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tooltip form field validation

I have an e-commerce site and in the payment page, where the visitor enters their address and payment details, I use a tooltip for each field. e.g. "(required) Please enter your first and last name" ...
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Distinguish a user's HTML-based content from other, non-user-generated HTML

I have text content that users entered using TinyMCE, so it contains a good bit of HTML. I need to display this content back to them on a page along with a few other things, but the user-generated ...
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Why do applications move themselves to the top after they finish starting?

As you have all probably experienced, it is common for some large applications to launch a 'loading' window that (usually) displays a progress indicator, etc, and then launches the application in a ...
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Is flipping the confirm and quit buttons a good idea on quit dialogs?

Is flipping the confirm and quit buttons a good idea on quit dialogs? Sorry if it's too broad but couldn't think of any other way to phrase it. mockup in js Inspired by this flash game(15 Mb)
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Search bar blindness

Does anyone have success story with on site search in e-commerce field? I mean someone have achieved more then 25% of visitors actually use in site search instead of viewing all main categories? I ...
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128 views

UX & psychology [closed]

What, if any books / blogs or white papers are there for pyschology with UX? Mainly books that deal with principles such as scaricity, framing, authority & salience. Any help would be greatly ...
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123 views

Add button as part of a custom carousel menu

A client wants a web app built where the user can add items to a 3*2 carousel. There would be arrow buttons on either side that make it slide to the next 6 items, and so on. However the design calls ...
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355 views

Visual design first, interaction later?

Has anyone had experience with visual design as the first step in the UX process? The idea being, interaction design happens after visual design, as more of a documentation phase. In effect, reverse ...
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180 views

Are there (nearly) universal symbols for SAME and DIFFERENT?

I've got two buttons the user will click to indicate whether a stimulus is the same or different Currently I'm using = (U+003D) and ≠ (U+2260, = with a diagonal line through it). Is there a more ...
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3answers
213 views

Should the Name field be required in a contact form?

Given the following form fields: Name Email Content (textarea) What are the pros and cons of having the Name as a required field? (The Email and Content are both required)
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147 views

Adapt site to be responsive [closed]

I need to adapt a web site to be responsive. I used bootstrap 2.3 for the navigation bar, carousel slide, thumbnails gallery, etc. My question is how do I adapt the site shown in the picture to be ok ...
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How to show “updated” posts within a chronological stream/feed?

What's the best way to show updated (edited or commented on) posts within a chronological feed of posts? This is essentially a categorized twitter-like feed. So, naturally users can comment on them. ...
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120 views

How could I better layout a list of 200+ members?

I'm looking for suggestions on how I can lay out this long list of members. Just for some extra context, when you select a person's name an overlay will appear with their information along with a ...
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3answers
285 views

What is the best convention to add css class(es) to a HTML element? [closed]

I couldn't come up with a simple title that explains my problem, but I'll try to be clear. Is this a good convention: <div class="margin10 padding20 font28 ...
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2answers
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Is it acceptable to have unavailable features trigger an upsell?

Many sites/apps will show users buttons or links for options that the user currently doesn't have permission to use. When the user clicks an unavailable feature, a popup saying "You can't use this ...
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3answers
421 views

Is a middle dot (·) the best way to signify a space?

In our web application we try to give explicit instructions of what to do or to type if the user desires so. One of our tips looks like Click or type /r to respond. If /r followed by a space is typed ...
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1answer
253 views

How to derive intranet Maturity Model?

I am involved in a project for redesigning client's intranet. As a part of deliverable, client is looking for intranet maturity model. Does anyone have an idea what steps to follow while deriving this ...
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3answers
95 views

Dynamic Form Inputs - Hidden? Hidsb

I'm working on a responsive site where the lead gen form that needs users to select a store location (this is required by internal system), first name, last name, phone, email, and how they heard ...
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7answers
360 views

Is it ok to force uppercase for the first letters of names? [duplicate]

If a user enters their name with lowercase letters, should we respect that or force it uppercase? "john doe" displayed as "John Doe". There is a contingent in our group that thinks it would be ...
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1answer
74 views

Information bar transitioning to menubar on mobile site

When a user first visits my discussion site (designed for a mobile platform), I am using a long bar to contain first-time instructions. After they complete the registration process, this area ...
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3answers
210 views

What is the UX term for sites with aggregated content delivered in an activity feed?

Sites like Pinterest and Mashable have infinite scrolling to the end of the content delivered. What term describes this type of site?
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144 views

Should you have two signup forms on a beta page?

On a startup's beta page, is it a good idea to have two signup forms? --- Tagline --- Signup form --- Content --- More content --- An identical signup form The two forms are never both visible ...
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Are hourglass cursors still relevant?

I had a co-worker recommend that I set the cursor to an hourglass (probably the progress cursor as described here) while an operation completes, in a C# dialog. The operation can take a few seconds to ...
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1answer
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Infrequently accessed store dilemma

A quick background: I work for a software company which sells software B2B. After the initial purchase, the software we sell works on a support renewal basis of either 1 or 3 years. There are only ...
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1answer
77 views

How to label Table Header Label Date vs. Date/Time

I have a table with a date time column. Right now the label reads "Closure Date" and it seems fine to me. I was wondering it was better practice to label it something like "Closure Date/Time". See ...
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1answer
152 views

Dynamic added Tabs vs Dynamic added collapsibles

We are creating dynamic multiple steps form where we have dynamically added form fields by the user and we'd like to group these fields under a common title in either tabs or collapsibles for example: ...
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What does Responsive Web Design actually mean…?

I've gone through with many articles to understand exact difference between Responsive and Fluid web design. But couldn't make my understanding differentiate between these two. Can anyone help me to ...
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518 views

Usage of site/company name in title tags?

Web page titles, ex. "Lorem ipsum - Example Company Inc.", have a maximum lenght of 70 characters when being used in the Google search results. I work with SEO on a daily basis and have been giving ...
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2answers
329 views

Best place to put optional Sign in/Sign up box on a website with auto-register user

We've wrote a website so that users can purchase ticket (for concerts). For users convenience we wrote user temporary registration and auto login systems. So users don't need to Sign in/Sign up to ...
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63 views

Contact us link: should a user be forced to log in right away?

Let's pretend we're a university optometry department and the tech support/contact us link on our website can be accessed by optometrists, their staff members, and patients alike. A patient is ...
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2answers
57 views

How to make tags in email template editor clear to all users?

I'm working on a web application where users (of an organization) can edit email templates. For example, one template would be used to confirm an appointment (that a client has made with the ...
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2answers
100 views

Priniciples regarding the effectiveness of rotating vs static content

We have a request from a C-Level manager to place specific piece of content top center on our intranet homepage permanently. The approved art is 500 x 176px on a fixed 1,000px layout. My concern is ...
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1answer
86 views

Is there localization beyond language?

I am wondering, if there are any situations, when it is necessary to localize a system (especially: online system) at a level below language. Usually, localization regards two levels: country ...
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3answers
226 views

Disabling all text selection by default on mobile

From my perspective disabling all text selection by default on mobile is the correct approach. In almost all mobile web applications/frameworks and native mobile applications, by default you will be ...
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2answers
63 views

Can you make people sign in their accounts for user testing

I am planning to conduct some user testing on popular sites such as facebook/linkedin/twitter. The question is, would they be willing (or should i even ask them) to sign in to these accounts using ...
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2answers
231 views

Remember Me in an enterprise application: What to remember?

I've just finished a well-thought login validation mechanism and have asked myself the following question several times: What does the user expect when he checks the Remember me checkbox in an ...
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134 views

Screen Hierarchy

What is a screen hierarchy? We have begun a project in which I need to create a screen hierarchy of the current state of the application, but unclear on what this exactly means.
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2answers
2k views

Where can I find some inspiration for mobile game user interfaces?

I'm trying to develop a game on a mobile platform and I'm having a lot of trouble developing a diablo-like equipment screen. I'm having trouble fitting all useful information on one dialog. ...
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2answers
325 views

How big is too big for a modal dialog?

My devs are currently working on a form that appears in a modal dialog- it was pretty big to begin with, but now they've added some fields and it's hanging off the screen- now they want to adjust the ...
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2answers
200 views

How can this calendar widget use case be improved to be more intuitive for users?

I have to implement a calendar widget that triggers within a table. The use case I was given was the following: If the user clicks an empty cell, today's date gets populated. If the user clicks a ...
3
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1answer
113 views

Best way to ask for dependent data

In my web application, I need to request some data using a form These data are selected in three levels, for example: Project-> Order-> Product I'm considering showing an element that would let the ...
2
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4answers
216 views

Which color to choose for food? [duplicate]

I'm building an Online Food Ordering website, where users can order food from their favourite restaurants. I'm confused in selecting the colors for the website, can any one help me with it. Which ...
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1answer
235 views

Best suitable multiple select with optgroup UI element

My website has a drop-down list that displays all countries, grouped by continent. A user has to select all the countries he needs, as shown in the following figure: The main issue here is the user ...
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3answers
549 views

Desktop metaphor - Why is it called “windows”?

The desktop metaphor is modelled after a real life desk with files and folders on top and useful items (calculator, trash bin...) nearby. And when we take something in our hands to examine it more ...
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1answer
83 views

Telephone 'hold' messages?

What kind of 'feedback' is the most user friendly / least annoying to show to the telephone caller than they are held in a telephone queue ? Verbal message (repeated endlessly) ? Music + sporadic ...
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1answer
59 views

UI mirroring for RTL languages on Mac?

Apple does not mirror their user interfaces for right-to-left languages (Arabic, Hebrew). Text and is often mirrored, but not always like controller labels. As I understand it, right-to-left users ...
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9answers
6k views

On Click or On Hover for mega menu in responsive design?

I am working on designing a responsive site which will have a mega menu for almost all the menu items. The initial consensus was to show the mega menu on hover but the challenge is that that the ...
0
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1answer
164 views

Should I remove the site header and footer from a sign-up page?

I've been reading this usability book and it says that the sign up page must be as free of noise as possible and some websites seem to be doing similar things (Last.fm for example). Here's how it ...
2
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2answers
124 views

Software install guide with screenshots - long form vs carousel

We're compiling guides for our website on how to install our software on multiple platforms (WinXP/Vista/7/8,OSX,Linux,Android,iOS). The most common implementation appears to be a series of ...
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2answers
174 views

Organising Spices for Cooking

In my kitchen I use a variety of spices, both powders and loose whole spices, numbering maybe 30 or 40 individual ingredients. Each one needs to be kept separate and reasonably well sealed while also ...

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