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

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How does it affect user experience if the navigation menu is a sidebar?

I am new to web development but always had an interest of doing things to enhance UX. For a new project, instead of having a horizontal header with a navigation menu i thought of having a vertical ...
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Optimal image size for retina - beauty image

We are supporting hi-res displays on our website. We also have large header/beauty images on each page, so I made them 1400px wide - under 350KB - JPGs. I think it's a good balance between quality and ...
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Browser zoom in/out optimization vs. responsive design

I have a situation where we have a website that is designed to be responsive (tablet, phone). Our business stakeholder discovered an issue when the site was zoomed out to 90%. His argument is that a ...
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How to display and label 5 essential and linked numbers in a table/dashboard?

I need to display 5 numbers. These numbers are essentials and display a summary of all the dashboard. This web application will be use by professional who already work with this kind of data. Here is ...
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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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Best Practice of radiobutton alternatives

Ok I need to add a new filter option to my page. The first option to choose are steps (6 steps in total) and the second one is the desired status of the steps (Success, Warning, Info, Error). You ...
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When is a right-handed navigation sidebar appropriate?

When is a right-handed sidebar for navigation a good choice? If possible, I would like some examples where it has been used, such as this sidebar from Google's official blog.
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Website Design - How should I format/style a navigation div with 10 or so links

I am making a website that basically looks like this (http://jsfiddle.net/7Bq5L/): The problem, to me, are the blue buttons on the right - they look boring. They are buttons that link to special ...
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Rule of thumb for tables versus “blobs” to display data?

What's a rule of thumb for when use rows and columns (i.e. tables) versus single or multi-line "blobs" to display data? I swear I'm right on the fence for several screens of a complex administration ...
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Choosing between internal and production version of page

I develop an administration interface of website. In "live edit" mode user can browse the website and edit pages (mostly texts). Website is presented in default production design to user and only ...
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Best practice for collapsible submenus?

I have a website navigational menu: Lorem Ipsum < Situs Pratius Quisque Dolor Duis Proin < Folios Artius Zalto Ramo Neque What should be the best practice for users; if a user ...
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Web UX: what are the practices of content segmentation without sub-menus?

I am thinking on the following task: I have a document with the content for the web-site. Document is structured with Level 1 headers. Under each header there is relevant content. One of the top ...
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When (if ever) should links be opened in a new window?

I have seen a lot of discussion on this topic but it all seems to be opinion based without any research backing up the assumptions. It seems that there are times that it is particularly relevant to ...
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Which is better for UX: eliminating useless page elements, or speeding up load times?

I've got a web app in which there are several different user roles (standard users, moderators, admins etc). There are various actions that admins can take that moderators can't; there are actions ...
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How to display negative, positive, warning, and neutral colors in website if the theme includes one of those colors?

The following colors, generally, mean the following: Positive: Green. Negative: Red. (though negative and positive are reversed in China) Warning: Yellow. Neutral: Gray. Now, what if I made a ...
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Are tag/word clouds useful?

A lot of blogs or other types of sites with a lot of content use tag clouds, where trending words are shown and popular words are displayed larger. For example Should you put a tag cloud on your ...
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Choosing a button colour scheme

I'm currently implementing some design changes to a web application. Currently, the application uses default browser buttons for everything, but I've now been supplied with a number of custom button ...
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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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Best way to present alternative locations without implying a choice to customer

I work for a company which offers trips to customers. Currently we present the hotels where a customer will stay in the following way: This works well, and the response is great because it's easy ...
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Are hover features more discoverable in simple desktop web UIs?

Thinking only in the scope of a desktop website, I'm wondering about the discoverability of mouse hover functionality. Allow me to contrive a scenario to explain my question: Let's say I'm designing ...
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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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Changing Language: is it better to list them out on a new page or an in-page accordion?

I see that a lot of companies are sending users to a new page to select a different language/country. Once on the page, it is generally just a huge list of countries sorted by continent. Or, users are ...
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What would be the best practice for displaying a web page with 50 sub menus without scroll?

I would like to know how we can best represent a webpage with 50 sub menus or more without scrolling the page. Currently, I have implemented a side menu which pops out on click of the hamburger icon. ...
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Mark as Favorite interaction

My client is a large enterprise that designs its web pages on the basis of their Design library. Trying to create a Catalog for all their internal apps. After several discussions we came down to this ...
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Displaying informations to fill the width? [closed]

I have the following page I am working on : What bothers me, is am I right to display the informations under the picture like I did ? I wonder if it's good to fill the width space with boxes next to ...
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Helpers in form

I am inserting about what is the best way to show help in form inputs. This is what I am doing in my site: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have a ...
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How to expose the keyboard shortcuts of a web application to the user?

I just added some basic keyboard shortcuts to a small website I am developing. I am wondering what is the best way to expose these to the user? I noticed that Gmail shows an overview if you press ?. ...
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Save to Wantlist vs Save to Favourites [closed]

I run a music recommendation site for electronic music vinyl records. Users can listen to tracks and save them. The saves are then used as an algorithm to calculate personalized recommendations for ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content?

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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Setting a default localization in a website

We are having trouble understanding the best case for UX when it comes to default language/locale on a website At the moment, the website behave like this: a predefined list of languages is set - in ...
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What is the best way to align a paragraph beside an image?

The webpage has small paragraphs (5-6 lines) with images on the right of each paragraph. The text in paragraph is left aligned. The paragraph is not always as big as the height of the image that is on ...
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Why must a website footer always span the entire width of the page?

I am currently completing an online design course, and while watching one of the set course videos, the instructor advised: The [website] footer must always span the entire width of the screen. ...
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handling UI distortion caused by localization

We have a web client for our product with translations in 3 languages: English, French and German. This web client has a way to send emails to one of 3 different target groups: All connected users (...
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About us: why do websites show the CEO, founders, and employees on this page?

Why would I want a tab for "meet the team"? Why would users even care about the people working there? I just want a working piece of software and thats good...right? Usually it looks something ...
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Should we show a page view count on an article site?

We run a site which publishes articles, similar to buzzfeed in a lot of ways. The original site had a lot of features and some fairly old templates which needed redeveloping, along with new branding. ...
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Use of a Dialog box on Material Design [duplicate]

I'm designing this web app., but I can't reveal its name or main function, so let's see how this can be explained... In this app., there's a level of user that has the ability to add or remove team ...
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Should browser/client drive the bulk operations?

Currently I am working on developing a web UI. Backend API is supporting individual delete on resources. Users would like to do a bulk delete (say hundreds of resources). If bulk delete need to be ...
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Under what circumstances would you NOT want a clean and minimalist website design? [closed]

I'm currently taking a web design/web development course and the two following questions are being touted as being extremely difficult by the course instructor, and I'm not too sure how to answer them:...
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Should emotion-neutral fonts be used for user-submitted content?

Fonts aren't used merely to ensure good appearance of a design, they have the power to express emotions. There are particular features in fonts that are perceived as "funny", "serious", "majestic" etc....
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when to choose one between dropdown and typeahead

I am about to design a webpage wherein I got confused between few components which suits. Here, I would like to understand what is the best scenario for choosing between typeahead and dropdown menu ...
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Best options for designing my own customised captcha-type process?

Okay, I've finally had enough of these stupid non-user-friendly Captcha images. Tonight I visited a site I had every intention of doing business with, but prior to being able to view the content (God ...
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Should logging out bring you to a login page?

When a user clicks logout it logs them out then redirects them to the login page. My question is should I do this or should I bring them back to the page they logged out from?
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CMS Pattern Book

I am working on redesigning a CMS and I am looking for some more possible patterns. Does anyone know some good books or websites where they discuss CMS UI Patterns?
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Designing a website that encourages an increase in social media Likes/Followers [closed]

One of our goals is to increase our social media audience (likes/followers). Throughout our website we have some Facebook functionality (primarily for sharing content), but we don’t have anything to ...
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Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?

On a current web project, we've received word from the client that we can no longer have any italicized text on the website we are building. When I asked for some reasoning, I was told that "our ...
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Is putting create/edit form in a modal a good practice?

In my Web application I have to choose between putting a create/edit form of a generic object in a modal or in a new page. After some Googling it appears that modals should be used to display ...
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Sports club websites

We have a league website and within that site you can drill down to club sites. The problem is though, when clicking on a club site, the header will stay on the league site, but the content in the ...
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Web page design : what kind of web elements do I use? [closed]

For a group assignment I'm in charge of providing the front-end for a Java Server Page (JSP). I'm stuck at the actual design of this application. I basically have two problems, and if you could help ...
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Headline vs. Image: What are the best practices for designing article-based interfaces for maximum readability?

In every interface, understanding the importance of each element in fulfilling the users need is a primary task. In the case of article page designs, in order to maximise the optimal reading ...
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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 ...