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

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Side comments on news feed

I am building a news feed and I thought of changing the location of the comments to be on the side. Besides Medium that does it more for footnotes, I didn't see a website that has real discussions on ...
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Does empty space really keep users from scrolling?

I'm re-designing a website and some of the feedback so far is that users may get lost because there's whitespace between sections of content. (Actually, it's not always white space, there's a variance ...
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How Intuitive are basic string pattern matching?

I want to convey to my users that they can use as a string whatever pattern that looks like this: *.com is this understood by the general public to mean a domain ending with .com? Can I count on ...
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Launching Another App

Is it bad practice to launch a webpage in Safari from your iOS app? It seems to have its pro's and con's. Pros The transition to Safari looks better than to an in-app browser Users are more ...
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Must identical divs have the same height and aquantity of text [migrated]

I am designing a one-page website with three sections. In the mid section, I have a layout like in the picture below. The dynamic text will differ but still would love to maintain the same height ...
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Fixed-position header and menu on a web page — is that okay?

A client of mine is insisting on two things for a website I am designing: That every single link is shown in the header – about 10 links or so with no sub-categories. ie. no drop-downs, rollovers, ...
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UX is so subjective that BOSS is always right [closed]

Many times I tried to give UX advice to my boss and reporting manager and it gets discarded. Few of the times, I have built screens based on my UX understanding, and later asked to change that, which ...
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Do users know that clicking the logo on a website will take them to home page? [duplicate]

I had a discussion with a colleague about using "Home" link in main (top) navigation. I know that I should give more options to users, so, my question is not about I should use "Home" link or logo ...
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The effect of black header [duplicate]

On the pages of many modern web services (including stackexchange webpages), there is a black header. What is the psychological effect of this? Is there any significance of it being black? Is there an ...
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Best way to place images on a over a backgroung image

I am trying to place an image over an area I already applied bg-image to. The image on top looks and feel overpowering, it also make the page a little bit empty due to the change in contrast. If I ...
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Logo position on an eshop

Just a quick question; if the corporate logo is placed at the upper centre rather than on the left part of the eshop's home page, is it ok to have an info menu on the left (having the sign up, log in, ...
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Good text for sign-up button for free app/service?

What's a good text to put on a sign-up button for a completely free app/service? Once the user presses the button, they will be asked to fill out a signup form. The button is the only place that ...
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What is the best way to display language changing option?

We have a website that is dedicated to English teachers (English as a Foreign Language). The home page is mostly aimed at school principals - to interest them in our platform (product). That's why ...
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Should an applied filter involve a data refresh?

Let's assume a page displaying a list of activities. They are some "Sport", some "Cinema" etc... To the Left of the list, there is a special column allowing user to filter displayed data. I'm ...
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how to show hierarchy

I Want to Design Hierarchy for Company, let say Under a Company there are different Groups , many Divisions , many Teams , and Many Individuals. now i want to design screen/ page which will add More ...
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Should I have a heading on every page?

I'm working on a project, and have ran into a little design problem. I have a navbar right above the content. I'm not sure if the page should have a heading on it. I've given examples below. With ...
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Designing the UI of a chrome extension's popup

I just built a chrome extension for my college. It helps students know their total marks and % without manually adding their marks. The user doesn't interact with the popup. He only watches the ...
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Does a tooltip require close button?

I'm working on tooltips, when I was told there are some tooltips that have close buttons. Is a tooltip with a close button user friendly?
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Should long line of text be used as a hyperlink?

I have a list of items laid out as a table: Title Reported On Status The lamb that Mary had went missing 12 Mar 2014 New ...
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Difference - Font and Typeface

I would like to know the difference between a font and a typeface. If anyone could please help me. I tried to Google it, but I can't understand that in general, Why the term 'Fonts' is used rather ...
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How to make user uploaded photos ready for retina? [closed]

Websites where a user can upload images. How does the site owners make it retina ready or scale it according to the retina display?
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Are there usability problems with optgroup?

The application I'm working on rewriting has 4 major categories, where 2 of the categories each have 3 subcategories. Any given item can only belong to one of the 8 categories. An optgroup (which is ...
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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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Is the concept of a mobile site becoming irrelevant?

Mobile sites were originally conceived for very limited devices with extremely throttled download speeds. They are usually* hideous affairs with barely-functional drop-down lists, that leave out any ...
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What part of overview item should be clickable

We're making an overview of whitepapers, videos and other resources. Me and the frontend designer are in a small disagreement over which part of the item should be clickable. Should it be: only ...
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What type of menu is this? And is it good to use?

Does anybody know what this type of menu is called? Something like on SitePoints website and maybe the one on Pure. The colorful menus is what I'm asking about. And are they good to use?
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Standardization vs uniqueness in web design

It seems to me that standardised interfaces are regarded as a good thing in interface design, since it allows users to reuse their knowledge in different interfaces. This seems very true in desktop ...
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Paid subscription through social signup?

I have a freemium platform, that currently allows only social sign-up (twitter or instagram). We are now also offering paid services, and an option to upgrade your account. There are two relevant ...
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Best way to show more than 3 tabs on one single mobile screen?

Whats the best way to show more than 3 tabs on one single mobile screen?
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Analog Clock or Digital Clock to tell the time

I am designing a website where a clock has to be placed in the website to tell the time. I have to choose between an Analog Clock and a Digital Clock assuming both take up the same space on the ...
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refine popup in search panel

Have 2 questions related to refine panel in search results. How should we showcase more options in 1 category – should I add individual popup for each category or all options in 1 popup. Have ...
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How to make user to believe that they have visited the best site? [closed]

I've a website. But, my question is how to make a user believe that a user has visited the best site ever? What could be added to a existing site that user might think that, this webisite is good.
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Full width background images

I want to allow users to upload full-width background images that would take up the entire width of the page (with a set height of 500 pixels). However, the issue is, what should be the minimum ...
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How long to keep images on news articles [closed]

How long should one keep images of old articles? I am working on a news site that has millions of articles and every single one has a featured image. Because of that, the site size is becoming too ...
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How wide should a webpage get?

So when creating a responsive design, how big should the maximum width of the container be? Should the maximum width of a webpage be fixed (width: 100%; max-width: 1200px)? Should it grow slower ...
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How to represent 0 ratings vs rating is 0

I'm making a details page of a rating system, where one rates from 1 to 5 in multiple metrics and the global rating is the average. However, not all metrics are mandatory, be N/A or not wanting to ...
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Is it relevant to use “switches” buttons in non-mobile app?

I want to use this kind of UI elements in my web app. They look nice and they don't lake a lot of place in the layout. I don't see them often beside mobile app, is it a good idea to use them for ...
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online game landing page

In designing an online, in-browser game, I found in my research that many other games have "priority" in registration over login on their home page. They usually show a big form for registration, ...
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Why are vote buttons on Stack Exchange shown when they can't be used?

I've often wondered why Stack Exchange has opted to keep the upvote/downvote buttons available for clicking on question/answers posted by the user. For instance: Even though these buttons have no ...
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Are hover states necessary?

We're having a discussion in the UX department here at work as to whether or not hover states are necessary to a UI. We're kind of divided. Here are the two arguments: Against (started the ...
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Is the usage of text embedded in an image a bad practice, for very controlled uses?

What are your thoughts on writing your text in images? I'm not saying throughout the whole website... But in certain key locations like image carousels. And I'm not talking about the special cases ...
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Websites aligned to the left of the page [duplicate]

I always thought that it makes better sense for websites to be centred horizontally to the browser window. But even an Adobe website is left aligned. Is this some reason behind this that I am missing? ...
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Should I capture exceptions and present a nice error page to hackers? [closed]

If a hacker is trying to hack, should I present a pretty error page or redirect somewhere instead of a generic/cryptic error? I feel that the hacker knows what they are doing, I know what they are ...
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In Web2.0 App, Is Icon better than Text in Menu Bar? [duplicate]

Ok, in Web2.0, i saw many sites using action icon instead of text menu. Ex: This is the menu bar using text menu [Product] [Search Article] [Place an Order] ..... This is the menu bar using icon ...
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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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What is the smallest screen size you design for

I'm looking to make my website responsive, however this is my first foray into responsive design, and I'm pretty clueless at the moment. I have no idea what the current state of play is with regard ...
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Where should I place a “live chat” link on my page?

I'm thinking of putting a "live chat" button or link on a site I work on. It should appear on every page, and ideally would be in the same location on every page. Are there any usability principles ...
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Why are those Sign-in/sign-out icon a convention?

I've been recently implementing a custom icon-font & I decided to use those icons for Sign-in/sign-out: My only real reason being that choice is that it seems to be a convention in all major ...
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Ordering of website developer, development years and copyright sign in footer

Are there any specific etiquettes or reasons to organize the following details to a footer in some order? [Developer] [Years] (C) Currently my data is organized as: [Years] [a href="dev's site" ...
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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 ...