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

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In an era of the print stylesheet's ubiquity, are “Print this page” links or buttons still a good idea? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “print” links needed on a website? On a well-developed website with a print stylesheet, simply using a browser's Print… command will send an ...
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Which of the following layouts is better in terms of design and usability (Online date renting site)?

This is proposal number one: This is proposal number two: Which one is better in term of design, usability, accessibility, and visual appeal?
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Top list of the most down-voted items. How to avoid user confusion?

Context: web application. I have a list of items, each one with up and down arrows (a la reddit) but my list doesn't shows the most up-voted items, but the most down-voted (technically it's ordered ...
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Is it better to put the action in the href or in an onclick event?

From usability point of view: In most of website we can see a link which do an action such as "Delete" link which deletes a record for example, "Add Comment", "Vote Up", .... Is it better to put the ...
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Home page design with search options [closed]

We're building a website where the user will be able to perform four different types of searches. We have to come up with 3-4 design ideas for the homepage. There will always be a menu from where ...
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To what extent should a client be involved in UI/UX Design?

To what extent should a client be involved in User Interaface and User Experience Design? For instance, in a web design job, at what extent the client should be involved in the structure of the ...
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what do you think design an on-line newspaper?

I got a practice project to design a online version for a printed newspaper. The basically thing is to reorganize the information, and the navigation would deal with this. What others do you think is ...
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How large should a phone number be on a webpage?

I'm under the belief that if a phone number is in an appropriate place (website header, footer, or even contact page) that any user looking for the phone number will surely find it. I have a coworker, ...
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If an iPhone can't use it, is it bad UI?

Question: If an iPhone user has trouble using a website, does that mean the UI is intrinsically bad? Examples of trouble: Here are some examples of where a website can give users trouble when ...
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Keyboard shortcuts overriding default browser action

I'd like to add some keyboard shortcuts to my website. How severely is usability affected if I override the default browser behavior? CTRL+B: bolds the text instead of open bookmarks. CTRL+N: go to ...
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A suggestion/complaint selection page for 3 languages

I want to create a web page from which a user can select the language and if its a suggestion or a complaint, I was thinking of creating six links, two for each language one to take him to the ...
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Is it okay to open a help link in a new window?

I have read Jacob Nielson's usability book and he says links should never open in a new window. Here are some of his reasons: Novice users cannot manage multiple windows and become disoriented. The ...
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Change all to accommodate one?

Sometimes a layout doesn't look great for all the different variations in data it will have. For example: Say you have a style set for the headings on a particular type of page, like a product page. ...
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Should I use a banner-like or logo-like header in this website I'm designing? (based on aestetics and ui-design principles)

This is proposal number one: This is proposal number two: In terms of aesthetics, professionalism, and balance of colors, and ui-design principles, and how it fits the current layout. Which one ...
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Progressive images = Better user experience?

Do progressive images give a better user experience generally for browser based web applications?
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Ideal column width for paragraphs online

There is nothing worse than coming across a website with paragraphs that span the width of your screen resolution. They are usually so hard to read, I don't even bother. A lot of web designers use ...
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What is the optimal placement for the RSS icon? is there any?

I think for all websites it would be a MUST to ensure the RSS icon is displayed in the address bar! But there are tons of pages, who don't care and even hide the RSS icon somewhere on the site. What ...
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Need a better way to list events

Our site, http://www.racedayworld.com has events that you can register for which are listed in a table with sortable rows ... I'm basically not too enthused with the design, but can't think of ...
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How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?

This question is a bit more subjective, but I'm hoping to get some new perspective. I'm so used to designing for a certain screen size (typically 1024x768) that I find that size to not be a problem. ...
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Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?

A lot of websites these days have content area's which are center-aligned: http://ux.stackexchange.com is an example. However some sites are left-aligned e.g. http://forums.adobe.com/index.jspa, ...
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To scroll down or to use thumbnails, that's the question…while building a web portfolio interface.

What is more efficient: scrolling down or opening thumbnails? Which one would respect the user's patience the most?
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Best way to align text on a website?

Curious about text alignment on websites. For a blog, for example, is it better to have left-aligned or justified text? I like the look of justified text but I'm not sure if there's any downsides to ...
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Suggesting options without limiting input?

When designing a page for adding a new software project to a website, one of the information I want to ask is the project's license. Since most projects will probably fall under a small set of ...
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What are some good User Interface words/phrases

I'm a programmer, and I come across the issue of naming UI elements on web pages often. What are some good words/phrases? Like: Dialog popup Modal Window Alert Box Image carousel Is there a ...
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Designing a web front end for launching long running batch processes

I'm looking for an example of a "web portal" application which has a well-done, easy-to-learn user interface. By "web portal", I mean a web interface to a batch-processed system that runs ...
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How does one create Website UI guidelines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How did you create design guidelines for your organization? What points do you need to consider while writing the UI guidelines for a website. How much in depth should ...
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Resource/advice for deciding a design process?

I've been having a debate with my peers as to which is the best process to use when we're designing web apps. Our development phases are working well but I think there's room for change in the ...
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Error message that always appears in the same place

Is it okay if error messages always appear in the same place on a website? I know the right thing to do is place errors inline, close to where the error occured. But there's hundreds of errors that ...
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Trying to decide which page should be my home page [closed]

I'm not a UI person and would love to get your recommendation - which page should be my homepage? myvoternation.com or http://myvoternation.com/mvn/questions
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Why do you need to keep users engaged through your site?

I hope this is an appropriate forum for this topic. If not, I apologize. To rephrase the question, I am debating a new tactic that some marketers are trying to implement that goes against everything ...
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Simple design for a phpBB forum [closed]

I'm looking for some examples for a better design of phpBB. I would like to redesign a forum which is targeted to people with a minimal experience with forums. Now the forum isn't working well. No ...
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Geek-friendly website design for a software shop [closed]

We are in the process of branding our start up. Our target customers are technology shops around the world. Thus we want our logo and website's look and feel to be appealing to techies and geeks (Not ...
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On date select field, should the weekday be displayed after selection ?

I have a date selection field in a reservation field. The standard popin calendar is there to help users select a date, with a the top the weekday names in short form. After the day is selected, there ...
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Drawbacks of auto “focusing” on a web page's text field (JavaScript)

Do you guys know any drawback of focusing on a text field on a web page ? It's pretty useful when you know users will use this text field more than others (like on the google homepage), but it's a bit ...
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What are innovative, new ways to design Master/Child relationships on a page?

I'm currently working on a ASP.net application that has a variety of master, child relationships, portrayed on the page in a master gridview with tabs below. While this works for a somewhat small set ...
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HTML buttons vs hyperlinks for navigation

When creating an overall site style guide, how do you determine when a button or a hyperlink should be for something other than navigation? I see many time with the heavy usage of jQuery and AJAX, ...
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How to improve end user experience and data reporting in web application?

I have a decent working web application (Java/Servlet/Jsp) that I would like to improve the end user experience and what they get out of using the application. The web app captures business data ...
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Synchronizing albums

I need to create a user interface for synchronization of photo albums in two systems (some website and facebook). Copying to each system should be optional, and there should be a possibility to update ...
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HTML templates for web applications [closed]

There are a lot of sites with free templates for homepages. These are often too simple for web applications, which have sometimes a lot of deeper nested content. For example. An application view ...
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Are there standard methods to maximise space?

We have a web application that has a lot of controls and has steps that the user progresses through. Most of the steps are on the same page, and when one section is done, we don't necessarily need to ...
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Is there a site where I can vote for usability issues in well-known software to be fixed? [closed]

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question - of course I am willing to move/delete it if requested. I wonder if there is a site where well-known usability issues in popular software ...
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Search box in header or body?

I am designing recruitment sire where focus is not to search job but to write resume .As I know focus is on resume writing service , I have option to place job search box in header or down after ...
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Suggestions for menu mockup with “user options”

I currently have the following mockup for a menu of a web application. I like the left hand side with the main menus and their sub fly out menus. What I'm not sure about is the right hand side. I'd ...
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Inline sharing URLs

What's the purpose of these inline URLs? Why clutter the interface when people can easily copy and paste their browser's address bar? Google Maps Google Maps does not change the browser address bar ...
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Is it just me or are all website UIs similar? [closed]

Why is it that every website has a navbar on the side or on the top? I have yet to see a really innovative website interface? why? Are there certain rules that most sites follow in laying out the ...
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Should hyperlink text color be changed after visited

I must admit sometimes it is useful but i realy dislike it.
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Change text color when hovering over hyperlink

Should the text color change when hovering over a hyperlink? I usually change my hyperlinks to a lighter shade of blue upon hover. a:link { color: #0088cc; } a:hover { color: #0099dd; } I ...
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Seasonal changes to the user interface? [closed]

Partially adapting the UI for the holidays is not an uncommon practice. This is also humorously known as the season of: "the client wants snow on the logo". Do you have any good, funny or dreadful ...
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When would I use HSLa over RGBa? What are the benefits with HSLa?

I recently learned about the HSLa format for specifying colors with CSS3. When would I use HSLa over RGBa? Here are two articles that briefly talk about it: http://css-tricks.com/yay-for-hsla/ ...
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Why does the golden ratio work? Or does it?

This is just one example of an article promoting use of the golden ratio in design. Over the past few years I've seen quite a few similar articles, but none of them really seem to go into depth beyond ...