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

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What are arguments against the usage of tickers on websites?

I was recently asked to add a ticker (with daily updates) to one of our HTML-based dashboards. (A ticker would be text scrolling through the screen. In the past you could achieve something like that ...
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What is the impact of very simple homepage on user?

I am creating prototype of my webdev/design portfolio website and with current design I wanted to ask if I am doing something wrong UX wise. The website has a simple structure consisting of landing ...
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split screen layout pros and cons

I'm in the research and planning phase of a new website for a company that consists on 2 persons with different areas of expertise. I was thinking about designing a split layout inspired by this ...
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Website Hierarchical / Dropdown Menu Best Practices?

I'm trying to understand the best way to communicate to users via website navigation menus, and in particular multi-level menus. As the world is going more mobile, so goes the web. Websites are ...
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Why are news sites articles one big block of text instead of broken down with subheaders?

I hope this is the right forum. I have noticed something about sites like cnn, reuters, cbsnews etc. All of these have long blocks of text. They don't try to break it up with sub-headers even ...
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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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How do “We call you back!” buttons on websites make sense?

Web sites of companies offering products or services show a link or button asking you to request them to call you back. It's usually presented in a very prominent way, for example a red button labeled ...
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Implementing PET thinking 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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How should I display the areas where a user is having trouble

I am developing a website for a school project in which my fellow students can log in and prepare for upcoming exams. They are currently able to practice through flashcards and a memory game, and I ...
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Any lesson learned or best practices on the UX of a 'Download' button?

My company provides a free edition of a desktop application we developed. Currently I have 'Download' button only on website, and I consider to replace it with one of the following three suggested ...
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What does a user expect when they zoom on a website?

My idea of zooming in on a web page is that everything becomes bigger. Everything is still the same but just bigger. This is because I feel it should be like zooming on a camera or telescope (where I ...
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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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Allowing users to directly edit column widths in a responsive environment

I'm building a CMS using Zurb Foundation with a direct edit philosophy, eg as much as possible users should be able to drag to resize or move elements etc. I prototyped it at desktop resolution, and ...
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Gestures and mobile websites

I was wondering if anyone could share findings/research/thoughts into the usability of gestures on mobile websites (not apps). Apps like Gmail allow users to swipe emails to perform certain actions, ...
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Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?

The back button is a great "get out of a flow's dead end" option that browsers provide. Should a UI rely on the back button as the only method to allow a user to get to the previous page or should the ...
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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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Infinite (looping) carousel vs lineal one

For a slider-carousel - not a banner-looking one, but one that acts as a very functional tabbed navigation -, is there any advantages to having it loop infinitely? In case it's not clear, there are ...
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How to signal the user must add a minimum number of images to continue?

I'm making a utility where users rate images from favorite to least favorite. In the creation flow, the user must add at least two images, and is given the option to provide a title or description. ...
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Is there a notable correlation between UX and the granularity of gamification?

In the gamification of applications, especially community driven web applications, is there a 'max' level of granularity that motivates users to participate or the designer can just go wild without ...
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How to display a choice between two ComboBox?

I search an intuitive way to display a choice between two options with a specific ComboBox for each option. The target is to display a roadmap by a specific axis of analysis ('Department' or ...
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How to make a product look affordable [closed]

I'm working with a client whose sole selling point is affordability. They sell at low margins and aim for the cheapest of demographics. What are some UX or design decisions I can make to make their ...
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What is the difference between web design, interaction design, user experience design, and user interface design?

It seems all four of these branches of design relate to each other at one point or another, and one can easily be confused for another by novices or outsiders looking in. Job postings online ...
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How to fit a MREC into a sidebar

I've seen some great sidebar designs (like filters for listing pages) and the list or grid to the right of it. My problem is that these seem to only be quite thin and fitting a 300px by 250px MREC ...
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Product navigation versus marketing site navigation

Are there any best practices associated with integrating the navigation of your Web based product with the navigation of your marketing pages? Another way of describing this is: Does it make sense ...
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Text protruding out of content div—fixes after refresh [closed]

I'm working on the website http://evolutionjellyfish.com and as the content loads, the text protrudes out of the content div, looking like this: http://imgur.com/pb5pRtj, you may need to scroll down ...
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horizontal drop down

I had a look around, but is there such a thing as a horizontal drop down (or drop across as it were)? I'm involved in a website project where the PO wants to introduce this; however, I'm not sure ...
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At what stage in Development should a 'Coming Soon' page be displayed, if at all? [closed]

I have just begun developing a Web application, and have often seen 'Coming Soon' pages displayed on other sites before launch, with options such as signing up for notifications and a possibility of ...
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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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Large dataset with children visualization [closed]

I'm working on a website where we need to display large data sets and I'm looking for an alternative to tables. The datasets will be nested meaning, if you click on one, it will/may contain ...
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What is legible way of showing different status for different time slots

Color coding is what I thought but there are 10 different status. Example: Color coding: Different color indicating different status from 1pm- 2pm, another color indicating another status from ...
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Tree View Alternative for Form Input on Website

Currently I have a data structure in the form of a tree view. Eg. Right now I am using a collapsible accordion view to show each field to input data. Scenario - I have about up to about 1000 ...
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How much is too much when it comes to letting the user know what page they are on?

My site contains a list of reports that a user can browse. The main navigation of the site is done through a left-aligned menu. This is a mockup of the layout: The report name which they are ...
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How can a very long (100+) breadcrumb trail be made usable?

I have an app that has functionality that is very similar to a choose-your-own-adventure type scenario. Basically it's a tree where you start and go through a series of decisions, and each decision ...
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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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Innovative search filter design needed

Im looking for some innovative filter design, but it should not be usual as check box,drop downs, radio buttons as in e-commerce websites. Would be better, if it is in any info graphical or pictorial ...
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What is a better way of showing projects associated with a user

I have been looking at some of the most used project management / issue tracker on how do they show associated projects to thier user. In trello, I found that on the click of "Boards" they show the ...
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How to set an indicator for selection in drop down on UI

I have a drop down on which multiple selections can be made. Here is the demo. Now, if you see the example, I can select multiple options, but when I close the drop down, I don't know what have I ...
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Is there a recommended and consistent way of adding social buttons?

I'm developing a small website which has half a dozen static text content pages and an image gallery, with one image per page/url (a dozen now, targeting a few hundred in the long run). I want to add ...
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Sports club websites

We have a league website and within that site you can drill down to club sites. The problem is though, when clicking on a club site, the header will stay on the league site, but the content in the ...
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Is it okay to have different content in main page every time user refresh?

I want to make my landing page to display a project (the details page). However I also want to make it keep changing project every time user refresh. Is this a good practice? Also, for the url, ...
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Better way to lay out toolbar with varying width titles and button groups?

I've got a toolbar that displays the current context's title in breadcrumb navigation links and has a set of buttons to perform actions on the displayed context. The title is going to vary in width ...
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Total redesign for already established app?

Usability is not excellent, and stylesheets are inconsistent. What's the best way to deal with this ?
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How wide should a responsive-designed website be?

Maybe this is a stupid question but I wonder if it changed. Websites used to be 960px wide so all screen resolution could easily see all the content. But with the new 'responsive-design' and html5 ...
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Using All Cap letters for web site Headings

I am working on a redesigning . I am looking to use capital letters for section headers. Do you think this will be a good approach from UX point of view ? Thanks
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Should controls be removed or just greyed out in a tool for power-users where they repeat many times?

This answer by JohnGB on "Greyed-Out vs Invisible" by Joel B kind of touches on the idea, but this question focuses specifically on a moderation tool for power users. Should buttons that don't apply ...
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How to organize a collection of URLs on an intranet?

As in most big organizations there is a lot information to be found on the intranet but unfortunately most users have difficulty quickly finding what they are looking for. We do have a full text ...
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What is the best way to indicated available features in a price comparison table?

I'm currently working on a pricing table for a product that has 3 separate tiers. Some of them lack certain features etc. We've been debating how to mark the table cells to indicate what is included ...
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Selected, Blue or Bold-Black?

I've seen two implementations of a "selected" schema. One uses the convention that blue is clickable, and therefor are using the selected one in black, and the clickable one in blue. The second ...
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Seeking feedback on website design concept [closed]

I've been working with a friend on a website about e-waste for a TSA competition (I know what you are thinking, no that the TSA, the STEM one). Now as part of the competition, we have to make a ...
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What is a good user interface to allow people to enter in column headings?

I have a website where you can enter in some inputs and a report comes out. You can then save any report and load it up in the future with all your settings. I have one example where you can create ...