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

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Search result template and readability

This is my current layout: The sentence on top means "Results in the WHOLE SITE for: abc" "Whole site" becomes the name of the section if you're searching in a single section. Then you see each ...
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What is the recommended alignment layout for a horizontal menu bar on a web page?

I have a horizontal menu on the top of a web page (pretty common) and I was having a debate with a friend about the preferred and most logical layout of the menu items (centered or left) He was ...
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Are there any guidelines for vertical layout and spacing?

The proliferation of grid systems have made it easy to determine the horizontal layout of a site - column widths and margins are just made to fit into the correct grid spacing. But what about ...
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Notification when user leaves a page, if a background task is running?

I am developing a page which allows users to select files to upload to my server. While the files are being uploaded, if the user navigates to a different page (using the browser back button, for ...
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How to announce launch of mobile version (Native apps + website) of a website

What is best way to inform to user of desktop website that now website have Mobile version of website and native apps for many platforms? A permanent section on website to tell about it with icons. ...
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Need advice for lowering bounce rate on a template

I have a template that has content which people discover via SEO usually. Here is an example of the template: http://www.problemio.com/problems/problem.php?problem_id=145 The problem I am ...
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Best way to show and sort by dates when the item may be repeating/recurring?

Currently this website has a list of FooBars, which may be sorted by date: I am adding functionality to allow a FooBar to be repeated, or a recurring FooBar e.g. Weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays ...
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What is the navigation concept Bootstrap uses called?

The Bootstrap documentation site uses a very interesting navigation concept. They have a per-page navigation bar that sticks on top of the page once you scroll down and highlights the current area on ...
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Why do so many sites make the mega footer a dark color?

Such as www.braintreepayments.com. I see this type of design so frequently nowadays. It's so common that it looks like a template, yet all kinds of companies that you wouldn't think would be using web ...
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Are there any studies that validate the golden ratio principles in designing websites?

Something like this that suggests the golden ratio is indeed appeasing to the eye from a user experience perspective? Applying Divine Proportion To Your Web Designs
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Do users need multiple ways to sort through good content?

Many websites allow users to find good content through a plethora of metrics. From my quick scan of some big websites, I found these metrics to be most common: Popular Trending Most discussed Most ...
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What could be the ideal website creation steps for non-tech users? [closed]

I am working on a hosted website creator service for non-tech-savy businesses owners (generic, no niche), and I am brainstorming on the user interface during the ordering/setup process. What do you ...
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Navigating a section in which content displayed varies depending on selected year

I have a page that lists a bunch of events depending on what year is given to the site (current, or via URL): The page happens to be at the front of a sub-section, so I have the site's main ...
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Is there ever a circumstance where the user should be notified of a user interface no-op?

The headline may be a bit confusing, so here's a web example (although this question is equally applicable to desktop applications): I open up the same eBay listing in 2 separate tabs of my web ...
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Where or how to get advice on actions to take to decrease bounce rate?

I have been reading and learning a lot about A/B testing and I get the process. But there are a few concerns which make it challenging. You need a lot of visitors to get statistical significance. ...
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Hiding versus disabling forms for guests

With web forms, such as the "post a comment" form at the bottom of a blog post, is it best to disable it by greying it out or to hide it? (Both with a message that you need to log in, obviously)
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Quick search on the left, or on the right of a home page?

Is there any benefit to having a 'quick search'* on the left of a home page, or, on the right or does it not really matter? Given that people generally scan / read from left to right, it may be ...
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How best to describe ranking and prizes using icons?

I have a site with an online game, there is a ranking of players. For each game the player gets points which are summed up in their ranking. During the game I want to show how much the player won ...
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Responsive website - navigation usability advice

I am developing a site which is to respond to different screen sizes. The site is fairly large and has up to 4 levels deep in terms of page/menu hierarchy. What I am wrestling with now is how to adapt ...
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Why would you use SlideDeck (horizontal accordion) instead of a carousel?

I'm reviewing a client's site and their designers have used an unusual element to present some of their key points. The element is called SlideDeck and it's basically an accordion menu that is turned ...
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Redirect non-desktop users to mobile site or just change template and keep the same url?

I want to know what would be the best way to present my site to users when they are not using desktop computers (and they are using mobile phones, smartphones or tablets)? I am currently working on a ...
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What are the effects of duplicate content?

I am working on a web design project. My client would like to duplicate certain content above and below the fold. I am concerned about the usability impact - but I can't articulate why. I have ...
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Selecting all contents of an input field of text type when focusing

I am working on a registration form for a web application which requires you to enter your first name, last name, date of birth, address and so forth. If the user fills out all of the fields we are ...
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Appended and Prepended Checkbox: when can I use this?

A was taking a look at Twitter Bootstrap, and, looking at the Prepended and Appended checkboxes, just cant figure out where, why and when I can use it. Can someone give me a good example?
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How would you handle two separate “save” buttons for different sections on the same page?

I notice on this particular page in Basecamp that they have two different buttons that are meant to save changes to two different sections. One section is above the fold and clearly has a "save ...
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Two column vs single column registration page [duplicate]

Which is the best? Single column: or... Two column:
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Differentiating content with URL

I am developing a site that is going to be used as somewhat of a cloud service, we have a number of customers with a loose connection to each other via a parent organization. The site will look and ...
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Should a responsive or adaptive web design be done with only two layouts?

I am working on a small Drupal site that needs to be mobile and desktop optimized. Tablets are not a large part of the anticipated usage. The process has not been ideal. We are planning on taking a ...
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How to provide great UX in navigation from bird's eye view web-component to smaller web-component and vice-versa?

I have a web application, let's call it "Molecule", that provides a bird's eye view over the status of several other web applications, let's call them "Atoms". I want, somehow, to navigate from the ...
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Would it be bad design (and unsafe) to put password guidelines next to a login box?

Different websites have different password requirements Some are content with a combination of just lower case words Some require a combination of lower case and upper case words Some require ...
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Where would deliverables such as wireframes/interview schedules/heuristic evaluations/contextual enquires etc come under

I am in the process of redesigning my portfolio and I was planning to use create a portfolio with a filter, like this example. Though my initial plan was to have just two major categories, namely ...
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Is it advisable to separate the landing page from the home page of a non profit organization?

I am helping out an organization on sparked which wants a landing page on which a video will be embedded along with some descriptive . However I am not sure if it is advisable to have a landing page ...
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How does a 3d shading impact circular button use?

I recently ran across a circular smiley icon with lambertian shading, specular shading, and cast shadows. The effect was a little like a ball on a table. Here it is: Clicking the icon toggled an ...
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Is it better to rasterize text into a header image or overlay it as text?

If you want to have a fixed header on a web page that also includes text, is it better to make that text part of the image, or to overlay the text in the header frame (such that the text is ...
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What are some reasons that not all websites have fluid layouts?

Recently, I was using Facebook and I resized it to 50% of my screen to look at something else. What I saw was that most of the page was cut off. What are some reasons for Facebook or any other major ...
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Why do so many websites have the restriction of user names starting with a letter?

Skype Yahoo What is the reasoning behind allowing only letters as the first characters of a username?
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Is the screen flicker during a partial page reload a bad user experience?

Background: I work for a community college with fairly limited resources, but we recently received a grant that allowed us to hire a new developer, and I'm responsible for the initial training. We ...
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How do I add the ability to cancel editing without a button?

We currently have an interface pattern that consists of a list of rows; clicking on one row activates "edit mode", where the lables turn into text-boxes, afterwards you can either save or cancel. ...
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Is it a good practice to have a subdomain for a big project?

We're (a company) designing three big projects: One is used for purchase products, one for educational matters and the last but not least is our social network. Some of our colleagues think that ...
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Blinking, bouncing and flashing elements

I'm responsible for the UI/UX in a software development company. During my absence, some developers decided to implement a "bounce" effect on a button of a website that they think should have more ...
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Slider-less time selection.

I'm using the default datetime picker with rails. I'm mainly focusing on the time aspect of this because for my purposes the day will rarely ever be changed. I'm looking for some sort of way to make ...
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What is a good search pattern for a photo sharing website?

I am building a photo hosting/sharing website. In this website there are albums, slide shows and stories 'blog posts that contain photos from the website'. Should I ask the user to select the search ...
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Should I let users tag everything in a photos website or just photos? [closed]

I am building a photo hosting/sharing website. I have a feature where users can tag their photos to be able to find and categorize them. In this website there are albums, slide shows and stories ...
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Best ux design for “add row” to enter multiple values

Ive seen this following method on Xing that allows multiple entries of unknown limit: I want a better way, since the + and - look confusing i sometimes get confused myself, in addition the ...
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Building an UX design portfolio?

I have been thinking of rebuilding my portfolio since its pretty outdated and I wanted some views on the approach I should take Option 1 : Have an approach in which I list all the projects (major ...
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Is an unread count in RSS and newsfeeds a good design decision? Is there a suitable alternative?

I use Google Reader for my RSS feeds. As seen in the image, along the left column there are counts for unread items. My question is this: is showing an unread count a good design decision in terms ...
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Which to show first: login or register screen or both?

I have a site for which I am working to improve user onboarding. What happens now is that when a user does some action that requires him to be logged in, I make a jQuery popup come up telling him to ...
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Will users actually leave sites that they find “boring”?

I'm redesigning my web design portfolio. Here is a piece of the layout: I showed it to some people. One of them said that it is "too boring" which made me wonder if users do leave sites that they ...
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How best to display top-down decomposition data (hierarchical) with in place-editing and child addition?

We have an HTML/CSS UI where there exists a top-most item (root) - you click that you get a text box to enter some content and save. It shows up as indented/styled child of the parent. Basically the ...
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During sign ups, how to best instill confidence that email addresses will be safe

Many sign up forms will ask you for an email address so that they can contact you. Even the most minimal sign-up (other than no sign up) will need an email address to send you a validation email. ...