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

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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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What is legible way of showing different status for different time slots

Color coding is what I thought but there are 10 different status. Example: Color coding: Different color indicating different status from 1pm- 2pm, another color indicating another status from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How should I indicate read vs unread messages?

Here's the table: I don't think the icons in the 'Read?' column are truly clear as to whether or not a message has been read. Am I wrong? I can change the column header, use different icons, or ...
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Multiple dropdowns in the header section

I would like to have the ability to filter content based on countries. Countries have been divided into different groups based on geolocations as regions, cultural habitats, climatic situations. I ...
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Do users object to homepages which contain a full section consisting of a contact form?

I've recently had users test a prototype for a new portfolio site for my company. The homepage is almost like a one-page site in that it has distinct sections, although each section links to another, ...
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Sign up with Google/Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn

I have been trying to figure out which sign up buttons would be the best. For me it would be important to get real information, so I thought that signing up with Google and LinkedIn is the best ...
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Why do websites tend to ask for phone numbers, even with no reason to call? [closed]

I was filling out for an instant redeemable form for a gym membership. The form is printed out right on the next page, and there's no reason why they'd need a phone number to call me. Basically, if ...
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Do professional web designers use Adobe software (such as Reflow) [closed]

This may seem like a trivial question, but I'm dying to know the answer from some professional web designers. I have built a number of websites myself over the past 8 years, some of which have gone ...
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Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?

We are based in New Zealand writing a web application for NZ and Australian users initially, with prospects to expand in the future. Our application examines the Accept-Language header of the user's ...
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When designing and coding websites, do people usually go with the “Design in Photoshop and Slice” method or is there another way? [closed]

I've seen a lot of tutorials that design the site in like Photoshop and then slice it to code it. But, that just seems like a lot to me. I've never designed it in something like Photoshop. I've always ...
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Dropdown menu or radio buttons to represent choice [duplicate]

Our team is deciding between Checkboxes or Dropdown menu to represent a single choice the user is able to make Dropdown menu Radio Button Both options allow us to have the user make a single ...
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Colourblindness in design

I'm doing a little research to see how many people are affected by colourblindness to see if it is useful for our company to put some extra attention into our designs for those who are colourblind. ...
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How to incorporate adverts into a highly stylised website?

I have a design planned for a site I'm developing. Nothing on paper yet, it's all just a concept in my mind right now, so please bear with me! The site is sort of like a blog / news site. There will ...
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Best Practice for huge nav bar [closed]

Well I'am pretty new here. And hopes you guys out there can help me. I have got a work to recreate a website. In that i have a menu bar which contains 17-18 main menu items. The question here is to ...
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Best practice to include developer's area inside user's account options

In this concept, normal users see an option for "signing up as developer" then they would receive access to developer's options. the normal way I assume is like this: But I think of some ...
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Differentiating quick-contact and full-contact in a website design

I am designing a commercial website which is very elegant, thinking about adding a quick "sliding" contact form with the essential fields, to be available in all pages of the site, in addition to my ...
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Registration form with payment processing

I am developing a web app whereby registered users will have a dashboard where they can manage their ads, after payment... so they have to register and pay to use the app. The registration processes I ...
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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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How should I include a multiple selection mechanism in a checklist site?

I'm building a small checklist on a website. It'll have multiple items that are able to be "completed" by checking them off the list by ticking a checkbox. However, I also want to add a multi-select ...
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Reasons to change font in websites

Recently, a series of websites (as an example I cite the following posts regarding Google and Wikipedia) decided to change their fonts. Although it seems like a harmless change (because, in most ...