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Login Form Prominent - Sign up not prominent

I've never understood why some sites make it very easy to log in, but hide the "register" link from your focus ( or vice versa ). Tumblr, for example: It's in the bottom left hand corner of the ...
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5answers
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Is the hamburger icon a recognized navigation symbol? [duplicate]

Do you think the icon "☰" is enough for users to know that a menu is underneath? Medium.com doesn't even use an icon, it is linked from its logo on the top. Other websites just use the word "Menu" ...
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1answer
114 views

How can I help a user extract a unique key from an email?

I would like to extract unique values from incoming emails to my app. For example, if the email is: Subject: Order 1234 confirmed Body: Your order 1234 containing twelve cute kitties has ...
3
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2answers
4k views

Accordian anchor click vs header click

jQueryUI Accordion opens and collapses when the header is clicked: http://jqueryui.com/accordion/ Twitter Bootstrap accordion opens and collapses when the anchor tag inside the header is clicked: ...
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2answers
235 views

Representing time intervals in a chart

I'm trying to design a visual representation of a child's sleep schedule for a given week. I was thinking of making a chart with the time of day on the y-axis and the days of the week on the x-axis ...
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288 views

Which fields should be pre-filled with previously input information when there are form errors?

I've got a form with the following inputs: First name Last name Email New Password ReCaptcha Terms (checkbox) I'm thinking about pre-filling the following for sure with the same values that were ...
2
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2answers
65 views

Is providing a lot of themes a bad user experience

I have observed that in many websites/application if they provide a lot of themes (~10), I find it very difficult to choose the right one as there are lot of options and I cannot decide which one ...
2
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2answers
68 views

Is maintaining scroll good?

Should the scroll position be maintained when the page is reloaded? Is it a good user experience for users?
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6answers
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Why are the controls opposite/inverted when flying in a game?

In a game, we would normally use the directions in a normal way to move, i.e. "up" for move forward, "down" for move backwards, "left" for left, and so on. Although, when we play a flying game, why ...
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3answers
332 views

Screen size to start designing in Android?

I am newbie at working with android. I have read several uxexchange questions here, articles etc. but I am still struggling on which size of screen should I start for the android app we need to ...
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Why didn't the phone companies change the length of the phone numbers for new applications like faxes?

An ordinary telephone number has seven digits (not counting the area code). Beginning in the 1980s, there was an "area code" explosion as people got multiple phone lines. One of those new applications ...
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1answer
255 views

Should column labels for numbers be aligned right?

In a grid structure, I understand you should right-align numbers in the cells. Should you also right-align the headers for these columns?
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1answer
75 views

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: ...
0
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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 ...
4
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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
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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 ...
4
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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 ...
0
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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 ...
3
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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 ...
0
votes
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 ...
0
votes
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 ...
0
votes
3answers
57 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 ...
5
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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 ...
1
vote
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 ...
4
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3answers
315 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 ...
0
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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 ...
6
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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 ...
7
votes
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
votes
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
475 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
vote
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 ...
1
vote
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 ...
1
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3answers
728 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 ...
0
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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
votes
1answer
445 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
votes
3answers
196 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. ...
0
votes
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 ...
1
vote
1answer
518 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
187 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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vote
4answers
257 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 ...
16
votes
4answers
770 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
votes
2answers
220 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
votes
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: ...
0
votes
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
298 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
votes
1answer
129 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
votes
3answers
232 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. ...

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