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

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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 ...
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How much space should I leave for a person's name?

How many characters would you feel safe leaving for a First Name and Surname? The users of the system are going to predominantly be from the UK (I mention this because some parts of the world seem to ...
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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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Designing a web front end for launching long running batch processes

I'm looking for an example of a "web portal" application which has a well-done, easy-to-learn user interface. By "web portal", I mean a web interface to a batch-processed system that runs ...
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Content first or Design first?

When designing a layout, should we consider content first or design first? I make websites and 99% of the time my client wants the design before they start thinking about the content. In these cases, ...
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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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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 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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Gender considerations in web usage

Are there particular gender differences in web usage/preferences? I'm about to start designing an information-based site with a predominantly female audience. I was wondering what research already ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Individual welcome page vs. site content

I am thinking of the structure of one my new apps for the web. What do you think would be the most userfriendly approach to present the sites first page? Have a welcome page that shows just a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do online-feedback tools generate useful feedback?

We'd like to gather feedback from our users after the re-launch of our website. We do usability tests and interviews but I'd like to provide an easy way to give feedback for any user. There are tons ...
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Responsive web design for e-commerce website?

I'm going to build a big e-commerce website and client want that website should be for all user Desktop, Tablets and Smartphones. and budget is not a problem. Site is an e-commerce website lost of ...
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Web - How to represent a numeric input that is limited to increments of some number

I have a requirement for a form that restricts a field value to fixed increments of 50 and I'm not sure what would be the most elegant way to represent that constraint in a meaningful fashion. The ...
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A Create/Edit Dialog with a Save/Cancel button makes sense but a Delete Dialog not

I am struggling with the design of my web application. I am showing a dialog for my Create/Edit item views: Thats fine so far for the Edit/Create view. But how should the dialog look when the ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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Is a website sidebar a user blind spot?

I've seen studies about how ad blindness can prevent users from even noticing ads exist on a website, but are there any studies that perform the same research for the entire sidebar? On some sites, ...
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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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SVG vs CSS for Modern Web User Interfaces?

If you see flash and wpf/silverlight they both rely heavily on vectors for creating their user interfaces. That's because vectors are very easy to manipulate and animate. I'm wondering if SVG has a ...