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

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Dealing with characters not supported by a font

I have a website which is used by people all around the world. I use a certain font which only just came to my attention does not support characters which my users have mentioned such as ğ, ş and ı. ...
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why do ads load before content on so many websites?

A lot of times when I'm browsing on a mobile device in an area with low reception, pages will seemingly load forever and then appear all at once. I've since learned to tell my mobile browser to stop ...
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How to fit a MREC (Medium Rectangle ad) into a sidebar?

I've seen some great sidebar designs (like filters for listing pages) and the list or grid to the right of it. My problem is that these seem to only be quite thin and fitting a 300px by 250px MREC ...
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Bilingual website usability

Can anyone provide me with links to research material stating best usability practice is not to develop websites with content written in two languages, but rather seperating content into two ...
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Widget to use for “diversity” forms

I've just filled in a form where I had to describe my race with one of three radio buttons "White" "Black" "prefer not to say" (sarcasm) Good thing I'm not Han Chinese then. (/sarcasm) The ...
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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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How to achieve the mouse over event in touch environment? [duplicate]

This is sort of a generic questions, but I came across this several times and I haven't a good generic solution yet. I have designed many interfaces where the mouse over is a key factor. Whenever a ...
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Style before layout or layout before style?

When designing something for the web, is it a better to focus first on the layout and then on the style or the reverse?
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Why do very few e-commerce websites use full-width and fluid layouts?

Looking at some of the top e-commerces websites (Flipkart, Etsy, Amazon, Bestbuy) , I could find that only amazon utilizes a full width layout, and that too isn't fluid. While I understand the ...
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Best ux design for “add row” to enter multiple values

Ive seen this following method on Xing that allows multiple entries of unknown limit: I want a better way, since the + and - look confusing i sometimes get confused myself, in addition the ...
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Location of the site creator [closed]

I want to add "created by @my_name" or "by @my_name" but I don't want to put it in the footer or some other inconspicuous place. I decided to make this "fixed" on screen, but do not know where it is ...
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Are these typical product pages distracting? (Aesthetics vs. UX balance)

Tradition - Information Overload? (typical product page from a traditional e-commerce platfrom like Amazon.com) As an average user I look at less than a third of information, and read through ...
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Single word wrapping to new line in a paragraph on mobile device

Recently I've been approached by a non techincal member of my team with regards to how paragraphs are being displayed on various different mobile devices and desktops. They are particularly concerned ...
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Is research related to “the fold” in web design age-contingent?

I recently encountered an argument that, while the fold may be commonly touted as bad UX by web designers, that anyone over the age of 60 will still succumb to the effect, and will not think to scroll ...
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Why does reading the Memory Alpha website cause horizontal lines in my vision?

I have noticed for years now that when I spend any more than about a minute reading something on the Memory Alpha website (a Star Trek wiki), I temporarily see horizontal lines in my vision that last ...
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Having an icon to replace 'Forgotten username and password?'

Has anyone come across any instances where an icon has replaced the link text: 'Forgotten your username and/or password?' I am designing a log in bar that has to go across the top of the website and ...
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Colored circles to signify status - a violation of accessibility guidelines?

I'm looking at Google's web-based user interface for managing an enterprise's Chrome devices. Each device's status is represented by a colored circle (see images below). I would have thought that ...
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Need a font with unambiguous letters for commonly confused characters [closed]

Must-have A few stipulations for an unambiguous font: - It must be easily legible. - It must have a slashed zero (so as to distinguish it from capital O). - It must sufficiently differentiate ...
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Navigation: Is it okay to have the same dropdown multiple times?

So my navigation is: CARDS | DECKS | DECKBUILDER | ... Each of them have basically the same dropdown items. You either want to see Cards, Decks or the Deckbuilder for one specific champion (Barik, ...
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When does horizontal scroll feel intuitive to a user?

Was reading a few answers on UX Exchange, which lead me to question the utility of horizontal scroll in web apps. In particular, I had done a horizontal concept site recently : here , which was meant ...
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Best way to represent multilevel multiselect location dropdown

So i have this very major UX Issue, I have a set of locations with hierarchy Country> State> (Optional, to be placed if it makes the UX better) City> Neighbourhood> I don't ...
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Grid with cards

I want to create grid withs cards that looks like on photo, every card have text in it. What would be better to make , all square or rectangular cards ?
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How to display this piece of information on a web app?

I'm in the middle of building some drafts for a future web platform for boardgame players. As I have a design question, I just discovered this web site, so this is the first time I post here. I will ...
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Side comments on news feed

I am building a news feed and I thought of changing the location of the comments to be on the side. Besides Medium that does it more for footnotes, I didn't see a website that has real discussions on ...
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What are the effects of A/B Testing if the user is aware of it?

I went on the same website on two different browsers, and I got two different layout + design. I was being A/B tested. I didn't like that, probably because: I don't like to be part of an experiment ...
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About fullscreen scrolling webpages

There are recently many websites using full screen scrolling pages since Apple launched their own with the iPhone 5C. (website not available anymore, but a reproduction can be found here) Some other ...
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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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Flight comparison websites 'delaying' search results?

Is it true that price comparison websites, particularly flight comparison websites 'delay' the search results of price information so users feel that the search is comprehensive? Otherwise what is ...
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Should we include recent blog and forum posts in the homepage?

A member of my team has suggested putting excerpts for the latest blog and forum post to our main landing page. She think it will help SEO. But I am worried that it may clutter up the page for ...
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How to differentiate actions that navigate away from a webpage vs interact with the page

A long time ago links and actions on web pages only served to navigate you to another webpage or process something on the server. Nowadays, many links and buttons are used to interact with the ...
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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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Best way to stop a navigation from wrapping by changing design?

Didn't know whether this was a UI or a UX issue but I have been asked to change our header section so that the navigation items don't wrap to a second line when the user views our site on a smaller ...
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Active/selected members of group on the left? or right?

Given a web page with the classic "move items from a list on one side to the other", does it make more sense to have "active" on the left hand side of the screen? or the right? While Submit Buttons ...
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When should I use zero-width spaces? How do they interact with normal spaces? [closed]

As part of the responsive design of a site I work on, some of the tables shrink down horizontally when the page shrinks, with the text wrapping onto the next line. This works well enough except for ...
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Hamburger menu for desktop website

I'm working on a new version of a corporate website. As it stands, it has about 6 different sections. Each of those sections have between 3 to 6 sub-pages. My nav is at the top of the page and looks a ...
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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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How to expose the keyboard shortcuts of a web application to the user?

I just added some basic keyboard shortcuts to a small website I am developing. I am wondering what is the best way to expose these to the user? I noticed that Gmail shows an overview if you press ?. ...
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Administration vs User settings

At my company we are making a website where we have about four roles: Not signed User Signed User Representative Administrator If a user is signed in, we have a option for access to a page called ...
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How to best display a lot of information or data on a single webpage?

Are there any "rules" or recommendations in UX Design for displaying a lot of data on a webpage? Or how to select the most needed information to display data?
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Should iOS native app be distinctly different than the responsive website's mobile version?

I was in a training session, where a room full of designers were learning iOS prototyping in Xcode, and there was an individual there who came from Apple to make sure everything in the course was done ...
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Two Search Boxes or One or Something Else

So I am developing a website which needs a search box in which you enter some activity like bowling, cycling etc. and to next of that there is another text box which has a location like New York City, ...
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“Log in” and “sign up” to the right or left of the search bar? [closed]

I wonder if the "Log in" and "sign up" you should put on the right or left of the search bar ... I am realizing the utility but are not convinced of their position: The problem is purely aesthetic ...
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Best way to remove items that are “assigned” to something else?

I'll try to explain what I mean by "assigned"... I have a site for managing a restaurant. In one section, I have a page that lists out all the restaurant inventory. In another section, they can ...
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Contest-List: Separate site or simply scroll down on homepage

My webapplication concept is all about some kinds of contests in which users can participate. Each contest has a minimal amount of information that will be displayed while viewing the list. As for ...
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Website design / where to put simple links

i am developping a website with this exact same layout http://demo.nicethemes.com/paeon/ i have several pages like services/contact/faq .. etc wich fit perfectly with this design but i have also ...
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Multiple download buttons for a file type

i am designing a UI for a web application, there are multiple card like entries in a list, each item in the list can be uploaded in file type A downloaded in file type A downloaded in file type B ...
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Marquee or Ellipsis for song name in music player?

I have a music player where song that is being played is displayed on top side. Often there is a case where name of the song that is being played is long enough that it can't be shown completely due ...
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Is carousel display out of fashion? [duplicate]

Carousel in web design is used to display a series of (interactive) banners. Is it phasing out-of-fashion, these days? Microsoft.com and Apple.com still do use it with and without arrows. Is there a ...
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Signup form that logs you in

I'm aware that there are some similar conversations on ux.stackexchange, but I'm thinking of a very specific use case. I am regularly annoyed by sites where the login button is much less prominent ...
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Are there any stats that show screen WIDTH instead of DIMENSION?

I am designing website and have to decide on width of the screen and I need to know the distribution of the screen widths - i.e. how many people are using screen of width equal or less than X (= 1024, ...