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“Hello@Domain.com” Email Addresses

I've noticed an increasing trend among companies (especially smaller companies and agencies) to have a "hello@domain.com" email address as the initial point of contact. My understanding of this is ...
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What is the correct currency formatting with zero amounts?

I have couple of questions: I am representing decimal values in dollars in my table as follows $2.30 $0.15 I need to know how should I represent 0 (zero) dollars. Which of the following is ...
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Are there specific guidelines on how you can design for “Mobile First”

This question is related to this (What does "mobile-first" mean?). I understand the philosophy behind Mobile First and in my new site, I'm using Bootstrap etc. to try to follow this. ...
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1answer
111 views

How usable is it to present user with map rather than a list of places, on mobile phones?

I'm interested in seeing a tested study, or at least something more valid than personal opinions, if smartphone users find it usable or not usable to be taken onto map view rather than to a list of ...
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406 views

Is it a bad practice to design an HTML layout with all elements with position absolute? [closed]

There is a framework that my company wants to acquire that generates all HTML with position absolute. It has its own GUI Designer. Mainly this application will be used to design HTML forms. Is it a ...
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5answers
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The Pinterest Trap

First a bit of context: I have been falling victim more and more to "Pinterestization" or the "Pinterest Trap" in my design. I have a feeling I'm not the only one. See this excerpt from Hana Schank ...
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1answer
120 views

Why is the modal Twitter profile window draggable? [closed]

When you click on a person's tag on the Twitter website (found in bold, aligned leftmost from the tweet message), a modal window is displayed. That window is draggable, but there's no (obvious) reason ...
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1answer
216 views

Placeholder : field label or sample data?

I am designing a generic form. Every input has a label positioned right above it. My question is about using input fields placeholder : Should they be a reminder of the label (Ex : Label : Username ...
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Best Practice for Responsive Website Header

While working on converting an outdated website to be more responsive I came across a concern with the website header. The client wants to keep their large graphic (both image and text are 1, not 2 ...
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2answers
133 views

Should the comments/discussion slide-in from the side?

I'm implementing something similar to source control (like GitHub for flow charts) where users will have a list of changes that can be submitted. On this review page they can click on a change to see ...
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3answers
428 views

Alternative to a lot of checkboxes

I need to give a user the ability to select (on/off) a subset of options from a list. There are over 100 of these choices to be made and the list will get longer. The data is not user friendly either. ...
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2answers
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Do large format books make a substantial improvement?

In the last several years I've seen larger format books alongside the familiar pocket paperbacks. Sometimes these are taller, sometimes they are wider, and sometimes both. I've wound up with these in ...
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5answers
783 views

Should image overlays have a close button?

There is a link which when clicked displays images as an overlay (translucent black background, center aligned image). Clicking outside the image or pressing escape key closes the overlay. At present ...
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Can the term “sitemap” also apply to software apps?

A client requested us that he needed the number of pages for the app we are thinking to build. And I came across with this curious question: is that list of pages called "sitemaps" also in a ...
5
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1answer
94 views

Industry Standard on software download-installed ratio?

I've been experiencing a 50% leak of users that after filling out a form and signing up to a trial, don't even click on the "download" button. It's only a 500kb zip file that launches a msi installer ...
5
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1answer
146 views

Why review shipping and billing information you just gave?

I often see e-commerce sites with a flow like this: You add a product and are automatically take to the shopping cart You click "Proceed to Checkout" are taken to a page where you give your shipping ...
2
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1answer
153 views

Better usability if form inputs have a background highlight?

I'm designing a pretty long form right now and am curious if it attracts the eye more and focuses users on filling out input fields if they're slightly highlighted if there's no values in there yet. ...
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1answer
113 views

Multivalued form field and validation for empty values

I am designing a dynamic form with multivalued field (with the famous "Add another value" button). My question concerns the validation of this type of fields : Should blank values be blocking (the ...
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2answers
227 views

How to load long-time-taking content?

We have a page that takes very long to load (approx. 15 seconds, might be even more for some clients) as the data it generates is heavy and slow. While we are trying to directly speed it up, 15 is ...
18
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6answers
386 views

When formatting numeric data with rounding, should the total line reflect the total of the rounded data, or the raw, unrounded data?

Consider this scenario: The rounded numbers add up to 195. But the rounded total would only be 193. So which total should you show when showing rounded numbers. The one that matches what is SHOWN ...
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2answers
229 views

Colours in cultures : where does the data come from?

I've just come across a chart called "Colours in Cultures" that you can find here : http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/colours-in-cultures/ Since I'd rather not bother the author ...
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4answers
4k views

How to make the jump from Web/Graphic Designer to UX/UI Designer?

I've been on the hunt for a new job and am noticing the large ratio of UI/UX Design jobs vs. regular web design jobs. I really don't have any experience with UI/UX Design (unless you can count ...
3
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3answers
402 views

Same labels required on all questions in a Likert scale?

I'm preparing a UX survey which will use a Likert scale. Personally I'd rather use the same labels configuration for all the questions/items such as : 1. Strongly disagree 2. Disagree 3. Neither ...
2
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2answers
425 views

App drawer - does side matter?

I designed an app and would like advice on the side drawer. You almost always see it placed on the left side of the app. Have there been any references or studies on what happens if it's placed on the ...
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4answers
642 views

Which UI options are suitable for a mobile search result page?

In our information dense digital world, search is crucial. So is the search result where there are a lot of help for users. But on mobile devices, the screen is very limited, which makes the use of ...
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3answers
128 views

Existing touch gestures meaning “create new”?

I'm looking for any existing touch gestures that mean "create new" (e.g. "create new document", "create new graph", "create new tweet", etc). Can anyone cite any existing "create new" gestures?
5
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2answers
318 views

Should multiple step forms be arranged vertically or horizontally?

I'm designing a 4 step insurance form. enter details view your quote etc. etc. Someone has asked why have we done vertical steps (i.e. finish step 1 and move onto new page step 2). Now we ...
14
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3answers
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Float Label Pattern for Select Boxes

I'm sure you've all come across this pattern, does anyone know whether there is any documentation that can provide information on how this pattern can be used with other form elements for example a ...
17
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1answer
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Is it ok to use h1 and then h3 instead of h1 and then h2?

I am doing an accessibility review on a site but I have never done that before. I read the WCAG 2.0 document which said that the headings have to be in logical order. There is a page with h1s and ...
5
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1answer
120 views

Conducting different tests on a website at once

We have our own A/B test software which works this way: Every time a user visits a page with a test, he gets a cookie marker. For variant A in test one it may look like this: test1_a For test 2 and ...
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What should be fetched if you “Search” with a blank query?

Almost all sites include a Search facility. The usual format seen is one of these two: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The Question is If the user keeps ...
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3answers
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Should an alphabetized list of colleges have 'University of' schools under 'U'?

See http://www.collegeanswerz.com/colleges. Right now all the schools that are 'University of' are under 'U'. For example, 'University of Florida' is under 'U' instead of 'F'. Should 'University of ...
2
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4answers
164 views

Positioning Enter/Backspace Keys on a Numpad

I'm currently designing a custom numpad for an app but am somewhat uncertain of positioning between the backspace and return button. Taking into consideration user behavior and overall accessibility, ...
2
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1answer
128 views

What algorithm to use to change colors on dusk / dawn? [closed]

I have a fullscreen program (written in Python / Tkinter if this matters) which is displayed 24h/24 on a typical monitor. I would like to use correct colors (correct = physiological) to move from a ...
0
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1answer
181 views

Best practices for button/text arrangement for touchscreen point of sale display GUI

Would it be ill advised to go ahead with a following button arrangement for a point of sale display touchscreen GUI? It somehow doesn't feel right, I've been toying around with it all morning but ...
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2answers
211 views

What's the motivation behind complete-the-arrow ballots?

In Toronto's municipal elections, the one time I went to one, I noticed that the ballots didn't have a space to mark X on, but instead there were broken arrows to draw lines between, like this: Is ...
8
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3answers
451 views

Using aspect ratios for responsive design breakpoints

I am trying to figure out what the best way to make my site responsive would be. It seems a lot of people base responsive design off screen pixel dimensions, but I feel breakpoints in aspect ratio ...
2
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3answers
166 views

Should I combine our admin and reporting interface?

We are a software company that provides some great products, managed by an outdated admin site. We want to re-design the admin site and create a toolbox for our clients that helps us report the data ...
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3answers
259 views

Is there a best practice for blog navigation matching the rest of the site?

My company is currently in the process of redesigning the blog on its website for a web service product. Most of the site contains a global navigation menu with items such as: How it works, Plans and ...
2
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1answer
112 views

How deep should categories be?

Whats the definition of a category? and how deep should categories be in order to be user friendly? We are talking about 500+ categories here. Examples: a1. categoires -> pets -> dogs -> labrador -> ...
3
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2answers
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Sorting content on listing pages without displaying date

I have a client who considers their content to be evergreen, and is unwilling to make the publication date of each content item visible. This is fine on detail pages, but on listing pages, or topic ...
0
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2answers
215 views

Website Design/Functionality: What's the best workflow for new user registration?

I want to limit the number of fields I present to users (such as removing address/ZIP/phone) but we'll needs those fields for direct mail. Our sales team still needs to fix process for converting ...
2
votes
2answers
172 views

What is the right UI for showing a grid that can be ranked

I have a grid of information (using jqgrid). One of the new fields is Rank. Its quite cumbersome to go in and edit each item and update the rank field and then have to update all of the other ...
0
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2answers
113 views

Is there better wording for a tree relationships than sibling/child?

I am working on an application that has a number of hierarchical datagrids. There is a need to specify the relationship, for instance, when you are adding an element to that hierarchy. Currently we ...
3
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2answers
135 views

Designing data tables without data

I'm designing a number result tables for a new product. In order to design anything worth my and my client's time and money, I need to know and verify what the data that I'm designing with is. Instead ...
0
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2answers
339 views

Content Recommendation Design Layouts

What design layout do studies (if any) show is more effective when reccommending content to users based on their past user data?: horizontal lists similar to what we see on Amazon's product pages or ...
14
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3answers
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Handling Autocomplete when User Presses Enter

I have a simple JQuery Autocomplete with a list from the database. My question is not of technical nature, but of usability. How do you respond to a user pressing the Enter key when the search key is ...
0
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1answer
127 views

What questions for a UX survey about an administration interface?

I'm planning a UX survey targeted to new clients who just started using our web based administration tool. The goal is to collect opinions from brand new users who don't already know all the ins and ...
0
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2answers
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iOS App Logging In - Tell the user we're downloading X, Y, Z?

So I've got an iOS app that I'm working on which needs to reach out to a server and pull down a few pieces of data to populate throughout the app. Option1: Is it good UX to tell the user I'm ...
2
votes
1answer
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Dealing with a node-edge-node view

I'm coding up a graph db style (neo4j) UI for a tablet and am wondering how best to implement the actions on nodes and edges. Actions: add / remove node link / unlink nodes (edge) other actions on ...

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