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

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Long Input in an editable field

In my web app I have an input field that is editable by click and the author is unable to view the full title if it is too long. A good example is the Title field of "Ask Question" in this site. If ...
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Suggest good max-width for fluid width design

My websites uses fluid width design. The CSS looks like this: #wrapper { min-width: 960px; width: 90%; max-width: 1200px; } The min-width must be 960px but I am open to suggestions ...
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Encourage users to Like/Dislike proposals

I am working on a marketplace for which clients get constant proposals from service providers. The proposals usually include an image, description and price. A large number of the clients browse ...
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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 a user be able to control the timezone when scheduling something?

I have a product where users can schedule content to post to social networks. The users may have their account set to their local timezone, while running a campaign which requires them to schedule ...
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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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The best way to show several related tables

I have three or four connected tables, and I really wonder what's the best way to lay them out in a page? One table is for Roles. Second table is for Users. Each role might have several users and ...
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When designing a website, what screen resolution should I design for?

I have a simple question about the best resolution to consider when developing a website. Usually I consider the max-width: 1920x1080px, but now TVs are smart and some of them allow you to browse the ...
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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 make a good UI for picking dates period?

I have a website form in which user can enter details of a flight he wants and my website will scan flight companies to find a flight that matches user's criteria. One of the details user should ...
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Is there a recommended and consistent way of adding social buttons?

I'm developing a small website which has half a dozen static text content pages and an image gallery, with one image per page/url (a dozen now, targeting a few hundred in the long run). I want to add ...
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Which label text is good for “Enter email address”?

I'm about to place one text field in the log in area where user can enter email address and password for logging in, but I'm confused which text should I use for label and placeholder text? Here are ...
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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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Best practice for leaving main site to go to Intranet

I work on a college website and I need to link to a faculty intranet from the navigation. This is a change from the current setup, so I'm just wondering if I need to warn the faculty that they are ...
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Design for an autosave feature

I'm developing a web app that has several text fields that can be edited. I implemented an autosave feature that saves each time there is change in the title field. I need to let the user know that ...
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Building a web site with hotlinks

I am building an interface similar to Google images search service. I know that Google is storing the thumbnails in the database and when you click on the thumbnail, it displays a page that is ...
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What is an acceptable page width for a semi-responsive website?

We have a website through a vendor that we iframe the heading over and there are both fixed and full width containers/elements on the page. The site is just 100K internal users at our company. Sorry ...
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Why are news sites articles one big block of text instead of broken down with subheaders?

I have noticed something about sites like cnn, reuters, cbsnews etc. All of these have long blocks of text. They don't try to break it up with sub-headers even visually. ...
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Simple POST Form for car insurance agency

I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to add data for a simple backend for a car insurance agency. I have three tables: clients, cars and insurance. Clients can have multiple cars. Each car ...
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Is it good to automatically sign up a user if he doesnt have an account?

On some sites when you don't have an account and you are asked: Sign-in with gmail, or sign-in with facebook. When you click and your account isn't found, it automatically signs you up using the ...
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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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Home page content for a data aggregator website?

We're creating a data aggregator site for different activities one can do in our city. We're not sure of what to include and what not to on our front page. Right now we have a big search function on ...
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Showing Notifications on the UI on main page of Website

I want to show the notifications as response of every user action (e.g. configuration added in database, cant load data for selected conf. , server disconnected etc) on my website's main page. What ...
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How should I go about making a login system for video game high scores?

I have a couple video games on my website, and to be able to add account-based features I'm implementing a login system for my site. My goal with the login system is to allow users who aren't logged ...
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Usage of outdated UI elements [closed]

I don't know for how long they have been having this, but today I realized amazons usage of a slider element on their home page (May 25, 2015). My general impression (mainly based on a few articles I ...
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What is the best terminology to use for buttons for running, saving and duplicating reports?

I'm developing a web based reporting tool that allows users to give their report a title, pick their metrics, run/save reports, and then after some wait due to backend processing, view the results ...
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Should navigation mirror side nav VS side nav being filtering only?

Should the top navigation of an e-commerce site be duplicated in the side nav or should that area be reserved for filters only? For example
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Why is resizing the browser window bad practice?

I asked how I can resize the browser window with JavaScript. Everybody told me not to do it. Why is this a bad practice? I think sometimes it can be good. For example, I want to show users a tweeting ...
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Should I display progress bar for completed jobs?

I have a webapp with list of background jobs (interface is similar to this template). It displays progress bar on each job. Queued jobs have indeterminate style, running have some percentage and ...
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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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How to add many date ranges

I'm currently sketching a report module. The options for one value you can add are: - Object ex New York Office - Device ex My Awesome Weather Station - Value ...
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How to communicate web design mockup specifications to front-end developers?

Looking for best practices for communicating website design specifications to front-end developers for slicing. Knowing that the developers will need more information than a visual representation of ...
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When to use icons vs. icons with text vs. just text links?

Are there any rules on when to use icons vs. icons with text vs. just text links in a web application? For example: vs. save vs. save Extra question: Is save -or- save preferable?
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Are there any web presentation systems that does this? [closed]

I've created a framework that translates XML into visual graphics. I want to showcase the main features of my framework on the web and wonder what the simplest approach would be. I'd like to show XML ...
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Should Brand accordion filter be alphabetized?

The 1st accordion filter on the search results page is "Select Categories", which is sorted by relevance. The 2nd accordion filter is "Filter Brands", which is also sorted by relevance. Both display ...
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Mobile web should have different design for iOS and Android? [duplicate]

I've been developing a new hybrid app and as a web-app it is supported in both android and iPhone phones which can be seen here: http://www.fitnessmealplanner.com The question is: due to people ...
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Which way should the indicator arrow be facing for this interaction?

I'm designing an interaction for email sign up for a client website, and I need to replace the red ? next to "Email Sign Up" with some kind of arrow to indicate that the site will slide down to ...
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How to handle an enormous list of checkboxes?

I am working on some wireframes for a webportal. In a form in this webportal there is an enormous list (120 items) of options, and users have to go through (and read) all of them. It's not possible ...
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Innovative search filter design needed [closed]

Im looking for some innovative filter design, but it should not be usual as check box,drop downs, radio buttons as in e-commerce websites. Would be better, if it is in any info graphical or pictorial ...
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What is the meaning of responsive design?

I have heard of many websites using "responsive design". What is this and why should somebody use it?
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Do websites still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and below? [closed]

BACKGROUND I am about to launch my website. It's an academic site with expected user base consisting mainly of academics. It looks good in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE10 and above. I just sent ...
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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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Which is the landing page and which is the homepage?

So I'm confused about which page is considered home and which is considered landing. I got 2 web pages: 1 page is the login page when the user enters the website URL and other is the notification ...
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Is marketing the closest career to UX?

This is something that calls my attention, specially here at SO UX: I'm seeing more and more questions (and answers) about marketing than any other thing, including the usability aspects of a site or ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of changing the browser window icon?

I have been experimenting with ways to notify a user when a running web application requires their attention. Adding badges to the favorite icon seems to work well but I am having a hard time ...
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Are there disadvantages to using an accordion instead of a carousel?

I am required to use carousels very often in our designs - sometimes as many as 4 separate carousels on a homepage. To increase engagement & conversions with website visitors (and of course ...
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How to organize a collection of URLs on an intranet?

As in most big organizations there is a lot information to be found on the intranet but unfortunately most users have difficulty quickly finding what they are looking for. We do have a full text ...
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Are single page websites good for newbies and do they work ok for mobile users?

I'm thinking of making my future project a single page website. It's not going to be something simple. I want to include membership, comments and views in the same page or in modal windows mostly ...
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Best practices for online help

we're currently developing a fairly complex web portal. To improve the user experience, we want to provide a context-sensitive online help system that can aid the user in understanding certain aspects ...
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Should users have/get to confirm a delete?

In my database I have a number of types of data, many of which are 'deletable'. When a user deletes content I store the date of the deletion and purge content that was deleted 30 days ago - This ...