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

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What are the best practices for developing a website for older (65+) audiences? [closed]

I'm creating a landing page aimed at 65+ year old demographics in the US. What are the best practices for creating web pages aimed at that audience? Are there special fonts, font size, color palettes ...
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Why is 13px Arial font the web standard?

If you use any of Google's applications, from search to Gmail you will find the base font used for most things is 13px Arial. font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ...
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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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Have I missed anything from my list of web form best practices?

So I have been putting together a list of best practices to apply to forms recently and there is a lot of conflicting research out there. I have been combing everything from blogs through to HCI ...
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Element size consistency or stylistic balance

When I think of a design, I think in terms of blocks, i.e. fixed size/proportion elements that can be arranged in multiple ways. The subject of this particular discussion is the banner size in the ...
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Designing the sign-up process?

I am starting a website consisting of info on local shops, product catalogs, and coupons. now I am in a dilemma over the vendor sign-up process. I want to know which of the following ways should I do ...
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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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How can I make it extremely clear that the user needs to take one last action?

I am developing a new checkout wizard for my company's website, and I've added a "confirm your selections" panel as the last step in the wizard: From my perspective as the designer, I feel that I ...
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How can Select/Deselect and Enable/Disable status for a row in a table?

I have an web application that which after processing some files show at the user the result about this processing. Now the user can select one or more to save and at the same time he can enable or ...
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What is the best way to display a large number of links?

I am working on a web-based image file explorer. It shows a grid of thumbnails for all images in the current directory, and a list of links at the top to navigate to subfolders. For a small amount of ...
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Does empty space really keep users from scrolling?

I'm re-designing a website and some of the feedback so far is that users may get lost because there's whitespace between sections of content. (Actually, it's not always white space, there's a variance ...
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How to create interfaces in a graphics editor for responsive grid systems considering that they aren't pixel-perfect? [closed]

Any responsive CSS grid system uses long decimal point percentage values for columns' width (e.g. "16.66666667%"). I don't understand how to lay out the grid in Photoshop, because elements of the ...
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Why did all the websites suddenly spread content over multiple pages?

Many websites these days are laying content over many pages. They would have a paragraph, then those stupid ads, then a paragraph, then more ads, then there's a next button. You have to go through ...
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Yes/No button placement on confirmation dialog boxes

I have seen various takes on the yes/no button placement on dialog boxes or confirmation messages over the years. For a long time, it seemed like I was almost always witnessing the "Yes" option being ...
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How can I increase user adoption on a single-page app?

I have been working on this: http://spe.lt Now, I have had a few thousand people visit this. It seems like a lot of people find it useful, but not that many end up using it. I want to increase user ...
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circles that indicate the current image index

I just need to know what this is called: Let's say we have 5 images, then we have these 5 small circles beside each other above the loaded image and if we're showing the second image, the second ...
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What is a full-page navigation page called?

First of all, new to this side of stackexchange, this may not be the correct area to ask this question - and if that is so I would like to apologize in advance. So, I was searching around for ...
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Why are visitor counters for websites not used any more?

I remember in the early days of the Internet one of the most prominent things on a website was the visitor counter. These days with so much analytics and obsession about how many people visit or ...
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Reasoning for highlighting a sentence in the middle of an article

I noticed a trend in many news websites where a sentence from the article is duplicated and highlighted somewhere else on the page, for example: Personally, while I think it is visually pleasing as ...
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Which to use? GIF or Image [closed]

Here's the link to a web page I made - https://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~saicharan/graphics/assign1/report.html It describes a code I wrote. The code loads one of the 3 shapes and user can rotate/translate ...
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How to indicate real-time constantly loading content?

We're moving into more "next generation" web apps where the amount of reloading a page someone has to do is greatly diminishing in favor of real-time/reactivity. I'm wondering if there's some sort of ...
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Popups/Dialogs on web site/application

I'm currently working on a web application that gathers user input. A chunk of data that I need to prompt the user for is having a hard time fitting itself statically embedded in the page. That's ...
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How well does the 5 second test/blink test work on mobile?

If you have not heard of the 5 second test before please see the following two articles (below each quote). Five seconds may seem like a short time, but in fact it is more than enough time for ...
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What are the benefits of a white navbar over a colored one?

I am creating a thin fixed navbar and am debating between having it be primarily colored (our color is a type of turquoise) with white accents or primarily white with the turquoise color accenting it. ...
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When you have to fill up the rest of the page

I've noticed that I often run into the same problem in many projects I work on: It seems like I always end up having that extra space that I have nothing to fill up with. It usually ends up with an ...
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Content first or Design first?

When designing a layout, should we consider content first or design first? I make websites and 99% of the time my client wants the design before they start thinking about the content. In these cases, ...
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Different backgrounds on a website

Is it bad UX to have one background for the entire website except for one specific page? I mean, would it be strange and lead to questions for users who are uncomfortable with this, or is it not a ...
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How do Windows users interact with scrolling panes?

Let's say there's a website with a row of gallery thumbnails you can click on. It looks like this: As a Mac user having always used either some sort of trackpad (built into the MacBook, or a Magic ...
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Should date validation allow “091011”?

Should I allow users to input the MMDDYY or MMDDYYYY format for a date? That is, should any date validation logic not trigger a validation error if the user just wants to put in the numbers without ...
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How to create a feel of urgency while showing remaining time (in days) on a WebUI ?

I'm creating a site where I have different products for sale. For many products, the sale get closed after a certain amount of time(like after a week). I want to put some kind of indicator with ...
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Horizontal Accordian on website - Best usability practices

I'm designing a website and have a section which contains two categories. These two categories work like a slider (or a horizontal accordion). The default state is the two categories are represented ...
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Responsive Design Checkout - Single Page AND Accordion?

I'm working with a team on implementing an improved checkout flow to a new multi-store web platform. All of our stores will be based around responsive design on migration to the new platform so we ...
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Alternative to dropdown with over 6000 values [duplicate]

On a login form where the user must select the name of the store location that they are logging into, there may be up to 6000 values. For a company that only has 5-10 locations the dropdown works ...
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A Good “Invitation to Connect” Experience

We are building an "connect with your friends" part of our app and I am curious about a good way of doing this. My first thought is do like everyone else, so I looked at Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, ...
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Site for collaborative critiquing for web usability of websites? [closed]

I like conceptfeedback.com where users post their opinions about a webpage. However the critiques are mainly about a page's layout and visual design. Are there similar sites where critiques go beyond ...
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Good practice for eCommerce sites where you don't directly buy online? [closed]

I have a client that wants to sell jewelry, and she wants a website to advertise her collection there. The thing is, she doesn't have any means to sell them directly online. So the site is almost like ...
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User-friendly date interval/duration input

I'm building a configuration page for a web application and some of the parameters are durations. Most of these durations are in days but there are some that might be specified in weeks, hours, or ...
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How to bring the detail view into a sidebar

I have an sidebar similar to this example Home Objects Management* Foo Bar Baz Objects > Management is basically a list of all objects. Each object has a detail view. Workflow: Navigate to ...
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External service - Embed website or link to it?

I was recently discussing with my sister, who is building a travel website, and is planning to add a iframe to the partner travel insurance company, so users can register for insurances inside her ...
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Are there some sites that look and feel like an iOS interface? [closed]

I have one specific and rather strange question. Have you heard or saw a website that was designed to look like an application for iOS (iPhone, iPad)? Do you think that's a good idea? Note: this ...
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The use of false counters/statistics on webpages

We've all seen it. The use of false statistics and 'second by second' counters that seem to hold zero relevance to the actual business' statistics and are clearly forged (to an approximate value). ^ ...
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select date range in two inputs [closed]

So I was trying to add date picker to select my StartDate and EndDate. I have no problem when using the usual datepicker. What I'm aiming for is something like this: By clicking on the text ...
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Shouldn't the logo be linked to the About page of a website? [duplicate]

For example the Apple logo takes you to the homepage of apple.com from any page. Even I link the logo to the homepage, but doesn't it make more sense if we link it to the about page?
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Landing page vs Home page

We are currently having a "discussion" in our company about Home pages. We have some users who express the opinion that "The home page should always be the home page, and never change". Thus, when a ...
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Saas price table advice

I am working on a plan /tier selection view for a Saas product. We are offering a monthly subscription model as well as fixed term model. So user can choose between recurring monthly payments or ...
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Best way to switch views inside widget?

I am building a web application, and I am currently using Floating Action Buttons in the bottom right hand corner of certain predefined widgets to toggle between a main view and a settings view as ...
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Grouping and present a part of the form as optional

I have a "create project" screen. Here the user may choose to add members to his project. I.e adding members is optional and can be added later too. But i want to present him an option to do and start ...
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International Phone Number Field Layout and Design.

I have a form that asks for the customer's phone number number. The customer's are international and not limited to the U.S. and Canada. Does anyone have any best practices on how to layout (and ...
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What are arguments against the usage of a ticker / marquee on websites?

I was recently asked to add a ticker (with daily updates) to one of our HTML-based dashboards. (A ticker would be text scrolling through the screen. In the past you could achieve something like that ...
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What do you expect to see when you click an order's item?

we are building a site in which you can purchase products, virtual products and virtual courses. Now the 'My Purchases' page got some complications. We are displaying the orders in a table with the ...