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Displaying mixed RTL-LTR data in a LTR window

My (desktop) app has a LTR (left to right text) window which displays data in a table. The table takes most of the display. The left most column (and the 3 coumns that follows) is a LTR colum, while ...
2
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1answer
2k views

What is the best UX to let user perform CRUD operations?

My users will work on data grids bounded to list of entities. CRUD operations can be done directly in the data grid (inline editing) or in a popups (user will click in the grid toolbar on "create" or ...
0
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1answer
76 views

How does one know which call to action to optimise for?

Say that a website has a "contact us" form and button and a "start free trial" button that should both be persistently displayed as the user navigates around the site...Should they both be given equal ...
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1answer
90 views

Which online support model works better for a medical site?

I'm work on a medical site that needs to a Q&A sub-site. I'm not sure which support system is better for users and authors of the site. Ticket based support system seems better for private ...
1
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1answer
102 views

Different alignment for elements of two groupBox in a form

I'm trying to design a settings form for a Desktop Application. There is two groupBoxes in the form. Each groupBox may contains some elements(TextBox, ComboBox , ...). Is it force for good design to ...
4
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2answers
181 views

The best way to display time-sensitive data from a small chart in one line?

Let's say you have a table that shows you how much a meal voucher is worth at a dining hall at a certain time, so like: Meal Time Equivalency Rate 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $5.00 10:46 ...
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1answer
146 views

Simplify the gamification further (carpool)

I am building a carpool app for India. And the app needs to work on a point (km) system. Initially I thought that working on a system that is based on points will be good enough until I was advised to ...
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1answer
120 views

Is there a webdesign guideline to add dates to web pages?

It seems like whenever I visit a website whether it's a tutorial, or article, etc, they rarely write the date, which makes you wonder if it's 1 year old or 10 year old, especially if it's software ...
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177 views

What is the fundamental difference between liking and upvoting? Please signify what to use in what contexts?

In particular: How do people perceive the difference between these actions? How do people perceive the difference between a like/don't like system and a upvote/downvote system? When should you use ...
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2answers
107 views

How to indicate that the pin on a map can be hidden?

In our mapping application the user is able to look up an adress which is then indicated by a pin on the map. In cases where this pin would cover some underlying icons (can be clickable) I would like ...
2
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3answers
121 views

Is the comment area of a news story a distraction to the user?

i mean, include a area to comments in a news can make the reader forget the read content? as you know, Comment areas are full of conversations fleeing subject, hate speech,trolls and much more, so, it ...
3
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4answers
303 views

What is an alternative for a horizontal accordion?

I currently have a vertical accordion in my design that is working for me. I have a potentially large number of top level items that I can load on-demand, and each accordion section has probably 10 ...
3
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1answer
355 views

what is the list for list of sexual orientation options in a dating website?

males and females sexual orientations in a terminology that is easy for the user to select them. Exmple .male straight , female straight including gay and lesbian and other kinds. please i am ...
3
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1answer
472 views

Pinch/Zoom: evidence for bad UX

My company is redesigning its corporate website. the CEO is not entirely sold on the business/UX case for going mobile (and the added bandwidth that entails). Part of his objection is that he believes ...
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2answers
218 views

What companies have opened up their UX content like Mailchimp has done? [closed]

Edit: I'm looking more for the content released by companies not in the operating system/browser world. Sure, there's a ton of stuff out there from Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla, etc. about their UIs and ...
5
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1answer
162 views

Should we fake succesful form submit, display result and then revert if some conditions are not met?

Like on Stack exchange, when you try to vote up your question, it appears like you successfully voted, count goes up and vote up button highlights, but then when form actually completes submitting ...
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2answers
183 views

Best practice in a fullform page

I've have a page with iss full form. What is the best practice to do this? In the moment title is align to the top menu, with inputs textwith full widht of the page, and selectswith 50% centralized. ...
5
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2answers
437 views

Online Questionnaire Design - Should all questions be on one page, or have a separate page for each?

I am running a short 10 question satisfaction survey. I am trying to determine if it is better to present all questions on the same screen, or present each question individually and have the user ...
2
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2answers
96 views

Using gradual engagement for collecting reviews

For a product site, I am preparing a pattern to review products. To prevent spam (and due to legal requirements) we need the reviews to be confirmed by users. In my example, I would like to use email ...
2
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2answers
370 views

Displaying Dates and Time with Locally Relevant Time Zone Information

I am specifying enhancements to a system that will need to report on employee activity in different time zones. I anticipate that users of the system will be able to set a 'Home' or Local Time Zone - ...
2
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2answers
439 views

What are good checkbox alternatives?

My case: Users belong to a group. Depending on the selected users the group-state can be either checked (all users are within that group), unchecked (no user is in that group) or indeterminate (some ...
2
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2answers
178 views

How to present 3 options: not selected, selected, locked

I'm working on consistent way to show 3 types of tests user can choose from. One type of test is always active (user is doing this test). Options are: Flashcard Test (not selected) Guessing Test ...
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3answers
2k views

What is a user friendly way of preventing users re-submitting / editing a form while it is submitting?

What is the most user friendly way to block user input to form while form is submitting that can be reused i.e. so I don't have to implement it for each form? For forms with only buttons (I have ...
3
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3answers
856 views

Adding items to dropdown list on-the-fly?

In certain locations in our application, users encounter dropdowns with a number of items, from which they can: Select a suitable value Add a value to the dropdown list if they don't find a suitable ...
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1answer
63 views

Best behavior for my web app

I'm designing a flashcard webapp, I'm facing a UX issue. At the beginning, I thought it would simply be on one side a question, and on the other side the answer just like the "real life" flashcards. ...
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3answers
385 views

Text Emoticon for Warning Messages

My error message has a sad face emoticon : ( so that users can easily know that there's an error since just making the alert background to the color red doesn't really emphasize an error message ...
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1answer
74 views

Should a book use icons to outline regions / semantics?

disclaimer: with "book" I'm mainly referring to texts that gravitate around a technical / scientific topic, like math books or programming books, not really romance or narrative. Considering the ...
2
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1answer
394 views

Round vs Rectangular Buttons

Is there any published, statistical data or scientific papers that show if round buttons are more likely to be tapped than traditional rectangular buttons? By round buttons I mean circles, not ...
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4answers
3k views

Why does the Stack Overflow swag request form have six address lines?

Some backstory: I ran in the Stack Overflow election, and lost. Poor me. The SE gods took pity upon me, though, and sent me a link to a form where I could give them an address and they would send me ...
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2answers
63 views

“Useful links” - really useful?

A great many sites I've seen have pages titled "Useful links" or similar. I tend to regard this as bad practice: why have a link on a site if it's not useful? Essentially it feels like a category that ...
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2answers
88 views

Signal that a field has become required after other user interaction

The user is presented with a form. One of the form selections is a check box. If the user checks the check box, one of the fields is now required. What is the best way to signal to the user that ...
2
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3answers
98 views

Best wording to use for “General” portal in navigation

I am designing a navigation bar at the top of a web page with several buttons used for navigation. On the right side of the bar, there are two buttons pertaining to user-specific functions (log in, ...
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1answer
52 views

When user “A” comments on the blog of user “B”, should we notify a message into a “SENT Message Box” of user “A”?

I am building an app that allows users to comment blog of other user. Each user will have their own message box. Let see this example: User "A" sent a message "your blog is great" to a blog "Life is ...
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3answers
195 views

Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?

Today I noticed one really annoying thing in a new layout from a designer. In the new design, all dropdowns had much darker background than other text inputs. For one, the contrast was quite poor, ...
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2answers
146 views

How to approach user documentation in a maintainable, but user-friendly way?

Question What approach should be taken when designing end-user documentation for a large/corporate (web-based) software system? Is there industry best-practice that combines good UX with ...
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1answer
62 views

Looking for plain language resources [closed]

I'm familiar with Letting go of the Words and www.plainlanguage.gov, and I have seen Sandra Fisher-Martins' Ted Talk, but I was wondering if there were any other sources, particularly academic ...
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9answers
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Why we don't use wider interfaces on wide screens

Screen are getting wider and wider. Almost every interface uses a fixed width and content is centered in the screen. I know we can't read a too long line easily, but there are solutions to fill the ...
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2answers
112 views

What is a Plain English term for “Device” in the USA? [closed]

I'm working on a web application. It runs in Chrome and Safari, so that supports just about any modern device. I'm worried that "device" might be a confusing term for the average person. Here are a ...
1
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1answer
110 views

Mobile Phone Device Grouping [closed]

I need to organise modern smartphone devices into different families or groups, for instance this could be via Screen resolution, Manufacturer, Year. I then need to assign trend stats based on usage, ...
3
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6answers
197 views

How many products on a landing page?

I'm currently working on a landing page on an e-commerce site, and this question was brought up. Are there any best practices in general for how many products there should be on a landing page? Is it ...
1
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2answers
97 views

List of selectable fields for query

How would you go about displaying a list of fields that a user can select to make a query? The list can get pretty long (we are not talking hundreds of items but it would still be a sore to the eye) I ...
3
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3answers
234 views

What is the expected result for mouse inputs in web based applications?

Clearly left-click is the most common, but how often are others like right-click and double-click used? What is the distribution frequency of those inputs? What is the expected result of those mouse ...
1
vote
1answer
130 views

What is the best Menu pattern for large dataset?

I was searching on various UI components that is out there. new, old and more. I want to know, Are there any good website which lists and compares web UI components? I am specifically looking for ...
3
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1answer
118 views

Accepting multiple Terms and Conditions at once

I am working on a mobile and web form. There are a few products X, Y, Z under an umbrella product, let's call it XYZ. Is there a way for accepting multiple Terms and Conditions by placing all of them ...
2
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2answers
411 views

Photoshop Layer for Demonstrating Gestures on iOS

I'm building demonstration screenshots of how to use an app and would love to be able to show tap, drag, pinch, and zoom events. This video shows some really good ones: http://vimeo.com/19347629 ...
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8answers
4k views

Is there such thing as “touchscreen-friendly” user interface?

My understanding about touchscreen-friendly is that the controls are not too small so that they can be tapped by the finger. Are there "touchscreen-friendly" user interface standards? Or is there even ...
1
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3answers
114 views

Price Decimals on eCommerce Site

About a third of products do not have rounded numbers ($80.00). Should I display decimals for them? I am hesitant between keeping a consistent experience $143.99, $80.00, $23.12 and reducing the ...
0
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2answers
106 views

How can I direct people from a mobile app to specifically a desktop site?

My issue is that I want to be able to send people from our app to a feature that is only available on the desktop version of our website. It's not available on the mobile responsive site, so tapping a ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Inline vs Modal Dialog Editing for complex widgets

I am building an application where user's can create very complex widgets using a browser. The two main approaches I can think of to allow for this is inline editing and modal dialog boxes. Unlike a ...
1
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1answer
182 views

disable ALL cookie warnings [closed]

What might be an effective way to universally block or auto-accept all cookie warning banners before the web browser shows them? Eg. Does a userscript (Greasefire/Tampermonkey) exist find and thwart ...

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