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Why would I use a validator when I can use a spinbox?

I am currently creating an application with Qt and have found a class named QIntValidator whichs allows to check whether the contents of a QLineEdit is actually an integer or not. This class allows to ...
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Does anyone have data or statistics on how forcing users to reveal gender during registration effects conversions

We are currently working with a client that insists that users have to state their gender during the registration process for a streaming service (for marketing purposes). We really do not want to ask ...
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Is “guessing” commonly implemented into mobile touch keyboards to avoid typos?

I've been contemplating the idea of increasing UX for mobile touch screen phone users by programming a keyboard to avoid typos when touches fall in-between keys by guessing the key that the user most ...
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1answer
292 views

Color/Shading Guidelines for Button States

Are there any rules of thumb or formulas for the different color shades when creating non-default buttons? Default buttons have 4 states, Enabled, Focused, Pressed, and Disabled. These all tend to ...
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What is the difference between UX Design and Service Design?

This question, like other "What's the difference?" questions on this site, is pretty broad and shows a lack of understanding. However, I hope we'll entertain it because defining these emerging fields ...
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1answer
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How to deal with Privacy when performing Tests involving Video Capture?

Our company creates software that involves sensitive information. We have the opportunity to use a third party service for the temporary video screen capture of user sessions for the purpose of ...
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118 views

Sticky header positioning

The page below is a detail page of a certain Patient, in this case: "Mevr adasfad..." When end-users scroll down they'd like some additional feedback on what page exactly they are, the name of the ...
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Should primary navigation items always link to a page?

I'm always a bit thrown when a primary navigation item doesn't link to a page. However I do sometimes see primary navigation items used as category headings for a drop down menus. Should primary ...
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1answer
122 views

(Mobile-Only) To Stick or Not To Stick?

I have a somewhat long landing page: http://POPteam.io/ It takes about 5 swipes to get to the bottom. The content is super important and I don't want it to have any distractions, however part of me ...
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What's the common name for this GUI element? (left-right box, assignmentbox, relationbox)

You often see the following element to assign objects of a certain type to another object. We call it relationbox, but I can't find anything at all about relationboxes on the internet... It's such a ...
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Account creation with other important part. 2 or 1 form?

I believe the most important part of a whole app is the account creation process. This is what will convert your potential user to customer. My project, which is an email marketing service, asks for ...
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Can three dots be used for context menu? [duplicate]

Does three dots in linear make sense "more" in web applications, i have seen them only in mobile design?
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Psych major wanting to go into UX…should I get a CS minor? [closed]

I'm currently a psych major right now and in my second to last semester with one more psych class requirement to take. I've been thinking about what I want to do. I've been looking into UX or HCI. ...
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1answer
857 views

Windows desktop icon guidelines

Are there any modern guidelines for how icons should look in desktop Windows? I'm particularly interested in toolbar icons right now, but I'm hoping for some general icon guidance. The Windows ...
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2answers
713 views

How many participants for an ethnographic field study?

I am gearing up for my first ethnographic field study of two to three different groups of users who use the same system. I'm trying to figure out if they use it in different ways even though their ...
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318 views

How should I handle buttons on larger screen mobile devices?

I am designing a responsive site that supports landscape orientation. My question is specific to button sizes. Usually on portrait mode, buttons stretch across the screen. For bigger smartphones ...
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136 views

When to go against “industry standards”?

I work on a control panel for a webhosting company and we recently implemented DNS. The resulting table with all records for a domain (or a template) looks a little something like this: My question ...
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1answer
54 views

What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? [closed]

What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? other than the most suggested point by everyone and Apple Guideline that that tap size should be 44px. ...
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153 views

What's the best way to allow a user to revert an input field to a default state?

In a desktop application, when you have an input text box that will get the value from somewhere else and that it might get updated, what's the best way to allow the user to edit that field to a new ...
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1answer
519 views

Native or custom drop downs in forms?

Native and custom drop downs used in forms provoke a variety of feelings from UX designers and web designers. I would love to hear your thoughts, and pros and cons of either. Personally I like ...
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1answer
526 views

What is the optimal width of a card? And responsive?

First, I know it depends on the content. And after reading through ux.se, blogs and observing websites; the results are quite less. What I've found so far: Text is readable at best ~100 characters (...
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1answer
247 views

Spinner (UIPickerView) or separate buttons to select quantity?

I am creating an iOS application for a stock picking system. Customers will order in stock and use this system to go and find the item off the shop floor to pack. They submit through the system and ...
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1answer
53 views

What action should be triggered when clicking on an album in a media player?

I'm creating a media player with an album view like iTunes : Now I'm wondering, when I double click on an album, should it be more user friendly to play directly the album or to show the tracklist ?...
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1answer
123 views

Selecting options and variants of these

I am trying to create a selection of scales for graphs (called "Maps" in our terminology). The scales have two aspects: there is a color key (what range of colors to use), and there is a step size (...
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3answers
225 views

Shouldn't the “Remember Me” option be before the inputs?

When I'm logging into a website, I ALWAYS forget to tick the "Remember Me" checkbox. While the system is logging me in, I always want to go back and tick that, but by the time I'm being redirected to ...
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1answer
116 views

What are the resources for list of error messages in case of failed transaction on eCommerce website? [closed]

Being the only UX guy in my company, my management wants me to write error messages for their customers. Dev team is really very very bad when it comes to writing and they will just say ...
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2answers
72 views

Is it okay to allow customers to create an account with hyphen(-) and underscore(_) in the email address at the end of username?

I personally think it is a bad idea to let users use _ and - in the end of desired username. Example guru_@abc.com. My management is asking me for the solid reasons behind me not letting them use ...
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6answers
5k views

Background colour suitable for both black and white text

In my web page i have a black textured background and in foreground light blue, white, gray, yellow color texts are present. Colors that doesnt go with black color background are not visible. Can ...
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3answers
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Why are coiled cables rarely used?

Yesterday I saw an interesting idea: What are some potential reasons why so few cables have a coil in their middle - like old telephone cables? I know that we don't want all cables to be like that, ...
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2answers
535 views

UX solution for data points display and other good tips for charts on mobile screens

I created a chart using wijmo5. (Click here to see the actual chart in action) The client wants and I quote, mouse-over / finger-press will show the exact data for that datapoint on the ...
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81 views

What's a sensible location for privacy or terms of service info for a page without a footer

For legal reasons, we now need to provide a link for privacy and terms of service information. This needs to be accessible from all pages in the system. Normally this stuff goes at the bottom of the ...
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1answer
234 views

Inline-editable list item doubling as link to detail page

I have a relatively simple list of events where all information (name and date) is editable inline: As can be seen in the screenshot, I currently have a "Details" button for heading into a more ...
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2answers
85 views

Which direction should the title text rotate after collapsing a panel? [duplicate]

I recently built a filter panel similar to the one left of Amazon.com search results. My panel is different in that it can be collapsed out of the way to free up room for the results (see below) I ...
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1answer
473 views

Nested data in a Grid or Table - how deep is too deep? [duplicate]

I’m reasonably sure we all have that love/hate relationships with grids or tables when it comes to nested data. Over the years I have grown intolerant of anything below one level down, and work ...
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2answers
540 views

Determine correct breakpoints to wireframe to a responsive website!

My problem is about choosing the right breakpoints for a responsive website as it's wireframing (Not determining in the code phase). I am having trouble about this. Because many people say that choose ...
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1answer
254 views

Reason behind placement of email opt in/TOC's at bottom of form?

Looking for any data on placement of email opt in's & TOC's within user registration forms. Common placement is prior to the form action: I believe the main reasoning to be that interrupting ...
2
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1answer
159 views

What are the best practices for responsive images that contain live text on websites?

I am working on a large online retailer website, with a variety of products and we are moving over to a fully responsive website. One of the major issues we will be looking at are the promotional or ...
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1answer
131 views

Checkbox Label Clarity

I have a checkbox that is used to toggle a filter on a returned set of data displayed on the page. The data consists of rows of media items (i.e. photos, video, docs) each with a date range during ...
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11answers
11k views

Should form 'Continue' button be disabled if validation is incomplete?

In forms we often see the 'continue' button inactive until all the required fields are complete: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Is this actually a help ...
2
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1answer
87 views

Some ajax vs full ajax and user feedback

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate, but I have yet to find a solution for this specific scenario. We have a Rails application where most forms use a regular form submission. However, we also have ...
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1answer
42 views

What should be displayed when the user selects an overall category?

Background So I am working on a project for a client that has filters for different weather events. There are categories and sub categories (example below) Winter Snow Freezing Rain Sleet Slush ...
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1answer
97 views

Sub menu with same name?

I was wondering what was the best practice when having a menu that could point to a page, but contains sub categories. Here's my case : Contacts Listing <-- This is my issue Additional fields ...
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4answers
332 views

Manual / Auto Refresh and users' selection

We are developing an enterprise web based application where users can select / mark individual records in tables / lists (to perform some bulk actions on them). Much like in Gmail where you can select ...
2
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2answers
60 views

Which font to use when text in an image and image is zoomed out of / made smaller

I have an ad that looks fine when the web page is at 100%, but when the user changes the screen size, my responsive design takes over and while the image is still correct looking, the text has reduced ...
3
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3answers
61 views

What do you think is the best way to promote a Twitter account in an app?

I have an app and on the "About" page, there is a label which says Handmade coded by, then a button which makes the user follow me (the developer) on Twitter. The question is, what do you think it ...
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1answer
148 views

Icons that represent same languages / different countries? [duplicate]

We're re-building this app for a client and he already has several language choices, including: English (US), English (UK) and English (AU) as well as Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America). Of ...
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2answers
1k views

Mobile Multi level navigation with “split” button (access to sub-levels)

I was wondering how you would handle a multi level off-canvas navigation menu with split buttons. By split button I mean that the user needs to be able to click on the text (level 1) to access level 1,...
3
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1answer
74 views

Maintaining a high degree of user trust on System that selects the best recommendations of a product for the user

I have been presented with the problem of rebuilding the reviews section of a Product page. The Problem: I am afraid of affecting negatively my users' trust by allowing an automatic system to select ...
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1answer
163 views

How can I validate an email account without leaving the checkout process?

Aside from the standard process in which someone receives an email to validate an account/registration to finish a signup process, is there any alternative/best practice that retains the user within ...
3
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1answer
49 views

Is having a free area on an eCommerce site a good idea?

Will providing free offers (articles, guides, links) on an eCommerce site help sales? Free offers seem like a good idea on websites that provide services as the free stuff can help drive the customer ...

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