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

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How should you use a survey to find out the most useful or important pages on a website?

If a website has 100 pages and you wish to learn from a survey which are the most important or useful to people, what percentage of the 100 pages should you ask people to choose? Should you ...
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Should a hotel group have separate websites for each hotel together with the “hub” website for all hotels? [on hold]

The hotel group consist of several 4 and 5 stars hotels, each specialised for different target groups (family, wellness etc.) within a roughly same budget. All content creation and day-to-day ...
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Is there a usability reason for centering a website's content area on a page?

A lot of websites these days have content area's which are center-aligned: http://ux.stackexchange.com is an example. However some sites are left-aligned e.g. http://forums.adobe.com/index.jspa, ...
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Is this play video button placement confusing?

I'm creating a blog with videos in each posts. But, I'm not sure if triangular play icon inside of a circle at the right presents itself as the must-click part of the page or worse if it leaves the ...
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Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile

We have done a piece of offline activity that is basically a large folded, printed map with some featured elements and content around it relating to the map. I am working on putting this map online. ...
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When to use icons vs. icons with text vs. just text links?

Are there any rules on when to use icons vs. icons with text vs. just text links in a web application? For example: vs. save vs. save Extra question: Is save -or- save preferable?
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Time Scheduler UI

I am working on a doctor availability schedule page. In this page I need to setup the available times for each day in a week for a doctor. This is a one-time activity. Something is repeated for every ...
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Website theme change checklist

We are adapting the current UI to the new look, by just changing the font/logo and some graphical images. Current Site Looks like Basically, I am trying to put all the changes in the document and ...
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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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Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?

I am about to launch my website. It's an academic site with expected user base consisting mainly of academics. It looks good in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE 10 and above. I just sent a link to my ...
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Should Portfolio Site Backgrounds Be Static? [on hold]

I am currently working on my portfolio site, and currently have a color wave effect in the background. It started as just a fun thing, but has become the background to the site, meaning I have no ...
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Are the different Stack Exchange sites bad style? [on hold]

It seems to me that it is bad style to have all of the different Stack Exchange sites have different looks to them. They all follow the same general layout, but given that they are all part of the ...
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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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How can I make the relationship between rows in two tables more obvious to the user?

I have a web page that at first showed a top level goal with a bunch of risks. here is an example mockup: I now realized that since I have a series of events, it would be good to break down and ...
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Multiple dropdowns in the header section

I would like to have the ability to filter content based on countries. Countries have been divided into different groups based on geolocations as regions, cultural habitats, climatic situations. I ...
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What is the accepted best practice for asking for permission to send a user email?

When a user is setting up their profile in my web app, I want them to act on 2 different email settings: 1) Permission to email when another user interacts with them (for example, sends them a ...
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What kind of design do users like the most at the time of this question, 'Flat' or 'Skeuomorphic'? [on hold]

I have read multiple articles on-line that say that the era of Skeuomorphic design on the web is over, and that a new era of so-called 'flat design' is now the new thing for developers, but do users ...
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Is Responsive Design good for web based software? [duplicate]

I am developing an email software/service similar to gmail and thunderbird, but I am wondering if it is a good idea to have a responsive design or also have apps for different devices?
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What are the pros and cons of using off the shelf designs vs a dedicated designer? [closed]

For a web e-commerce business deciding on whether I go for the pre-baked models that Shopify and others have or get a dedicated developer and designer for UX. Also deciding about agency that deals ...
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Differentiating quick-contact and full-contact in a website design

I am designing a commercial website which is very elegant, thinking about adding a quick "sliding" contact form with the essential fields, to be available in all pages of the site, in addition to my ...
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Use one page design for website with a detailed “request a quote” form?

One page website design seems to be the popular trend nowadays based on emerging websites and articles online. [1][2] But should one go for one page website design for a website that has a long ...
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Is designing in photoshop a thing of the past? [closed]

I was going through some blogs and sites and noticed a few people talking about how it's no longer practical to design in photoshop. They suggest things like designing in the browser. To me, ...
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Cross Browser Compatibility Issue Chrome Safari [closed]

Title are bold in the mark up which is normally bold in Chrome and Mozilla Firefox But in Safari its BOLDER(extra thick), Its looking very ugly. What is the solution for this please help.
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What is the common name for this widget?

What is the common name for this widget?
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What deliverables can one provide in a pitch for a client to show to his/her boss and get approval for a project?

I am in the position where a client is asking for some visual materials to show to his boss in order to get the go-ahead to sponsor a new project. This client has an existing site that we designed ...
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Retina images or not? [closed]

Do you use retina double size images or not in your webprojects. It looks good but the pageloading will be heavy. How do you think about this?
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Whitespace in Web Design: Why You Should Use It?

Whitespace is a fundamental element of design and is commonly called "Negative Space". Why should we use whitespace for web design? Why does whitespace matter?
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Highlighting new or featured content

I'm adding a new feature to my business website, and I'd like to let users know about it. It's kind of hidden in a menu (Finite Math -> Practice) right now, and I'm trying to figure out the best way ...
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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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Best practice to include developer's area inside user's account options

In this concept, normal users see an option for "signing up as developer" then they would receive access to developer's options. the normal way I assume is like this: But I think of some ...
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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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differentiating between groups of products that are very similar?

This is the corner I'm backed in to: My company is releasing a new line of products that use the same hardware as our current products, but with completely different software -- a cloud based version ...
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Forms: Is it right to show empty fields in an info page?

In an application i am designing, there is a form, where the user completes the fields and some of them might remain empty (not filled by the user). Then we have the info page showing all these fields ...
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Inspiration Block - Can't Think Of A Suitable UI [closed]

I recently launched an app to the App Store, and i have received a lot of valuable feedback from the first early users. I am now in the process of adding a new feature, however i can't get my head ...
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Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles? [closed]

When you go to www.google.com in Google Chrome and start typing into the search box, which is in the middle of the screen, as soon as you start typing Google Chrome is moving your search text into the ...
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Organizing content using tabs and sidebar

In my customers dashboard (web), they can select products and see their respective stats, edit them... This is organized like this on PC: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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How to let users know that native app versions of a product exist for desktop users without breaking the design?

In the context of a product that has an iOS, Android and website-version where users can work together independently of the platform they are using it on, I want to let users know that there are ...
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UK Locations, permalinks, and textual representation

I have opted to post this here because UX seems like the most suitable place. I also noted the following question: Asking location in the UK My issue is as follows - I am developing a directory of ...
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How do interstitial ads impact site UX?

(Spawned by How should Ad splash pages be handled for those with ads disabled?) Has any data been published on the impact of interstitial (whole page ads between content) on the user's experience? Is ...
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Filtering by distance based on an address as reference

Being aware that HTML geolocation API does not work on every browser without using Wi-Fi, I'm trying to use an alternative more accurate to present nearest items from the user location. I'd ...
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Adding “Select…” as first option (placeholder) of dropdown list

Would it be considered a good practice to add the word "Select..." as the first option of a dropdown list? I think it's redundant and not at all necessary and what is in the dropdown list should be ...
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Send Button (but with option)

My app allows users to send messages to each other (among other things). My send button is placed at the very bottom of the screen and takes up the full width of the screen. I have introduced a ...
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How to best deal with slow page load

I'm working on a web project that displays a map to the user, using google map's JavaScript API. Inside the map, I will populate markers to display data to the user. Now, my problem is that my data is ...
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Minimalism, Maximalism(?) or whatever?

Tufte & Nielsen believe that screen real estate is one of the most important asset for a (UX) designer. Utilize available screen space - Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox: May 9, 2011 & The Visual ...
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How to design different “columned” table

So we are trying to come up with a solution of how to display different number of columns in one table: for example) ...
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What's the best design to get a number from a small range from user?

I have a system where I have to get a number, between 1 and 10, from the user in a web application. (The actual use case is the user has to say which group he is from, and group names are numbers from ...
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Users are too impatient to wait for songs to load

Unfortunately my dialogue with a user often turns out like this: Them: your site doesn't work Me: Why doesn't it work? What errors are you seeing? Them: idk it just doesn't work This confused me ...
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How to handle rating indicator when no one has rated yet?

My website is showing a rating for each product (up to 5). ---------------- | 4.2 average | ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ The problem is that when no one has rated the product yet, if I put it can be ...
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What do I want to be? [closed]

So, I graduated with a bachelor's in web development. I LOVE coding...but I also LOVE being the deciding factor. Its one thing to be handed something already designed and just code it...but its a ...
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Should my blog posts have a larger font size than the rest of my site? [closed]

Should I increase the font size of the Blog section compared to the general font size of my site? Here is a screenshot of my site with the font size increased and serif font: