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

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Usability of expandable footers on responsive websites

My coworkers and I were discussing what might be a trend in e-commerce websites: expandable footers. Here's an example from Topshop.com: And when expanded: I poked around for research or ...
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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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An intuitive way to look around in web based first person 3D

In web based 3D experiences, where the world in observed from the first person perspective, which of the following two ways is better for looking around: When the mouse is moved, the camera is ...
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Solutions for PDF embedding?

Background: We run several websites for classified ads. One of them gets some of the ads from an external source as PDF files. We know PDFs aren't ideal, but we have to deal with them somehow. ...
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Where should the icon to the mobile menu be placed?

I had a client bring up a good point recently about a mobile menu, specifically where should the "hamburger" icon be placed? In looking at sites you see it in three common places, top right, top ...
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Table with Action Buttons Versus Turbotax Wizard-Like Experience

I am working with a team to develop a web application where people can come and request access to various intranet applications. For the "Requestor" side of things, we have a Turbo-Tax wizard-like ...
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How to design a good one-line date picker?

I'm designing a website on which a user has to pick a date, which is today by default. The content of the site will be based on the chosen date. 90% of the time, the date will be chosen between today ...
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Interactive documents v websites. What research/studies exist to cover when one should be used over the other?

In discussing my question Does any research/study exist on what makes an interactive document better from a user experience perspective? an interesting argument has arisen that using a website is a ...
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Is it good practice to use Table of Contents on articles?

I was wondering if using some kind of a Table of Contents for an article that consists of different parts, is considered to be good practice. Enabling users to move to the part that interests them the ...
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How often should you change out a hero image?

We are implementing a new homepage design at my company with a large hero image at the top of the page. Some people on the marketing and content side of things proposed changing the hero image twice a ...
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Is a website with a Fixed Header good for end-users of a Web2.0 website?

Fixed Header is the header that is always visible to users even the user scrolls down. It uses the fixed-position in CSS. There a lot of websites nowadays that use a fixed header, such as gmail or ...
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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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Difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation

Quick question from reading Steve Krug's Don't make me think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability What's the difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation? Could someone give me ...
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Showing details of a product on the listing/index page VS showing it on a separate page

Lets say you have an index page where you list all your products. When it comes to showing details of a product I have seen some interesting variations. Housing.com shows details(e.g, this link) on ...
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Single click versus double to cancel something

My dilemma is pretty simple, I'm making a web game and for the object inventory if you press one of them it will pop a modal where you can see the object info and some options on the bottom, one of ...
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Should language be part of a website url?

When designing a website that can be viewed in multiple languages, should I put the language in the urls? Like: http://www.site.com/en/ Or alternatively, should I put it somewhere in the session or ...
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Should a classifieds website user be made to sign up before posting ads?

I am in the classifieds website business. I am struggling to find general consensus about the best way to design a user experience for being able to post ads on a classifieds site. Specifically, the ...
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Show star rating on frontpage or not [closed]

I am currently working on a website where you can compare travels. Data for this website is being supplied via affiliate feeds so it's not being owned by the actual website. This data also includes ...
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Bad error message for required field: “Please enter value”

I just watched someone struggle with a form. The form was part of a normal online shop. It had reloaded after submitting, annotating the required field for the phone number with a red text above, ...
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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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subfolder or subdomain - Which one is the best? [closed]

I'm creating a website for web creator, designer and video editor. I'm a multimedia integrator, so I'm doing almost everything related to media on the web or video. Whatever, on my portfolio I would ...
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Why does a copyright on a website include? [duplicate]

I'm designing a new site and I take ideas from sites but mix them around a little bit. All companies have the copyright on their footer, what does the copyright include? For example, can you ...
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Grey versus white background for ease of use and readability/legibility

Many websites by default use a white background for maximum contrast (with black text) so I am wondering if there is a case for a very light grey background to be used instead because it comes up as ...
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Algorithms for ranking suggested screens

I have an application with a large number of screens. Therefore to make navigation easier for the user, I'm thinking of having a view that shows the most likely screens the user would pick based on ...
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Use of Mouse-Over Paragraph Marker in Headlines for Permalink

I haven't really noticed this before, but it seems there's some fad where a headline on a web page would include a mouse over paragraph marker (¶) that links to a named anchor for the headline. If ...
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How to organize this screens in my project. Which is the better experience for users, Lists or TableData? [closed]

I have a list with categories and other with my articles or posts (something like that), a menu in accordion if show two options to navigate: (- ALL ARTICLES - CATEGORIES) All articles has showing a ...
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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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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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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 ...