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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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218 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
236 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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550 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
60 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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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 ...
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1answer
165 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 ...
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2answers
126 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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1answer
463 views

Scrolling V Non Scrolling

I have a client insisting he does not want to have a vertical scroll on his site. The content does not allow for this, but he's still insisting. Can anyone help me put up a case in educating him that ...
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4answers
224 views

Alternatives to glossary layout?

I've been looking for different ways of laying out glossary content but only seem to find layouts that look like below. While I think this is effective and intuitive for users I was wondering if you ...
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1answer
116 views

How do you know when you've reached the “local maximum?”

Andrew Chen calls the “Local Maximum” a point in which you’ve hit the limit of the current design…it is as effective as its ever going to be in its current incarnation. How do you know, as a UX ...
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1answer
229 views

Best solution for recurrent tasks in a calendar

I am trying to design the user interface of a program that tracks recurrent activities and the daily progress. "Done-not done", like a daily to-do-list. What's the best experience for the user when ...
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1answer
91 views

Optimal shape for interaction with a map

What is the best aspect ratio for a geographical map when considering ease of finding a route from a variable start point to a marked end point?
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1answer
361 views

How wireframes work for UX/UI design and front-end development

I created this wireframe/sketch to have a UI designer bring it to life, however I have some questions about the wireframe and grid system: Link: http://postimg.org/image/npt5zlvu7 1) Would I be able ...
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2answers
159 views

How can I style an editable text area so that its purpose is implicit?

I considered a skeuomorph using yellow paper with lines but it seemed tacky and didn't fit the overall design of the page. The textarea fills an entire "panel" on the page just like other panels of ...
2
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2answers
110 views

Common page to “explore” different entities of data (users, vehicles, venues) on a website?

I have a website where registered users can add their vehicles (cars, motorcycles, trucks), track their expenses and connect them to different venues (filling stations, repair shops). So I want an ...
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3answers
285 views

Using a JavaScript overlay or separate HTML page?

We're currently designing a portfolio website. On the front page, we have a navigation which takes the user to Home, Work, Information, Blog. On this front page, we'd also have a series of images ...
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1answer
79 views

Is there a rule of thumb for when to allow users to save draft of a form?

Our site has a form (below, posted here with permission) that allows users to add content. It's fairly streamlined, but might take some time and thought for a user to complete, depending upon how ...
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253 views

A Long Aged Question: How is the content developed for the wireframe?

My name is Jarod, and I'm a web designer. Recently I started discovering that UX might most likely be my strongest field of interest since I'm most intrigued by how website visitors make buying ...
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3answers
457 views

How to present a list of sentences in a beautiful and useful way

This might not only be a user experience question but also a design one. I am designing a corporate website and my manager didn't really like the first idea I presented. I have to show a list of ...
2
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1answer
147 views

What is the best way to bring your old users to your new site?

A project I'm working on involves the creation of a new site that will host around 80% of the content of an old one. The content will disappear from the old site, and become solely available on the ...
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3answers
150 views

Which should be the correct behavior for sort in multi-page list?

We are building an application which may have thousands item in the table list. As we decide each page only show 25 item, so there maybe 10-100 pages. We allow the user click the table column header ...
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2answers
118 views

Followup: Show Data Gradually or All at Once [closed]

This is a followup to my post a while ago which can be found here. I've made several suggested changes to my site and would like everybody to take a look here: http://bahcalculator.org/nano/. I made ...
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2answers
102 views

How to help a client evaluate a sitemap

I'm currently working on a redesign of a very large/complex website with tens of thousands of pages and hundreds of contributors. The new design requires a significant departure from the current site ...
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2answers
624 views

What font is best for full screen closed captions?

I'd like to upload some closed caption audiobooks to youtube where the video is simply the subtitles for the text being read. Here's an example. What design would best suit this purpose? I'm pretty ...
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2answers
197 views

Is it acceptable to have an editable field visible on hover?

I have a chart that is mostly used for viewing, but can be edited. It is a bar chart of percentages (beneath the bars) that can be edited. Unfortunately, if I display the fields the table becomes more ...
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0answers
739 views

Two state button guide - for non-UX designers [closed]

I have been reading way too many posts on toggle buttons, flips, switches and it seems like a clear guide to design an unambiguous button is needed, rather than just advice for people on how to fix ...
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4answers
687 views

Toggle Buttons vs Tabs

What are the problems with using toggle buttons instead of of tabs? I have a design where action buttons and tabs share the same row. I have 1 row with action buttons in it. In this same row I will ...
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2answers
192 views

How to handle multiple versions of same application with different set of features

Imagine you have two versions of the same web application. Lets call them v1 and v2. The use of the two versions is the same. V1 is an older version which is extremely flexible and customizable but ...
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0answers
147 views

An icon for an unassigned item? [closed]

I am working on a planning system for a logistics company and their sorting machine (loop sorter, a couple of hundred chutes, 20.000 items/hour) - and I need an icon to show that a given chute doesn't ...
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7answers
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Security question & answer. What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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1answer
45 views

Selected and processed states in one workflow

I have just noticed (on vacation with iPad only) that the interface that allows you to import photos from camera to iPad has very similar representation of photos selected for import (checkmark on ...
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3answers
175 views

search result expected

Suppose the user is presented with a search functionality and searches for Jose. For the moment, the search query is returning all the Jose but it also returns Joseph becasue Jose is included in the ...
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2answers
106 views

Suggestions for how to consolidate multiple admin areas into one?

I have been given the task of consolidation multiple admin sections of an app into one. Each admin area is a large page which contains form elements. To achieve this I am considering the following ...
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1answer
126 views

Chose a person from a list of ~10000, with 1 optional filter by group (~1000 groups)

I'm looking for a sane way to choose 1 person out of tens of thousands, optionally being able to filter the list by group - but there are almost as many groups. The only option I've come up with is ...
3
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2answers
551 views

What to do for slow autocomplete?

I'm making an app that can search Metacritic (screen-scraper app). In the search box, I have an autocomplete function, which essentially does exactly what pressing "Search" would do, which is query ...
2
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2answers
179 views

Traffic Allocation UI

I am working on a UI for an A/B testing web-app. One of the features is traffic allocation, where you can set the percentage of the visitors that will see every variation of the test. For example, 20% ...
2
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2answers
904 views

What are some guidelines for designing a good pop up message for your webapp?

I’m trying to build a guideline to refer to when creating alert/pop up messages Are there any recommended "rules" as to: The inner layout - Centering vs aligning the content of the message to the ...
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5answers
508 views

Is 'usability' enough for a company portal?

I want to know if this argument is a common one that is made - as it's one I was intending to conclude a report with. I have been asked to advise on how to improve the usability of a company portal. ...
2
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4answers
301 views

Just how many wireframes should i be producing for my client?

I'm working for a client who is developing large self-serve activities for customer to manage their policy online. My question is this.... Should i be producing a wireframe for every single journey ...
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1answer
560 views

Horizontal Scrolling Emails (B2C) Best Practices

A client recently asked me to look into developing a horizontal email for one of their campaigns. I've been coding their emails for a year or so now but am unfamiliar with the best practices from a ...
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3answers
617 views

When to use static (i.e., sticky) navigation bars?

As an amateur web designer I've been paying close attention to websites' designs to improve my grasp on this field, I noticed that some websites are using sticky navigation bars while others are using ...
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3answers
162 views

iTunes, iOS and Apple inconsistent about GB vs GiB [closed]

Does anyone know of the story behind this specific UI? I mean I get the base 2 vs base 10 math but whichever route you pick, shouldn't there be consistency? Or is there a story behind this? 2^30 vs ...
1
vote
6answers
304 views

Best way to present sections of information

I'm working on a form that will be used to collect pieces of information on a person. The information has two main sections, "identifying" information like name, DoB, etc. and the second section is ...
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3answers
274 views

At what point does the amount of data presented on a table become too much?

The engineers I have worked with at various companies seem to be of one mind, in that they believe it's most useful to their clients if every field available in a given dataset is displayed in a ...
3
votes
2answers
862 views

Which is more usable: labels above form elements, or to the right?

I'd very much like to get some feedback on this, as of right now, it is a point of contention among the devs at my office and myself. Which is more usable: labels above form elements, or to the right? ...

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