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

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The best way to display time-sensitive data from a small chart in one line?

Let's say you have a table that shows you how much a meal voucher is worth at a dining hall at a certain time, so like: Meal Time Equivalency Rate 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $5.00 10:46 ...
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Tests on more “human-ish” forms

Is there any usability test about using the following style of forms? It would be displayed after the user clicks on "register". Welcome, [full name]________ To save your progress, you will need to ...
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Form with both save and submit buttons

I am working on a Web application that consists of a number of forms. Each form can be edited and the user can elect to save their work so far and come back to resume at any time. However, once the ...
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Progressive disclosure versus showing all information upfront. Whats the best practise?

I'm designing a 'confirm and pay page' for an insurance provider. At the moment, I've split the page into x2 parts: Confirm User has to review 3 things and then explicitly 'agree to the quote' Pay ...
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When (if ever) should links be opened in a new window?

I have seen a lot of discussion on this topic but it all seems to be opinion based without any research backing up the assumptions. It seems that there are times that it is particularly relevant to ...
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Which online support model works better for a medical site?

I'm work on a medical site that needs to a Q&A sub-site. I'm not sure which support system is better for users and authors of the site. Ticket based support system seems better for private ...
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Is there a webdesign guideline to add dates to web pages?

It seems like whenever I visit a website whether it's a tutorial, or article, etc, they rarely write the date, which makes you wonder if it's 1 year old or 10 year old, especially if it's software ...
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Select based on price or postage options?

For an online marketplace, where the buyer can select the postage option and pay the corresponding postage fee. If I were to prefer looks over usability and don't want to group the price with the ...
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Text Emoticon for Warning Messages

My error message has a sad face emoticon : ( so that users can easily know that there's an error since just making the alert background to the color red doesn't really emphasize an error message ...
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Adding a way to tag tags?

I have what I call a 2 dimensional tagging system. You provide a data element and tag it. In this case the data element is a ( url , title, favicon ). Here is the UI for it: However I want to ...
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Is extra (offtopic) content on the website considered welcome or annoying? [closed]

I'll talk about my specific case (problem), but I suppose the same answer can be applied to anything similar. Also, I'm trying to focus on first impressions, since it's fairly new site, and still ...
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Inline vs Modal Dialog Editing for complex widgets

I am building an application where user's can create very complex widgets using a browser. The two main approaches I can think of to allow for this is inline editing and modal dialog boxes. Unlike a ...
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Security question & answer. What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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Having an icon to replace 'Forgotten username and password?'

Has anyone come across any instances where an icon has replaced the link text: 'Forgotten your username and/or password?' I am designing a log in bar that has to go across the top of the website and ...
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Do people really read parallax scrolling homepages?

First, let me define what I mean by parallax scrolling homepage with a few examples: Google's Nexus 5: http://www.google.com/nexus/5/ Sony USA: http://discover.store.sony.com/be-moved/ Koa Water: ...
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Should we still provide social sharing options in a responsive design?

Since the majority of the browsers on small devices (and Safari on desktop as well) already provide a function where the user can share the content on — for example — Twitter, should we ...
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WYSIWYG vs MarkDown - is there a middle ground?

I'm trying to figure out how to let my users edit their content on my site. It's currently just text formatted depending on the screenwidth, but I'd like to give them more control over their content: ...
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Parallax scrolling and accessibility

I was just answering this question Is there any actual data about websites using parallax scrolling? and the more I read about parallax scrolling, I was wondering if parallax sites were accessible as ...
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Are there any benefits to using a slideshow for content

I don't often go to answers.com, but when I do, I just really wonder... why are their answers presented in a slideshow format? Here is an example of one such question. What I'd like to know is if ...
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What text should be used for an insertion button? “Create”, “New” or “Add”?

Whenever I have been designing interfaces, I always wonder if I should name the button Create, New or Add. I have never decided and stuck with one and would like to get an explanation on what use ...
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Should there always be a header and footer on a website?

Strange question perhaps but I've been pondering over the idea of not using any header and footer at all for a website application (non-responsive). I thought of the idea for only having a sidebar on ...
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Intuitive Form Design for Assigning Devices to Users

Hello. I created a webpage where users can assign unassigned devices to their accounts. First there is search view to find the device they want: As you can see, it's quite simple. Pagination, ...
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Good idea to have back button close a modal window?

I have a request to make the browser's back button close a modal window. I think it's probably a good idea, since I think the majority of times when a user is looking at a modal window (and this is ...
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What is the best way to show multiple files to an reviewer?

Say you have emails with resumes for a job position and applicants have multiple files attached with their emails. The current view of the web app is like similar to the picture below where users need ...
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Why do some websites only allow you to see a small portion of the full size product image? [closed]

Is it so that you can't steal the image or is there more to this? I personally prefer seeing the full resolution image at once instead of trying to analyse a small image with a magnifying glass. ...
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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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Golden ratio between words and pictures

In life , its about striking a balance between Y and X to achieve the best outcome. The Golden ratio has been applied to the web design and several questions on this site has also covered the ...
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Should a UK address form have 2 or 3 address lines fields?

In my mind it makes sense for a UK address form to contain 3 address lines. There are instances of people living in blocks or buildings where 2 lines may not always be enough. I just wondered if ...
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How do users expect dropdown navigation to work?

This question is in regards to expected behavior with drop-down navigation in web pages. This is part of an email I just got from a client: ("Admissions" is one of the top level navigation links) ...
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Are terrible-looking skins still considered friendly? [duplicate]

I use the word "skin" quite liberally here to also include website design, and assuming that all usability aspects (wording, placement, readability, input element choice, etc.) have been addressed and ...
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Comments at the heart of a document

Context I just read the amazing question Emerging UI trend: comments in the margin - pros and cons?. I noticed this trend of putting the comments on the side of the documents (Google Docs is maybe ...
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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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What's the best flow for selecting the right product?

I'm redesigning a standalone page within an e-commerce framework that allows users to download a file for free. The files are only available for certain make/model/year combinations, and then there ...
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Is a website with a Fixed Header good for end-users of a Web2.0 website?

Fixed Header is the header that is always visible to users even the user scrolls down. It uses the fixed-position in CSS. There a lot of websites nowadays that use a fixed header, such as gmail or ...
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Does a log in/sign up field always have to be top right?

Best practice says that log in/sign up fields should always be top right of the website, no arguments there. There seems to be a trend towards simply having "Sign up here. Or log in if you already ...
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How does removing Published Dates affect the UX?

How do users typically react to reading articles and blog posts that do not have published by dates? Do users trust the content with dates removed? Let's say for example a travel blog does not have ...
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Website Navigation Setup [closed]

So I just started trying to design a site that I'm self hosting. I want to base it on WordPress, but it's complicated. I have WordPress, Owncloud, MediaWiki, and some other content installed in ...
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Showing facebook profile picture to show logged in user

Let's say you login on a web shop using a facebook connect button. Do you think it is good practice for the site to retrieve your profile pic and display it just by your login name? I wonder if it ...
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Presenting two overlapping price change information

I'm working on a price comparison website. The team asked me to display two overlapping price change information: price drop and discount. When there is a discount on a product, it always means there ...
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Thoughts on Customizing Javascript Confirm Dialog

A design was just introduced for a brand new application offering the user to delete something. The user experience is as follows, the user clicks delete on the object. Upon clicking delete, the ...
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Should some content be removed from the mobile version of a website?

Should I permanently remove some content from a mobile version of a site (meaning it can't be accessed in any way from the mobile version) or should the content be only hidden (it's not shown but ...
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How to present a todo list / checklist to a user

I'm working on a website where each user have to fill some forms to add some data which must be validated by some administrators. I won't enter into details in order to find a general solution which ...
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Using aspect ratios for responsive design breakpoints

I am trying to figure out what the best way to make my site responsive would be. It seems a lot of people base responsive design off screen pixel dimensions, but I feel breakpoints in aspect ratio ...
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What is the standard practice for while waiting for an AJAX request [duplicate]

I guess most people agree that displaying a "loading" image or text is nice. But do you display it beside the button, or somewhere else such as the top of the page (like gmail used to do) Aside from ...
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Would it be bad design (and unsafe) to put password guidelines next to a login box?

Different websites have different password requirements Some are content with a combination of just lower case words Some require a combination of lower case and upper case words Some require ...
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Should “Incorrect password” message show the password requirements of the current site? [duplicate]

I have a question that has been bothering me some time, let me illustrate my question with an example: I use multiple passwords in many applications and sometimes I forget what is the password for ...
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I'm considering two different layouts for an index of articles. Which of these is more usable?

I'm redoing the layout for a website that contains technical articles. The demographics are mostly engineers. I'm trying to decide between two different layout styles for the actual article listings, ...
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How to make textual messages in an internal company web app casual and interesting?

I'm planning to develop a web application for our company's internal use. So I need to design the UI of the application in a casual way. My intent is to make the system interesting. An example of ...
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What is the best URL to point to adding multiple products to cart?

I'm working on adding links to an e-commerce website which allow adding a product to a cart. Given only one product, the URL is pretty straigthforward: /BuyNow/{SKU}/{Quantity}. However, the website ...
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Choosing between 41 years

I'm creating a website for a bike-group that exists for 41 years. I want to create a page with the members of the bike-group. I can list them all, or I can let them choose which year they want the ...