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What's a pleasant way to mark a point in a 3D grid?

This question is related to a problem a friend of mine has encountered (in the context of a 3D video game, if it matters at all). I'd like to know if there's a UX pattern for the following use case: ...
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2answers
123 views

How to present data from open questions in a summative way? (besides word clouds)

I'm struggling with a problem which concerns 'Analyze' section in my online survey app. Users don't want to read all of the answers from open question one by one. They need a summarization, a ...
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6answers
643 views

Is the term “Wizard” ubiquitous enough for a helper/walkthrough tool

We all know what a wizard is (no, not Luke Edwards)... but I'd like to know what peoples thoughts are on its use in the specific context of noob's with little to no experience beyond email and ...
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4answers
100 views

Enforcing mutual exclusivity in multiple constrained choices

I want to offer the user the choice of one of n choices. The natural choice is to use a dropdown list box: Here, "Album name", "Artist name" and "Track name" should be mutually exclusive; only one ...
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2answers
155 views

Do I need an extra home link when I have the logo on the right hand side

When I build a website I'd usually put the logo on the top left of the screen (or in the middle if applicable) and at the same time use it as the link to the home page. I think this became a common ...
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2answers
110 views

Name for a user dropdown, user preference dropdown, preference dropdown, settings dropdown, language selection dropdown

How is this type of dropdown used in Amazon called? It basically permits you to select among a selection list and then it auto submits your selection via jquery and retains it for the rest of the ...
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2answers
191 views

How does the visual size of a text input field affect users' expectation of how much they should write?

It's well-known that you should size your input fields to the amount of text you want the user to write. There's an example of that on this very page: even though the "Your answer" field can stretch ...
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3answers
236 views

Are my Sign Up form error messages correct?

I just got done with my Sign Up form set up for my File Sharing & Hosting service and now I'm at a point where I'm developing the returning of form errors. There are 6 fields, and they are all ...
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2answers
100 views

How to present a huge list that support searching and scrolling in a fast way?

We are using jQuery UI Tabs to display 2 tabs with huge data; each tabs contain more than 8,000 drugs. The tab switching is currently extremely slow, it takes 4 to 5 seconds (on Chrome, IE) and 2-3 ...
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3answers
56 views

Unknown page - what to do? Error or default (omision) page?

I'm currently working on a webpage whose links work as index.php?do=buy, ?do=sell, ?do=catalog, etc. However, I stopped for a second, and thought: what if someone changes it? (?do=idontexist) What ...
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12answers
16k views

Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?

I was watching a video of little kids trying to figure out how to use a rotary phone, and it was not immediately clear to any of them how the rotary mechanism was supposed to work. That got me ...
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2answers
212 views

Should web app users be allowed to edit/delete their own content?

I'm developing a site that will be nearly completely driven by user-generated content, similar to a recipe website. Obviously, the importance of the content goes beyond the scope of the authoring ...
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1answer
134 views

How should I formulate a validation error message for a number field?

How should I formulate a validation error message for a number field? A number is expected. A number is required. The value should be a number. Number is not valid. Invalid number. Value is not a ...
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3answers
314 views

Numeric input, text fields, drop-downs : Is this too complex?

I'm redesigning an interface to control an exercise game. The interface is going to be something like this (and exists on a PC, not mobile). Right now, we've gathered that our users want to be able to ...
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2answers
66 views

Should I allow a user to create an object without all information needed for it work function properly?

I have a task wizard that requires the user to supply their log-in credentials in order for the object to work successfully. There is debate whether we should prohibit the completion of the object ...
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2answers
2k views

What is the optimal load time for a website before users abandon a mobile application or website?

Obviously the goal is for an application to load almost instantly but I am curious as to what the average time would be before users perceive an application or website as "too slow". So, I'm curious ...
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3answers
172 views

How best to discuss the Heartbleed bug with users while keeping calm but getting action?

There are technical questions everywhere you look about Heartbleed. But none on not scaring the **** out of your users when discussing it, because lets be honest the news does a good job of scaring ...
3
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2answers
168 views

Password Complexity Requirements

Anyone has research or data that shows correlation between using password complexity requirements and sign up conversion rate? Example of password complexity requirement:
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4answers
467 views

What's the ideal width and number of products in line (ecommerce website - responsive)

We have an ecommerce site - daily deal website. I would like to get your opinion on what website width should be. I was thinking about 1000px OR 1200px. But in the case of 1000px we would display 3 ...
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3answers
5k views

Do professional web designers use Adobe software (such as Reflow) [closed]

This may seem like a trivial question, but I'm dying to know the answer from some professional web designers. I have built a number of websites myself over the past 8 years, some of which have gone ...
1
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1answer
97 views

How important is the portrait-only mode for long ipad form?

We are launching a long ipad form (quote-and-buy journey). it is designed primarily for landscape. How important is it to be optimised for portrait? Currently, the thinking is - launch landscape ...
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1answer
73 views

Where should i place the helptext on a form designed for tablets?

Im designing a form for tablets. The helptext needs to appear dynamically (i.e. on focus on the field) & cannot be hidden behind help icons etc. I have space to allow the helptext to appear on ...
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3answers
718 views

Quiz in a HTML email - alternative for displaying form elements

One of our clients wants to send a HTML mail containing a quiz. I don't know how this sort of quiz is called in English, but i will try to explain: There are questions in one ordered list, each ...
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2answers
57 views

Close button on mobile registration process

I am working on a registration process for a mobile site which uses a progress tracker. On completion of the registration the user is instructed that they need to check their email to activate their ...
5
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1answer
443 views

Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?

We are based in New Zealand writing a web application for NZ and Australian users initially, with prospects to expand in the future. Our application examines the Accept-Language header of the user's ...
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5answers
4k views

Does a password strength indicator increase password strength?

Just browsing the internet, I saw a password strength indicator on a sign up, and I realized that I personally didn't care. Does anyone know if, on average, password strength indicators increase the ...
3
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3answers
194 views

How to present a form where all fields are optional but at least one must be filled out

I have a form like this: The user must fill in the first or third field. They can also fill out two fields or all fields. Essentially they need to provide a link or comment for the form to submit. ...
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1answer
78 views

How to source the initial requirements for an app?

I have an app idea but do not know how to do an initial requirements documentation. Do I do a survey based on what features I think would be good? Do I do a competitive analysis? I have no budget to ...
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1answer
513 views

Choose among 30+ items in android

Does anyone have a best practice on how to present 30+ items (numbers, say between 1 and 30) on an android screen? I thought about using a number field, but maybe it's better to make a screen with all ...
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2answers
185 views

What is the best way to add filters over a grid or a chart?

I had to create the same thing twice in two different companies. A web page that is displaying some data (tabular or chart) and it needs to be filtered. The filters are an important part of the page ...
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4answers
254 views

Should clicking the logo for a website while on the home page reload the page?

Many websites have their logo near the top which is a clickable link to the homepage. There's some interesting discussion about this kind of button in this question. I am wondering if it's a good user ...
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4answers
760 views

Why do scrollbars revert to original scroll distance when mouse is dragged sideways too far?

When dragging the scrollbar using the mouse, the contents of the scrollpane move up and down as the bar moves with the mouse. But if you keep the mouse button held down, and move the pointer sideways ...
2
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2answers
219 views

When to use spin boxes, and when to use numbers-only edit boxes?

When should we use numbers-only edit boxes, and when should we use spin boxes? Is there a rule of thumb to decide which to use? Or should we always use spin boxes if we'll be inputting only numbers? ...
4
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2answers
75 views

Intuitive cross-cultural terms for full name and name-to-be-addressed-as

If a user interface only deals with English or European languages, it's usually quite straightforward to split a user's name into given_name and surname. This way, you can easily do things like: ...
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1answer
76 views

Message when download starts/ends (I cannot know when it ends)

I have a website where users can download some files. My question is, what message should I write when the download starts? Note that it is impossible for me to know when the download has actually ...
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4answers
296 views

what is the reason behind chrome not implementing this feature? [closed]

Many browsers implement "Do you want to close all tabs" dialog box when we try to close the browser but not chrome. Why is this? What's the reason behind chrome not implementing such feature? Does ...
0
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1answer
127 views

What UI Control should I use to allow users the select the order items are displayed in?

Our UI displays different list of attributes in tooltips (mouse over) and balloons (right click). Users can select the attributes that will be displayed in each case in an admin panel. I want to ...
3
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3answers
231 views

Is a hover tip with a slide out drawer that reveals labels enough to consider the cognitive load hit acceptable?

I'm exploring using icon only navigation for tasks/sub-nav on an education app. The interaction would provide a hover tip and also an arrow at the bottom would expand the menu to show the icon text. ...
2
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1answer
76 views

Choosing between two versions of a website

A website I'm working on will have slightly different content for residential vs commercial users. So the user needs to choose which version of the website they want to view. The best way of doing ...
4
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3answers
184 views

When is it a good idea to force a format in a text box for currency?

Is this a good idea to format a text box if it's only for currency? It makes sure the user does not enter unwanted characters, including the decimal character. What I have now is this. For example, ...
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3answers
148 views

My English translator capitalizes every noun. Is it correct? [duplicate]

I'm developing an Android/iPhone application. My translator for English localization uses a lot of capitalization. For example, in the app menu, it suggests: |Export Data to Folder| |Prevent Screen ...
1
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1answer
320 views

Should “delete” and “cancel” be icon or text in mobile application?

Designing an interface for an android app, I stumbled upon a paradox and I'm a bit confused about what to do and why to do. Context User wants to delete his/her post's comments.
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1answer
208 views

Auto agreement to the ToS by clicking “Sign Up” button in sign up form

I'm developing a Sign Up page for an online service I provide. And I'm at a point where I need to decide if I'm going to have a checkbox for the user to check to make clear that the user agrees with ...
2
votes
3answers
156 views

what do you think about that comment delete screen UX/UI?

we have an android app that lets you share thoughts with friends without revealing who you are. It's in developing processes now! I designed comments delete screen, but I'm not sure it's good for UX. ...
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8answers
2k views

Should I never ever use only placeholders in forms?

I have a form that the users will use a lot of times becouse is the main funcionality of my webapp. It has select boxes with large options, so they are quite wide. Looks something like this: May ...
4
votes
2answers
97 views

What is the general meaning of a struck out hyperlink?

For instance, when I click on a colored underlined text, I am expecting it to be a hyperlink, redirecting me somewhere. When the hyperlink changes its color, I expect it to be already visited. But ...
1
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1answer
36 views

Similar functionality on multiple pages

Does it make sense to carry similar functionality on two different pages? In my case our team is considering allowing images (which are versions of an asset) in a gallery to be commented and ...
0
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2answers
189 views

When designing and coding websites, do people usually go with the “Design in Photoshop and Slice” method or is there another way? [closed]

I've seen a lot of tutorials that design the site in like Photoshop and then slice it to code it. But, that just seems like a lot to me. I've never designed it in something like Photoshop. I've always ...
0
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1answer
77 views

how to visually distinguish two types of items in a list

Is there a best practice or convention for distinguishing two or more types of items in a long list in an elegant way? I have a search box in my app that returns two types of medical diagnosis codes. ...
0
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1answer
89 views

adding new users VS existing users

let's say that i have a form to enter members subscriptions in a fitness center club. the "Add member" form contain the member personal data (first name, last name,phone, ... etc) and the club plans ...

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