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

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What is the best action a user expects when adding a marker on Google map

I am working on Google maps on web pages. I would like to allow my customers to add their own location, so they can add markers on the map. My question is, what is the best action the user expects to ...
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How to handle lots of legal text (40k words) on a webpage (also mobile)

I want to redesign the guideline (rulebook) page of my sport association. The problem is that its a legal document which contains a lot of text (around 41.000 words) with a lot of (sub)headlines and ...
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Force a PDF download vs allowing the user to view in browser first

Every once in a while, I come across a business requirement asking me to force a PDF document to be downloaded from a website instead of opened in the user's browser. While I question this every time ...
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Are there any recommendations for the layout of Metro forms UI with hierarchical data on a website?

Most of the guidelines I find regarding Metro design deal with read-only or media content with few text input controls. Are there any design guidelines/examples/screenshots showing good layout of ...
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What happens in a web browser when a download is started via Javascript?

In a web browser, a download can be initiated immediately after user input, or started via Javascript after a set amount of time and/or being redirected to another page. I want to provide users with ...
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tools for creating actual mockups - not the pencil or sketches [closed]

what tools are used for creating actual mockups. Not the paper pencil/sketch tools. But something that fills in actual colors and the actual look.
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When you have a side panel open, and the user scrolls, is it better to leave it open or to auto close the panel?

Say you have a side menu that opens from one side after clicking on an icon in a website. This menu would take more than 40% of the view-port in the horizontal direction. If the user scrolls down, is ...
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Why is 13px Arial font the web standard?

If you use any of Google's applications, from search to Gmail you will find the base font used for most things is 13px Arial. font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ...
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Add play button / youtube logo on thumbnails?

I have a blog where all articles in the front page are displayed in a masonry layout, with a thumbnail and a title beneath it. And you have to click them to read. Imagine BuzzFeed Now, sometimes I ...
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Bigger font sizes trend

During the last years, there has been gradual increasing of the Web sites and programs UI font sizes. Even Google increased the font size. Could this be because of the aging population of the ...
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Guidelines for when to auto-save settings vs “save” button

In our web application we have a number of pages to do with user settings, in different categories. For most of them we have a display page with an edit button/link, which takes them to a form which ...
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Whats the Definition of different layouts in webpage that is Two Column,Three Column ,Multi Col,Border Layout and Two Panel Layout?

Definitions needed for Two Column,Three Column ,Multi Column,Border Layout and Two Panel Layout which will be helpful in documenting Technical Design document
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Is it okay to map the left/right arrow keys to a website's navigation?

When making a site accessible by allowing keyboard navigation is it OK to use the left and right arrow keys to move between columns (in addition to the tab key which traverses all of the column's ...
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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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Two-level menus: Why? and When?

Two level menus: should they be used? Why are they important? I never found any resource explaining this. Should I avoid them and only use them when you really have too much stuff to present?
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What are the pro's and con's for adapting (or failing to adapt) a companies marketing/corporate website to be responsive?

Weighing up the pro's and con's, should a company invest the time, money and staff in adapting an existing site to be responsive (definition below)? I'm after a solid argument for (or against) ...
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Wording for an application/sub-system that allows editing user profile pages

I am brainstorming for an application and I am struggling to get the terminology correct. The application has a profile page which the user can edit and an admin page. The users will have a profile ...
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Have the attitude changed the last ten years on horizontal scrolling on web sites?

Often cited usability guru Jakob Nielsen wrote the article “Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes in 2002” and placed on no 3 Horizontal Scrolling as a Web Design mistake with the motivation: Users hate ...
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Best Practice: HTML/CSS Anchor Styling

I have a column layout (left column is the main article and right column is the sidebar) for a website. All of the links are orange, but I want to make the sidebar menu links dark gray. Could this be ...
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Delete image button in dropdown [closed]

I have a tricky requirement regarding the website I am building. I am not sure if it is exactly a design issue or not. I have a drop down which is created at run time. This has a list of user created ...
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Do users care about taglines/descriptions?

Up until now, I've been thinking of adding a tagline to my blog, just beside the logo. I thought it would be a great way to introduce new visitors to my site by giving them a small description of it, ...
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Which type of experience for exploring added reviews is more interesting and useful for exploring newly added beer?

I am trying to nail down a good experience for user's who want to browse added beer reviews for my upcoming site. I'd like it to be a fun experience so I've tried a few different ways of displaying ...
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Where should I put my Testimonials page?

I'm building a website that will have a customer testimonials page. The site will have the following top-level categories: Services About Market Information News Events ...
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Principle in Motion/Hand Motion Design

Basically, this is the same with my previous question: Principle in Hand Gesture Design, but now for Motion. I want to design Motion. By motion, I mean the movement may be made by human, like 'move ...
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How should I name my menu's links?

Suppose a conceptual web application where a user is supposed to: Choose a meeting in a list (that would take place in a near future) and possibly participate to one. Create its own meeting, waiting ...
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New website restructuring, deleted resources on other sites [closed]

We are doing a complete overhaul of our website a fresh install of wordpress and new theme. In the process we will be removing everything from our root web directory and starting fresh. Over the past ...
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When web designing for the baby boom era should mobile first be considered?

Recently I have been asked to help in a website that targets an elderly age group (50+) and when I was thinking about how to execute the site I debated on the mobile first web design approach. ...
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Are tooltips on mobile a good user experience

What is the general consensus on tooltips for web links? The kind I mean are the ones that pop up on desktop when you hover, but pop up on mobile when you click. I fist came across these the other ...
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Should I adopt infinite scrolling or classical pagination?

I own a Single page application (web) displaying a list of items. Each item represents an announcement, imagine for example some bids. A user can list the current bids, and click on one of them ...
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When designing for desktop, is it still appropriate to design for standard pixel density?

With new, high resolution monitors and laptops popping up all over the place I'm starting to wonder whether I should be making the desktop only design elements of my websites suitable for high pixel ...
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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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Subtle and understandable indication of AJAX page fragment load in progress? (No gifs!)

I am working with a home-grown CMS and have recently "upgraded" the entire thing to use javascript/AJAX/XHR to handle every page load and form submit, no exceptions. So far so good. All links load a ...
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Being explicit with ToolTip

If we are gonna take in data from users(say mail id), and also if we are accepting more than one entry from the user, how can the tooltip be shown? It can either be explicit or can be made visible on ...
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Testing web site accessibility for blind

As a sighted person who does not know any blind people, how can I test that a web page will work reasonably on either screen reader or Braille terminal? There is various advice what to use and not ...
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How to display money in an international website?

What is the best way to display money on a website that will be available in multiple languages? I can think on many ways, but can't see the best one. The easiest branch is using always the same ...
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Best approach to serve long list of form input

I'm tackling one uxd problem on my company's website. We're basically capturing lots of user information through a web-based form with many input types. Now, we want to make the process as easy as ...
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Asking location in the UK

I'm working on a website where as a key part of the sign up process users have to enter their location. The particular town where a user lives is integral to the functions of a website. In most of ...
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Should GitHub's “Fork” button not be a button? [closed]

As a repository creator, I often find entries on my "news feed" indicating people have forked my Git. However, in being actively involved with all contributors, I also see that most time people fork ...
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What types of users would use an asset management website?

What are some key types of users who would use an asset management/ investment portfolio website? What kind of information do they expect to see? What intentions would they have? Please provide some ...
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What day should a calendar start on, and does it matter?

JavaScript, PHP and various other web-based languages have date functions whose weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. That is, as individual days, Sunday is identified 0 and Saturday is 6 (with ...
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what's the point of a 404 page? [duplicate]

In my website, if a user accesses an invalid URL, they are shown a custom 404 page. But now I'm questioning the value of this? It would be very easy for me to (instead of showing a 404 page) redirect ...
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Using All Cap letters for web site Headings

I am working on a redesigning . I am looking to use capital letters for section headers. Do you think this will be a good approach from UX point of view ? Thanks
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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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When should I use cursor:default?

On a website, text will by default have the cursor:text type which looks like this: However I've noticed some websites use the cursor:default type on text. When should cursor:default be used on ...
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Is there any specific icon to use for a 'New Tab' button?

I have a button on my web page, this button once clicked will open a new tab and take the user there. I'm just wondering is there any convention on what icon I should use for this button? At the ...
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Differentiating abbreviations for minutes and months

I want to, instead of showing "X minutes ago", show "Xm". The problem is, how would I differentiate if it were "X months ago"? I can't do "Xm" because that's used for minutes. What should I do if I ...
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How should different content types be ordered on a list based page - specifically news and events

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a site, and we're proposing to use a list based page to display various different types of content including latest events and news. When a user first ...
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Standard headshot and thumbnail dimensions and width/height ratio

Is there a preferred size and ratio for images that represent a headshot/mugshot of a person? I have a project where we're taking photos of people, generate thumbnails, store the thumbnails and print ...
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What is the font and/or size of the text in the mentioned webpage? [closed]

Here is the webpage I am referring to: http://yplanapp.com If you see the text behind a green background immediately under the homepage, I was curious about the font and size of the text. The CSS ...
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How to handle requests to pages for logged in users that shouldn't be looking for them?

Let's say a user successfully logs into my web application. At this point there is no need for the “Sign up” and “Log in” pages to be visible anymore in the navigation, but what if they still try to ...