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

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What is the current pixel width standard for a website's content area?

I know that previously it was 960 pixels, but lately I have had clients wanting me to push the envelope further and prompted me to do some research on the matter.
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Homepage to only ask choice

I am developing an internal support request form. In order to capture useful information, I've divided the request types in four categories. (Say A, B, C and D) On selecting an option a form opens ...
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How to organize a grid with fixed width but variable height boxes to fill available space [migrated]

I'm looking at Pinterest as a design inspiration, where they have fixed width column, but each of the grid items fill all of the available space (and have variable heights). Here is an example: My ...
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changing a web browsers default scroll bar advice

So, I want to change my browsers scroll bar to something a little nicer looking like the scrollbar that www.twitch.tv uses. But then I noticed that not many other websites change their scrollbars. Is ...
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What's the best way to offer hour selection to users in this design?

I've been trying to define the best way to show hour selection on this design. We want to offer very time focused services to business travelers, so time must be relevant on the homepage. We design ...
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Is there a better way to show 3 states of 2 types of data?

We are writing a web-based testing application where the user (teacher) can't move on to the next step in the process until all students (a young age group) have completed 2 separate tests. First all ...
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Web-Development: to which category do “Tabs” belong?

Browsing this documentation I was surprised to see that Syncfusion have documented their Tab-Control in the "Navigation"-Category. I did not expect to find it there and was looking in "Layout". My ...
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What's a good way to show an article has been read?

I have a news app & site. It's educational, so the idea to encourage users to read lots of items. What are good visual design markers to indicate an item is read? Things I can think of are... ...
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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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Most User Friendly Color Picker

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color picker. What kind of color picker is the most user friendly, and looks ...
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What do you expect to happen when you click, Reset All? [closed]

Above we have a Date Picker, Filter, Reset All, Export, Email and Sort option. The function of Reset All applies to the Date Picker, Filter and the sort arrows below. So what do you expect to ...
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Flashcard app - list or boxes?

I am making a flashcard webapp, and am deciding between using lists or boxes to represent the decks and cards. i.e., Lists Boxes (with create new deck/card box at the end) So far, my points are as ...
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Should we place custom back button for websites?

How about a website that has 4 pages with list and detail view structure? Hope most of the users will be aware of using browser back button to go back to previous screen. Or should we provide a ...
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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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Is there a good reason to open a SEPARATE WINDOW when user clicks login?

I use Walmart's Bluebird card (basically a pre-paid card which I deposit money in). When I go to their website (http://bluebird.com) and click "Login", my browser opens a brand new window. This new ...
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What's the best way to make a user read terms and conditions before continuing a form?

What's the best way to make a user read terms and conditions before continuing a form? Structure of Form: Label1 [Textbox] Label2 [Textbox] Terms and Conditions [Textarea] Checkbox ["I agree to the ...
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Should Front-End UI and Back-end UI be designed by same person?

I'm currently looking for freelancers to redesign an ecommerce website and I was wondering if it's better to have the same person design frontend and backend UI or if it's better to have a frontend ...
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Fixed header, useful or wasted space?

I'm making a website now, and to be honest I'm not really a designer. Currently the site I'm making does not have a fixed header, and I'm not sure if I should make it fixed or not. A lot of sites I ...
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Separating admin's functionality to admin's dashboard or integrating it to the regular users' appearance

Could you please help me to choose between the options below? splitting admin's view of the web application to a regular user's dashboard and admin's dashboard having the single appearance for ...
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Call to Actions on Navigation Links

The header on a website I've been working on has a few links that have sub-links underneath them. So for example, when you hover over Link 1, a sub navigation menu will appear that shows you Link1-1 ...
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How to display nested categories of data without using nested menus

I've been put in charge of making a simple website. I'm also new to front-end web design and just design in general (I've always been a back-end programmer). I was given a document by my superior ...
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Is it better to have groups of content stacked vertically or horizontally?

I have groups of content and I can stack them vertically in 100% width rows or horizontally (even-width columns). Since the user for English language web sites will read left-to-right and the and ...
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How to visually show aging account receivables?

Is anyone aware of an interesting way to visually show aging accounts receivables - Amounts of money owed which are broken up into time periods, such as (a) less than 30 days past due, (b) 30-60 days, ...
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Sex or gender on web and system apps?

I'm a little bit hesitant to use the word Sex in the design of my website, my other choice is to use Gender but based on this discussion it states that grammar-wise I need to use Sex for it refers ...
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Resource library best practices/existing UX research

I've had a heck of a time googling for this as I keep getting directed to resource libraries about UX. My company is redesigning their resource library (tons of webinars, guides, whitepapers, case ...
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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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Best way to split website for two groups

The title is a little confusing, but it's hard to explain in one sentence. Let's say I have a website where a group of employees can create newsletters. list of functions: Adding/editing/deleting ...
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Difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation

Quick question from reading Steve Krug's Don't make me think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability What's the difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation? Could someone give me ...
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Colors for grades A,B,C,D,F (A+,A- …) [duplicate]

In my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely? What do ...
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Showing details of a product on the listing/index page VS showing it on a separate page

Lets say you have an index page where you list all your products. When it comes to showing details of a product I have seen some interesting variations. Housing.com shows details(e.g, this link) on ...
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Color grade system A,B,C,D,F [closed]

Hhhh, in my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely ? ...
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When designing a website for stock price prediction what additional options can be added to it ?. Also need your feedback on the current prototype

A site/app that allows you to guess stock prices and win money if you are correct.  We would start with allowing people to guess the prices of IPOs (companies going public). The user who correctly ...
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Headline vs. Image: What are the best practices for designing article-based interfaces for maximum readability?

In every interface, understanding the importance of each element in fulfilling the users need is a primary task. In the case of article page designs, in order to maximise the optimal reading ...
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Should I Put a Phone Number in the Header?

I see that it is really popular with web services nowadays to have their phone number in the header of the website. Is it really that effective? Does it make the company look more legit?
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Select duration using numeric input + menu of units, or a single slider?

I have a notification panel which is designed for users to receive notification once something wrong or changes happens in the system. So there are two tasks that are for regular checking. These two ...
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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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Color Sliders User-Friendly

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color slider. I've got 2 different kinds, and I would like to know which is most ...
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Where to place links for sub-records

This is a problem that I had in several places in various web apps that I built. I'm asking about one specific case because it's simple and clean. I have this page: It's a project, called "Come ...
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What makes Reverse scrolling a sign of Bad UI?

My client needed to design a fully SVG animated website with reverse scrolling. But, I heard some people say things like: Try avoiding Reverse Scrolling, It's a sign of Bad UI design etc... What ...
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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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One big sign up button or 3 [closed]

I would like to know what is the best use in web homepage are for Sign up button: One big button (Like example 1) and then to open screen with option to sign up with facebook, google or mail or 3 ...
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Best way to show to a user a list of quotes sent by another users

I have a website (not native mobile app) where users can send their quotes about an specific service. Lets say user X send a request for find someone that can fix his TV, so... tens of other users ...
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Scheduler Design with Slots

I am trying to create a UI design for recurring events. Example: John, cuts hair on week days monday-friday, from 02 Feb 2014 to 04 Apr 2014, only between 10 A.M to 1 P.M. Also he will do it ...
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Feeds UI Design

I am building a website which requires the feeds facility (like what you have in Facebook or Google Plus). Facebook uses single column feeds, Google uses multi column feeds which are card based. ...
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Responsive complex page - compare bundles and detailed bundle

I'm working on a product page. User can choose between 3 bundles and each of those can be customizable. I'm wondering what is the best UX approach to show these data and minimize the UI complexity. ...
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Data Display of Tables: Table Cells with Must-See Values

I have a data-driven web app with horizontal resolution limit of 1280px, yet up to 15 columns (table cell data varying between 0-255 characters). I wouldn't like to display data on multiple rows as it ...
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What does a vertical bar imply in UX?

We recently got into a design discussion with our Web Graphics Designer. We wanted to alter one of our logos to incorporate some text in order to distinguish the main logo from a subset of it, but ...
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Designing a website with several independent hierarchies

I am designing a personal-academic website in which the material is organized in two ways: By type, e.g. "Publications", "Working papers", "Demos", etc. By topic, e.g. "Bible", "Algorithms", ...
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Sub-steps navigation and positioning in wizard

I have 7 step wizard. The first step contains 3 subsections that i organized in vertical tabs: Right now when you go to 1.1. you will have a "Next" button that will take you to 1.2. When you are at ...
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Why does the golden ratio work? Or does it?

This is just one example of an article promoting use of the golden ratio in design. Over the past few years I've seen quite a few similar articles, but none of them really seem to go into depth beyond ...