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

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Are the new generic top level domains confusing to users? Should they be used or avoided?

If you are not aware, ICANN has approved quite a few generic top level domains and they intend to approve more. By generic, they mean regular old words will replace the common .com or .net, so we will ...
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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 there a way to force pages to load slowly? [closed]

I'm developing a website and want to test the user experience when some of the images load slowly. Obviously I'm doing everything I can to make assets small and load quickly, but there are slow ...
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How to better represent this multi selection?

Suppose a web application showing a form where user is expected to specify the friends he wants to share with (conceptual example): User can select either: No friends at all (no sharing) within ...
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Improving a flat table view

I've been asked to improve a table view from where the main purpose is to show details about a business agreements. First at all, I was given this view: So, I started to do some research on UX ...
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The Balance of Content vs. Navigation on Content Pages

Often we reason with start pages, and landing pages when it comes to User Experience design. What to put there and what not to. But my question regards content pages, and how much of the available ...
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track user behaviour in a website [closed]

I have a big database for properties and users will come to search for any property. For example if a user select 2 Bedrooms in Location = 'XYZ',there will be more than 100000 results.I want to ...
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A web designers workflow? [closed]

I'm starting to make a website for a small business in my hometown and it will be my first proper project. I have made sites in the past, which I have done for leisure. I am fluent in HTML and CSS. I ...
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What information or HTML elements should I put in the header? [closed]

I am creating a website for a student organization that focuses on interprofessional education at my university. I have already completed the title and logo, positioned the menu bar to the bottom ...
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Including both Stripe Badge and SSL badge for credit card form?

I am currently reading up on credit card form design best practices, and giving visual cues for security seems to be a recurring issue. I use Stripe for credit card processing, and I have not seen ...
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How to design a credit card/payment form for a site filled with non-standard fonts?

Looking over many credit card form design best practices, they stick to very simple/standard fonts and designs. However, these sites use the same fonts throughout the whole site. If my site design ...
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Display time period/duration in hours/minutes and man-day in web project management tool

We're building an in house project management Web tool. Our tool is based on Redmine where time duration is set in hours. It isn't acceptable for our needs. We need granularity in minutes. Really to ...
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About pages - when should a web startup have one?

How should the team behind a web startup decide on having an About page? On one hand, many users tend to look for it, while on the other, there is value in disclosing as little as possible to the ...
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Has there been research into user behaviour on clipboard hijacking in browsers?

There is a number of questions on the likes of super user asking to disable clipboard hijacking such as this question. Personally I hate when sites do this and have a feeling it's partly because ...
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Where can I get the dummy content for the website? [closed]

I am trying to add UI project in my portfolio so I though I would start with web design. For these dummy website can I get some dummy content?Plesae do not suggest lorem ipsum text because those are ...
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Website that starts at bottom

Are there any implications of making a site that starts at the bottom so then you have to scroll up to see everything instead of down? A bit of context is that the background is fixed and it's post ...
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Complex date-time period picker

I know that this is a recurring question here. But I still couldn't find a good solution. I have a web site, that needs time period as input. The period includes dates and hours. But the hours are a ...
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Invite users to inline edit not only on hover?

It's very common to indicate to the user that they can "edit in place" by changing the style of the editable content when hovered over (e.g. adding a yellow background, "click to edit" tooltip, pencil ...
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Should a Landing Page tell the User how to Pronounce the Company's Name? [closed]

I was recently reading a particular startup's website. The very first line goes: "Company (pronounced Com-Pa-Nee) is [description]." The big question is: is it appropriate to tell the user how to ...
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Should the spacebar activate tabs?

After you have navigated to an un-opened tab, via the use of the tab key, and it has the focus on the webpage: Should the 'spacebar' keyboard key activate that tab and open it (as well as the default ...
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How to represent this notion of “favored” participant?

I'm introducing the concept : Suppose a webapp aiming to suggest some meetings to targeted people so that they can participate to at least one of them. So there's a page listing the items and a page ...
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Should I provide an image for not found image?

As said in title. Should I intercept a broken link to an image, and provide to user a default image (with a big “not found” maybe, but always a valid image)? Otherwise is it better to leave the ...
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Alternative website's UI/workflow design to avoid ShowModalDialog()

As per chrome update, google is going to remove ShowModalDialog() from its browser feature list. My doubt here is to know some alternative workflow/UI design in website to avoid the Modal dialog ...
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Should button icon show it's state or it's action? [duplicate]

Alert (sound player) user experience experiment: This question is about the user experience (UX) of a tiny sound player that has 2 buttons: mute/unmute, pause/play. The player is connected to a live ...
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How to make the distinction between the nature of those filters?

Let's imagine an application that allows users to create some meetings, waiting for participants and also allowing to search for other meetings (created by others) in order to participate in. My ...
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3 Menu's on top of a website

So I started working on a site with 3 menu's on top. The client insists that people need to be able to access categories and collections quickly. I just don't know what to suggest that would work ...
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Which indefinite progress spinner is better? [closed]

I have two styles of "indefinite progress" spinner to choose from: They are both variations of the typical , but The First spins the entire image, while The Second rotates which shade of grey ...
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Reverse and optimize the sign up process for double opt-in

The perceived majority of websites have a quite similar approach to double opt-in signups: all information required to sign up is required before sending a confirmation e-mail. The confirmation e-mail ...
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Should all links on a website be the same color?

I'm not a web designer and would like to know about link and button colors. About links Should all links be the same color, knowing that sometimes the background has different color so the links are ...
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Prioritizing Items from a list of values

I want a user to prioritize 4 items from the highest to lowest priority without being able to select the same priority for each item for the registration process. So far this is the wireframe I have ...
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specific vs generic error messages

So in this site we have an array of error messages. In the case something goes wrong, we pick the specific error message show it to the user. There are many instances where the error should occur only ...
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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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Where would you place scroll indicator buttons? Left or right of content?

I was wondering if there were any A/B tests carried out for where scroll indicator buttons should be placed. See for example Acquia.com, they have up and down scroll buttons placed, which is good for ...
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For a website feature that is relatively new, what's a good way to guide users through it?

I'm working on a website and it has an interactive tool within it where users can build a number of picture galleries. Assuming their galleries page is empty and that they are fairly new to this ...
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Is there an advantage to using the gray background web pattern?

I have noticed many high traffic and/or new and popular websites use a gray background. Websites such as Gmail, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Vine and many others all seem to use ...
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Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular? [closed]

I've been in a research team that aim to analyse the current web trend, and went out that circular, flat and faded are the main trends nowadays. Are they really improve usability? In particular the ...
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Key dimensions to efficiently describe a user interface

What is clearly thought out is clearly expressed and there is certainly a way to efficiently describe and classify the various user interface types that have spread. At the UI components level, ...
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iPad - How to emphasize the difference between a browser toolbar and a web app toolbar?

I'm looking for suggestions on how an iPad app that includes web browser controls can distinguish these controls from ones that may be provided by the web content. Here the chrome toolbar on top is ...
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image first or text content first?

Lets consider the following senario: I'm building a website for a mobile application and I have to create a text/image walkthrough for new users. Should I set first the text content and then add the ...
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Making exceptions on global website paddings on specific pages

I am designing a web app that requires that I display a map and a scrollable sidebar beside each other..like you have on youtube. The design issue I have is that, across other pages, I have padding: 0 ...
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Is there a site explaining common “feature not supported” issues in user friendly language?

When writing websites we often have to do feature detection, then figure out a plan for how to handle unsupported features (graceful degradation), sometimes being forced to resort no "not supported" ...
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Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile

We have done a piece of offline activity that is basically a large folded, printed map with some featured elements and content around it relating to the map. I am working on putting this map online. ...
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Pagination - Display Previous Page on Page 1? (Likewise with Next on the last page.)

Let's say you have a very standard pagination setup. < Previous Page 1 2 3 ... 9 Next Page > On page 1 would you display the Previous Page button? And along the same lines, would you ...
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Showing users what kind of content is behind a link (popups)

I've been developing a website which contains quite some links inside a text block. Clicking one of those links will open a popup with one of these types of content: image video exercise translation ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a single and multi-page hybrid site?

I just landed my first client as a web designer, and I have a small UX issue it would be great to have some of your input on :) The client has a single-page Wordpress theme they'd like to stick ...
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Does placement in the tile/card pattern affect the number of clicks on the tile?

I’m looking for data on the popular Pinterest-like grid designs. I’m wondering -- Does placement in the grid affect the number of clicks on the tile (as evidenced by Google Analytics or other concrete ...
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Best way to allow user to create a table

What's a good way to allow users to create a table? Originally, I was thinking markdown, but I'd really like something simpler. One idea I had:
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Why does Amazon Smile require accessing a separate URL? [closed]

I am doing some shopping on Amazon and a dialog box came up with this text: Remember, start at smile.amazon.com to support American Red Cross. Amazon donates a portion of eligible purchases made ...
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Fake functionality on business websites

The company I work for currently has icons on it's website for things like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. but they're just painted on images. Additionally, there isn't anything on the website that ...
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Undo/Redo with visual impact

Undo/Redo in a product-painting-webapp shall be tuned by animation. If the user click undo/redo i have both painting's, the actual and the to-be-actual painting. One painting is a multi-page painting ...