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

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Administration vs User settings

At my company we are making a website where we have about four roles: Not signed User Signed User Representative Administrator If a user is signed in, we have a option for access to a page called ...
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How to best display a lot of information or data on a single webpage?

Are there any "rules" or recommendations in UX Design for displaying a lot of data on a webpage? Or how to select the most needed information to display data?
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How to consolidate “cannot be completed” messages

My online banking channel has a weird problem: When a transaction cannot be completed. On backend side, I dont know, whether the problem is temporary or permanent and it's the user who is doing ...
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Should iOS native app be distinctly different than the responsive website's mobile version?

I was in a training session, where a room full of designers were learning iOS prototyping in Xcode, and there was an individual there who came from Apple to make sure everything in the course was done ...
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Two Search Boxes or One or Something Else

So I am developing a website which needs a search box in which you enter some activity like bowling, cycling etc. and to next of that there is another text box which has a location like New York City, ...
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“Log in” and “sign up” to the right or left of the search bar? [closed]

I wonder if the "Log in" and "sign up" you should put on the right or left of the search bar ... I am realizing the utility but are not convinced of their position: The problem is purely aesthetic ...
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Best way to remove items that are “assigned” to something else?

I'll try to explain what I mean by "assigned"... I have a site for managing a restaurant. In one section, I have a page that lists out all the restaurant inventory. In another section, they can ...
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Contest-List: Separate site or simply scroll down on homepage

My webapplication concept is all about some kinds of contests in which users can participate. Each contest has a minimal amount of information that will be displayed while viewing the list. As for ...
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Website design / where to put simple links

i am developping a website with this exact same layout http://demo.nicethemes.com/paeon/ i have several pages like services/contact/faq .. etc wich fit perfectly with this design but i have also ...
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Multiple download buttons for a file type

i am designing a UI for a web application, there are multiple card like entries in a list, each item in the list can be uploaded in file type A downloaded in file type A downloaded in file type B ...
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Marquee or Ellipsis for song name in music player?

I have a music player where song that is being played is displayed on top side. Often there is a case where name of the song that is being played is long enough that it can't be shown completely due ...
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Is carousel display out of fashion? [duplicate]

Carousel in web design is used to display a series of (interactive) banners. Is it phasing out-of-fashion, these days? Microsoft.com and Apple.com still do use it with and without arrows. Is there a ...
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Signup form that logs you in

I'm aware that there are some similar conversations on ux.stackexchange, but I'm thinking of a very specific use case. I am regularly annoyed by sites where the login button is much less prominent ...
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Are there any stats that show screen WIDTH instead of DIMENSION?

I am designing website and have to decide on width of the screen and I need to know the distribution of the screen widths - i.e. how many people are using screen of width equal or less than X (= 1024, ...
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Suggestions for how to consolidate multiple admin areas into one?

I have been given the task of consolidation multiple admin sections of an app into one. Each admin area is a large page which contains form elements. To achieve this I am considering the following ...
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Should you have two signup forms on a beta page?

On a startup's beta page, is it a good idea to have two signup forms? --- Tagline --- Signup form --- Content --- More content --- An identical signup form The two forms are never both visible ...
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Usability and distracting and confusing design [closed]

I have designed my theme here you can take a look : Reviewer said "Nice idea, but usability for this conversion is pretty low. Theme is also very distracting and confusing too. " What does this ...
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How about freezing the first row and column?

User may be lost when faces the massive data in a large table, how about freezing the first row and column? so that the dimensions and metrics are always reachable. questions: It would narrow ...
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Structuring data on a blog/website

I've been doing web development for quite some time now but so far I've only been taking care of the coding/integration part. I'm just starting to work on websites from scratch and I'm having an issue ...
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Segmenting site into business + consumer

My client has 2 audiences with different information and agendas for each. One is the consumer side, which will be mostly information about the company and educational material. The other side is the ...
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Responsive images for 3 different types of screens : Is this a good design?

Above image is a wireframe layout of my portfolio website. The navbar is at the bottom while the 2 images fill the remaining screen. The left and right picture will be contained in their own DIV ...
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How to express the meaning of “At least one, but not limited”?

As general the required fields would be marked with an asterisk (*). Here comes the dilemma: There are some fields in the form which are required, but as a group(e.g 3.a/3.b/3.c). It's unnecessary to ...
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When invalid querystring paramater detected in a web page url: throw an error or ignore?

What is a better practice to deal with users modifying the query parameters of a website: to throw an error or to ignore? For example, someone tries to assign "abc" string instead of number to a page ...
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What info to include on a summary page of a web app that manages user accounts?

We are currently making a website that allows the IT department to manage various user accounts, plus their permissions. There are 100+ internal users and a couple thousand external users. Each user ...
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Should the submit buttons stay in the fixed area?

It seems nice in the long forms, but rather weird in the short ones. There are much more long forms than short ones in our website, so is it reasonable to put the submit buttons in the fixed area? ...
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Should Mobile-optimized sites allow Zooming?

Zooming is common on mobile because sites aren't designed for it; you need to zoom, generally, you don't want to zoom around. Mobile sites are supposed to not need any form of zooming, and often ...
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How many social buttons?

There are millions of social networks out there. Of the top popular ones, like Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc., Q: How many, in numbers, should be put up at all? UPDATE: Organization ...
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Pane vs Modal vs ?: Across all screen sizes

Pane vs Modal vs ?: Across all screen sizes I am currently working on a web application that needs to be responsive, accessible, and provide a solid UX across all device screen sizes. We currently ...
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How to friendly alert user of a specific browser issue?

In my app, an user fill a password confirmation form and submit, and the page is refreshed with JS. Because of an unresolved bug of Safari (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23735), issued in ...
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Pretend a structure to write guides?

I am creating a website, where users are able to create guides for a video game. Since there is/could be a strict structure for the writing of the guide, I am not really sure if I actually should ...
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Where should the “developed/designed/ by …” information go in a website? [closed]

I am a freelancer, and currently designing the website for a startup. I was wondering if there are any guidelines which talk about incorporation of the designer's information in the website. On ...
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Greyed-Out vs Invisible

What is a good criterion or rule-of-thumb for determining when a control should be greyed-out and when should it be completely invisible?
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Are hover states necessary?

We're having a discussion in the UX department here at work as to whether or not hover states are necessary to a UI. We're kind of divided. Here are the two arguments: Against (started the ...
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Should painting apps use right click?

I'm just making a simple painting app for practice using canvas and I can't decide whether or not I want right click to do anything. For example, in Microsoft Paint you can have two colors and use ...
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Fee quotation form just below the first fold. Are we losing orders?

Our site has a fee quotation form below the fold and we are concerned that we may be losing potential customers. What evidence is there that the "fold" is still a concern?
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Is the usage of text embedded in an image a bad practice, for very controlled uses?

What are your thoughts on writing your text in images? I'm not saying throughout the whole website... But in certain key locations like image carousels. And I'm not talking about the special cases ...
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Modal window action buttons, top or bottom

Scenario: File upload process for a website on desktop(not mobile) launches a modal window. Question: Would it be better to place action buttons at the top or at the bottom of the window. Pros & ...
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What are the best practices for developing a website for older (65+) audiences? [closed]

I'm creating a landing page aimed at 65+ year old demographics in the US. What are the best practices for creating web pages aimed at that audience? Are there special fonts, font size, color palettes ...
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Why is 13px Arial font the web standard?

If you use any of Google's applications, from search to Gmail you will find the base font used for most things is 13px Arial. font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ...
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Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design

I'm creating a flat-ish responsive website, which basically is an online résumé. I'm displaying skills (but it could be whatever) in a grid system. Each skill is clickable, to display some ...
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Have I missed anything from my list of web form best practices?

So I have been putting together a list of best practices to apply to forms recently and there is a lot of conflicting research out there. I have been combing everything from blogs through to HCI ...
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Element size consistency or stylistic balance

When I think of a design, I think in terms of blocks, i.e. fixed size/proportion elements that can be arranged in multiple ways. The subject of this particular discussion is the banner size in the ...
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Designing the sign-up process?

I am starting a website consisting of info on local shops, product catalogs, and coupons. now I am in a dilemma over the vendor sign-up process. I want to know which of the following ways should I do ...
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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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How can I make it extremely clear that the user needs to take one last action?

I am developing a new checkout wizard for my company's website, and I've added a "confirm your selections" panel as the last step in the wizard: From my perspective as the designer, I feel that I ...
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How can Select/Deselect and Enable/Disable status for a row in a table?

I have an web application that which after processing some files show at the user the result about this processing. Now the user can select one or more to save and at the same time he can enable or ...
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What is the best way to display a large number of links?

I am working on a web-based image file explorer. It shows a grid of thumbnails for all images in the current directory, and a list of links at the top to navigate to subfolders. For a small amount of ...
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Does empty space really keep users from scrolling?

I'm re-designing a website and some of the feedback so far is that users may get lost because there's whitespace between sections of content. (Actually, it's not always white space, there's a variance ...
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How to create interfaces in a graphics editor for responsive grid systems considering that they aren't pixel-perfect? [closed]

Any responsive CSS grid system uses long decimal point percentage values for columns' width (e.g. "16.66666667%"). I don't understand how to lay out the grid in Photoshop, because elements of the ...
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Why did all the websites suddenly spread content over multiple pages?

Many websites these days are laying content over many pages. They would have a paragraph, then those stupid ads, then a paragraph, then more ads, then there's a next button. You have to go through ...