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

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After how many years does a Web Interface Design Book become outdated?

I am new to a UX team, and I am reading many web interface design books. Since the web is fast moving and evolving, some past best practices are now obsolete. For example, clear button in forms. ...
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In a blog article, how to subtly hint that some of the images link to bigger versions?

I published an article on the Cooking.stackexchange blog yesterday. I shot all photographs in a standard 3:2 side ratio, but when I inserted them whole, I didn't like the appearance. I asked for help ...
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Formation of groups in a webpage

I have to make a webpage to associate users (around 30) together into groups. I have thought about a vertical list of users with radio-buttons (number of users) in the line. Example: groups 1 2 ...
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Not showing product name but only product images

I am working on an auction website that will always have only 5 auctions at a time. On the product list a business guy doesn't want to show the product name, only images. His reasoning is that it is ...
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“Here will be your logo” - any idea how to visually represent this to a client on a demo website?

"Here will be your logo" - any idea how to visually represent this to a client on a demo website? We are a company offering free demo of client's website, before going for a deal. Although, the ...
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Internal Vs. Consumer site UX

I am in the middle of designing a web application for a company that deals with institutions, there are both the end-user facing site (what the schools will see and use), and the "behind-the-scenes" ...
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A Good “Invitation to Connect” Experience

We are building an "connect with your friends" part of our app and I curious as to a good way to do this. My first thought is do like everyone else...so I look to Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, ...
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How best to combat right hand column blindness

Many ad-driven content-based websites have rich right hand columns, used primarily to cross-promote content from other parts of the site or to extend the user journey. The Daily Mail is the classic ...
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When should I use a lightbox versus new page?

While designing for web, when should I use a light-box and when should I direct the user to a new page? For example, if the user clicks the "contact" link, should I open a small form in a light-box or ...
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Is UX Copyrightable?

After the recent "Look and Feel" Apple vs Samsung lawsuits, I've been wondering to what extent this might affect websites/webapps that offer functionality similar to other existing sites. So what ...
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What is best practice for the sending behaviour of contact forms?

In a recent question I posted that one of my favourite patterns for a contact form was to sit it in a fat footer so that it was present on every page. (Edit - This does not have to be a ploy to hide ...
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Category and tagging organization

Background Looking to present tagged recipes (edit: that users have tagged themselves on their own recipes) in a way that makes them easy to find. All tags are automatically categorized; recipes may ...
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A good way of displaying more information when something is clicked

For the sake of this question, assume that I am developing a monitoring platform for a power plant ( I am not actually doing that, but the situation is similar, so this assumption should work). ...
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What is the purpose behind some websites letting the user enter more than one email?

Some websites like LinkedIn, Quora, Facebook etc. let the user enter one or more email addresses. The user can make one of them as primary account and they show him all the emails he entered so he can ...
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How can I represent “under construction” pages usefully?

We are developing a new web application that will be launched within the next 6 months. We have also purchased the domain for the same. Question is how can we usefully or efficiently show the "under ...
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Level selection on dropdown

Designing a radio button interface for selecting how many sub-levels you would want to display for a website main menu dropdown. The options are: OFF 1 level 2 levels Considering that the default ...
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What should internal “home pages” and “index pages” be called?

I'm trying to figure out what these respective web pages are called in relation to the larger architecture. Here's a simplified architecture diagram: I understand that Home at the top is properly ...
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Use of typekit fonts [closed]

I was wondering if Typekit fonts are used on any big sites. I know on their site https://typekit.com/ it says Twitter and NYTimes use it, but actually checked out the source on their pages, it doesn't ...
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How should I toggle navigation for 2 distinct user types

I am trying to determine a method that will allow visitors to toggle between two categories of users. The high level navigation: For Professionals vs. For Users Many product categories within ...
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Keep it grammatically correct or user friendly

I have a question about what domain I should use as the main domain. The domain consists of an abbreviation and a noun. For it to be grammatically correct it should be written with a s in between the ...
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Details and Pricing Change Based on Location

I'm working on a site for a home builder who operates a number of franchises throughout the U.S. Because of local zoning laws, etc., a single floor plan will have a different price and be built to ...
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What does it take to be a UX Champion? [closed]

In my User Interface position, we are facing the challenge of transitioning design emphasis from functional(level of effort, technical capability) to User Experience. So far it is a slow transition. ...
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Solving category display issue

I'm working on a news aggregation system inspired by reddit.com Site can have multiple categories created by users. I would like to display as many categories on front page as I can, without ...
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Finding the right number of buttons/CTAs to maximise enquiries

I'm designing what is effectively a brochure-ware website for which the primary function is maximise the number of enquiries for the service. The are quite a few in-depth pages of information about ...
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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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Data Grid double click for detailed record view or single click to populate constantly visible single record form?

It was hard to phrase the question clearly. I'm looking at two options: 1) Full page data grid. On double click on a record, a window pops up showing the record in a form view. 2) Top half: form ...
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name for top-of-page informational messages?

Many apps show informational messages to users in a pane at the top or bottom of the sceen. Often these are shown sliding down after an important operation completes like saving data or sending ...
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What are good UI Visualizations to show in a grid for ranking activity?

I have a grid with a list of runners (one person in each row) on a webpage. I want to show some visualization in a column to represent how much they have ridden in the last year. Right now I am just ...
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Web control to select main and secondary actions

I like to think on design and usability terms but, first of all, I'm a developer and I need your help thinking on how to design a reusable web control. I've a data grid like the one below. User ...
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Can I use a single layout for both an iPad App and a Web App?

I am creating an iPad App for my business. Can I use the same skeleton for a web app (with a width of less than 1024)? I see many web apps which look like iPad Apps, so that a single layout can be ...
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How to present articles & videos in the same section

This might seem really obvious but i'm working on a cookery site and under the tab 'How to cook' there will be videos to show you this as well as step-by-step articles the user can print. Within this ...
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Interfaces using Multiple Element Types: Tabs, Tables, Menus, and Accordions

I'm designing a website that is basically overloaded with information and I need to make a layout that will allow all the information to be taken in but with two restrictions: I want a maximum of ...
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What's the best way to open links from widgets?

I have a portal consists of set of widgets, each widget contains a block of data and a link to an application . it appears like this .My question is : what 's the best user experience to open the ...
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No Vertical Scroll on Company Website

I'm currently working on a website for my videography company and the design we are working with(my design) avoids vertical scrolling for desktop like the plague. The idea is that scrolling only ...
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Is there a point to paginating articles online?

Is it better to paginate a long article or show the entire article on one page? The following is a side-by-side of the same article. On the left is page one with navigation and on the right is the ...
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Pagination on navigation links?

On a web application we have two ways to navigate to our collaborative project sites. One is the “recent visits” and the other is alphabetical. That navigation element has a fixed element height of ...
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Is including the link when a user copies and pastes an article title bad UX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it ok to add content when the users selects and “copies” something on the page? I was looking at an article on a newspaper website. I found the article ...
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Where best to put comment box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should you place the “add a comment” form above or below the list of comments? Where would you regard as the best place to put a comment box? Immediately ...
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how to provide a good user experience for drilldown/click on a grid to external divs

My interface has a table (a nice, sortable table with 3 or 4 columns), which represents the summary of some data. Each row represents an important piece of data. At the moment if users click on a row ...
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What control would best allow the adjustment of signal/noise ratio?

I am developing a web app where a prominent feature is the ability to adjust the signal/noise ratio of the app's content on the fly. The value needs to be represented along a spectrum which includes ...
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In a multilingual website should we provide the local language of the country even most of the people understand english there?

In a multilingual website should we provide the local language of the country even if most of the people understand english there? For example, In India. Most of the people who use computer and shop ...
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Should a date field be pre-filled or left blank for hotel and flight booking forms?

Should a date field be pre-filled or left blank for hotel and flight booking forms? For example should i keep date field un-selected by default like this or with dates of next 3-4 days. and user ...
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How to prove to client that blind users can also use his e-commerce website?

How to prove to client that blind user can use his e-commerce website too? I want to tell the importance of accessibility to the client who has and e-commerce website, that we should try to make it ...
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If a sticky window panel is larger than the screen size, how should I display it?

I have one panel at the right where users can choose search options that is a sticky panel. However, on different screen sizes etc., if the height of this panel is higher than the screen height not ...
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“Sign Up” vs “Create an Account”

Which pick is better for a service? Especially if I would like the website to resemble American style. Gmail and Dropbox say: "Sign In or create an account" Yahoo says: "Sign In. New here? Sign ...
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Total redesign for already established app?

Usability is not excellent, and stylesheets are inconsistent. What's the best way to deal with this ?
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Can I eliminate volume from my custom html5 video controls?

I'm currently designing a custom full-screen video player for a client, who has provided an Adobe Illustrator high-fidelity interface mock-up. The concept is as minimalist as possible. Their mock-up ...
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Organizing Competitive Site Research

One type of research in UX is competitive analysis. The way I define this is visiting related web sites (competitors), visiting unrelated sites that are inspiring or solve a problem differently... and ...
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A/B testing VS UX usability enhancement by UX guy?

What us the point behind A/B testing if everything will be decided by the users inputs of websites then Is there any role for UX guy in this case? Should we give preferences the results of A/B ...
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Is the “Help” feature really helping?

Almost all apps/sites have a feature 'help' regardless of type and subject of the app/site. I have rarely seen people using the same for their benefit. I would want to know if it's worth putting the ...