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Are classic Call-To-Actions appropriate in corporate website? [closed]

A company, which exports timber wants a corporate website. Is there any sense in classic call-to-action buttons in B2B sites, or are there any other practices?
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1answer
2k views

Why Gmail, Dropbox have started using bell for notification icon?

Recently, I've seen that Gmail and Dropbox have changed their notification icon and have started using bell. I would like to understand: Why bell? Is it becoming industry standard?
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2answers
204 views

Opening terms and conditions at bottom of form in a new window/tab

I completely agree that you shouldn't open content in new windows/tabs and always try and advise this to clients. One area where they seem to take issue with this is on forms where the last item is an ...
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4answers
2k views

Is there a better way to design switches than I/O?

What was the thought process behind whoever designed the I/O on/off button? To me, it seems extremely confusing whether or not I is on, or O is on, and I still get pretty confused today as to which ...
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4answers
231 views

Show data gradually or all at once?

I'm building a site that shows military allowance for housing (BAH). My site not only computes the BAH allowance, but shows estimated costs if one were to buy a house in that area. You can see the ...
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3answers
465 views

Should search results open in a modal dialog?

I've been trying to figure out a user-friendly way to display search results to users and I think W3Schools' way of doing it makes a lot of sense. You type in your query, hit enter and a nice modal ...
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3answers
131 views

best user flow for opening a ticket in self service

I'm mocking an app, on mobile, which goal is for the user to open a ticket (can be about anything). For example, the user lost his contacts in his outlook. The stakeholders defined me that they want ...
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2answers
185 views

How would you explain spatial ux design?

A colleague introduced me recently to spatial design and how it was used in the classic mac finder. He also said it is what apple propagated for the iPad (but not the iPhone because the screen is too ...
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2answers
240 views

What is so special about “Twitter Bootstrap”? [closed]

I have seen Twitter bootstrap and Yahoo purecss but I don't understand why they are becoming industry standards. People tend to directly use them for their project without thinking of something unique ...
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2answers
141 views

Editing hire/fire table for an employee [duplicate]

I need to create a HTML/JavaScript code to edit hiring/firing records for a given employee (the software receives a constant employee ID for the UI to deal with one employee at a time). One employee ...
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3answers
111 views

Should the title attribute be used to communicate to the user?

The title attribute (and its corresponding yellow hovering label displayed by browsers for a few seconds); is it still considered good practice to use it on hyperlinks and buttons in a web app? For ...
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1answer
218 views

Town selection autocomplete (by zipcode or town name?)

Was wondering what is the general practice for filling in the town name in a form. I have to use autocomplete as I'm using the information for geolocalization, so I can't let the user enter free text ...
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4answers
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Pros/Cons - Personal Photo on registration page

Will putting your personal photo on the registration increase trust? I've seen this on Customer IO and I think that it is a good idea however I've also asked around and people think that it might not ...
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3answers
543 views

Should Ribbon be used on the web?

I'm designing a web application which has a large number of commands and customizations, with many more to come in the future. I've read a number of things on usage of the ribbon, from MS's ...
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2answers
102 views

How to call collectively top-level elements of the interface common to different screens

I am looking for a common, collective word that describes major parts of the interface of a web-app which are seen on many different pages/screens, as opposed to parts of the interface specific to a ...
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6answers
748 views

Best resolution for creating a design

I'm just starting to learn web design and ux and I have a very simple question. What is the best resolution to design for? For example, I want to design a WP Plugin settings page, what resolution ...
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4answers
1k views

Is there a more legible way to present tabular data?

I have some tabular data I'm displaying to users. It's not a lot of data, but I'm wondering if there is a more legible way to display it? Right now the data looks like this: Is there a better way ...
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4answers
187 views

Dangerous situations and ease of use for satnavs

A satnav is a device that people are often tempted to use while actually driving, which is a dangerous thing to do as they are distracted from driving while operating it. Should the interaction ...
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1answer
3k views

Update vs Modify vs Change - Create vs Add - Delete vs Remove

I am working in a human resources management application and I have to often work with the creation/deletion/updating of people from the web interface. I'd like to know whether Update, Change and ...
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3answers
681 views

Should the “Send anonymous usage statistics” checkbox be enabled by default?

If you have a "Send anonymous usage statistics" checkbox in your application, should it be enabled by default or not? If you have it enabled by default, you will probably get more statistics, but some ...
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4answers
162 views

How do Polish users view online payments in Euros?

I am currently analysing an ecommerce site specialised in Catering in Poland. I am thinking about suggesting sales department changing the payment format from PLN to EUR, but I am wondering how is the ...
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3answers
172 views

What would be the best actions to attach to an Android phone's buttons when I don't really need them?

I have developed an app that works on Android devices and iPhones. I went to great lengths to ensure that the interface is exactly the same on both systems. However, one significant difference that I ...
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1answer
177 views

Expanding a tree with radio buttons

I have tree. Each tree node is a radio button. Nodes can be expanded/collapsed by clicking the disclosure icon which is a grey triangle. Some radio buttons are disabled. If a radio button is ...
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6answers
732 views

How could petrol forecourts be designed to improve efficiency?

I am always shocked when I go to a petrol station. The layout- in the UK, at least- seems to be fairly standard. But it always seems to me to be incredibly inefficient. These are the issues: When ...
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4answers
149 views

Should the Payment details or Review your order screen be first in checkout?

Some shops have a step called "Review and confirm" in the process that allows users to do a final check on their order before they place it. In some cases this step is placed before the actual page ...
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3answers
636 views

Icon position in side menu left or right

Is there any recommendation or best practice when positioning icons in side menu? Most of the side menus put the icon to the left and then the text. Any thoughts? Left or right?
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3answers
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Using the logo as the About button

This is obviously something that the user doesn't need to see very often, but something that management or sales might have strong opinions about. In a desktop application the user is probably ...
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3answers
118 views

Settings button at the top or bottom of the screen?

If the settings don't need to be changed very often, but need to be very accessible when they need to be, is there any reason for putting them at the top instead of the bottom of the screen (or vice ...
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7answers
657 views

Showing excess usage in a progress bar

I am working on a web app and would like to display the amount of transfer (bandwidth) that the user has used for that billing period. They are given a certain amount of bandwidth per billing period. ...
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3answers
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What is the impact of the 'neglect' phase of the UX design process

During a discussion with another UX designer, an interesting point about the 'neglect' phase of UX design was brought up. This deals with companies that have implemented UX processes and methods, and ...
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1answer
193 views

How do you measure performance/success of web based applications?

When I find/read articles about analytics and especially setting KPIs, they're always about websites & web shops. As I'm now more into web based (business) applications including mobile versions ...
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1answer
46 views

How to maintain view-port in a page where data is dynamically coming from top

Its a long list in a web page, where all errors are dynamically coming as per the Load test run. Suppose there are 5 errors in one page and my focus is on the 2nd. As I am reading 2, the page ...
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1answer
226 views

Event notification & Activity notification - on the same page

My first ever question on UX. The problem is with a desktop web app, it currently plays host to an "activity" ticker (where activities of other users and self are displayed in a cubic spin animation ...
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7answers
225 views

Prototyping - use real or dummy content?

When prototyping do you typically use real or dummy content? Please give your reasons.
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4answers
737 views

What is wrong with my color selection?

Our customer said they wanted a minimalistic user interface, with a Windows 8 feel. However, I am a developer and do not have any experience with user interfaces. So, I went ahead and found the color ...
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6answers
373 views

Red (and green) indicator icons on a dark blue background

We have a webapp with a dark blue background (this is a branding decision, and we don't want to revisit it... yet). We want to indicate positive/negative change with the traditional "stock ticker" ...
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1answer
196 views

Using different checkbox style for different checkbox behavior

I'm not sure on which control to use on this case. Is it confusing to have two different checkbox styles that behave in different ways? (note: this is just a small part of a whole bunch of filters ...
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2answers
280 views

Best format for year/month/custom date selection (web application)

I have a web application where users select two custom dates using datepickers, to generate a report. For convenience, 'year' and 'month' have shortcuts. The user presses an update button to refresh ...
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1answer
146 views

mobile multilevel navigation pattern

Hi I currently conceive a mobile website and the navigation. I have a problem with certain pages. in the one hand these pages have 5-7 undersites and on the other hand hand these pages have content. ...
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4answers
280 views

Is it acceptable to paste text automatically?

I have a mobile app with a new-data-object form where you enter an URL and some other (non-textual) settings. The most common way to enter the URL is to paste it from the address bar of the browser. ...
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2answers
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Why has the touch area size of iPhone app icons not been maximized?

One can touch in between the app icons on an iPhone without launching an app. Given Fitts's law, that "the time required to rapidly move to a target area is a function of the distance to the target ...
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2answers
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What is the right way and time to signal validation problems to the user?

I'm developing a GUI-based desktop application. In one dialog, the user can enter a couple of numeric values. The set of values must always pass certain validity checks. As an example, suppose ...
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2answers
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Form with input boxes packed together

I'm wondering if there is an official name for this style of the form: Example uses: https://www.tumblr.com/login OR https://www.tumblr.com/register where the input boxes are packed together with ...
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3answers
161 views

How can I display really long content pages on a responsive site?

What are some of the better UX techniques to deal with really long static content pages? We are talking about 4-5 printed pages on a single URL of a site (meaning that if you were to print these ...
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5answers
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Which is the more common term used: Preferences or Settings?

Given that preferences and settings are roughly equatable to users of websites, it seems the more commonly used term would be preferable for the sake of being more readily understood. I haven't been ...
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4answers
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Should a multi-step process use breadcrumbs for navigation, or a “TOC” page?

I am designing a mobile (and desktop) web app that allows a user to create shareable forms. The "advanced process" is broken down into five steps at the moment, laid out like this (Numbers will be ...
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6answers
2k views

What is behind entering email twice for registration?

What do you think to ask the email twice for registration? The context is this: In the e-commerce checkout/registration process where the email is mandatory to save cart or to proceed to the ...
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2answers
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How are alternating illustrations experienced?

In our website redesign we are considering using alternating illustrations at the top of each landing page. This was a suggestion from Marketing to make the pages a little more interesting for each ...
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270 views

What should the “other” option in a drop-down say?

The app will have a drop-down box. One of the options will be something like (Enter your own reason) If that option is selected then a text field will be displayed. Question: what is the suggested ...
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1answer
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Default text for optional dropdown menu

My app has a dropdown for a "Reason." Most users will/should select a reason but they do not have to. We could have the default choice be Select a reason... to increase odds of people picking one. ...

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