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What is the reason for small, lightly coloured text?

We are all familiar with the concept of fine print for text that is to be discouraged from being read. However, lately I've been finding many websites whose main content is in tiny, lightly-coloured ...
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HTML5 small tag font size

In HTML5, the <small> tag "represents side comments such as small print...typically features disclaimers, caveats, legal restrictions, or copyrights." 1 We use this as a footnote to a table, ...
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Running 1080p on 4k resolution display [migrated]

The native resolution of my laptop's 15.6" display is 3840 x 2160. Unfortunately, I found that the graphics on many applications didn't scale appropriately for this resolution, and were ...
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What is the best way to mine the user's well-being, recent activity, and other useful info

In a Mobile APP, what are the best practices for mining the user's well being ( how are you feeling, does it hurt here, and here ? ), recent activity ( when were you last physically active and what ...
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Alternative to AlertDialog in Android? [on hold]

What are some alternative to the AlertDialog in Android?
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Challenge: I want to assign a task to a user with dependencies

Been wrecking my brain on this for several weeks now. Suppose I am a project manager. I have a task in a series of tasks that I need people to complete. A task can't start until one or more tasks are ...
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Menu link in a users perspective

This is probably a silly question but I'm going to design and develop a site for a bakery and me and my partner are having doubts about a link's text. The page About Us, at first I thought of ...
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What's your method for choosing button colors?

I realized this has been discussed in different threads, but often what I've found is the topic is segmented into only a couple of actions; i.e. Save and Cancel, or Positive/Negative relationships. ...
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Using input method to indicate the application's mode

Is it bad practice to use different input methods (separate buttons vs a drop-down menu) to visually indicate which mode an application is currently in? If so, why? Some background: We have an ...
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Should product owners force their design ideas into the final UI? [on hold]

I dont know if its a valuable argument or not, but its something that I think about it sometimes. As a UI designer I always face a situaution when other people give their opinions about the UI, I ...
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How should we handle UI when app performs network call and waits for a response?

This is a question related to mobile apps UX, and particularly to iOS apps. So, the question is if the screen contains user input fields and does a call over the network when user clicks send button ...
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Challenge friends in online games with out Facebook sign in

I'm currently working on a project, an SAT online game, and I'm stuck because I can't find clear way to show the user that we can challenge friends that aren't yet sign in the game, by sending them a ...
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Should users handle costs of shopping on their own or by system [on hold]

I'm doing an app for quick shopping outsourcing. You send a request for someone to buy a list of things. When he buys it, he gets some money for fulfilling the task, from witch we take x% tax. The ...
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Combining local and cloud storage in browser app

I am redesigning the GUI of a browser app (HTML+CSS+JS), a graphical editor kinda. Currently it runs locally, i.e. files are never stored on or retrieved from a server or the cloud and there is no ...
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Enquiry sent without connection

In a mobile app, I have a section which contains a short form to let people contact me. They are able to write their name, email, company, and the reason they want to contact me. I happen to ...
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POS - Informing the user when closing a transaction day

Our current system flow on closing a transaction day is by showing a yes-no message box that informs the user if it will close a particular transaction day. But still some users made mistakes and ...
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How to solve problem showing too many fields in a form?

I have a form with more than 20 fields to fill and this is in a popup dialog. What is the best way to handle this?
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omnigraffle prototyping: hide/show layers [on hold]

I'm using Omonigraffle for prototyping and want a dropdown menu. The dropdown starts out hidden, and I did created a "button" which I tried both "toggle" and "show/hide" layer. No matter what I try, ...
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Impact of “Hide [x]” versus “Show [y]” to achieve the same goal

We're working on a filter interface. Most options can be represented by two options, one using "hide" as the primary verb, and the inverse formulation using "show" as the primary verb. Discussion on ...
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Best indicator for launching modal in mobile

In mobile, using a simple right chevron in a list item, most people globally understand clicking that element to bring them to a new page. But with modals, the standard launching platform/object ...
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Approaches on having a sign in, sign up, and guest form in mobile app with as little annoyance as possible

At a university class we are to create an application for mobile devices for an actual client (a municipality). The app allows inhabitants of said municipality to file complaints concerning roadway ...
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Bootstrap Container Width [on hold]

It says on Small Devices (>=768px), and Container Width is 750px. Does it mean that on Small Devices that are >= 768px, the total container width becomes 750px and on Medium Devices that are >992px, ...
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Why has Google decided to use custom scrolling on its new Inbox website? [on hold]

Does it add a better experience for the user or does it help Google to have more control over the information presented to the user? Or just something else? What is the logic behind this decision to ...
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iOS indicate to user they can use a swipe gesture [duplicate]

I have a puzzle game for iOS where the user can swipe left to skip the current puzzle and try another one. They can also swipe right to view previous puzzles. However, I'm having trouble coming up ...
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Can not reorganize large number of controls on a form , in a visually appealing and efficient way

I am software developer that has a job to create database for storing contracts. Contracts have annexes and construction reports ( I don't know how to translate this better, English is not my native ...
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What menu library? [on hold]

Does anyone know what menu library is being utilized on this website? http://www.tetrapak.com/Pages/default.aspx
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How to render multiple levels of labels in a table to improve readability?

I'm having trouble searching for patterns like the following. I need your help and opinions on the most clear, readable option to show three levels of labeling pertaining to a same table column: ...
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Should mobile slideout menu close icon indicate direction of view change or UI movement?

Building a responsive site for a big consumer brand, and we're using a hamburger slideout menu from the right. This slideout will move the content off screen to the left, rather than sliding out over ...
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Usability of having content in tabs versus being stacked

I am currently working on a project where we are discussing internally about the benefits between putting content inside of tabs versus stacking that content with anchor links above it. It is a ...
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Saving data as a whole vs saving data in scattered mode

Please, if you think this question is too broad, tell me if there's a name for this kind of problem in order to google it. I've been developing and maintaining a web application for a couple of years ...
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When is it ok to skip discovery?

I'm working on a project that needs a vast overhaul. Lets just say its Lotus Notes for examples sake. The product is 5 - 10 years out of date (I've just been brought in). It needs a huge amount of ...
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Are stars a good rating system?

Quoting myself from this other question, there are users that rate us with 1 star when the review is "Good product", as well as the other way around, rating us 5 stars for "Bad product" reviews, ...
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What are you looking for in design interviews?

When conducting user interviews as part of the design process of a page, before any mockups have been built, what are the key questions that should be asked? What is the best way to wheedle out what ...
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Layout changing without user control

I am having this idea pushed at work where the layout of information should change dependent on the amount of different items we have to display. Let me be specific: If up to 12 we should show the ...
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What is a good color indicator for showing upcoming dates?

I have a web page that shows a list of due dates. i have it in a table like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups\ I am not making dates that are in the ...
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Google fake results count [on hold]

I was developing pagination on big data, and tried to see the UX of Google search results. After number of test tries, I came to following conclusion that Google displays fake total results found. If ...
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What is better interaction when we have many search criteria and many search results and is continuous flow?

I am working on one requirement where we kind of screen flow (steps to complete). First step is to search the list of claims and select it and proceed to next steps. Similarly we have different steps ...
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What's the pattern name for: optional action menu after input

Looking for a pattern name for an action menu that can be opened after input. Visual Studio has this when you for example change a name and you get visual indicator that you can press Ctrl + . to open ...
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What are Layout Filters? [on hold]

Website: http://thegrid.io talks about something called "Layout Filters" which are more powerful than "templates" So what are they? I tried googling but nothing came up. And how are they more ...
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Is there anything wrong with disabling radio buttons, and how would you justify it?

I have a dynamic form consisting of a number of choices, where the user makes a choice at each point using a radio button (toggle implementation of radio button behaviour) Depending on the choice the ...
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Is it good to put a player into detention (jail) or just kick the user from a server?

I am developing a game server in an open-world game where players can do whatever they want. Once however my staff encounters a rule breaker I advise them to, by their judgment on how bad it is, to ...
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Tabular data on a mobile device

I've built a responsive web application, and while its functional on mobile, it can be a bit clunky to use. It has a page with a table of students, contact information, contact person, edit page and ...
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Why not have the hamburger menu at the bottom?

Considering this : http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1649 ... and considering that displays get bigger, I'm wondering why the hamburger menu isn't located at the bottom of the UI. Just like this ...
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What is the benefit of anthropomorphizing a UI?

Earlier I withdrew some money from the cash machine and at one point the screen read: "Hold on, I'm contacting the server". The designers of the system had chosen to infer through the language ...
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Which anchor text variation provides the best experience? [duplicate]

Basically, my question is about where anchor tag links should be located. In the specific sentence Click here to go to this site, what makes the most sense? Click here to go to this site. Click ...
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Horizontal scrolling widget for mobile webpage?

I'm looking for a widget that is similar to what the iphone uses as a datepicker (found here), only horizontal. Does anyone know what this would formally be called? I've been looking all over and ...
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Is too many options to accomplish the same task good or bad for user interface?

For example, In order to design a event log, I provide users multiple ways to sort out the log entries they want to find out: search box, tagging system, category tabs. The ultimate goal for users is ...
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Best practices for rollovers on mobile?

I noticed that most mobile browsers transform rollovers into touch/tap actions. This is good, but of course there's no indicator that the action is available to the user. So I was wondering what ...
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Most readable standard web typeface

Are there any recommendations/studies on text readability comparisons among the standard web typefaces? The conventional wisdom for serif vs. sans-serif is that serif is better for readability (which ...
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Is iOS navigation bar placement at the top of screen a design flaw?

I always was wondered why the iOS navigation bar is placed at the top of the screen. Navigation is a crucial of using an application, and some studies: ...

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