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

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Differents backgrounds in a website

Is it bad for UX to have one background for all the website except for one specific page ? I mean, it can be strange and lead to some questions for the user which tend to be unconfortable with this ...
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Three carousels side by side on the home page, bad idea?

My client wants to build an e-commerce website where he wants to display his products(clothing items) on carousels.He is asking me to add three carousels side by side as shown in the drawing in the ...
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What is the name for the documents that are like “Style Tiles” but more to do with larger objects/elements like contact forms etc

I did a study on design in the browser about a year ago and I remember learning about another tool which designers can use to compliment style tiles. I seem to remember it being called an "object ...
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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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What is the good (if not best) position for placing Facebook and twitter feeds?

I am talking about a knowledge sharing website which has many articles. Right rail has 2 banners and few content chunks along with facebook and twitter feeds. I have observed that mostly these type ...
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Is it better to redirect to root site or something else?

Basically the query is there are just one or two exclusive registered user only features on my site. What I am curious about is, is it better to dedicate a separate page after the user logins, to ...
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Should a dropdown have a value (or be visible) when the associated checkbox is unchecked?

We have users that can be assigned to different groups with an associated role on that group. For example, a user may be a "Contributor" on the "Human Resources" group, but an "Admin" on the "How To ...
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Minimalistic or fancy?

There is this question that is in my mind for a long time, and I personally feel I'm not pretty good when it comes to user experience, so because of that I had decided to stick to minimalistic ...
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Is showing a blank page preferable to showing an empty one?

TL;DR: If you don't care about the context of my question, you can jump down to the images, under "Question." Background I'm modifying an exeisting web application--think "social network," ...
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Is responsive web design worth it (in my situation)?

I've both designed and developed multiple websites where I worked on making the site responsive for mobile/tablet. It's easy work, but it's extremely tedious and lengthy. Knowing that I am a single ...
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Position of Discounts & Promotions in a website

I have an Internet Booking engine where the layout is as following. Now in this layout I'm trying to show the available promotions and discount when the user selects an arrival date. My Concept is ...
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User available at times

I was looking trough some answers best practices on 'user availability' or whatever it's called. Let's say I'm a user renting out or providing some kind of service. Let's assume this is my side job. ...
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Professional designs and their effect on sales

Is there any evidence to suggest that a prettier more professional design results in the user trusting that site more and therefore that website results in better sales? Are there any examples of ...
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What would be the best way to display two search windows in one page?

The design requires to have two search bars in one page, one for global search and one for that specific section the user currently is in. Visually, its not appealing to have two search bars but ...
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Should colons be styled in the same way as the preceding label is?

Is it common for designers to style a colon in the same way as the preceding label, even though the following text does not follow this style? For instance, I have the habit of making the colon bold ...
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best way to display a nested object on a web page [closed]

I have an object that is actually a dictionary (or a map if you know it by another name). Meaning - key:value, key:value. The thing is that it is nested - so it is possible to have: key:value, ...
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Showing remaining time in a web app

We have developed the interface of a web application which lets the user manage some remote equipments for a limited amount of time. Basically, it is used in this way: User A reserves the hardware. ...
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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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How is the best approach to display responsive combobox?

I would like to implement comobobox with a search filter for phones, larger screens and tablets. The examples below show how I think it should behave for phones and larger screens. I'm still fomenting ...
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Place Ad after Title or Lead text?

I have a blog that focuses on list articles (10 Photos of Cats You Like) that are structured like this: > Title > Facebook Share > Lead Text > Image #1 > Image #2 > Image #3 > ...
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short vs long message - input placeholder

I'm working on a profile update form, it got me wondering - what's the pros&cons of displaying a short placeholder vs a long placeholder? First candidate: Current Password Second candidate: ...
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Floating vs Hovering share buttons for listicles?

I have a blog that focuses on listicles that's very image heavy (eg. 10 Cats That Looks Like Madonna). And I'm trying to make it as "share friendly" as possible. So far, I have had floating share ...
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For a wall of text, is a lot of columns or one long column better? [closed]

I'm designing a website, and it's probably going to have some long walls of text because it'll be an info site. I have two design ideas that would make it easier to read, but I can't decide. Both ...
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Is it better for website accessibility to have the menu before or after the content

I have seen two approaches to menu/content markup order in relation to accessibility for keyboard only users: Menu first then content with a skip to content link at the top Content first then menu ...
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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 interlink sibling websites?

Backstory: I am building a non-profit website that will visualise public spending and there is a for-profit sibling that will generates revenue for the non-profit by selling the visualisation tool for ...
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What are some design patterns for a cycle button?

I'd like to make use of a cycle button, i.e. a single button that will toggle between a number of states (three or four). Since these buttons are generally frowned upon, there are few examples of ...
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Personal Websites - Simple or Animated, how to balance between creativity and content-ambiguity? [closed]

Personal websites are a space to showcase personal skills, and show passion about different things, whether by writing articles, or building things. Animated websites, sometimes, are hard to be ...
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Expand/collapse all - Combined or separate button(s)?

Note: This isn't a question about which icons or labels to use. It's purely about usability. So, I have a page with expandable panels and I want to add a button to expand/collapse all panels. Now, I ...
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The goods of forcing the user to follow a path

Maybe this is not the best place to ask as this seems to me like a question regarding two fields: marketing and user experience. Hopefully some of my questions could be solved from the user ...
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Should language be part of a website url?

When designing a website that can be viewed in multiple languages, should I put the language in the urls? Like: http://www.site.com/en/ Or alternatively, should I put it somewhere in the session or ...
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How to present 50+ features in product website

We are designing a website for our new software product. It's a versatile application and has more than 50 distinct features. It's one application but acts as a pack of different tools. In the ...
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Click *Show More* to get one more option

Lately, several companies that I have seen have a show more button which simply shows just one option. An example of this can be found here: https://getadblock.com/pay/ Would it not be simpler to ...
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Difference between navigation overlay and toggle navigation in Web Design

I'm writing about responsive navigation for school. I found on the internet that responsive navigation patterns could be divide as: Toggle or multi-toggle pattern Footer anchor pattern Navigation ...
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Search form covers navigation when triggered. Bad idea?

I'm currently working with a design that contains a small search icon. Clicking or pressing that icon displays the search form, which is hidden by default. The triggered search form covers the main ...
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Reliable references for known user interface practices [closed]

I have this problem, that I cannot find the studies, where there are said the facts that we all know, for example: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/GUI_Design_Principles information in this page - are we ...
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How to produce Mobile User Interface front-end page screenshot? [duplicate]

I need to realize some prototypes of (web/native) user interfaces (UI) layouts/screenshot, mainly for mobile phones/tablet (Android/iOS/Windows Phone) also for desktops/laptos (web). A solution ...
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What would you call a “Wish List” for a food shopping website? [closed]

I am building a food shopping website and would like to make a "Wish List" for users to save the products they're not ready to buy yet. To make it more "food-ish", what would you call it instead of ...
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What is the usual website screenshot size and ratio?

I would like to show a list of website screenshots taken by an user. An user has to take a screenshot of its own website and send it though a form. Then I'll show all minimized screenshots in a list ...
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Showing details of a product on the listing/index page VS showing it on a separate page

Lets say you have an index page where you list all your products. When it comes to showing details of a product I have seen some interesting variations. Housing.com shows details(e.g, this link) on ...
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Is it manipulative to animate call-to-action buttons on a webpage to encourage a specific action?

Carousels and other animated banners on websites (for example promoting special offers) are supposedly bad for UX as the sliding animation draws the users' eye from whatever it was they were ...
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UX realted books [closed]

I know that reading UX related books doesn't make me one. but I was just curious to know what are all the UX best books are there in the market . I just want to see how a UX expert thinks . Please ...
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Display posts in modal or separate link

I have a question on postings that are used in twitter/facebook and want to get some feedback on this. When there is a post, do you think users prefer to see AJAX loading comments like on facebook ...
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How can I show a clear hierarchy in a small space?

I'm making a thing that looks like this: It's a list of pages which have tags. These tags can have a hierarchy, like this: programming | \-> perl | \-> python | | | \-> python 2 | | ...
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Chat Windows Within Web Application - PopUp or Floating Div?

I'm working on a web application. The application is already built and deployed to clients. It runs on a wide range of internet browsers. I am tasked to add chat functionality to the application. This ...
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What makes a border a good border in a webpage element?

I'm making use of borders inside my website's, just like the rest of the world. I use them to mark the actual size of the element. My question is, what are the criteria for a border to be considered ...
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What is the reason for small, lightly coloured text?

We are all familiar with the concept of fine print for text that is to be discouraged from being read. However, lately I've been finding many websites whose main content is in tiny, lightly-coloured ...
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Horizontal scrolling widget for mobile webpage?

I'm looking for a widget that is similar to what the iphone uses as a datepicker (found here), only horizontal. Does anyone know what this would formally be called? I've been looking all over and ...
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Best practices for rollovers on mobile?

I noticed that most mobile browsers transform rollovers into touch/tap actions. This is good, but of course there's no indicator that the action is available to the user. So I was wondering what ...
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Designate two files from a list using comboboxes on each list element. Is there a better way?

I've got a dialog in my web application which requires the user to designate two files from a list of many using a combobox associated with the file. One file must be designated as "type 1" and the ...