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

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Encryption of chat messages and possibility of password loss

I have a client-server chat like app. I would like to add an encryption of messages for users. So, that they will be sure that no one, even service owner, can read their confidential information. I'm ...
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Is there a theory on white spaces alone, or is it a consequence of other psychological aspects?

I'm doing a presentation on User Experience to my fellow colleagues (IT consultants) and have a section on white spaces / white spacing. Seems like searching for relevant content is not possible when ...
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What should be considered when launching a Wikipedia-esque site to make it as useful as possible?

What should one consider to increase usability in general when launching a wikipedia-esque site? Is there any specific kind of Wikipedia portal that is more user-friendly than others? How should ...
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Drag and Drop vs Double Click behavior

I'm working on a web application for a client which is essentially an inventory management system for a shipping/warehousing entity. One vital part of the system is the ability to add products to a ...
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What existing materials does a UI designer need for a web design project

I hired a web UI designer for a project. I have professionally-done page wireframes with basic mark-ups ready, and I have clear documentation about the contents and functionalities of every component ...
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Is it okay to open a help link in a new window?

I have read Jacob Nielson's usability book and he says links should never open in a new window. Here are some of his reasons: Novice users cannot manage multiple windows and become disoriented. The ...
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Best place to put pricing table

I have a pricing table, something like this: Scenario #1: Home Page Actually I'm using one page layout for website, something like this: http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/ and here is an ...
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How to handle a complicated registration process

Ok so it is a bit complicated ... bear with me In my web application, I have something called "Office" and it has many "Employees". An "Employee" can not exist without an "Office". So in my current ...
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Why most websites don't use keyboard shortcuts?

I was wondering that why websites don't use keyboard shortcuts as often as desktop software tends to. I really like keyboard shortcuts in software, they makes me work more efficiently. But why don't ...
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Select one week out of a monthly calendar

So I have a monthly calendar on the upper side of my page. Users are able to select on a specific day inside this calendar and a the bottom part will dynamically list events occurring at that day. I ...
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Multiple profiles in one single login

I shall allow my users to have multiple profiles in my website, to allow them to impersonate identities they create to post. But I have doubts about the best way to accomplish this. Assume that I ...
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Should the “reset” option be a button or a link in crm?

I'm having to make the page as it was in the initial state, and this includes having a form reset link or button. Should the reset be a button or a link?
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Best way to reorder a list on a web page

I started using the Careers site in the StackExchange group of sites and came to entering my list of publications. I had my initial set of 15 or so that have already been published. The list widget on ...
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Does any body have some statistics about the usage of scrollbar buttons(up and down) in a web page?

I wanted to know how much a user uses scrollbar buttons rather than the thumb? and possible cases when he goes for buttons?
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What is the formal name for an information block in a webpage?

The upper right of the following page has a block labelled "How to Format". What's the formal name for this element in GUI design?
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How to design a form that requires the user fill in one text field out of three

I am having a form where I want the user to fill in one text field out of 3. These 3 fields are used to identify other clients in different ways (Phone number, Email or Name). The last text field is a ...
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How can I avoid reply fatigue?

I'm building an imageboard framework and have decided to allow posts to have replies similar to Reddit or Hacker News. A common problem I face is that I want to jump to the next parent reply when ...
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Does navigation menu have to mirror the actual page structure in my site?

Can I put items in a navigation menu list, that don't actually mirror the website pages structure ? e.g. if the pages in the site follow this structure: Homepage |--Products |--Product 1 ...
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Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc)

I am looking for inspiration on this. We have a Dot.Net web application, where we are building pretty complicated criteria. It works, but I would like to change this, re-shape this, possibly from the ...
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Why Do Long, Ugly Sales Pages Convert?

It seems impossible to avoid the litany of "snake oil" sales pages consisting of long, boring videos and endless (and I mean endless) text. These look like UX nightmares, and yet they're becoming ...
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Right mouse click, choose delete on website

I'm implementing a javascript folder tree with basic explorer function: add/update/delete. It's like this: [Menu] Add new school +School A -- Class A1 -- Classs A2 -----Student Tom +School B -- ...
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'Sponsored Links' impact on conversion rate

It seems it's cool to share useful links and bump a bit ranks of the sites that were useful for you. Probably putting 'Sponsored links' or 'Useful links' section to your website makes you a pal but ...
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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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Examples of *elegant,* data-rich web application interfaces? [closed]

It's much easier to create a calm, elegant interface when your content is simple and static, but in some web applications, the content and interactions are inherently more complicated and dynamic. ...
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How do I elegantly limit text area input by size not by character count.

I am building a web app that requires user input of text and images to be placed on a PDF page which will later be printed as a letter. This page will have a specified area for text and a specified ...
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Touchscreen interface for menu and dropdown menu ease of use

I'm doing webpage design using Twitter Bootstrap's dropdown menu. Problem: Suppose I have a horizontal menu as shown in the Twitter Bootstrap documentation. That menu bar that list pages I want to ...
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Should font styles used on a website be the same as logo?

I have been given a professionally created Brand Standards Manual that defines two fonts in the brand. When I am designing the website, should I just use the fonts defined in this standard for my ...
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Shouldn't automated translation be optional?

More and more websites use some automated translation into what they think is my language of choice, be that by relying on a browser setting (for which I'm looking for a fix) or worse by geolocation. ...
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How to tell the user to click to edit data

I'm developing a website which basically contains all the info about a serie of projects (a few hundreds). Each project has its dedicated page with all info about it (dates, classifications, schedule, ...
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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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What are the available options for choosing an area by latitude and longitude?

I need a web page "widget" that will allow a user to choose an area by latitude and longitude the two methods I've considered are using four text inputs, or creating a map that would allow you to ...
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Training Video Section of website

I'm looking for some help with my training video user experience. http://advantageanywhere.com/advantageUniversity.html I'm currently working on a training area where the new users of our ...
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What are some best practices in picking navigation bar background color? [closed]

I am using twitter bootstrap and I don't like the default dark gray background color for the navbar. So I was thinking of chosing a different color. But being a programmer and not a designer first ...
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Is responsive design a must? [closed]

My question has two parts. Is it right to design a responsive site for the web and display it on a mobile device? Should sites be designed separately for mobile devices?
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Alternative graphical representation of a goal achievement?

The client has a set goal X that he wants to achieve every month and he wants this represented graphically and I agree that it would be a good way for people to easily see how far along they are. The ...
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Is “Favicon Rain” adding or taking away from UX?

I plan on releasing site a new site in a few months. I made some "favicon rain" just for fun... basically a 16px by 16px favicon in circle form appears at some random x position on the screen, floats ...
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Can a developer be a designer? [closed]

I hope this is the place of my question, if not, please just point the best place for it. I'd like to know if a programmer can be a designer or kinda styler that takes care about CSS styling. Or ...
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How Do I Teach People Rules When They Don't Read?

I'm the product guy for a fantasy sports gaming website. We often find that we need to give people basic rules to get started playing the games, but people always skip reading and try to dive right ...
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Where do you position the title of a video?

When designing a video webpage, should the video's title be the heading of the entire page or should it be the caption of the video? How do you choose between the two? Below are two flagship examples ...
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Can poor image quality have a negative effect on user experience even though it improves the website's performance?

Can poor image quality have a negative effect on user experience though it improves the website's performance? We use 3 type of images on our website: Icons, logo, bullets Stock photos like real ...
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Designing simple attendance dashboard

I am in the process of designing a simple dashboard to get the employees attendance IN Time. I am firing a simple query to get their in time. However, I would like to represent the timing in an ...
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3 column layout for a video player page?

![enter image description here][1]I'm designing a new layout for a popular video site. We are doing a "large" layout for min-width 1366px. The video player can't get any bigger, so on the video ...
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What are the rules of thumb for margins in web design?

My web designer tells me that in a web page, the empty margins or padding should always be multiples of a standard. For example 6 px, 12px, 18px. This should produce nicely balanced lay-outs. I would ...
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What's the most effective means of annotating scientific web pages?

I was wondering what evidence there is on the most effective means of presenting annotations to scholarly (or quasi-scholarly) work on the web. I'm planning to put some articles onto the web, each ...
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Can the volume of content be an excuse/reason for multiples levels of content structure?

Taking for example http://www.hci.iastate.edu/Academics/msonline.php website. I'm still trying to figure out what are the fees for that course. However, the information is not easily available for the ...
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Should hyperlinks be blue?

I've built a site where all hyperlinks have the default colors: blue for links, purple for visited links. They turn red on hover. I believe that always using blue for hyperlinks is a good thing, so ...
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Should a table's head label eventual buttons?

Should a table's head (i.e html <thead>) include the label for eventual buttons or actions? Consider the following examples. Example one, with label (notice "Modify" in the head) Example two, ...
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How to encourage users to create more content?

Imagine a web service where users post notes grouped by tags. Notes are public and the tags are essential, because other users will see notes based on its tags (they can 'follow'). I want users to ...
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How can I display a schedule with overlapping events?

I'll do the best to explain this, but please ask clarifying questions as needed: I basically have a schedule attempting to map out seven stages of an event, which occurs over a period of roughly a ...
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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 ...