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Why did google change the behaviour of the cursor keys on the search results screen?

In August 2011, Google made the following change to the search results (this is no longer default behaviour, though can still be accessed by hitting the Tab button): I use my cursor keys to move ...
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What are some approaches for avoiding rounded corners?

Rounded corners require images (sprites), i.e. extra bandwidth and I'm working with slow Internet connections (think dialup at 56k or less). What are some approaches for designing so that rounded ...
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Are these religious icons clear enough without supplementary labels?

Given this UI (in HTML), do I need to put texts beneath the large images, or is the small image displayed in the lists enough to make the connection? Conclusion The client has signed off on the ...
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Is it ok to use drop-down menus in Mobile Website?

Is it ok to use drop-down menus in a Mobile Website which opens on clicking? Like http://ux.stackexchange.com
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801 views

Is it better to provide different layout for Landscape and Portrait orientations in iPad Websites? or Same layout is fine

Like BBC and many other websites iPad shrink every element of layout to fit into Portrait mode automatically? Is it ok? Or we should make the change in layout to reduce/remove/replace the items ...
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mobile app that displays location based information

I am developing a small web based app that will scan QR codes and generate lists of local businesses such as hotels, restaurants etc. The list can be rendered as, well, a list or as a series of pins ...
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Should we give a Site-map page in Mobile Websites?

I noticed Mobile website's are not having site-map page? Is there any reason behind it? Should we give a Site-map page in Mobile Websites? Can it be useful? I think user can see the sitemap page ...
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Is there any research on when we should provide search for website (Desktop and Mobile) and when not?

Is there any research on when we should provide search for website and when not? As I know. If pages are few then search don't require, but I'm not sure how many pages should consider as few. and ...
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282 views

How to edit only one list in a split list view?

I'm helping out developing an iPhone app that enables access to a lot of list items of data. On the start screen, the user can dig into the list items through either predefined category shortcuts or ...
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which is the best way to show Like/Dislike click results?

I am planning to use Like/Dislike buttons in my forum for rating the comments and posts. I found two nice ways to implement Like/Dislike results: A. Show the sum of Likes - Dislikes between the ...
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Android Alphabetical Lists

Suppose I have a list of many items. Each item is one line of text that the user could select. On average the list will contain around 750 items (although can go as high as 1,000) Instead of ...
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Ill behaved smartphones or snobby users?

I'm receiving emails and I'm seeing messages on some websites that say something like 'Posted from my [smartphone]'. I don't have a smartphone (yet), so I don't know if the message configuration is ...
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Social media in 'Coming Soon' pages

I was setting up a 'Coming Soon page' for a client, with an email field for users to register for updates and links to the FB page and Twitter account of the Web app. Their concept isn't ground ...
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When did 1024x768 become the standard desktop screen resolution?

I need to justify my choice of screen resolution for a website that has to run on old PCs. When did 1024x768 first become popular? Are there stats somewhere about how far back you'd have to go to find ...
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689 views

Are my thumbs up and thumbs down buttons clear enough for the user? [closed]

They are basically like the the ones you see in Digg. I also thought about using arrows (like in StackExchange sites), but I think people are more used to thumbs these days (due to Youtube, ...
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4answers
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Which type of experience for exploring added reviews is more interesting and useful for exploring newly added beer?

I am trying to nail down a good experience for user's who want to browse added beer reviews for my upcoming site. I'd like it to be a fun experience so I've tried a few different ways of displaying ...
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Graphing Uptime

I am trying to find a way to graph uptime. What is the traditional way to graph the uptime of a device? If the device provides an uptime statistic, how should that be used to graph it. I know how a ...
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Tabbed browsing. Why close the application on closing the last tab?

This happens in IE, Chrome and Firefox. When you close the last 'tab' when you're navigating, the application closes. I'm aware that Chrome (at least) has a really fast restart after that, but still, ...
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1answer
76 views

Listing the features of a discussion site or letting the users discover them by their own?

I built a discussion site for foreigners in Taiwan using bbPress: Right now, there are 3 features that traditional forums don't have (as far as I know): Users can vote topics and replies. Users ...
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Best principle for designing notification experience

I'm currently building a the base notification system for a startup I'm working at, and am having a hard time defining the line between being spammy and making 100% sure the user knows about something ...
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308 views

Is an Apple Help Book the way to go?

I'm getting ready to release an app onto the Mac Appstore and am in need of some advice. The app is really very simple but I'm thinking about adding a quick tutorial. Would I be better off creating ...
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281 views

Subdomains and usability: giving a user an address that immediately redirects them

This is a practice that simply baffles me. For example just today I got my water bill, which tells me to pay at www.water.website.com. This page exists only as a redirect to www2.website.com/water/. ...
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4answers
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Icon for “More”, like more results [closed]

I need an intuitive icon which represents "more" ITEMS (or "more items like this") (or other "similar" items to this item). I have space constraints on the screen, so I can't exactly use a label.
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1answer
296 views

What's the best resource for designing good reports?

I working with SQL Reporting Services and I build reports on a weekly or monthly basis. I'd like to present the information to them in the best manner possible, not just a grid of numbers. I've used a ...
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1answer
2k views

How to pan a panel in C# WinForms?

The panel has horizontal and vertical scrollbars and I'm trying to implement a way to pan the panel without using the scrollwheel because most people only have a vertical scroller. Initially I was ...
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2answers
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Date picker button placement: inside or outside the right bounds?

Which of these is a better approach for placement of the date picker button: Having the button outside the right bounds of the other textboxes: Or having the picker inside: I'm also thinking of ...
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Where to put OK/Cancel on an Android activity form?

Imagine an app screen used to fill out a form and then either Ok, or Cancel - an activity that on a desktop application might be a dialog box. The keyboard will be displayed, so we have limited screen ...
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2answers
244 views

Recommend practices for custom user created forms in a CMS

I would like to allow users to create custom forms in a CMS I am building. While on a broader level, it seems to be quite simple, let the user create the form and save it, the little details seems to ...
3
votes
1answer
176 views

Information density vs. number of pages for users with low computer literacy

Any suggestions for design patterns/best practices regarding less pages/higher info density vs. more pages/less info density when your audience has low-level computer literacy? The particulars: I'm ...
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3answers
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What UI/UX patterns do not “translate” well when localized to other languages? [closed]

I wanted to see what tips other designers with more experience designing for web applications and sites that must handle multiple language might have. I know the basics, like expect the length of ...
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0answers
123 views

Please recommend Better UI elements [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommend UI modifications I have posted this question before without real good suggestions: Recommend UI modifications I am looking to rebuild the "faceted filter" on ...
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4answers
445 views

Product Ratings: Do no ratings hurt worse than negative ratings?

We just implemented product reviews onto our site. There's a serious lack of reviews obviously and we believe it's really hurting our sales since we haven't made any other big changes. Our sales were ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

back/save or OK/cancel?

I am prototyping a small Android app where the user inputs weights (well, masses). For the weight input form, I hesitate between A top bar containing a 'back' button on the left (arrow-like, iOS ...
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1answer
401 views

Fixed height web pages and e-learning

We are developing some e-learning materials and I am having discussions regarding a fixed height "wrapper". I strongly disagree with the idea of fixed height, it goes against so many UX principles. ...
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2answers
212 views

Two buttons next to each other in a mobile navbar

I have a UX issue which would be simpler to solve if I had to buttons next to each other in the navbar for a mobile device. In the images below I'm referring to the buttons marked 1 and 2. 2 Will in ...
3
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4answers
214 views

How to show that a bar is loading?

I'm building a game. Each character has an energy bar. It's red when it's in the low, and green when it's full. I'd like to make it obvious for the user to see that the bar is progressing ( getting ...
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2answers
2k views

Difference between android and ipad application

What are the key factors which makes an app more of android or iPad specific. Would like to hear about usability part of it also.
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3answers
2k views

Let tester directly click on web site to report bugs, similar to bugherd? [closed]

I'm doing website User Testing and want them to report issues by clicking on web site and type text into a comment box. Similar to www.Diigo.com or www.bugherd.com Bugherd is designed for this but it ...
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6answers
1k views

Recommended tools/processes for UX prototyping? [closed]

I'm prototyping the user experience for a web app project, iterating with users twice a week. I've been testing different approaches (modals vs new pages, edit buttons vs hover effects, etc) by ...
3
votes
1answer
552 views

What do you think of data mining in user research?

As far as you know, how popular is this method in user research? What do you think of this method? Normally who are doing this job? People from UX team or other teams? What tools do they usually use ...
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2answers
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Multiple edit table UI

I am wondering if you have seen a table design on web where multiple items could be edited at the same time. For example if I have a column with title group name and the first row is having value ...
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4answers
363 views

Does “ink is expensive” apply in a user interface context?

Edward Tufte in the book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information states, more or less, that ink is expensive. Any ink which is not used to actually convey information is chartjunk and it will ...
2
votes
2answers
162 views

Are there any survey tools that are optimized to render correctly on mobile devices? [closed]

My company would like to run a NPS survey off of our Mobile experience (app and website), are there any tools that will work well with mobile screens? We use Vovici, cvent and surveymonkey in house ...
7
votes
4answers
368 views

How big should an image be on a computer for you to clearly see someone's face?

I have a website where people need to be able to clearly see each other. What is the smallest that say, a PNG, could be, while allowing the viewer to clearly see the features of a face?
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5answers
634 views

CMS interfaces: forms based vs click and change?

In regard to CMS interfaces I would say we could split them in 2 main branches [*1]: the ones with a control panel, where you go and usually see a list of pages (blog articles/ecommerce products), ...
9
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6answers
319 views

Is the idea of user registration flawed if we can't provide any real value for it?

I work in a newspaper publishing company and currently, all the contents in our site is free and no user registration is required. Recently, the lifestyle column team propose to implement a small and ...
0
votes
1answer
266 views

Usage of darker shade to show selected/focused button

Consider that I am creating an interface for a mobile app which shows a list of buttons on the main screen. I can move through the buttons using mobile keypad (feature phones) or screen touch (smart ...
16
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5answers
693 views

Is it a good idea to add tooltip to some text that says exactly the same?

Having tooltips on icons and images is understandable and the same goes for small pieces of links where tooltips may elaborate to the user what that particular link would do. Sometimes, however, ...
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301 views

Best practices to prevent distracting and overwhelming design?

I'm designing a discussion forum. I want to build something that doesn't look too much like a traditional forum (I want it to look more StackExchange-like): Initially I placed the categories like ...
2
votes
5answers
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How to accomodate a large set of filter controls horizontally on a page?

Since the left column is occupied by the left navigation, this leaves only the middle area for placing filter controls. But there is a need to provide for more filtering options in future. In such a ...

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