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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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1answer
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Proper Flow to redirect user to the App store?

What's the proper user flow to redirect user to App Store? We just launched our Android and iOS app. We used to have a landing page with an intro paragraph describing the app, but now we're wanting ...
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2answers
44 views

Research on the most intuitive gestures for mobile devices

What does current UX research tell us about gestures on mobile devices? Which gestures are the simplest to execute and which are not? What makes a mobile gesture intuitive? For example: Do users ...
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3answers
58 views

Help with navigation terminology for an audit application

We have a process where users complete surveys for a company. There are many surveys, spread over different facilities, the hierarchy can be detailed like this: Contract > Facility > Audit Although ...
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Welcome screen best practices: signup, login, or both?

When looking at a mobile app's welcome screen, there are generally two types of designs: - One that targets new users by prominently displaying the Signup option - One that targets existing users by ...
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1answer
36 views

Using a carousel pattern to display a set of questions

I'm considering using the carousel pattern to ask questions in a more dynamic and engaging way (this is my hypothesis). The carousel isn’t the only element on the site and will be displayed at the ...
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1answer
104 views

Unlimited scrolling via an accordion

I have two panels on the right side of the search page where I am splitting it by an accordion. Now, I am struggling with is that whether we should pursue infinite scrolling or pagination in this ...
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3answers
55 views

Design for rapid time entry on web and mobile

What is the most efficient way for users to enter a hh:mm time in a web interface and a mobile interface? In this case users would be entering time more than 40 x per hour. Context: This is for ...
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2answers
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Displaying System Generated Placeholder

In the process of converting some legacy desktop applications to the web. The majority of the screens are simply managing data associated to a key field. For example, a contact id and then the ...
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1answer
42 views

Message and button labels in iOS Alert view

I am working on an iPad app that helps to improve physician's workflows. There's this form that the coach will fill out when he is working with the physician. Coach can save the form as a draft (In ...
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1answer
109 views

UI/UX for a website on a desktop

I was wondering when working on a portfolio should i focus more on mobile than websites on desktops? I say this because websites don't seem to be as UI/UX centric compared to an application or mobile ...
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6answers
770 views

How to determine the oldest browser version to support before you have users

I'm working on a brand new website and trying to figure out how to decide the oldest version of IE to support since I have absolutely no user information to look at. Most of the answers I come across ...
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2answers
262 views

iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
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3answers
188 views

Is hiding the sidebar menu of a responsive site into a “page title accordion” a good idea?

I was looking for some elegant solutions to display a sidebar menu, and I found a few sites that use the same pattern: instead of moving the whole sidebar menu under the main content on smaller ...
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2answers
53 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
119 views

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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10answers
1k views

Which direction indicates newer/older?

So I'm reading some blogs and I get to the bottom of the page when I see a graphic similar to this: << Newer Posts Older Posts >> This makes sense to me. But then, quite often, ...
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0answers
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What URL's characteristics have a real impact on the UX?

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what should I take into account when choosing one. Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these ...
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9answers
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Why isn't the “remember me” checkbox in login forms enabled by default?

On most part of sites "remember me" checkbox in login form is disabled by default. Most part of users after login would like to stay logged in. It annoys users each time to enter username and password ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
122 views

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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3answers
212 views

Why notify the user when a device is plugged into the audio jack?

Some Lenovo systems, like the Lenovo Y510P, send a system tray notification when a device is plugged/unplugged from the audio or microphone jack. To me, however, this notification seems redundant; ...
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1answer
88 views

How to display custom or advanced settings?

In many interfaces, there is a set of default settings and then a need for the user to be able to override those with custom settings. Do you have any examples of how to handle this well in an ...
2
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4answers
106 views

How to display errors with single LED?

I am working on a tiny hardware device which has a single LED that can be used to display errors (there are no other outputs). Actually it is a tri-color LED but the red color is dedicated to errors. ...
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6answers
7k views

Do material design's floating action buttons provide a bad UX?

Google's material design largely focuses on clean visuals and a good user experience, but there is one feature that I have questioned: floating action buttons. This is a large button that appears in ...
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5answers
55 views

How do I find out which one of two different ways of loading my website gives best perceived performance for the users?

We have a rather heavy content website with about 400 000 unique daily users. The company has always focused on loading time, since we know this is important to our users, but I really want a shift in ...
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2answers
86 views

Using color and graphics to improve visualhostkey, and make comparing SHA256 hashes easier

I need anonymous end users to visualize hashed data, be it a Bitcoin Address (converted to the Sha256 hash it's based upon) File hash SSH key Since my target audience is normal consumers, and not ...
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0answers
92 views

Should a device charger provide a visual indication that it is charging? [on hold]

I just bought my brother an iPad and noticed there isn’t any visual indication on the charger when it's in an active charging state. Why wouldn’t a designer provide some visual feedback? ...
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2answers
126 views

Navigation that leads to microsite with different layout

Currently I need to revamp a university website. The problem is some of the links actually go to different microsites (within the same domain) that have different layout. The only way to link back to ...
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2answers
110 views

Why are HUDs not used more in cars? [on hold]

In military and civil aviation, I’ve been told, head-up displays (HUD) are rather common nowadays. The technology is not that expensive anymore. Is there a user experience reason for HUDs not being ...
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0answers
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Data on benefits of show password reset form

Most UX designers are clear that having 1 new password field with a mechanism to show the password is a better user experience than using 2 fields for 'New password' and 'Confirm password'. Is there ...
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1answer
34 views

Responsive vs adaptive vs fixed size video player

I am thinking to create browser plugin/extension to play videos over the webpage but from user experience point of view I am having doubt regarding size of player. Shall I keep it: Responsive : so ...
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2answers
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Indication for dummy data for new user

I'm working on a B2B system that has a dashboard that displays analytics in a few charts. When new users sign into the system, the system doesn't yet have data to show them. Until the data is ready, ...
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2answers
72 views

Product UX vs Project UX [on hold]

As we know there is a common false assumption that UX means just the interface If UX means interaction then how we will differentiate that interaction for a Product and a Project, If UX means ...
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0answers
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ARIA markup for elements that are tabs on desktop but collapsible on mobile [migrated]

I have a series of panels that work with tabs. I'm using aria-controls, aria-selected, role="tablist", role="tab" on the tabs and aria-labelledby, aria-hidden and role="tabpanel" on the panels - all ...
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0answers
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Recognisable Icon for external signal source [on hold]

Is there any generic icon to represent that a signal is coming from an external source. In our application, waveforms can be generated to be used for a motion profile. The icons for all of these are ...
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1answer
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Is it okay to use a “place” and “replace”button if an image has already been uploaded using the drag and drop or upload an image function?

I am trying to use this Drag and Drop / Upload image feature and put it inside a field. By adding or uploading a "logo", it will will be replaced by the image uploaded and buttons like Delete and ...
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0answers
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Using CSS cursor Property, how to show a webpage link opens in new tab? [on hold]

Some a-href links on my page open new tabs in the browser. I want the cursor to change slightly to one that lets desktop users know it is a target=_blank link. Has anyone been able to develop a ...
3
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2answers
74 views

The Ideal Typographic Measure

If you read a lot about typography, you probably have read that the ideal measure (also called line length) that is recommended is between 45-75 characters (somewhere around 2-3 alphabets) including ...
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1answer
53 views

Mobile app: What text in load dialogs?

In a mobile app when a user logs in, there is a Title and Message field, and either or both can be hidden. Should text be displayed there or should those be hidden?
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2answers
262 views

Is there research on whether users know how to open a link in a new tab?

When I was young and personal computers where a new thing, there was a study that revealed that many persons did not know what to do with a computer mouse and how to use the pointer on screen to ...
3
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3answers
78 views

Is there a reason why you can like your own post?

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all enable you to like/favorite your own post. Is there a reason behind why they allow you to favorite your own post? Should it be done an alternate way? There ...
2
votes
1answer
58 views

Is it bad UX to reload a page during signup?

During a sign up process for my web app, a full page reload is necessary after some processing that happens in AJAX (the user sees a loading animation for a few seconds, then the reload happens). ...
3
votes
1answer
205 views

Keyboard hiding lower buttons on small Android screens

I have a application (Android) which have scroll activity form. On which there is a button for next screen (lowest of scroll). It's looking fine on large screens of android devices. But keyboard hides ...
2
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2answers
49 views

Recording Dimensions of Boxes

I am designing an interface for an application in which operators have to enter the dimensions of boxes they are handling. They place each box on a flat surface, and then use a tape measure. This has ...
3
votes
2answers
129 views

user experience for a dynamically updating list of items

I have a requirement as below: On my page, I have a button, which when clicked will open a popup, kind of modal window ( as shown in the image below). This popup will have information in it related ...
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2answers
203 views

Pagination for responsive e-commerce website

I'm working on the pagination topic for a responsive project. I'd like to have some feedbacks from you regarding this solution. Scenario: pagination for the search results page; pagination for ...
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1answer
89 views

Relative or absolute colors on a map

I am designing something that will use a colored map - with red (worst), yellow (middle) and green (best) for separate regions that would be better or worse for an individual to visit. These depend ...
5
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1answer
117 views

Instant gratification in B2B onboarding

Instant gratification seems to work very well when onboarding B2C end-users. To the extent that it's pretty much table stakes in some app categories. Intuitively it should translate into B2B SaaS, ...
3
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2answers
692 views

Show list selection based on multiple attribute selection

In my traditional desktop app (not web app), I have a screen with a relatively short list of items (typically 10 - 20), from which the user can select any combination (including all). The items have ...

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