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

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What unicode symbol should I use for EDIT?

I'm trying to keep a very light payload on a wordpress plugin I'm writing. Users will be able to: add - + refresh - ⟳ edit I'm thinking of using the pencil glyph: ✎, but I'm not sure about it. ...
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What's the best way to offer hour selection to users in this design?

I've been trying to define the best way to show hour selection on this design. We want to offer very time focused services to business travelers, so time must be relevant on the homepage. We design ...
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Does Firefox adjust font-size for larger screens? [closed]

I believe I've read, but cannot remember the source, that to increase readability Firefox increases the font size for larger screen sizes. While I can get Chrome and IE to render similarly, Firefox ...
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Web alternatives to scrolling content [closed]

I'm developing a small/simple/personal blogging system with the goal of having an uncluttered, clean admin interface with no unnecessary styles or elements that is equally usable on a mobile device as ...
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Best design practices for multi-brand website header?

I was recently tasked with re-designing the header for 3 websites that all belong to one parent company. Each website is a unique learning program that the parent company offers. While all programs ...
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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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A variable number of inputs in a small bar

I've got a web app that involves users inputting a title of a Wikipedia page. It needs to work as an interface on both desktop and mobile. Right now, the interface looks like: It's got a single ...
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Why do websites toggle header visibility on scroll?

Some websites have a (usually rather small) header that hides when the user scroll down. What I never understood is why it is shown again when scrolling up. Sometimes I want to scroll a bit up to ...
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User experience of PDF menus on restaurant websites

Most of us would be familiar with ordering food online from takeaway or fastfood places where the menu is integrated into the ordering form or app. When I recently visited a few restaurant websites ...
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How to get better at design? [closed]

I'm a pretty good programmer, and I am trying to get better at design. I have a really tough time putting my thoughts onto paper or really just making sites 'flow' and look professional. Does ...
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Is there an optimal font size?

For most website projects I've been involved with, the font size for the bulk text is usually 12px - 13px, but I'm wondering if this is a good size. I remember reading an article saying that font ...
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Designed 20 app mockups for Android and Web apps, am I on the right track with common UX patterns? [closed]

http://www.jakegosskuehn.com/rate.html I have 19 android mockups and the entire site that I'd like to get some feedback on. I just discovered UX and design patterns last week and since then I've ...
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Is it worth spending time to design a tablet-friendly site in 2016?

Are tablets dying? Global tablet market is declining and we are getting less than 5% of traffic from tablets.
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Display comments order - best practice

I wonder what is the best comments order on the website. I assume there are two major methods to display comments: from newest to oldest, from oldest to newest. Facebook uses method one and ...
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Are floating headers and footers good UX?

I'm making a website. I need to put in social media tools - facebook 'like' button and so on. It's been suggested to me that I use a floating, fixed position header or footer for this purpose. ...
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UI doesn't look great [closed]

I like web design, I have built some web sites. However I think there is a common problem in my UI style. I think my designs don't look good, and are dull looking. Here is an example site/form I ...
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How is the UI of DADA-DADA.net built? [closed]

DADA-DADA.net How is the interface of this site built ? What's going on here ? Any hints would be appreciated. Thanks.
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“Users don't know to keep scrolling”—Really?

On multiple occasions, I've spoken about a web design with clients who become concerned that the user will not know that they can scroll beyond a certain part of the website. Invariably, these are ...
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Invite visitors to sign up for email from landing page

Is it a good idea to ask visitors to subscribe for email when they land on your site? A lot of eCommerce sites do it and we are considering it for our site. However I need some input based on ...
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Rating system: star rating, heart, or both?

I want to know customer's opinion about salon and spa locations. Would you suggest using a multi-star rating for the review, a single heart to "like" a location, or both of these systems together?
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Is it good UX to display web pages in a narrow, fixed-size column?

Nowadays most screens are wide and high-resolutioned, but when typical web page loads it leaves on the sides huge empty areas. I understand that designers don't want theirs content be messed up on ...
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What can I do if my website don't need menu or sidebar? [closed]

I want to show the user cards. Between 1 to 100 cards. The user can open existing card, or create new card. In the new card he can type a text, and click save. That's all. How to design it? I think ...
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Are expanding divs a bad idea for a mobile portfolio?

Brief overview: making a portfolio for game design, have three seperate categories with 4-5 individual projects under each. Home page has general links and links that segues the user into one of these ...
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Resource library best practices/existing UX research

I've had a heck of a time googling for this as I keep getting directed to resource libraries about UX. My company is redesigning their resource library (tons of webinars, guides, whitepapers, case ...
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Is there such thing as a boostrap theme that is like “turbo tax” (walk user through series of questions) [closed]

I am looking for a web design/template/kit that would look similar to what Turbo Tax is doing. By that I don't mean that I want the same design in shapes and colors, but I mean having a predefined ...
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What to avoid when adding the slogan/value proposition to the logo to reinforce branding?

A quick review of some websites shows some different strategies for implementing the logo and 'slogan', and I was wondering if there is a discrepancy between implementation or technical considerations ...
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Website hierarchical/dropdown menu best practices

I'm trying to understand the best way to communicate to users via website navigation menus and, in particular, multi-level menus. As the world is going more mobile, so goes the web. Websites are ...
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Best way to represent a group of information

What is the best way to represent the group of information considering UX and UI, what styles should I used ? See the image attached here.
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best ux for users to input multiple strings

I have a web form where in users may input a list of names similar to: Mike, Joe, Ann, Sam The UI should allow for simple edits. This data will be saved and displayed on another page for ...
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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 start a ux project (website) from scratch? [closed]

I have been following the JJG elements of user experience design for most of my projects. Most of the time I don't have to start a website from scratch. They usually have the idea and I would be ...
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How should I allow cron expression input?

I need an input in a website where users can input something in a cron expression style, eg. Every friday at 3pm What would be the best ui system to implement this? Are there any conventions ...
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How to consolidate “cannot be completed” messages

When a transaction cannot be completed in my banking software, we display an error message to the user. In the back-end, we do not know whether the problem is temporary or permanent. We also do not ...
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What's a good way to show an article has been read?

I have a news app & site. It's educational, so the idea to encourage users to read lots of items. What are good visual design markers to indicate an item is read? Things I can think of are... ...
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Is there a good reason to open a SEPARATE WINDOW when user clicks login?

I use Walmart's Bluebird card (basically a pre-paid card which I deposit money in). When I go to their website (http://bluebird.com) and click "Login", my browser opens a brand new window. This new ...
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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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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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Using asterisk (*) vs required [duplicate]

For a long time, the norm was to put a red asterisk "*" after the field label if the field was required. Now I am observing a shift into replacing the asterisk symbol with the word "(required)" after ...
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What are the rules of thumb for margins in web design?

My web designer tells me that in a web page, the empty margins or padding should always be multiples of a standard. For example 6 px, 12px, 18px. This should produce nicely balanced lay-outs. I would ...
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What's the best way to display reply threads? [duplicate]

I have a post and reply system. Currently when you view a post, you can see a list of its direct replies in a vertical scroller. You then click on a reply to see replies to that. I might call this ...
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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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Is it bad to create long list of text input for translation (200 items)?

I want to be able to let my users change the text of the web app they using, for translate and for customization.I have about 200 texts to edit. I'm not sure if I will add a description to each text ...
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How to visually show aging account receivables?

Is anyone aware of an interesting way to visually show aging accounts receivables - Amounts of money owed which are broken up into time periods, such as (a) less than 30 days past due, (b) 30-60 days, ...
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Is my gender selection sexist?

Basically, instead of a simple dropdown gender selection I wanted to go with something a bit more unique. I am using a material-design layout over my entire site, although I feel as if my gender ...
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Best way to make many boolean selections

I'm making a tool that crops images at various sizes. Currently, I use checkboxes to show the different sizes, but this will grow unwieldy when I add more crop sizes. What's the best way to show ...
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Is it necessary to have a mobile friendly design for html sitemap?

We have really long Sitemap for our desktop version, As an adaptive design, we had created a separate sitemap for Mobile site which has very limited links but the client wants everything that's there ...
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Are coloured select items / combo box items a good idea?

I have an application where the user can add a task and set a priority using a combo box. e.g. Low, Medium, High. When this task is created and displayed to the user they see the priority as a badge. ...
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Show Education/Government/Non-Profit pricing with normal prices?

We offer discounts to education, government, and non-profit organizations (different discount for each) as well as volume discounts on top of that. On the pricing web page for a product should all of ...
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Icon same color as Buttons

This is a simple website demo, with 2 buttons, a icon, and a main display with text information. I like the uniform look of this, color wise. But, I am concerned I am breaking a rule or causing ...
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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 ...