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

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Where can I get the dummy content for the website? [closed]

I am trying to add UI project in my portfolio so I though I would start with web design. For these dummy website can I get some dummy content?Plesae do not suggest lorem ipsum text because those are ...
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Should a Landing Page tell the User how to Pronounce the Company's Name? [closed]

I was recently reading a particular startup's website. The very first line goes: "Company (pronounced Com-Pa-Nee) is [description]." The big question is: is it appropriate to tell the user how to ...
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Where do I keep the download button on a website?

I have developed a promotional website for an iOS application. The introductory view of the page contains - aside from a short description and screenshots - an official AppStore badge, which will link ...
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Should the spacebar activate tabs?

After you have navigated to an un-opened tab, via the use of the tab key, and it has the focus on the webpage: Should the 'spacebar' keyboard key activate that tab and open it (as well as the default ...
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How to represent this notion of “favored” participant?

I'm introducing the concept : Suppose a webapp aiming to suggest some meetings to targeted people so that they can participate to at least one of them. So there's a page listing the items and a page ...
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Alternative website's UI/workflow design to avoid ShowModalDialog()

As per chrome update, google is going to remove ShowModalDialog() from its browser feature list. My doubt here is to know some alternative workflow/UI design in website to avoid the Modal dialog ...
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Should I provide an image for not found image?

As said in title. Should I intercept a broken link to an image, and provide to user a default image (with a big “not found” maybe, but always a valid image)? Otherwise is it better to leave the ...
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Key dimensions to efficiently describe a user interface

What is clearly thought out is clearly expressed and there is certainly a way to efficiently describe and classify the various user interface types that have spread. At the UI components level, ...
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Should button icon show it's state or it's action? [duplicate]

Alert (sound player) user experience experiment: This question is about the user experience (UX) of a tiny sound player that has 2 buttons: mute/unmute, pause/play. The player is connected to a live ...
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Is there a site explaining common “feature not supported” issues in user friendly language?

When writing websites we often have to do feature detection, then figure out a plan for how to handle unsupported features (graceful degradation), sometimes being forced to resort no "not supported" ...
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How to make the distinction between the nature of those filters?

Let's imagine an application that allows users to create some meetings, waiting for participants and also allowing to search for other meetings (created by others) in order to participate in. My ...
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3 Menu's on top of a website

So I started working on a site with 3 menu's on top. The client insists that people need to be able to access categories and collections quickly. I just don't know what to suggest that would work ...
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Which indefinite progress spinner is better? [closed]

I have two styles of "indefinite progress" spinner to choose from: They are both variations of the typical , but The First spins the entire image, while The Second rotates which shade of grey ...
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Should all links on a website be the same color?

I'm not a web designer and would like to know about link and button colors. About links Should all links be the same color, knowing that sometimes the background has different color so the links are ...
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Prioritizing Items from a list of values

I want a user to prioritize 4 items from the highest to lowest priority without being able to select the same priority for each item for the registration process. So far this is the wireframe I have ...
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specific vs generic error messages

So in this site we have an array of error messages. In the case something goes wrong, we pick the specific error message show it to the user. There are many instances where the error should occur only ...
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Launching Another App

Is it bad practice to launch a webpage in Safari from your iOS app? It seems to have its pro's and con's. Pros The transition to Safari looks better than to an in-app browser Users are more ...
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For a website feature that is relatively new, what's a good way to guide users through it?

I'm working on a website and it has an interactive tool within it where users can build a number of picture galleries. Assuming their galleries page is empty and that they are fairly new to this ...
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Where would you place scroll indicator buttons? Left or right of content?

I was wondering if there were any A/B tests carried out for where scroll indicator buttons should be placed. See for example Acquia.com, they have up and down scroll buttons placed, which is good for ...
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Is there an advantage to using the gray background web pattern?

I have noticed many high traffic and/or new and popular websites use a gray background. Websites such as Gmail, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Vine and many others all seem to use ...
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Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular? [closed]

I've been in a research team that aim to analyse the current web trend, and went out that circular, flat and faded are the main trends nowadays. Are they really improve usability? In particular the ...
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How do I make a table row on a web page look draggable?

I have a table on a web page where I need to let the user reorder the rows. I was thinking of letting the user drag the rows to reorder them. But how would I let the user know that he could do that? ...
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Is UX Copyrightable?

After the recent "Look and Feel" Apple vs Samsung lawsuits, I've been wondering to what extent this might affect websites/webapps that offer functionality similar to other existing sites. So what ...
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iPad - How to emphasize the difference between a browser toolbar and a web app toolbar?

I'm looking for suggestions on how an iPad app that includes web browser controls can distinguish these controls from ones that may be provided by the web content. Here the chrome toolbar on top is ...
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image first or text content first?

Lets consider the following senario: I'm building a website for a mobile application and I have to create a text/image walkthrough for new users. Should I set first the text content and then add the ...
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Pagination - Display Previous Page on Page 1? (Likewise with Next on the last page.)

Let's say you have a very standard pagination setup. < Previous Page 1 2 3 ... 9 Next Page > On page 1 would you display the Previous Page button? And along the same lines, would you ...
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Making exceptions on global website paddings on specific pages

I am designing a web app that requires that I display a map and a scrollable sidebar beside each other..like you have on youtube. The design issue I have is that, across other pages, I have padding: 0 ...
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Does placement in the tile/card pattern affect the number of clicks on the tile?

I’m looking for data on the popular Pinterest-like grid designs. I’m wondering -- Does placement in the grid affect the number of clicks on the tile (as evidenced by Google Analytics or other concrete ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a single and multi-page hybrid site?

I just landed my first client as a web designer, and I have a small UX issue it would be great to have some of your input on :) The client has a single-page Wordpress theme they'd like to stick ...
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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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Best way to allow user to create a table

What's a good way to allow users to create a table? Originally, I was thinking markdown, but I'd really like something simpler. One idea I had:
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Why does Amazon Smile require accessing a separate URL? [closed]

I am doing some shopping on Amazon and a dialog box came up with this text: Remember, start at smile.amazon.com to support American Red Cross. Amazon donates a portion of eligible purchases made ...
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How to display a single thumbnail for multiple human faces?

I have a multi-row table view where an image represent the people who are associated with the row. Each row can have n number of people. How may I show a single thumbnail when members are more than ...
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Fake functionality on business websites

The company I work for currently has icons on it's website for things like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. but they're just painted on images. Additionally, there isn't anything on the website that ...
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Undo/Redo with visual impact

Undo/Redo in a product-painting-webapp shall be tuned by animation. If the user click undo/redo i have both painting's, the actual and the to-be-actual painting. One painting is a multi-page painting ...
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Metrics to gauge website design visual appeal

I originally asked this question at Graphic Design StackExchange about evaluating the aesthetics of a visual design, but since then found a really interesting study that I thought I should share with ...
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What is the best action a user expects when adding a marker on Google map

I am working on Google maps on web pages. I would like to allow my customers to add their own location, so they can add markers on the map. My question is, what is the best action the user expects to ...
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How to handle lots of legal text (40k words) on a webpage (also mobile)

I want to redesign the guideline (rulebook) page of my sport association. The problem is that its a legal document which contains a lot of text (around 41.000 words) with a lot of (sub)headlines and ...
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Force a PDF download vs allowing the user to view in browser first

Every once in a while, I come across a business requirement asking me to force a PDF document to be downloaded from a website instead of opened in the user's browser. While I question this every time ...
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Are there any recommendations for the layout of Metro forms UI with hierarchical data on a website?

Most of the guidelines I find regarding Metro design deal with read-only or media content with few text input controls. Are there any design guidelines/examples/screenshots showing good layout of ...
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What happens in a web browser when a download is started via Javascript?

In a web browser, a download can be initiated immediately after user input, or started via Javascript after a set amount of time and/or being redirected to another page. I want to provide users with ...
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tools for creating actual mockups - not the pencil or sketches [closed]

what tools are used for creating actual mockups. Not the paper pencil/sketch tools. But something that fills in actual colors and the actual look.
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When you have a side panel open, and the user scrolls, is it better to leave it open or to auto close the panel?

Say you have a side menu that opens from one side after clicking on an icon in a website. This menu would take more than 40% of the view-port in the horizontal direction. If the user scrolls down, is ...
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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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Add play button / youtube logo on thumbnails?

I have a blog where all articles in the front page are displayed in a masonry layout, with a thumbnail and a title beneath it. And you have to click them to read. Imagine BuzzFeed Now, sometimes I ...
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Bigger font sizes trend

During the last years, there has been gradual increasing of the Web sites and programs UI font sizes. Even Google increased the font size. Could this be because of the aging population of the ...
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Guidelines for when to auto-save settings vs “save” button

In our web application we have a number of pages to do with user settings, in different categories. For most of them we have a display page with an edit button/link, which takes them to a form which ...
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Whats the Definition of different layouts in webpage that is Two Column,Three Column ,Multi Col,Border Layout and Two Panel Layout?

Definitions needed for Two Column,Three Column ,Multi Column,Border Layout and Two Panel Layout which will be helpful in documenting Technical Design document
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Is it okay to map the left/right arrow keys to a website's navigation?

When making a site accessible by allowing keyboard navigation is it OK to use the left and right arrow keys to move between columns (in addition to the tab key which traverses all of the column's ...
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UX is so subjective that BOSS is always right [closed]

Many times I tried to give UX advice to my boss and reporting manager and it gets discarded. Few of the times, I have built screens based on my UX understanding, and later asked to change that, which ...