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

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How to make user to believe that they have visited the best site? [closed]

I've a website. But, my question is how to make a user believe that a user has visited the best site ever? What could be added to a existing site that user might think that, this webisite is good.
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Full width background images

I want to allow users to upload full-width background images that would take up the entire width of the page (with a set height of 500 pixels). However, the issue is, what should be the minimum ...
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How long to keep images on news articles [closed]

How long should one keep images of old articles? I am working on a news site that has millions of articles and every single one has a featured image. Because of that, the site size is becoming too ...
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How wide should a webpage get?

So when creating a responsive design, how big should the maximum width of the container be? Should the maximum width of a webpage be fixed (width: 100%; max-width: 1200px)? Should it grow slower ...
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How to represent 0 ratings vs rating is 0

I'm making a details page of a rating system, where one rates from 1 to 5 in multiple metrics and the global rating is the average. However, not all metrics are mandatory, be N/A or not wanting to ...
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Is it relevant to use “switches” buttons in non-mobile app?

I want to use this kind of UI elements in my web app. They look nice and they don't lake a lot of place in the layout. I don't see them often beside mobile app, is it a good idea to use them for ...
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online game landing page

In designing an online, in-browser game, I found in my research that many other games have "priority" in registration over login on their home page. They usually show a big form for registration, ...
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Why are vote buttons on Stack Exchange shown when they can't be used?

I've often wondered why Stack Exchange has opted to keep the upvote/downvote buttons available for clicking on question/answers posted by the user. For instance: Even though these buttons have no ...
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Are hover states necessary?

We're having a discussion in the UX department here at work as to whether or not hover states are necessary to a UI. We're kind of divided. Here are the two arguments: Against (started the ...
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Is the usage of text embedded in an image a bad practice, for very controlled uses?

What are your thoughts on writing your text in images? I'm not saying throughout the whole website... But in certain key locations like image carousels. And I'm not talking about the special cases ...
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Websites aligned to the left of the page [duplicate]

I always thought that it makes better sense for websites to be centred horizontally to the browser window. But even an Adobe website is left aligned. Is this some reason behind this that I am missing? ...
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Should I capture exceptions and present a nice error page to hackers? [closed]

If a hacker is trying to hack, should I present a pretty error page or redirect somewhere instead of a generic/cryptic error? I feel that the hacker knows what they are doing, I know what they are ...
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In Web2.0 App, Is Icon better than Text in Menu Bar? [duplicate]

Ok, in Web2.0, i saw many sites using action icon instead of text menu. Ex: This is the menu bar using text menu [Product] [Search Article] [Place an Order] ..... This is the menu bar using icon ...
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Is it easier to get a user to watch a video, or to scroll?

I see a lot of startups using product videos as the primary focus on their home page, with cheeky animated characters explaining whatever their product might be. But is there any data showing whether ...
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What is the smallest screen size you design for

I'm looking to make my website responsive, however this is my first foray into responsive design, and I'm pretty clueless at the moment. I have no idea what the current state of play is with regard ...
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Where should I place a “live chat” link on my page?

I'm thinking of putting a "live chat" button or link on a site I work on. It should appear on every page, and ideally would be in the same location on every page. Are there any usability principles ...
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Why are those Sign-in/sign-out icon a convention?

I've been recently implementing a custom icon-font & I decided to use those icons for Sign-in/sign-out: My only real reason being that choice is that it seems to be a convention in all major ...
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Ordering of website developer, development years and copyright sign in footer

Are there any specific etiquettes or reasons to organize the following details to a footer in some order? [Developer] [Years] (C) Currently my data is organized as: [Years] [a href="dev's site" ...
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The best way to display time-sensitive data from a small chart in one line?

Let's say you have a table that shows you how much a meal voucher is worth at a dining hall at a certain time, so like: Meal Time Equivalency Rate 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $5.00 10:46 ...
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Tests on more “human-ish” forms

Is there any usability test about using the following style of forms? It would be displayed after the user clicks on "register". Welcome, [full name]________ To save your progress, you will need to ...
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Form with both save and submit buttons

I am working on a Web application that consists of a number of forms. Each form can be edited and the user can elect to save their work so far and come back to resume at any time. However, once the ...
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Progressive disclosure versus showing all information upfront. Whats the best practise?

I'm designing a 'confirm and pay page' for an insurance provider. At the moment, I've split the page into x2 parts: Confirm User has to review 3 things and then explicitly 'agree to the quote' Pay ...
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When (if ever) should links be opened in a new window?

I have seen a lot of discussion on this topic but it all seems to be opinion based without any research backing up the assumptions. It seems that there are times that it is particularly relevant to ...
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Which online support model works better for a medical site?

I'm work on a medical site that needs to a Q&A sub-site. I'm not sure which support system is better for users and authors of the site. Ticket based support system seems better for private ...
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Is there a webdesign guideline to add dates to web pages?

It seems like whenever I visit a website whether it's a tutorial, or article, etc, they rarely write the date, which makes you wonder if it's 1 year old or 10 year old, especially if it's software ...
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Select based on price or postage options?

For an online marketplace, where the buyer can select the postage option and pay the corresponding postage fee. If I were to prefer looks over usability and don't want to group the price with the ...
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Text Emoticon for Warning Messages

My error message has a sad face emoticon : ( so that users can easily know that there's an error since just making the alert background to the color red doesn't really emphasize an error message ...
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Adding a way to tag tags?

I have what I call a 2 dimensional tagging system. You provide a data element and tag it. In this case the data element is a ( url , title, favicon ). Here is the UI for it: However I want to ...
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Is extra (offtopic) content on the website considered welcome or annoying? [closed]

I'll talk about my specific case (problem), but I suppose the same answer can be applied to anything similar. Also, I'm trying to focus on first impressions, since it's fairly new site, and still ...
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Inline vs Modal Dialog Editing for complex widgets

I am building an application where user's can create very complex widgets using a browser. The two main approaches I can think of to allow for this is inline editing and modal dialog boxes. Unlike a ...
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Security question & answer. What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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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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Do people really read parallax scrolling homepages?

First, let me define what I mean by parallax scrolling homepage with a few examples: Google's Nexus 5: http://www.google.com/nexus/5/ Sony USA: http://discover.store.sony.com/be-moved/ Koa Water: ...
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Should we still provide social sharing options in a responsive design?

Since the majority of the browsers on small devices (and Safari on desktop as well) already provide a function where the user can share the content on — for example — Twitter, should we ...
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WYSIWYG vs MarkDown - is there a middle ground?

I'm trying to figure out how to let my users edit their content on my site. It's currently just text formatted depending on the screenwidth, but I'd like to give them more control over their content: ...
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Parallax scrolling and accessibility

I was just answering this question Is there any actual data about websites using parallax scrolling? and the more I read about parallax scrolling, I was wondering if parallax sites were accessible as ...
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Are there any benefits to using a slideshow for content

I don't often go to answers.com, but when I do, I just really wonder... why are their answers presented in a slideshow format? Here is an example of one such question. What I'd like to know is if ...
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What text should be used for an insertion button? “Create”, “New” or “Add”?

Whenever I have been designing interfaces, I always wonder if I should name the button Create, New or Add. I have never decided and stuck with one and would like to get an explanation on what use ...
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Should there always be a header and footer on a website?

Strange question perhaps but I've been pondering over the idea of not using any header and footer at all for a website application (non-responsive). I thought of the idea for only having a sidebar on ...
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Intuitive Form Design for Assigning Devices to Users

Hello. I created a webpage where users can assign unassigned devices to their accounts. First there is search view to find the device they want: As you can see, it's quite simple. Pagination, ...
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Good idea to have back button close a modal window?

I have a request to make the browser's back button close a modal window. I think it's probably a good idea, since I think the majority of times when a user is looking at a modal window (and this is ...
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What is the best way to show multiple files to an reviewer?

Say you have emails with resumes for a job position and applicants have multiple files attached with their emails. The current view of the web app is like similar to the picture below where users need ...
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Why do some websites only allow you to see a small portion of the full size product image? [closed]

Is it so that you can't steal the image or is there more to this? I personally prefer seeing the full resolution image at once instead of trying to analyse a small image with a magnifying glass. ...
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Golden ratio between words and pictures

In life , its about striking a balance between Y and X to achieve the best outcome. The Golden ratio has been applied to the web design and several questions on this site has also covered the ...
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Should a UK address form have 2 or 3 address lines fields?

In my mind it makes sense for a UK address form to contain 3 address lines. There are instances of people living in blocks or buildings where 2 lines may not always be enough. I just wondered if ...
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How do users expect dropdown navigation to work?

This question is in regards to expected behavior with drop-down navigation in web pages. This is part of an email I just got from a client: ("Admissions" is one of the top level navigation links) ...
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Are terrible-looking skins still considered friendly? [duplicate]

I use the word "skin" quite liberally here to also include website design, and assuming that all usability aspects (wording, placement, readability, input element choice, etc.) have been addressed and ...
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Comments at the heart of a document

Context I just read the amazing question Emerging UI trend: comments in the margin - pros and cons?. I noticed this trend of putting the comments on the side of the documents (Google Docs is maybe ...
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What's the best flow for selecting the right product?

I'm redesigning a standalone page within an e-commerce framework that allows users to download a file for free. The files are only available for certain make/model/year combinations, and then there ...
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Is a website with a Fixed Header good for end-users of a Web2.0 website?

Fixed Header is the header that is always visible to users even the user scrolls down. It uses the fixed-position in CSS. There a lot of websites nowadays that use a fixed header, such as gmail or ...