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

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What is your preferred prototyping software and why?

I'm relatively new to UX design and have so far enjoyed using Axure and Moqups. I'm interested to hear any benefits that others might have over these two. What are the features not provided by Axure ...
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Edit, design, sketch and mockup a live webpage [on hold]

I need a tool which can edit, add or remove html elements, such as text, on a live webpage. A bit like Developer Tools in Chrome but without touching code. The tool should also be able to add non html ...
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What is the significance of the “Sign Up” button on Facebook's new login page?

So Facebook updated their login page. I couldn't help but wonder the reason behind having a Sign Up button in the header when there already is a Sign Up form in the body section. What aspect of UX ...
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what's the point of a 404 page? [duplicate]

In my website, if a user accesses an invalid URL, they are shown a custom 404 page. But now I'm questioning the value of this? It would be very easy for me to (instead of showing a 404 page) redirect ...
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How does it affect user experience if the navigation menu is a sidebar?

I am new to web development but always had an interest of doing things to enhance UX. For a new project, instead of having a horizontal header with a navigation menu i thought of having a vertical ...
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Optimal image size for retina - beauty image

We are supporting hi-res displays on our website. We also have large header/beauty images on each page, so I made them 1400px wide - under 350KB - JPGs. I think it's a good balance between quality and ...
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Browser zoom in/out optimization vs. responsive design

I have a situation where we have a website that is designed to be responsive (tablet, phone). Our business stakeholder discovered an issue when the site was zoomed out to 90%. His argument is that a ...
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How to display and label 5 essential and linked numbers in a table/dashboard?

I need to display 5 numbers. These numbers are essentials and display a summary of all the dashboard. This web application will be use by professional who already work with this kind of data. Here is ...
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Usability of expandable footers on responsive websites

My coworkers and I were discussing what might be a trend in e-commerce websites: expandable footers. Here's an example from Topshop.com: And when expanded: I poked around for research or ...
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Best Practice of radiobutton alternatives

Ok I need to add a new filter option to my page. The first option to choose are steps (6 steps in total) and the second one is the desired status of the steps (Success, Warning, Info, Error). You ...
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When is a right-handed navigation sidebar appropriate?

When is a right-handed sidebar for navigation a good choice? If possible, I would like some examples where it has been used, such as this sidebar from Google's official blog.
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Website Design - How should I format/style a navigation div with 10 or so links

I am making a website that basically looks like this (http://jsfiddle.net/7Bq5L/): The problem, to me, are the blue buttons on the right - they look boring. They are buttons that link to special ...
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Rule of thumb for tables versus “blobs” to display data?

What's a rule of thumb for when use rows and columns (i.e. tables) versus single or multi-line "blobs" to display data? I swear I'm right on the fence for several screens of a complex administration ...
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Choosing between internal and production version of page

I develop an administration interface of website. In "live edit" mode user can browse the website and edit pages (mostly texts). Website is presented in default production design to user and only ...
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How do can i layout search box

I am having search box which is having drop downs and checkboxes. The design is as follows: In this two check boxes i.e. regulation Line Item and Control test are child of Review Checkbox so there ...
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Best practice for collapsible submenus?

I have a website navigational menu: Lorem Ipsum < Situs Pratius Quisque Dolor Duis Proin < Folios Artius Zalto Ramo Neque What should be the best practice for users; if a user ...
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Should I indicate qualifying categories on the product top-level landing page?

I'm working with a store landing page that displays the main five product categories. All five category images are displayed inline, and are same height and width. Each has an appropriate label and ...
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Web UX: what are the practices of content segmentation without sub-menus?

I am thinking on the following task: I have a document with the content for the web-site. Document is structured with Level 1 headers. Under each header there is relevant content. One of the top ...
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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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Footer links necessary if navbar is fixed on small business website?

I'm developing a website for a friend's startup. It's a really small website with only 4-6 pages. Currently I have designed the website with a fixed navbar (and a fixed menu toggle button on mobile). ...
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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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Which is better for UX: eliminating useless page elements, or speeding up load times?

I've got a web app in which there are several different user roles (standard users, moderators, admins etc). There are various actions that admins can take that moderators can't; there are actions ...
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Page navigation help for business application site

I'm making a UX/UI for email service provider software and I'm stuck on how best to do the navigation/controls for this page style: first, you view your email campaigns second, you check a box ...
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How to display negative, positive, warning, and neutral colors in website if the theme includes one of those colors?

The following colors, generally, mean the following: Positive: Green. Negative: Red. (though negative and positive are reversed in China) Warning: Yellow. Neutral: Gray. Now, what if I made a ...
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Are tag/word clouds useful?

A lot of blogs or other types of sites with a lot of content use tag clouds, where trending words are shown and popular words are displayed larger. For example Should you put a tag cloud on your ...
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Choosing a button colour scheme

I'm currently implementing some design changes to a web application. Currently, the application uses default browser buttons for everything, but I've now been supplied with a number of custom button ...
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User choosing frequency-based thresholds

As part of a site's advanced filters, I want to give people the ability to filter based on the frequency of results. i.e. "show only results that occur at least once per month" or "show only results ...
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Why do websites toggle header visibility on scroll?

Some websites have a (usually rather small) header that hides when the user scroll down. What I never understood is why it is shown again when scrolling up. Sometimes I want to scroll a bit up to ...
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Best way to present alternative locations without implying a choice to customer

I work for a company which offers trips to customers. Currently we present the hotels where a customer will stay in the following way: This works well, and the response is great because it's easy ...
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Are hover features more discoverable in simple desktop web UIs?

Thinking only in the scope of a desktop website, I'm wondering about the discoverability of mouse hover functionality. Allow me to contrive a scenario to explain my question: Let's say I'm designing ...
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User experience of PDF menus on restaurant websites

Most of us would be familiar with ordering food online from takeaway or fastfood places where the menu is integrated into the ordering form or app. When I recently visited a few restaurant websites ...
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When to open link in new tab?

There are links, buttons, images and much more that directs users to new pages. In my opinion, it should always stay in the same tab unless it's a PDF or download item. But when is it acceptable to ...
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Changing Language: is it better to list them out on a new page or an in-page accordion?

I see that a lot of companies are sending users to a new page to select a different language/country. Once on the page, it is generally just a huge list of countries sorted by continent. Or, users are ...
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Recommend approach to create a form that needs to show unlimited rows

I'm designing a form web page where users need to insert data. Part of the form is the main form information but there is another part that takes unknown number of entered rows. Here is an example. ...
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Service/Request/Ticket analogy

I have a web application with a page that contains a person and several services that are provided to that person. The services can be hardware and IT/Networking. e.g. Desk, PC, domain account etc... ...
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Non-fully-hierarchical website structure and use of breadcrumbs

I have a web page with a menu on the left. Each choice can bring to either: A single page A wizard Or a hierarchical series of pages, where I can drill down. Left panel Right side Item 1 -...
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What would be the best practice for displaying a web page with 50 sub menus without scroll?

I would like to know how we can best represent a webpage with 50 sub menus or more without scrolling the page. Currently, I have implemented a side menu which pops out on click of the hamburger icon. ...
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prefered window position

My company has a web application that uses lots of windows. My boss forces us to set all "y" window positions to "0" (top) instead of the default center. To me, it's a pain in the *** to manually ...
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Mark as Favorite interaction

My client is a large enterprise that designs its web pages on the basis of their Design library. Trying to create a Catalog for all their internal apps. After several discussions we came down to this ...
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Displaying informations to fill the width? [closed]

I have the following page I am working on : What bothers me, is am I right to display the informations under the picture like I did ? I wonder if it's good to fill the width space with boxes next to ...
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Helpers in form

I am inserting about what is the best way to show help in form inputs. This is what I am doing in my site: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have a ...
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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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Save to Wantlist vs Save to Favourites [closed]

I run a music recommendation site for electronic music vinyl records. Users can listen to tracks and save them. The saves are then used as an algorithm to calculate personalized recommendations for ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content?

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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Implementing PET thinking (designing for Persuation, Emotion, Trust) into agency process

So I have been given the task of implementing in the PET design techniques into our agency's UX process and making sure this is instinctively baked into every project we do going forward. Currently ...
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Setting a default localization in a website

We are having trouble understanding the best case for UX when it comes to default language/locale on a website At the moment, the website behave like this: a predefined list of languages is set - in ...
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What is the best way to align a paragraph beside an image?

The webpage has small paragraphs (5-6 lines) with images on the right of each paragraph. The text in paragraph is left aligned. The paragraph is not always as big as the height of the image that is on ...
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Why must a website footer always span the entire width of the page?

I am currently completing an online design course, and while watching one of the set course videos, the instructor advised: The [website] footer must always span the entire width of the screen. ...
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handling UI distortion caused by localization

We have a web client for our product with translations in 3 languages: English, French and German. This web client has a way to send emails to one of 3 different target groups: All connected users (...
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About us: why do websites show the CEO, founders, and employees on this page?

Why would I want a tab for "meet the team"? Why would users even care about the people working there? I just want a working piece of software and thats good...right? Usually it looks something ...