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Is it good to put search box above the keyboard?

Here's the case, I'm designing for a text editor on iphone, user wants to search keyword in the article the just wrote. We don't have the suggest results (things pop out when you're searching in ...
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Pros/Cons of placing Login/Account in line with the main nav bar?

Currently our navigational header is mostly left side and central of page, account is on upper right. A proposed design shows the account moved down, into the main nav bar. There's some space in ...
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Why is User Experience treated different in digital and physical stores?

When shopping online there is (from my experience) a well thought through design of all the steps from finding the product(s) you want and need to the check out process and purchase of the product(s). ...
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2answers
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Correctly manage user's settings

I am working on a system that connects a client to a database. I am both in control of the client (written in C#) and the database (most functionality is written in pgSQL). Users have to log in in my ...
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Social Media links: is it worth the costs? [on hold]

This is something that we were thinking about and couldn't really find a solution yet, so appealing to the smart people here. The context we all know that social media is good, we believe that, we ...
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Information Architecture vs Customer Journey Map vs Service Blueprint

I understand Customer Journey Map (CJM) is relevant when the need is for uplifting/designing the customer experience, ideally through a persona lens across multiple touchpoints. On the other hand, ...
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1answer
119 views

Should dates be displayed with a time entry?

I'm working on a project where there are numerous time entries for a given a record. The times are stored in the database as timestamp, however for display and editing it's clutter to display the ...
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1answer
66 views

Is a list of records page needed?

I will be building an application to create simple websites. The backend user will be able to add, delete, and modify the following: Users Pages Menus (can be added to pages) Widgets (can be added ...
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3answers
149 views

Changing filters/sort order after editing the query of a search

In many websites, like this one or YouTube for example, after you've done a search (ex. http://ux.stackexchange.com/search?q=something) you can click an option to sort the results by a different ...
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1answer
78 views

How does help / user guidance design differ in niche specialist web applications compared to common web design guidelines?

Backstory I'm creating a tutorial/help/guidance system for a web UI. The backend of the system is a complex professional analysis & measurement tool originally launched in the mid 90's that has ...
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2answers
63 views

What should be emphasized - description or the hyper link?

Signature which I have on other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal. All the font is Impact. The words "Drawing, ...
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3answers
86 views

A usable way to enter a mountaineer's Aspect and Elevation?

Here's a design problem you may find interesting. Feel free to help by answering or commenting. All input is welcome. The design goal: an easier tool for users to enter a type of location on a ...
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1answer
36 views

Always on top Icon [on hold]

I am making a firefox addon that gives the user a menu, this menu lists all running processes and allows the user to pick which windows they want to keep on top. Here is what it looks like: The ...
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1answer
63 views

Shortcut to save a document?

With the offline programs the convention (at least in English) is to type Ctrl+S to save a document. However, in many online web(app)s the convention is to type Ctrl+Enter to submit the current form, ...
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387 views

Drop-down menu navigated using hand gesture

I wanna put hand gesture on webpage. Usually, in webpage, there's navigation bar that located at the top of webpage. Often nav-bar is in a form of multi-level menu, like drop down menu. And by hand ...
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6answers
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Why do web sites display dates in an inaccurate representation e.g. “a year ago”?

Many sites will display dates or times in an inaccurate representation like 1 year ago instead of just displaying the actual date. Here's a case I found to be particularly annoying: This video ...
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1answer
47 views

Best approach to toggle button & Placeholder for date?

What is the best approach (i.e to add some icon or text etc) to show user that this section/button/menu is toggleable or we have more option on left or right on the controls? Right now I'm using ...
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1answer
84 views

Should I show the user how many views its content has received?

If the user uploads a content of any type (video,photo,url,text) should I show him how many times it has been viewed even though other parameters such as e.g. Kudos,Likes and Shares are available to ...
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1answer
53 views

What's a good icon to represent “can't decide?” [on hold]

Let's say a user gets three buttons. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups They get to choose between two options, or alternatively, a button labeled "can't ...
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5answers
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How can I ensure users don't fear the word TEST in the invitation for usability testing?

I did a lot of usability tests and sometimes users came to me saying: Wow. When you said TEST, I thought I should study more. Do you notice the MORE? It means that they studied something! I ...
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1answer
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Measuring reaction to website changes in New x Returning users

As we see every time Facebook changes something, users tend to have a negative reaction to changes in UI. But how can we measure the effects of this discomfort on conversion? The first thing that ...
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3answers
71 views

How to give user ability to clear selected state of control?

We are in the process of redoing our company's website. One element which is absolutely required is this (Text has been removed just in case): Each of the eight pieces around the edge, the inner ...
7
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11answers
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Honest way to show your skills in Portfolio

So i have started seeing this a lot in portfolios of designers. This person has a title that says "My Skills", and at the bottom are bar graphs that are in percentages. So I asked this question ...
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4answers
81 views

Best way to ask a question about a mostly subconscious behavior?

I need to know how much web shoppers in certain countries pay attention to and care about ccTLDs (country code top-level domain e.g. .co.uk or .fr) That is, does it matter to a UK web shopper if a ...
7
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5answers
241 views

How to make a UX decision to bundle or separate applications

I'm contributing to an open source project and there's the question of features and scope. Right now I noticed in my daily work flow that we use a kanban board and hipchat. So the idea is to add ...
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6answers
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Progress bar completing too quickly

I have a progress bar that takes place after a user uploads a file while the backend is running some processes. It looks like a standard progress bar that fills as the processing completes, like so: ...
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2answers
191 views

Global navigation that changes for logged in users - Good idea?

I've taken over a website that sells downloadable software and which consists of the marketing pages that are visible to all users and a 'control panel' that is visible to logged in customers. The ...
3
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1answer
46 views

Should I display a “plus” in front of a production number?

I have a grid displaying stocks and production of resources (related to my previous question). Should I display a plus symbol (+) in front of the production number when it's positive? Or do you think ...
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3answers
142 views

Difference between Notice and Info messages?

I designed a program that is used to send data through the socket. In each program action, I display a message about process state. I'm confused by when to display a Notice message or Info message. ...
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2answers
984 views

User relationship: friends vs followers

Facebook has the concept of friends, whereas twitter has the concept of followers. Both define a relationship between users of the system. Is there a substantial difference between the two? What ...
4
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3answers
103 views

Ajax login vs navigation

I am redesigning my login page to be a tabbed modal (sign in / register). I asked my wife "which do you prefer, sign in page or a pop up / slide down sign in page," and she surprised me by saying the ...
10
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3answers
1k views

When should bold, italics, and colour be used to draw attention in a sentence?

Following is my signature on some other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal! I cannot show it here but the words ...
5
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3answers
108 views

How to visualize slider steps without ticks

A good way to visualize the steps a slider can make is to visualize it with ticks like so: What would be a good way to visualize a slider can only be set into certain steps without the use of ...
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2answers
51 views

How to make it clear that two related forms submit separately?

I'm adding reviews functionality to a website. Currently, the form where users can enter a review and/or rating looks like this; When the user clicks one of the rating stars, the page makes an ajax ...
8
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2answers
101 views

Nested tabs on landscape mobile. Best Practice

I have a problem organizing tabs on landscape mobile screen. Input: It's a game. Screen named "Inventory". User can own hundreds of items. All items can be grouped into 4 categories. There should ...
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0answers
47 views

How to design this web page? [on hold]

we are design this kind of web page, you can choose some phones from a lot of phones. Right now, the web page is like this we don't think it's a very brilliant design. But we have no idea how to ...
3
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1answer
91 views

Reference for Spanish UI [duplicate]

Is there a good reference for UI terms in spanish? Terms like username, password, login/logout, etc... aren't direct translations. I'm looking for a guideline to translate these labels. Update ...
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2answers
28 views

info presented to the user in a payments page

I am in the stage where I will start building the page of my app that displays the payment status of the user. Nonetheless I have no idea what this page will look like from a content point of view. ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

How should a minimize-to-tray application behave?

I am building an application that minimizes to tray on the close-button (cross upper right corner). I found two different behaviours for this kind of application now: click on the tray icon to bring ...
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0answers
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Why is total Monospace conversion and translation from Proportional Fonts, denied? [closed]

I hate proportional fonts!...of any kind! And would prefer a computer screen that ONLY depicted monospaced text!...of varying scales, and styles!...and interoperable with any mathematics text or ...
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1answer
102 views

Bill Pay Portal

I'm working on a project where we are building out a new business bill pay portal in addition to our existing residential portal. The bill pay portals have a similar set up, but they differ and color ...
4
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3answers
92 views

How practical is the accessibility requirement to view pages with CSS disabled?

As a practical matter, aside from what Section 508 states about web documents being readable without relying on an external stylesheet, do vision-impaired users really try to browse the web with css ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Need examples of good app-based email verification, account setup flows

I have to design an email verification flow and i'm looking to find succinct language to let my iOs app users know that they will receive a verification email with a link they can click before they ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Appropriate icon for: Donate [closed]

I'm looking for suggestions on an appropriate icon for a donate call to action button. Obviously a dollar sign or money is a good representation, but I want something that makes us look less money ...
3
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3answers
46 views

cart call to action color on mobile [on hold]

We are designing an e-shop for a bakery. What do you think about the yellow call to action button to complete the order? The other option is a black button. Which one do you think would create more ...
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0answers
51 views

Good alternatives to grids for data visualization of large datasets

I'm working on a project where I have large amounts of data in a grid, but I am not satisfied that this is the best way to display it. Does anyone have suggestions on the best way to display large ...
2
votes
3answers
204 views

Is using Page's section scrolling good for UX?

A designer is insisting on using this effect on a website like this http://alvarotrigo.com/fullPage/examples/normalScroll.html http://www.thepetedesign.com/demos/onepage_scroll_demo.html You must ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

What are the rules of using ellipsis on buttons

I read about the rules of using ellipsis (three dots ...) in a menu command: Indicate a command that needs additional information (including a confirmation) by adding an ellipsis at the end of ...
1
vote
2answers
53 views

How do you make a range input / slider accessible to screen readers for blind UX

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups How do you make range inputs / sliders screen reader accessible? What is the best solution for making these types of ...

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