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

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What kind of design do users like the most at the time of this question, 'Flat' or 'Skeuomorphic'? [closed]

I have read multiple articles on-line that say that the era of Skeuomorphic design on the web is over, and that a new era of so-called 'flat design' is now the new thing for developers, but do users ...
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Which font to use when text in an image and image is zoomed out of / made smaller

I have an ad that looks fine when the web page is at 100%, but when the user changes the screen size, my responsive design takes over and while the image is still correct looking, the text has reduced ...
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Image gallery site to use links to each image page, or load them via ajax [closed]

I have this site where you have thumbnails in left and right columns. Clicking on a thumbnail will load the main image in the center. There are two ways I can do this: Use ajax to load the main ...
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Search input placeholder text

The client is real estate agency which offers offices for companies. I have got search input on the homepage. What kind of text will you put as a placeholder? When you type the complete search answer, ...
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Struggling with implementing a 'Basket' area when the available content can be free as well as priced

We have a system that allows for companies to either have a selection of free items that their users can pick and choose from (which they can then add to a personal list of items), or a selection of ...
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Tagging symbols (eg. @, #) What are the others?

I am creating a tagging system like Facebook. But unlike Facebook, where it would show all kinds of objects (eg. people, page, groups) under the '@' symbol, I want to separate things better. For ...
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Should radio buttons be pre-selected?

I am working on a re-design for a eCommerce site and they have a section where they offer a free gift card if the user makes a purchase over $1000. The idea of the gift card is to get users to ...
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Do we still need to add custom back buttons to our design?

I am building a website and I have a very light navigation. However within the navigation the user can go a level deeper without the navigation tab changing. My question is for the user to get back ...
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Which design should I follow after AB testing?

I'm working on redesigning an old e-commerce website and after running a few qualitative user research studies, I have three designs were identified to be AB tested. To give some background on the AB ...
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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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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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(slightly buggy) mobile website vs. desktop website

I have a website which has a desktop and a mobile version for phones. Now, the mobile version is slightly buggy but does still work. The images are in the wrong places and partly even overlapping. ...
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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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Do users really want responsive dumbed down versions of websites?

I recently read this article Google: Bad User Experience For Mobile Users May Lead To Ranking Issues where an example of responsive / mobile optimized web site is shown side by side with its desktop ...
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responsive website min-width?

In my experience most responsive websites don't have min-widths so when resized to a tiny size (say a 100px window) the content screws itself up and becomes illegible. example: ...
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Do “Subscribe now” popup boxes on websites ever work?

Often when reading a blog, the page becomes obscured with a "Subscribe here for more" modal box, which I promptly close. Is there any evidence that these provide a reasonable conversion of ...
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converting a three column layout page into Material design

My current project involves converting the following design into Material design. I have been reading material design guidelines on Google website. However I feel quiet lost as to how I would convert ...
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Does a log in/sign up field always have to be top right?

Best practice says that log in/sign up fields should always be top right of the website, no arguments there. There seems to be a trend towards simply having "Sign up here. Or log in if you already ...
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Order of keyboard tab navigation within a form with help links

Situation: I am supporting some old web forms and each input box has an icon next to it that opens up a description section directly below the field. Right now, tabbing through the form alternates ...
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Does a loading animation on a websites initial load improve usability?

I'm working on a site where I am being asked to implement a loading animation on page loads. Essentially, the site will display a loading animation as soon as possible, which will go away once all of ...
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Should a list of team members be divided into sections and years?

Our project team is divided into sections: core team, fundraising, representatives, media, etc. We want to show the member list each year so that visitors can see who is behind the project, and to ...
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What's the difference between 'sign up' and 'sign in' with Facebook? [duplicate]

In Airbnb, I see that the user can 'sign up' with Facebook or 'sign in' with Facebook. What is the difference between sign up and sign in? Do these options actually perform different actions?
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Do arrows pointing right mean progression universally?

Sometimes I use arrows pointing right to mean progression, and arrows pointing left to mean regression. Looking at internet browsers' back/forward buttons, I assume this is universal, but I don't know ...
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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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Comparison website: simplest way to compare players through years

On a website of our local sports competition I am planning to have a section, where you can compare the players scores. (Everyone attended the same 10 disciplines.) The interface should be really ...
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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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Project managemnt app what to show when user is yet to create his first project?

I am working on a project management web app. When a user registers on the site after successfull registration I log him in and redirect him to the Projects listings. Now since he is a new user and ...
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Is “above the fold” still relevant in 2014?

I'm currently researching about the validity of the "above the fold" concept in 2014. So far the generally agreed-upon facts I've detected about the "above the fold" are: Scrolling is now natural ...
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Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly ? [closed]

Are there any case studies which provess that Re-design of existing Website helped to get more traffic and business significantly? If craiglist redesign their website today can it get more traffic is ...
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On a web page, what is the user's first point of focus?

Background I am designing a website for my software development business and I am struggling a bit with the layout. I offer three main services/products: Software Development Process Improvement ...
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Minimum or ideal amount of information gathered in a purchase form

On a web store I have a purchase form that only asks for email, credit card #, expiration date & CCV (security). This is the minimum requirement to make a transaction. However, my instinct is ...
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Avatar vs Profile Picture vs Display Picture

I have noticed that on message boards, that we use the name avatar for the picture on our profiles. On Facebook and Twitter they are called profile pictures, and on Skype it is called Display Picture. ...
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When should I ask for the title of a YouTube video and the title of a resume?

I am designing a web site where candidates can upload videos and files. Candidate can upload videos from YouTube and they have to give the video a title and do the same thing for a file. They have to ...
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Is it okay to have two “primary” buttons?

I have a dialog that allows the user to enter text to be processed. Initially, there are two buttons: "Cancel" and "Assemble." The latter button is the primary action (in Bootstrap, .btn-primary). ...
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Why is “register” the default button rather than “log in”? [duplicate]

I have noticed an increasing trend the last year towards emphasizing the "register" button rather than "log in". Often log in is not even a button, just a link. I understand the desire to simplify ...
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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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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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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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Dark on Light or Light on Dark? [duplicate]

For a very technical site documenting code, sharing code snippets, and documentation, I have been told that using dark fonts on light backgrounds is recommended for people being able to read the ...
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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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Should I put a button below a growing list?

I'm trying to decide on a button location for an app I'm building. The app basically generates teams using lists of players for a given position. It feels most natural to me to have the button to ...
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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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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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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 ...