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

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Should GitHub's “Fork” button not be a button? [closed]

As a repository creator, I often find entries on my "news feed" indicating people have forked my Git. However, in being actively involved with all contributors, I also see that most time people fork ...
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What types of users would use an asset management website?

What are some key types of users who would use an asset management/ investment portfolio website? What kind of information do they expect to see? What intentions would they have? Please provide some ...
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What day should a calendar start on, and does it matter?

JavaScript, PHP and various other web-based languages have date functions whose weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. That is, as individual days, Sunday is identified 0 and Saturday is 6 (with ...
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what's the point of a 404 page? [duplicate]

In my website, if a user accesses an invalid URL, they are shown a custom 404 page. But now I'm questioning the value of this? It would be very easy for me to (instead of showing a 404 page) redirect ...
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Using All Cap letters for web site Headings

I am working on a redesigning . I am looking to use capital letters for section headers. Do you think this will be a good approach from UX point of view ? Thanks
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Fixed-position header and menu on a web page — is that okay?

A client of mine is insisting on two things for a website I am designing: That every single link is shown in the header – about 10 links or so with no sub-categories. ie. no drop-downs, rollovers, ...
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When should I use cursor:default?

On a website, text will by default have the cursor:text type which looks like this: However I've noticed some websites use the cursor:default type on text. When should cursor:default be used on ...
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Is there any specific icon to use for a 'New Tab' button?

I have a button on my web page, this button once clicked will open a new tab and take the user there. I'm just wondering is there any convention on what icon I should use for this button? At the ...
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Differentiating abbreviations for minutes and months

I want to, instead of showing "X minutes ago", show "Xm". The problem is, how would I differentiate if it were "X months ago"? I can't do "Xm" because that's used for minutes. What should I do if I ...
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How should different content types be ordered on a list based page - specifically news and events

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a site, and we're proposing to use a list based page to display various different types of content including latest events and news. When a user first ...
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Standard headshot and thumbnail dimensions and width/height ratio

Is there a preferred size and ratio for images that represent a headshot/mugshot of a person? I have a project where we're taking photos of people, generate thumbnails, store the thumbnails and print ...
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What is the font and/or size of the text in the mentioned webpage? [closed]

Here is the webpage I am referring to: http://yplanapp.com If you see the text behind a green background immediately under the homepage, I was curious about the font and size of the text. The CSS ...
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How to handle requests to pages for logged in users that shouldn't be looking for them?

Let's say a user successfully logs into my web application. At this point there is no need for the “Sign up” and “Log in” pages to be visible anymore in the navigation, but what if they still try to ...
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Avoiding two primary buttons on wizard

I'm designing a a web page which have a wizard. On this wizard, in one step, the user should upload one or more images, and then continue. This is the mockup: On this case, how can I avoid having ...
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Should usernames be unique?

Should usernames be unique? It would get rid of annoying id numbers and reduce impersonation. After all, why would anybody want others to have the same name as them? On the other hand, a new user ...
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Navigation bar on a website

I've designed a website that uses a navigation bar. On this bar there is a tab called "Contact" and it has two further options "Private" and "Office". My question is whether I should include the ...
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Creating a web UI for an 'Expert System'. What is the best approach?

I'm new to this site, and am finding it quite useful. My question is that I'm creating a web-based user interface for an existing 'Expert System' ( http://bike.ballarat.edu.au/RDR.html). I'm just ...
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User Testing and other best/most effective ways to implement UX in webpage

I am interested to know what some effective ways to determine and implement user experience would be. I think that user testing is a very effective one, i.e. getting people who are completely ...
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Dark on Light or Light on Dark? [duplicate]

For a very technical site documenting code, sharing code snippets, and documentation, I have been told that using dark fonts on light backgrounds is recommended for people being able to read the ...
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Purpose and relevance of website name and logo? [duplicate]

Take this stackexchange UX page itself as an example. It contains the StackExchange logo and the words "UX User Experience" (website name) in huge letters. If you're creating a ...
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How to test website for large screens?

I want to test website for large screens such as 1920 x 1080 pixels, 2560 x 1600 pixels, In browserstack i find only 1280 x 1024 pixels is maximum for windows machines, Is there any website to test ...
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Full-screen slideshow thoughts about website opening page

Would like some thoughts on the first (entry) page of our current website, www.saintpetershcs.com Personally I don't like it and I think we should being users to a real entry page that could have a ...
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When is tablet-style paged horizontal navigation appropriate on the desktop browser?

Background: I am contributing to a dashboard-like browser application where current thinking is to use a tablet metaphor. The viewport is fixed aspect ratio (1024x768 that scales with a 1024 width ...
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Album title before or after the photos?

On most web applications that involves albums (for example flickr or facebook), the album title is set before the photos. However, the photos are the main part of a album. So why aren't the photos ...
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Are there usability problems with optgroup?

The application I'm working on rewriting has 4 major categories, where 2 of the categories each have 3 subcategories. Any given item can only belong to one of the 8 categories. An optgroup (which is ...
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Handling large lists of comments on multiple items within a page

I have a site that includes lists of 25 items, each one of which has its own comments block, and each comment can be linked to directly, in which case the page is loaded, scrolled to that comment. ...
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What is the best screen resolution to start designing website in 2014? [duplicate]

I have been designing in 1024 X 768 resolution by default, I used to do this because i use laptop where my max screen resolution is 1280 X 768. So what is the best screen resolution do we need to ...
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PayPal's 'Logging you in security' screen

After using PayPal for years, this thought has only just came into my head. Why does PayPal display a screen, when logging in, that says: Logging you in securely. Please wait 5 seconds, and ...
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Why are the profile pictures rounded nowadays?

Why are many websites and applications using round profile pictures? Even the top players like Google and Apple use round profile pics over conventional rectangle frames. Why?
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Personal portfolio site - Information Architecture

I'm redesigning my own personal portfolio website and I'm wondering whether "About" and "Contact" pages should be separate or together. My about page would have one paragraph on my design philosophy ...
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Website theme change checklist

We are now changing the current UI to the new look, by just changing the font/logo and some graphical images. Current Site Looks like Generally i am trying to put all the changes in the document ...
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What is the best way to display language changing option?

We have a website that is dedicated to English teachers (English as a Foreign Language). The home page is mostly aimed at school principals - to interest them in our platform (product). That's why ...
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Tags and User Experience

I want to know if there's any research on the evolution of tags, specifically in a social media context. I know when I first started seeing tags and learned of them, they were strictly for searching ...
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Using many links in bottom [duplicate]

I have read an article now and in that they stated using many links will help in SEO. And in latest websites I am seeing many menus in footer. Is it good to use many menus on footer?. Will it ...
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When to circle a symbol

I was wondering, if you have any basic rule whether to use a symbol, e.g. +, just plain or in a circle, e.g. (+). One example is the star (★) to favorite this very question (on the left hand side), it ...
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How do you deal with multiple functionalities competing for the same keys?

For a project, we have a table of data displayed in a web browser. There are two conflicting sets of operations the user could want to perform. 1. Selecting text or cells to copy to the clipboard ...
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What are the best practices for tooltips on mobile websites?

What are the best practices for tooltips on mobile websites? I'm designing the mobile version of a website for customers' accounts (where they can see their latest bill and settings for their ...
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Examples of site navigation that aren't a top or side nav? [closed]

I've been making a few websites for classes and I'm wondering if anybody's seen some good examples of websites that do not use a top bar or sidebar for navigation, AND if those websites funciton as ...
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How do we avoid jumping content due to asynchronous loading

Delivering content on the web has over the years become more complex and heavier. Dependencies on third parties and external web services is increasing, causing longer loading times. The “click and ...
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Your download will start in X seconds

Is there any reason why many websites - including very mainstream ones such as microsoft.com and sourceforge.net - show a page with "Your download will start in 10 seconds; if you don't want to wait ...
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Is there any UX historical reference for major web properties and their products?

I've been considering for a little while this question. Some minor research hasn't lead to a solution but there are lots of silos, just not the one I'm looking for. Something in the same nature as ...
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How do I make a table row on a web page look clickable?

I have a simple web-based report presented as a table: Some rows are clickable, others are not (it can be seen with the third column. Greater than 0 means the row can be clicked and expanded in a ...
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Should a multinational website background color be a conscious choice?

We know that colors represent different things in different cultures, and selecting the wrong color can have unexpected and unwanted effect on how we present our organization. Gaming sites such as ...
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Should I add a floating, fixed feedback button on the pages of my website?

I would like to add a Feedback feature to my website. Should I add it as a floating,fixed button on the side? Is that considered something users are annoyed by? If I shouldn't, which method is ...
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Displaying useful contextual information without confusing user [closed]

So I have this page (See below all text), the page is supposed to show users but organized by what group they are assigned to (Guest, Level 1, Level 2, etc). On this page I also would like it if ...
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Where should a “Powered by Some-Company-Name” appear on a webpage?

Where should "Powered by ACompanyName" appear in the website if there is a product webpage of the company and the product (logo) branding is already shown on the top left? Should I be placing the ...
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Case-study for hiding the optional fields?

I am currently designing a web form for the Online Travel Insurance System and I am thinking of hiding the optional fields since there were so many of them. Like the image below. I put a Show More ...
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Formatting page titles: Organization first or page, and which delimiter [duplicate]

Usually there is a format for page titles: {{page_name}} | {{organization_name}} Sometimes the delimiter is a bar, a hyphen, a slash... Sometimes the organization comes first. I would think that ...
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Paid subscription through social signup?

I have a freemium platform, that currently allows only social sign-up (twitter or instagram). We are now also offering paid services, and an option to upgrade your account. There are two relevant ...
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How should a responsive website use so much extra space on large screens?

In older websites, the standard is usually 960 pixels, because it has a lot of factors that it can be divided into, and most monitors were 1024 pixels wide. Recently, a large portion of laptops are ...