have some trouble understand what this hero shot means: You can also check out the actual landing page to see how the same image looks on a big screen. I intended to ...
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Long Input in an editable field

In my web app I have an input field that is editable by click and the author is unable to view the full title if it is too long. A good example is the Title field of "Ask Question" in this site. If ...
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Suggest good max-width for fluid width design

My websites uses fluid width design. The CSS looks like this: #wrapper { min-width: 960px; width: 90%; max-width: 1200px; } The min-width must be 960px but I am open to suggestions ...
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Encourage users to Like/Dislike proposals

I am working on a marketplace for which clients get constant proposals from service providers. The proposals usually include an image, description and price. A large number of the clients browse ...
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Is there a problem with using black text on white backgrounds?

Why do a lot of websites use a text color other than #000000 black when the background is white? For instance, this text will be displayed using a dark grey: .post-text { color: #333; } Have ...
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Should a user be able to control the timezone when scheduling something?

I have a product where users can schedule content to post to social networks. The users may have their account set to their local timezone, while running a campaign which requires them to schedule ...
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Parallax scrolling and accessibility

I was just answering this question Is there any actual data about websites using parallax scrolling? and the more I read about parallax scrolling, I was wondering if parallax sites were accessible as ...
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The best way to show several related tables

I have three or four connected tables, and I really wonder what's the best way to lay them out in a page? One table is for Roles. Second table is for Users. Each role might have several users and ...
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When designing a website, what screen resolution should I design for?

I have a simple question about the best resolution to consider when developing a website. Usually I consider the max-width: 1920x1080px, but now TVs are smart and some of them allow you to browse the ...
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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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How to make a good UI for picking dates period?

I have a website form in which user can enter details of a flight he wants and my website will scan flight companies to find a flight that matches user's criteria. One of the details user should ...
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Is there a recommended and consistent way of adding social buttons?

I'm developing a small website which has half a dozen static text content pages and an image gallery, with one image per page/url (a dozen now, targeting a few hundred in the long run). I want to add ...
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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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In a form, is Switching between advanced to basic a good idea?

I have a web page/form which users have to fill in before clicking the 'proceed' button. Same old story I guess. It looks like this: report name: [...] report type: (*) PDF ( ) HTML ...
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Best practice for leaving main site to go to Intranet

I work on a college website and I need to link to a faculty intranet from the navigation. This is a change from the current setup, so I'm just wondering if I need to warn the faculty that they are ...
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Design for an autosave feature

I'm developing a web app that has several text fields that can be edited. I implemented an autosave feature that saves each time there is change in the title field. I need to let the user know that ...
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Building a web site with hotlinks

I am building an interface similar to Google images search service. I know that Google is storing the thumbnails in the database and when you click on the thumbnail, it displays a page that is ...
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What is an acceptable page width for a semi-responsive website?

We have a website through a vendor that we iframe the heading over and there are both fixed and full width containers/elements on the page. The site is just 100K internal users at our company. Sorry ...
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Why are news sites articles one big block of text instead of broken down with subheaders?

I have noticed something about sites like cnn, reuters, cbsnews etc. All of these have long blocks of text. They don't try to break it up with sub-headers even visually. ...
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Simple POST Form for car insurance agency

I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to add data for a simple backend for a car insurance agency. I have three tables: clients, cars and insurance. Clients can have multiple cars. Each car ...
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Is it good to automatically sign up a user if he doesnt have an account?

On some sites when you don't have an account and you are asked: Sign-in with gmail, or sign-in with facebook. When you click and your account isn't found, it automatically signs you up using the ...
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How do users expect dropdown navigation to work?

This question is in regards to expected behavior with drop-down navigation in web pages. This is part of an email I just got from a client: ("Admissions" is one of the top level navigation links) ...
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Home page content for a data aggregator website?

We're creating a data aggregator site for different activities one can do in our city. We're not sure of what to include and what not to on our front page. Right now we have a big search function on ...
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Showing Notifications on the UI on main page of Website

I want to show the notifications as response of every user action (e.g. configuration added in database, cant load data for selected conf. , server disconnected etc) on my website's main page. What ...
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How should I go about making a login system for video game high scores?

I have a couple video games on my website, and to be able to add account-based features I'm implementing a login system for my site. My goal with the login system is to allow users who aren't logged ...
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Usage of outdated UI elements [closed]

I don't know for how long they have been having this, but today I realized amazons usage of a slider element on their home page (May 25, 2015). My general impression (mainly based on a few articles I ...
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What is the best terminology to use for buttons for running, saving and duplicating reports?

I'm developing a web based reporting tool that allows users to give their report a title, pick their metrics, run/save reports, and then after some wait due to backend processing, view the results ...
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Should navigation mirror side nav VS side nav being filtering only?

Should the top navigation of an e-commerce site be duplicated in the side nav or should that area be reserved for filters only? For example
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Why is resizing the browser window bad practice?

I asked how I can resize the browser window with JavaScript. Everybody told me not to do it. Why is this a bad practice? I think sometimes it can be good. For example, I want to show users a tweeting ...
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Should I display progress bar for completed jobs?

I have a webapp with list of background jobs (interface is similar to this template). It displays progress bar on each job. Queued jobs have indeterminate style, running have some percentage and ...
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Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design

I'm creating a flat-ish responsive website, which basically is an online résumé. I'm displaying skills (but it could be whatever) in a grid system. Each skill is clickable, to display some ...
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How to add many date ranges

I'm currently sketching a report module. The options for one value you can add are: - Object ex New York Office - Device ex My Awesome Weather Station - Value ...
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How to communicate web design mockup specifications to front-end developers?

Looking for best practices for communicating website design specifications to front-end developers for slicing. Knowing that the developers will need more information than a visual representation of ...