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

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best ux for users to input multiple strings

I have a web form where in users may input a list of names similar to: Mike, Joe, Ann, Sam The UI should allow for simple edits. This data will be saved and displayed on another page for ...
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How wide should a responsive-designed website be?

Maybe this is a stupid question but I wonder if it changed. Websites used to be 960px wide so all screen resolution could easily see all the content. But with the new 'responsive-design' and html5 ...
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How to start a ux project (website) from scratch? [closed]

I have been following the JJG elements of user experience design for most of my projects. Most of the time I don't have to start a website from scratch. They usually have the idea and I would be ...
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How should I allow cron expression input?

I need an input in a website where users can input something in a cron expression style, eg. Every friday at 3pm What would be the best ui system to implement this? Are there any conventions ...
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How to consolidate “cannot be completed” messages

When a transaction cannot be completed in my banking software, we display an error message to the user. In the back-end, we do not know whether the problem is temporary or permanent. We also do not ...
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What's a good way to show an article has been read?

I have a news app & site. It's educational, so the idea to encourage users to read lots of items. What are good visual design markers to indicate an item is read? Things I can think of are... ...
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Is there a good reason to open a SEPARATE WINDOW when user clicks login?

I use Walmart's Bluebird card (basically a pre-paid card which I deposit money in). When I go to their website (http://bluebird.com) and click "Login", my browser opens a brand new window. This new ...
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In a form, is Switching between advanced to basic a good idea?

I have a web page/form which users have to fill in before clicking the 'proceed' button. Same old story I guess. It looks like this: report name: [...] report type: (*) PDF ( ) HTML ...
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How to explain that choice of UI library and framework should be made after the design of user experience

Pretext Most UI frameworks or libraries (that I know of) provide components and layouts in a declarative manner with the underlying implementation as a grid with hooks for extending the ...
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Using asterisk (*) vs required [duplicate]

For a long time, the norm was to put a red asterisk "*" after the field label if the field was required. Now I am observing a shift into replacing the asterisk symbol with the word "(required)" after ...
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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 best way to display reply threads? [duplicate]

I have a post and reply system. Currently when you view a post, you can see a list of its direct replies in a vertical scroller. You then click on a reply to see replies to that. I might call this ...
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Your most annoying user experience [closed]

Possible Duplicate: Worst UI You've Ever Used I'm trying to collect the worst user experience design mistakes (e.g. bad navigation, load time, links not working, ...) in order to make a ...
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Is it bad to create long list of text input for translation (200 items)?

I want to be able to let my users change the text of the web app they using, for translate and for customization.I have about 200 texts to edit. I'm not sure if I will add a description to each text ...
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How to visually show aging account receivables?

Is anyone aware of an interesting way to visually show aging accounts receivables - Amounts of money owed which are broken up into time periods, such as (a) less than 30 days past due, (b) 30-60 days, ...
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Is my gender selection sexist?

Basically, instead of a simple dropdown gender selection I wanted to go with something a bit more unique. I am using a material-design layout over my entire site, although I feel as if my gender ...
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Best way to make many boolean selections

I'm making a tool that crops images at various sizes. Currently, I use checkboxes to show the different sizes, but this will grow unwieldy when I add more crop sizes. What's the best way to show ...
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Is it necessary to have a mobile friendly design for html sitemap?

We have really long Sitemap for our desktop version, As an adaptive design, we had created a separate sitemap for Mobile site which has very limited links but the client wants everything that's there ...
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Are coloured select items / combo box items a good idea?

I have an application where the user can add a task and set a priority using a combo box. e.g. Low, Medium, High. When this task is created and displayed to the user they see the priority as a badge. ...
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Show Education/Government/Non-Profit pricing with normal prices?

We offer discounts to education, government, and non-profit organizations (different discount for each) as well as volume discounts on top of that. On the pricing web page for a product should all of ...
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Icon same color as Buttons

This is a simple website demo, with 2 buttons, a icon, and a main display with text information. I like the uniform look of this, color wise. But, I am concerned I am breaking a rule or causing ...
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Is there a problem with using black text on white backgrounds?

Why do a lot of websites use a text color other than #000000 black when the background is white? For instance, this text will be displayed using a dark grey: .post-text { color: #333; } Have ...
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Should web sites have their own authentication?

If I am designing a web site that interacts with the same user over time via email or other messaging mediums, should I allow account creation on the web site using a traditional ...
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Where to place links for sub-records

This is a problem that I had in several places in various web apps that I built. I'm asking about one specific case because it's simple and clean. I have this page: It's a project, called "Come ...
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Does penalizing “Ad Blocker” users limit a company's user experience?

I have been using chrome's Ad blocker plugin to block annoying ads on websites. Recently, more and more websites won't let users enter their website when they have Ad Blocker on. For example, Frobes ...
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changing a web browsers default scroll bar advice [duplicate]

So, I want to change my browsers scroll bar to something a little nicer looking like the scrollbar that www.twitch.tv uses. But then I noticed that not many other websites change their scrollbars. Is ...
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How to link an article excerpt to the full article?

From an index page of articles - for example a blog, or in my specific case a list of services pages - what specifically should link the excerpt to the full article. Take these 3 options for example: ...
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Mobile design animate or not?

Currently I have a website that uses animations like fade in/out and slide up/down. On a PC it looks smooth but on a phone it looks like the FPS can't keep up, somewhat rough I've looked at some of ...
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Should I adopt infinite scrolling or classical pagination?

I own a Single page application (web) displaying a list of items. Each item represents an announcement, imagine for example some bids. A user can list the current bids, and click on one of them ...
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Do I need to make my website compatible with IE8 and earlier? [closed]

I'm currently in the design/start stage of my personal website, the books I'm reading point out that IE8 practically doesn't support anything with new websites, should I make a IE8 version of my ...
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changing a web browsers default scroll bar advice

So, I want to change my browsers scroll bar to something a little nicer looking like the scrollbar that www.twitch.tv uses. But then I noticed that not many other websites change their scrollbars. Is ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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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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Best way to show to a user a list of quotes sent by another users

I have a website (not native mobile app) where users can send their quotes about an specific service. Lets say user X send a request for find someone that can fix his TV, so... tens of other users ...
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What is a term users can understand when leaving Edit mode?

I feel kind of silly asking this but I'm having a real problem coming up a reasonable term for Read Only mode or Not Edit mode. Pictures to explain my problem... If the user wants to edit ...
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Feeds UI Design

I am building a website which requires the feeds facility (like what you have in Facebook or Google Plus). Facebook uses single column feeds, Google uses multi column feeds which are card based. ...
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What is the current pixel width standard for a website's content area?

I know that previously it was 960 pixels, but lately I have had clients wanting me to push the envelope further and prompted me to do some research on the matter.
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Homepage to only ask choice

I am developing an internal support request form. In order to capture useful information, I've divided the request types in four categories. (Say A, B, C and D) On selecting an option a form opens ...
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Is there a better way to show 3 states of 2 types of data?

We are writing a web-based testing application where the user (teacher) can't move on to the next step in the process until all students (a young age group) have completed 2 separate tests. First all ...
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Web-Development: to which category do “Tabs” belong?

Browsing this documentation I was surprised to see that Syncfusion have documented their Tab-Control in the "Navigation"-Category. I did not expect to find it there and was looking in "Layout". My ...
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Most User Friendly Color Picker

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color picker. What kind of color picker is the most user friendly, and looks ...
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What do you expect to happen when you click, Reset All? [closed]

Above we have a Date Picker, Filter, Reset All, Export, Email and Sort option. The function of Reset All applies to the Date Picker, Filter and the sort arrows below. So what do you expect to ...
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Should we place custom back button for websites?

How about a website that has 4 pages with list and detail view structure? Hope most of the users will be aware of using browser back button to go back to previous screen. Or should we provide a ...
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Bigger font sizes trend

During the last years, there has been gradual increasing of the Web sites and programs UI font sizes. Even Google increased the font size. Could this be because of the aging population of the ...
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What's the best way to make a user read terms and conditions before continuing a form?

What's the best way to make a user read terms and conditions before continuing a form? Structure of Form: Label1 [Textbox] Label2 [Textbox] Terms and Conditions [Textarea] Checkbox ["I agree to the ...
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Should Front-End UI and Back-end UI be designed by same person?

I'm currently looking for freelancers to redesign an ecommerce website and I was wondering if it's better to have the same person design frontend and backend UI or if it's better to have a frontend ...
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Fixed header, useful or wasted space?

I'm making a website now, and to be honest I'm not really a designer. Currently the site I'm making does not have a fixed header, and I'm not sure if I should make it fixed or not. A lot of sites I ...
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Separating admin's functionality to admin's dashboard or integrating it to the regular users' appearance

Could you please help me to choose between the options below? splitting admin's view of the web application to a regular user's dashboard and admin's dashboard having the single appearance for ...
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Call to Actions on Navigation Links

The header on a website I've been working on has a few links that have sub-links underneath them. So for example, when you hover over Link 1, a sub navigation menu will appear that shows you Link1-1 ...
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How to display nested categories of data without using nested menus

I've been put in charge of making a simple website. I'm also new to front-end web design and just design in general (I've always been a back-end programmer). I was given a document by my superior ...