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

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What are some reasons that not all websites have fluid layouts?

Recently, I was using Facebook and I resized it to 50% of my screen to look at something else. What I saw was that most of the page was cut off. What are some reasons for Facebook or any other major ...
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Best successful unlock animations / design concepts [closed]

I'm building a section on my website where users are able to unlock items with 'tokens'. I want to ask the professional UX community what proven unlock animations / interactions really engage the user ...
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Do users even use tool tips? [duplicate]

I was reading this SO meta post and it got me wondering - does the average Web user know about tool tips and use them? For me if I don't know what an icon does on a site, my default is to roll over ...
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When should I ask for the title of a YouTube video and the title of a resume?

I am designing a web site where candidates can upload videos and files. Candidate can upload videos from YouTube and they have to give the video a title and do the same thing for a file. They have to ...
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Product navigation versus marketing site navigation

Are there any best practices associated with integrating the navigation of your Web based product with the navigation of your marketing pages? Another way of describing this is: Does it make sense ...
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Side by side button or stacked? [duplicate]

In terms of user experience, which layout of buttons would work better? This would basically be a landing page. Side by side? Or stacked?
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Filtering Feed Options Methods

So I'm building a feed record with pagination, each have 2 properties: inside/outside events and a tag. Each item is a hyperlink to their pages. Basic idea of my framework for the webpage: FEEDS ...
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How should you use a survey to find out the most useful or important pages on a website?

If a website has 100 pages and you wish to learn from a survey which are the most important or useful to people, what percentage of the 100 pages should you ask people to choose? Should you ...
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Should a hotel group have separate websites for each hotel together with the “hub” website for all hotels? [closed]

The hotel group consist of several 4 and 5 stars hotels, each specialised for different target groups (family, wellness etc.) within a roughly same budget. All content creation and day-to-day ...
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Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?

A lot of websites these days have content area's which are center-aligned: http://ux.stackexchange.com is an example. However some sites are left-aligned e.g. http://forums.adobe.com/index.jspa, ...
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Is this play video button placement confusing?

I'm creating a blog with videos in each posts. But, I'm not sure if triangular play icon inside of a circle at the right presents itself as the must-click part of the page or worse if it leaves the ...
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When to use icons vs. icons with text vs. just text links?

Are there any rules on when to use icons vs. icons with text vs. just text links in a web application? For example: vs. save vs. save Extra question: Is save -or- save preferable?
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Time Scheduler UI

I am working on a doctor availability schedule page. In this page I need to setup the available times for each day in a week for a doctor. This is a one-time activity. Something is repeated for every ...
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Website theme change checklist

We are adapting the current UI to the new look, by just changing the font/logo and some graphical images. Current Site Looks like Basically, I am trying to put all the changes in the document and ...
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Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier? [closed]

I am about to launch my website. It's an academic site with expected user base consisting mainly of academics. It looks good in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE 10 and above. I just sent a link to my ...
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Should Portfolio Site Backgrounds Be Static? [closed]

I am currently working on my portfolio site, and currently have a color wave effect in the background. It started as just a fun thing, but has become the background to the site, meaning I have no ...
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What kind of design do users like the most at the time of this question, 'Flat' or 'Skeuomorphic'? [closed]

I have read multiple articles on-line that say that the era of Skeuomorphic design on the web is over, and that a new era of so-called 'flat design' is now the new thing for developers, but do users ...
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Is Responsive Design good for web based software? [duplicate]

I am developing an email software/service similar to gmail and thunderbird, but I am wondering if it is a good idea to have a responsive design or also have apps for different devices?
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Use one page design for website with a detailed “request a quote” form?

One page website design seems to be the popular trend nowadays based on emerging websites and articles online. [1][2] But should one go for one page website design for a website that has a long ...
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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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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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Retina images or not? [closed]

Do you use retina double size images or not in your webprojects. It looks good but the pageloading will be heavy. How do you think about this?
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Whitespace in Web Design: Why You Should Use It?

Whitespace is a fundamental element of design and is commonly called "Negative Space". Why should we use whitespace for web design? Why does whitespace matter?
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Highlighting new or featured content

I'm adding a new feature to my business website, and I'd like to let users know about it. It's kind of hidden in a menu (Finite Math -> Practice) right now, and I'm trying to figure out the best way ...
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differentiating between groups of products that are very similar?

This is the corner I'm backed in to: My company is releasing a new line of products that use the same hardware as our current products, but with completely different software -- a cloud based version ...
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Forms: Is it right to show empty fields in an info page?

In an application i am designing, there is a form, where the user completes the fields and some of them might remain empty (not filled by the user). Then we have the info page showing all these fields ...
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Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles? [closed]

When you go to www.google.com in Google Chrome and start typing into the search box, which is in the middle of the screen, as soon as you start typing Google Chrome is moving your search text into the ...
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Organizing content using tabs and sidebar

In my customers dashboard (web), they can select products and see their respective stats, edit them... This is organized like this on PC: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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How do interstitial ads impact site UX?

(Spawned by How should Ad splash pages be handled for those with ads disabled?) Has any data been published on the impact of interstitial (whole page ads between content) on the user's experience? Is ...
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Filtering by distance based on an address as reference

Being aware that HTML geolocation API does not work on every browser without using Wi-Fi, I'm trying to use an alternative more accurate to present nearest items from the user location. I'd ...
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Adding “Select…” as first option (placeholder) of dropdown list

Would it be considered a good practice to add the word "Select..." as the first option of a dropdown list? I think it's redundant and not at all necessary and what is in the dropdown list should be ...
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Send Button (but with option)

My app allows users to send messages to each other (among other things). My send button is placed at the very bottom of the screen and takes up the full width of the screen. I have introduced a ...
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How to best deal with slow page load

I'm working on a web project that displays a map to the user, using google map's JavaScript API. Inside the map, I will populate markers to display data to the user. Now, my problem is that my data is ...
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Minimalism, Maximalism(?) or whatever?

Tufte & Nielsen believe that screen real estate is one of the most important asset for a (UX) designer. Utilize available screen space - Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox: May 9, 2011 & The Visual ...
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How to design different “columned” table

So we are trying to come up with a solution of how to display different number of columns in one table: for example) ...
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What's the best design to get a number from a small range from user?

I have a system where I have to get a number, between 1 and 10, from the user in a web application. (The actual use case is the user has to say which group he is from, and group names are numbers from ...
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Users are too impatient to wait for songs to load

Unfortunately my dialogue with a user often turns out like this: Them: your site doesn't work Me: Why doesn't it work? What errors are you seeing? Them: idk it just doesn't work This confused me ...
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How to handle rating indicator when no one has rated yet?

My website is showing a rating for each product (up to 5). ---------------- | 4.2 average | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ The problem is that when no one has rated the product yet, if I put it can be ...
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What do I want to be? [closed]

So, I graduated with a bachelor's in web development. I LOVE coding...but I also LOVE being the deciding factor. Its one thing to be handed something already designed and just code it...but its a ...
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Should my blog posts have a larger font size than the rest of my site? [closed]

Should I increase the font size of the Blog section compared to the general font size of my site? Here is a screenshot of my site with the font size increased and serif font:
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Why most web designer don’t embed the image sizes in the html document [closed]

Most web sites have images on then but the actual image size is not embedded within the HTML document itself. I noticed that because I always enter the text I am looking for in the search box and ...
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What content is considered off-putting, “scammy”, or users don't care about for a website?

I've been recently told that users don't care about certain information or find the website (consequently, the company) suspicious or questionable when the following info are stated: Number of ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of a ring or stair design for long page websites

I'm currently planning for my personal website, which I plan to make as a long page website. (See this for an example of a long page website) As how I imagine my Experience section, it will ...
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Why has Amazon not significantly changed their design in years? [closed]

When I use amazon, I find it inelegant, clunky and it seems to me there's all this distracting information dumped all over the place making it hard to find what I am looking for like a release date ...
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Avatar vs Profile Picture vs Display Picture

I have noticed that on message boards, that we use the name avatar for the picture on our profiles. On Facebook and Twitter they are called profile pictures, and on Skype it is called Display Picture. ...
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How do you make it very obvious that the user should click on a text input that has an onclick event?

I have an input that invokes a datepicker (with pickadate.js) that requires the user to click on it to choose a date. This is what it looks, as an example: From a UX perspective, how do you make it ...
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Is the vertical left hand menu obsolete?

It seems that most of the major websites do not use vertical left hand menu anymore. Why is this? And should I avoid it for my own website?
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Form with an image upload required

I have a form to add an item. I don't consider the item worthy of showing up in the application until an image is uploaded for it. I can add a 'choose file' selector, but if other validation fails I ...
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Corporate/Enterprise section

The company I work at, we need a new home page. However, we have two different target groups. Ordinary people and professionals. But I'm torn on how to separate it. I'm toying with the idea of having ...
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0 to 10 rating system alternative

I have a system where the user has to rate other systems efficiency, availability, functionality and velocity in a 0 to 10 scale. I was going to use a simple "10 stars" interface for this, but I ...