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Why is resizing the browser window bad practice?

I asked how I can resize the browser window with JavaScript. Everybody told me not to do it. Why is this a bad practice? I think sometimes it can be good. For example, I want to show users a tweeting ...
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1answer
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Android Spinner with many items?

I am looking for the best way to let the user choose one option from a list that might be somewhat long. I was considering an AutoCompleteTextView, but it is important that the user only can choose ...
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2answers
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Ordering a set of cards/data by two properties

I have a set of cards, in this case people. Imagine a dating site where the user wants to find people who are both near to them geographically and have a high match rating. I'm not sure what the most ...
2
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4answers
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What is the difference between a customer journey and a user journey

What is the difference between a customer journey and a user journey? I am planning a requirements workshop for a new CRM implementation. We have identified all the customer journeys but we need to ...
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55 views

How would I instruct a reader to push a button with an ellipsis at the end?

I am writing some documentation and want to instruct a user through a process. During the process the user should click a button to open another screen. I am unsure how to document this as the ...
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1answer
97 views

Should I display progress bar for completed jobs?

I have a webapp with list of background jobs (interface is similar to this template). It displays progress bar on each job. Queued jobs have indeterminate style, running have some percentage and ...
0
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1answer
87 views

How to map existing apps in a group

I have set-up a no-profit UX work-group with about 13 active members in Brisbane called AppsMockups. The idea is to collectively retro-engineer one popular application at a time like Tinder or ...
0
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1answer
98 views

Pagination vs Scroll in Datagrid

Normally, we can use pagination and scroll in a datagrid when it has too many records. How to balance when to use pagination or scroll, considering consistency in standard guideline in a whole ...
9
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2answers
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Does the content of the HTML5 placeholder attribute affect usability?

When using the placeholder attribute in HTML5 has there been any research into how the content of the placeholder affects the usability of the form? I'm thinking specifically about using the ...
0
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1answer
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filter values in dropdown [duplicate]

I have a dropdown list with a lot of values and I want to give the users the option to filter these values with a search input field, something like this: So if the user types chicken in the search ...
0
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2answers
148 views

Alternative to Check Boxes on Mobile

What other options are there for a more usable intuitive multi-select on mobile?
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0answers
23 views

Combining a list, map, and details on mobile

So I'm making an event app for mobile devices. Currently there's a map with icons, with different icons representing different kind of events, and then details pop up at the bottom of the screen when ...
10
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2answers
727 views

What is a sans-serif font that still clearly differentiates similar characters like: l 1, i etc

I am looking for an easy-to-read San Serif font that manages to make the normally similar looking characters (o, 0; 1,l,i) still clearly differniated to the eye. This sill be used for very short ...
2
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1answer
159 views

Inline table edits: how to make it quick to edit?

I'm dealing with a data table with a large number of columns and rows. Because there are so many columns, I'm thinking of putting in something that scrolls horizontally and vertically while fixing the ...
0
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0answers
53 views

Is there an intuitive way of creating Boolean rules without requiring knowledge of Boolean logic? [closed]

I need help please see the screen shot attached, can someone help me to come up with good UX for the problem. 1)How do i make it simple and easy. 2)The customer wants the screen more of a card view ...
9
votes
3answers
1k views

What is the difference between Categories, Keywords, Labels and Tags?

Is there a standard way of using Categories, Keywords and Tags in the context of blogs, websites and web applications? I am not sure if it is a case of these being equivalent of synonyms in some ...
1
vote
1answer
46 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Dropdown with stacked up- and down-arrows vs one down-arrow. What drives the choice?

Our team implemented non-native dropdown controls that use an up-triangle on top of a down-triangle (similar to the MacOS example). The native controls (as far as I can tell) for MacOS (10.10) and ...
0
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0answers
14 views

How to Extend Mobile Web App to Tablet Size [on hold]

I have a mobile phone web app which we wanted to extend to Tablet device. It is responsive so currently on a larger screen it looks fine but does not take advantage of the screen size. What are some ...
0
votes
4answers
57 views

One time password every time user logs in?

I want to implement a log in system: User simply provides his / her email to sign up / sign in. A random password is generated and sent to his / her email, with a valid period of, say, 30 minutes. ...
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vote
5answers
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What's the reason some places use milk bags instead of milk jugs or other means?

I am not sure if it happens in other countries, but some provinces in Canada uses milk bags for 4L instead of jugs, or other containers. Anyone knows if there is an advantage of this over the other ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Displaying sub-filters in menus

I'm struggling with this issue: I'd like to know options on how to CLEARLY display a sub-filter option in a menu. To better explain: the problem is that I have a set of data that will be filtered ...
14
votes
5answers
8k views

Why do modern keyboards have Scroll Lock?

The Scroll Lock key is useless in the modern day, and some higher-end keyboards don't even have it: Same can be said for the Pause and Break keys, but however it pauses the BIOS POST output on many ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Overridable validations - displaying and handling overrides

We have a need to display validations - could be field validations or rule validations. Some of these validations can be overridden (i.e. the user can indicate that the particular field validation ...
0
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0answers
14 views

What is the most important for customer in terms of content? [on hold]

It's more general question about content, customers needs and marketing point of view. Let's say I have some services to offer and I try to sell it on my website. What should the website contain at ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Allowing users to filter and expand a default set of search results

I'm trying to figure out the best UI for: 1.) Presenting users with a default set of search results (let's say 'toys') 2.) Allowing the user to filter those search results per standard checkboxes ...
0
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0answers
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Do the iOS guidelines for accessibility labels also work for hints?

There are some very clear iOS guidelines for creating accessibility labels, with one of them being that the label "should begin with a capital word and not end with a period." Controls that allow the ...
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0answers
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Recording On Page at User Discretion?

At work, we have been throwing around the idea of a recording service that can be embedded on web apps and used to allow users to record their feedback, issues and what not with the application. ...
2
votes
2answers
74 views

Best way to show payment sites for in-app purchases in mobile phone apps

The other day I made a few purchases using a mobile phone app (Android). I used Paypal, but this could be applied to any payment gateway actually. Thing is, the application was just opening a ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

Currency format: By Locale or Currency?

Similar to this, but different question: International Currency Formatting Guidelines — Currency Codes Wondering if currency formats are locale or currency dependent. For instance, if I wanted ...
4
votes
1answer
96 views

Caret positioning in HTML/richtext WYSIWYG editor

This markup: first<strong>second</strong> gets rendered as firstsecond and now consider the task of inserting character in between first and second words. User should be able ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Where should I put a UIBarButtonItem if there is only one? On the right or on the left?

here is my question. What is better for the UX, put a UIBarButtonItem (or equivalent in other platforms) at the right side of the UIToolbar (like the image below shown, like Whatsapp does it on the ...
53
votes
12answers
8k views

Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design

I'm creating a flat-ish responsive website, which basically is an online résumé. I'm displaying skills (but it could be whatever) in a grid system. Each skill is clickable, to display some ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

How to fit a MREC into a sidebar

I've seen some great sidebar designs (like filters for listing pages) and the list or grid to the right of it. My problem is that these seem to only be quite thin and fitting a 300px by 250px MREC ...
0
votes
4answers
103 views

Using input method to indicate the application's mode

Is it bad practice to use different input methods (separate buttons vs a drop-down menu) to visually indicate which mode an application is currently in? If so, why? Some background: We have an ...
2
votes
4answers
45 views

How can I display a definition to my users on mobile?

I have a client that has some content with pretty intense scientific language. They realize this, and want to offer contextual definitions, on demand. I can find lots examples of this being done via ...
39
votes
7answers
6k views

Why should text be non-selectable?

I've seen some websites that make their text unselectable. And I believe that this can break up user experience, as "selectable text" is a well established ui pattern on web and computer in general. ...
2
votes
3answers
69 views

Animation as user feedback: how to do accessibility here without being redundant?

I have a list of "Texts" being displayed on a list. The user can reorder it when click on an action button, and when do that, an animation works as a feedback to the user. The Texts move, changing ...
3
votes
4answers
174 views

Offering a way to cancel a process

Given the case that a user is presented a modal dialog that displays an installation process (or something similar). If the process would normally take a few seconds but can potentially take longer, ...
2
votes
1answer
176 views

what happens when my vertical finger tab navigation is longer than my content area?

i'm designing a work area in a web application where i use a vertical finger tab navigation on the left (a bit like this: http://patternry.com/p=vertical-module-tabs/) The content tab with which the ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

What is the difference between Keywords, Tags and Controlled Vocab

I am designing a website that every article in it is related somehow with other articles ... I attend to do the relation by tagging the articles .. but some of the team suggested to do the relation ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

Using web fonts in email templates

What are the UX implications of using Web fonts in email templates? It seems that not all email clients support web fonts, but I'm not sure of the consequences of this.
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Search results - adding “hide” capability alongside “favorite”/heart

If you were to add a "hide this result" capability to a site like Airbnb, how/where would you do it? i.e. you search and get dozens or hundreds of results and start to drill down into them. While ...
6
votes
4answers
158 views

What is the recommended minimum characters limit for auto-complete/filter?

We would like to provide our tables with generic search field that will filter entries where at least one of the columns contains the input text. We also think of providing auto-completion for this ...
103
votes
14answers
17k views

Why should we ask the password twice during registration?

It would be easier to ask for a user's password only once during registration. The problem: The user could make a mistake while typing the password once because of hiding letters. The solution: The ...
3
votes
1answer
86 views

How to bring the detail view into a sidebar

I have an sidebar similar to this example Home Objects Management* Foo Bar Baz Objects > Management is basically a list of all objects. Each object has a detail view. Workflow: Navigate to ...
2
votes
1answer
332 views

User Testing Framework and Questions for comparative tests

I am planning to conduct a number of task-based moderated think aloud tests for a service that I am designing. I will be repeating the test with the same setup regularly throughout the year and I am ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Dynamic Applications And Translation

We are developing a multi-language web software. We allow end user to create applications dynamically. Scenario: Say we need a "sales app (we call modules as app)" which requires following fields: ...
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votes
0answers
62 views

why there is no country name in google page in USA? [on hold]

In India, there is country name under Google which is google india. but why America name is missing in USA google page?
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0answers
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Ubuntu 15.04 installation process doesn't load the keyboard layout I gave [migrated]

Note: This behaviour has been seen on Ubuntu Server, but it should be the same with the Desktop version. On Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation process, if you set the English language, but choose the ...

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