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

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split screen layout pros and cons

I'm in the research and planning phase of a new website for a company that consists on 2 persons with different areas of expertise. I was thinking about designing a split layout inspired by this ...
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What is the impact of very simple homepage on user?

I am creating prototype of my webdev/design portfolio website and with current design I wanted to ask if I am doing something wrong UX wise. The website has a simple structure consisting of landing ...
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Website Hierarchical / Dropdown Menu Best Practices?

I'm trying to understand the best way to communicate to users via website navigation menus, and in particular multi-level menus. As the world is going more mobile, so goes the web. Websites are ...
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How do “We call you back!” buttons on websites make sense?

Web sites of companies offering products or services show a link or button asking you to request them to call you back. It's usually presented in a very prominent way, for example a red button labeled ...
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Implementing PET thinking into agency process

So I have been given the task of implementing in the PET design techniques into our agency's UX process and making sure this is instinctively baked into every project we do going forward. Currently ...
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How should I display the areas where a user is having trouble

I am developing a website for a school project in which my fellow students can log in and prepare for upcoming exams. They are currently able to practice through flashcards and a memory game, and I ...
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Any lesson learned or best practices on the UX of a 'Download' button?

My company provides a free edition of a desktop application we developed. Currently I have 'Download' button only on website, and I consider to replace it with one of the following three suggested ...
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What does a user expect when they zoom on a website?

My idea of zooming in on a web page is that everything becomes bigger. Everything is still the same but just bigger. This is because I feel it should be like zooming on a camera or telescope (where I ...
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Allowing users to directly edit column widths in a responsive environment

I'm building a CMS using Zurb Foundation with a direct edit philosophy, eg as much as possible users should be able to drag to resize or move elements etc. I prototyped it at desktop resolution, and ...
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Gestures and mobile websites

I was wondering if anyone could share findings/research/thoughts into the usability of gestures on mobile websites (not apps). Apps like Gmail allow users to swipe emails to perform certain actions, ...
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Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?

The back button is a great "get out of a flow's dead end" option that browsers provide. Should a UI rely on the back button as the only method to allow a user to get to the previous page or should the ...
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Infinite (looping) carousel vs lineal one

For a slider-carousel - not a banner-looking one, but one that acts as a very functional tabbed navigation -, is there any advantages to having it loop infinitely? In case it's not clear, there are ...
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How to signal the user must add a minimum number of images to continue?

I'm making a utility where users rate images from favorite to least favorite. In the creation flow, the user must add at least two images, and is given the option to provide a title or description. ...
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Is there a notable correlation between UX and the granularity of gamification?

In the gamification of applications, especially community driven web applications, is there a 'max' level of granularity that motivates users to participate or the designer can just go wild without ...
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How to display a choice between two ComboBox?

I search an intuitive way to display a choice between two options with a specific ComboBox for each option. The target is to display a roadmap by a specific axis of analysis ('Department' or ...
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How to make a product look affordable [closed]

I'm working with a client whose sole selling point is affordability. They sell at low margins and aim for the cheapest of demographics. What are some UX or design decisions I can make to make their ...
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What is the difference between web design, interaction design, user experience design, and user interface design?

It seems all four of these branches of design relate to each other at one point or another, and one can easily be confused for another by novices or outsiders looking in. Job postings online ...
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Product navigation versus marketing site navigation

Are there any best practices associated with integrating the navigation of your Web based product with the navigation of your marketing pages? Another way of describing this is: Does it make sense ...
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horizontal drop down

I had a look around, but is there such a thing as a horizontal drop down (or drop across as it were)? I'm involved in a website project where the PO wants to introduce this; however, I'm not sure ...
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At what stage in Development should a 'Coming Soon' page be displayed, if at all? [closed]

I have just begun developing a Web application, and have often seen 'Coming Soon' pages displayed on other sites before launch, with options such as signing up for notifications and a possibility of ...
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Large dataset with children visualization [closed]

I'm working on a website where we need to display large data sets and I'm looking for an alternative to tables. The datasets will be nested meaning, if you click on one, it will/may contain ...
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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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Tree View Alternative for Form Input on Website

Currently I have a data structure in the form of a tree view. Eg. Right now I am using a collapsible accordion view to show each field to input data. Scenario - I have about up to about 1000 ...
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How much is too much when it comes to letting the user know what page they are on?

My site contains a list of reports that a user can browse. The main navigation of the site is done through a left-aligned menu. This is a mockup of the layout: The report name which they are ...
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How can a very long (100+) breadcrumb trail be made usable?

I have an app that has functionality that is very similar to a choose-your-own-adventure type scenario. Basically it's a tree where you start and go through a series of decisions, and each decision ...
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Are inner scrollbars a bad ux?

Looking at the gmail interface when replying a message, I can see the original message and just below it, the new message window. this pattern creates two vertical scrollbars: one in the browser ...
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What is a better way of showing projects associated with a user

I have been looking at some of the most used project management / issue tracker on how do they show associated projects to thier user. In trello, I found that on the click of "Boards" they show the ...
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How to set an indicator for selection in drop down on UI

I have a drop down on which multiple selections can be made. Here is the demo. Now, if you see the example, I can select multiple options, but when I close the drop down, I don't know what have I ...
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Sports club websites

We have a league website and within that site you can drill down to club sites. The problem is though, when clicking on a club site, the header will stay on the league site, but the content in the ...
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Is it okay to have different content in main page every time user refresh?

I want to make my landing page to display a project (the details page). However I also want to make it keep changing project every time user refresh. Is this a good practice? Also, for the url, ...
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Better way to lay out toolbar with varying width titles and button groups?

I've got a toolbar that displays the current context's title in breadcrumb navigation links and has a set of buttons to perform actions on the displayed context. The title is going to vary in width ...
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Total redesign for already established app?

Usability is not excellent, and stylesheets are inconsistent. What's the best way to deal with this ?
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Using All Cap letters for web site Headings

I am working on a redesigning . I am looking to use capital letters for section headers. Do you think this will be a good approach from UX point of view ? Thanks
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Should controls be removed or just greyed out in a tool for power-users where they repeat many times?

This answer by JohnGB on "Greyed-Out vs Invisible" by Joel B kind of touches on the idea, but this question focuses specifically on a moderation tool for power users. Should buttons that don't apply ...
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What is the best way to indicated available features in a price comparison table?

I'm currently working on a pricing table for a product that has 3 separate tiers. Some of them lack certain features etc. We've been debating how to mark the table cells to indicate what is included ...
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Selected, Blue or Bold-Black?

I've seen two implementations of a "selected" schema. One uses the convention that blue is clickable, and therefor are using the selected one in black, and the clickable one in blue. The second ...
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Seeking feedback on website design concept [closed]

I've been working with a friend on a website about e-waste for a TSA competition (I know what you are thinking, no that the TSA, the STEM one). Now as part of the competition, we have to make a ...
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What is a good user interface to allow people to enter in column headings?

I have a website where you can enter in some inputs and a report comes out. You can then save any report and load it up in the future with all your settings. I have one example where you can create ...
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What's this style of website called?

I've seen several of these 'all on one page' sites recently - with links from the top menu further down the front page, rather than to separate pages - and a dynamic 'wizz down the page' action. For ...
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What is the recommended default viewport for fixed-width websites?

Let's say I have a website (This is the actual one). It has a fixed width of 1024px and the content is centered. I use width=device-width, initial-scale=1 for setting up the website to be nicely ...
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Are tag/word clouds useful?

A lot of blogs or other types of sites with a lot of content use tag clouds, where trending words are shown and popular words are displayed larger. For example Should you put a tag cloud on your ...
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Indicate maximum amount of people?

I'm currently developing a website for a traveling company. I need to display the maximum amount of people for when the user books a cabin. For example, some cabins can have four people at most and ...
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General rule to calculate padding

Is there a general rule to calculate padding/margin values to make web page layout more err... beautiful? (Spacing between elements on a page, between elements and page borders, etc.)
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Begin the column at the top of the title or at the top of the first main content text block?

On our homepage we have a content and a column with some boxes. What is the better approach: 1. Begin the first column box at the top of the title: 2. Begin the first column box at the top of the ...
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Store Locator using Google Maps - Initial Zoom Level

I've noticed that store location pages of various Australian retailers and services don't initially position and zoom directly into the users current location even when the GPS coordinates are known ...
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Optimizing interface for creating files

We're building an app in which the user is able to upload or create a file and we're currently trying to optimize the experience of file creation. Currently our interface looks like the following: ...
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UI design pattern, or excellent example, for repeat delivery

Suppose I'm running a website that does repeat deliveries (e.g., ship you a Nuttella sandwhich and a tin of spam once a week). Are there any prevailing UI design patterns for displaying a customer's ...
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Deleting a group of users with the option to reassign one or more users to different groups without using a popup?

We are developing a system where users have to be assigned to a group of permissions. Currently, the problem lies in deletion. The desired functionality is when an admin user deletes one group that ...
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Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile

We have done a piece of offline activity that is basically a large folded, printed map with some featured elements and content around it relating to the map. I am working on putting this map online. ...
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What is the best way to design a weather forecast (hourly/daily) [closed]

I've been experimenting with some different formats. This is for a web interface. Give the following data points to show: Hourly: Forecast Icon Forecast Text Temp Precip Daily: Same data but ...