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6answers
962 views

Hyperlink the verb or the noun?

I'm telling users to get something and where they can get it. Should I hyperlink the action or the destination? Which of the following would be easier for the user to parse and execute? You need ...
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1answer
1k views

facebook live stream vs facebook comments [closed]

there's a FB live stream and facebook comments, I donn really understand what's the diff, and which one of them is better for my website, I have daily half hour live streaming can I use both into my ...
5
votes
4answers
922 views

Web application, minimal design, white bg — how to contain top menu links?

I am working on a web application that has a typical top nav, using this paradigm. [logo].........[search bar]................[home] [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [logout] By top nav, I mean that ...
8
votes
4answers
365 views

Is there a preferred manner of laying out a few radio buttons?

If I have a requirement to display three radio buttons, is there some UX standard that says they should be laid out vertically and not horizontally? i.e. is: o High Temperature: o ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

Alternatives for Tree structure [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to view a deep hierarchy? In a desktop application what are the innovative, alternate methods to a tree structure? Provide me some example ...
10
votes
3answers
602 views

Progressively Filtering Options

I am modelling a selection from a product matrix. The customer envisions this as a series of dropdowns which progressively filter what is available in a subsequent dropdown. So for example the first ...
12
votes
3answers
758 views

UX and design for Gamification of Collaborative Learning

What are proven gamification techniques that promote collaboration? I don't mind whether the specific techniques come from educational sites, or pure game sites or some other source. I want to ...
4
votes
2answers
213 views

What makes good navigation when the user is providing the links?

The application I am working on allows users to specify sections, and pages within these sections. They are all related to the same area of the site, so I don't want to hide the secondary navigation ...
7
votes
8answers
276 views

Labeling of lightbox settings

Suppose we have a UI where the settings of a lightbox showing an image can be adjusted. It might look something like this: By "background" in the mockup above is really referred to overlay, but ...
2
votes
3answers
293 views

What ways can I present an addtional field to combobox when user can't find item they looking for?

I have ComboBox and it has item inside user can select item they want, if they can't find item they can select first item (Not in this list) and input data in textbox (textbox will show if user select ...
105
votes
10answers
7k views

Do unique icon contours help people scan?

Many years ago, I ran across a good icon design tutorial. It said that having unique contours to icons help users scan for the item they're looking for. If this is true, why don't iPhone and Android ...
4
votes
2answers
597 views

What happens when the focus rectangle isn't clear?

I get a lot of clients that comment that the focus box isn't obvious enough in some browsers. Is it common and good practice to make it more obvious? If so, how exactly do people do this?
2
votes
3answers
290 views

how to control user focus?

i am currently developing a prototype for a piece of software. One of the most important things is to show the client, how the UI will look like, so I am making real wpf windows with no real data ...
3
votes
2answers
367 views

Floating / Sticky Header for Vehicle Search

I'm brainstorming a way to have a full grid of cars show on a inventory search page. I dislike a full left nav of 100's of options to filter (ie carmax or any other site) and update the results so I ...
3
votes
3answers
995 views

How to align social buttons without losing vertical space?

I've add in some social buttons to one of our pages. I don't want to have to put them in a horizontal row because that'll push more products down below the fold. This is my idea so far: Close ...
23
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12answers
2k views

Pros/Cons of Search Icon on Search Field

What do you think which is the best search field solution? And why? Is there any research on this topic? To which direction should the search icon face?
11
votes
5answers
2k views

Optimal interface for specifying a mapping between known field set and fields discovered in CSV file?

We are building a data import feature in which our users will open an arbitrary CSV file and define a one-to-one mapping of its fields to a list of known fields in our database. The list of fields is ...
22
votes
4answers
3k views

Should I trim spaces in passwords?

The problem is that we send a user an email with a generated password if they forget. If they choose to cut and paste it in, then Outlook typically adds a " " to the end of it. When they paste it ...
2
votes
2answers
116 views

What's a simple/good way of displaying top rated answers in a website which don't allow “best answers”?

I'm making a forum where people can find top rated answers but not a "best answer." In other words, the most rated answers should be more visible since no one can pick the best one (something like ...
14
votes
4answers
3k views

Pagination: Let the user choose how many items are shown per page?

Does it make sense to let the user chose how many items are shown per page? Or does it make sense under certain circumstances? When? When not? This is how some big websites handle it: Google: Used ...
13
votes
3answers
736 views

Pros/Cons of date- and datetimepickers [closed]

What pros and cons do you experience when using datepickers in web forms or software? What do you think is missing sometimes? What bugs you when using a datepicker? I want to know, either from ...
10
votes
2answers
934 views

Reset filters after new keyword search?

We're using a faceted search to get good results: Keyword search (on homepage) -> result page -> filter results Question: Should the filters be reset when the user does a new keyword search on the ...
2
votes
2answers
629 views

Best possible user experience for attachments?

I'm working as a one-man user interface team for Kanbanery and I'm currently working on improving our user interface and user experience for task attachments. Currently we support two types of task ...
7
votes
3answers
922 views

Accessibility for touch screen devices (e.g. iPad, iPhone)

By touch screen, I mean things like the iPhone and iPad. How are touch screen devices being made accessible? Are there any development guidelines that should be adhered to? Could a blind person ...
3
votes
2answers
452 views

Comment Box above or below ?

I am creating a commenting block on my website. I just want to know which is the better way to put the comment box above the list of comments or below it ? Show i place the Comments above or below ...
7
votes
2answers
11k views

A Better alternative to display Hierarchical Data than using TreeView

I am a ASP.net Developer and am looking out for other alternatives to Treeview control. Reason behind is shipping too much of viewstate information for each request. Functionality of treeview would be ...
4
votes
2answers
955 views

Error Message Advice (for asynchronous/background tasks)

We have a web application which currently performs a number of intensive, time-consuming tasks. The initial design didn't really cope with the levels of information we're now dealing with and we're ...
6
votes
3answers
877 views

Websites aligned to the left of the page [duplicate]

I always thought that it makes better sense for websites to be centred horizontally to the browser window. But even an Adobe website is left aligned. Is this some reason behind this that I am missing? ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What are best practices when designing a left-hand navigation element?

There are many CMS and other web application that sometimes require a left-hand navigation area which provide a way for the user to access additional resource in that specific area. This is not a ...
4
votes
3answers
297 views

Disabling navigation links in a wizard style interface (but not visually), is this an accepted practice?

While doing research for a current software project, I have come across Ford's car builder web application. It has a wizard style navigation across the top, and disables future links until the first 2 ...
4
votes
3answers
168 views

Interface for image editor app with many tools for small touchscreens?

I'm making an image editor app for phones with touchscreens. It will have tools that are similar to related desktop applications like brush, pencil, rubber, mask, smudge, crop, text etc. tools. For a ...
11
votes
1answer
855 views

What's a good alternative to flags for depicting internationalisation as an option?

Are flags a bad idea? In various comments on How to design a multi-language website?, several designers voiced their concern for the use of flags as a symbol to represent language switching on a ...
3
votes
3answers
971 views

Solutions for PDF embedding?

Background: We run several websites for classified ads. One of them gets some of the ads from an external source as PDF files. We know PDFs aren't ideal, but we have to deal with them somehow. ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Definition on Touch Gestures

Are there any non-platform specific definitions of touch gestures, that are typically used for devices like Android or iPhone. I'm trying to write a specification for a multi-platform product that ...
5
votes
3answers
975 views

How to design a multi-language website ?

I have a blog where I write in French, and sometimes in English. Right now, the distinction is made with a "tag" called "In English", so that users can get the feed for, say, only the English posts. ...
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votes
4answers
727 views

Any websites to hire a UX designer? [closed]

I am a programmer developing a small web app. Are there any good websites from where I can hire a UX designer to design my website? Quick google search gives me this for example: ...
30
votes
5answers
1k views

When displaying statistics to a user, is it better to bold the data or the label?

The following picture shows some statistics. Here they bold the data, not the label. Which is better? Does it depend on the information being shown? What if you have a header on a report with some ...
3
votes
3answers
308 views

How much time is lost by waiting for GUI?

After asking the question Will faster GUI always make one more efficient?, I understood that there is a lower limit to the amount of time lost due to the GUI not responding. My interpretation of the ...
6
votes
2answers
555 views

What factors are important to consider when choosing a button font?

Should the font of buttons on a website be different than the font on the rest of the page? How different? More spacing, less spacing, different font-family? What are the things to consider when ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

And vs “&” in web text, which is better? [closed]

I see a lot of web text that use "&" to mean "and" and I think it's terrible, not readable, nor friendly, can anyway confirm or challenge that? any real facts to put it in perspective? Same goes ...
4
votes
2answers
305 views

What tools/methods do you use to get from a project kickoff to wireframes?

I'm a one man IA/IxD/UX team for a small applications development company and I also end up writing the requirements for projects. I was wondering what tools, methods and questions are used to get ...
9
votes
4answers
2k views

What is the best way to display date validation errors?

I am performing date validation on several forms. This validation includes making sure a date does not fall on a weekend, does not fall on a major holiday, is at least 3 business days from the current ...
2
votes
1answer
650 views

Where to find design patterns for product management web apps?

I'm creating a IA-prototype for a product-management web app. I don't know the field (product-management) that well and I'm looking for samples. The requirements for this Web-app are: web-based ...
41
votes
3answers
13k views

Do users understand the browser back button?

You hear a lot about not breaking the back button on websites, but can you assume that most users know and use the back button? Is it redundant to add a JavaScript or HTML back button/link on a page? ...
2
votes
2answers
865 views

Best practice for a property inspector that also allows users to edit

I am creating a UI that allows users to select and edit items and it works something like the following: A user selects an item An always visible property panel is populated with that items metadata ...
5
votes
3answers
397 views

Managing multiple windows in one application

I am developing a desktop application to create, arrange and read blocs of sounds, via a grid interface like this : Each bloc of sound is of different nature and has its own panel to control its ...
1
vote
1answer
290 views

Different Sized Containers in a Table-Based Design

Right now I am designing a new feature for my site. The layout is table-based. Let's call each pick that you see a "pick container." The way that I see it, each pick container has to be a different ...
-4
votes
2answers
647 views

Could you please comment on this web layout? [closed]

I am designing a forum related to certain academic topics with features similar to Stack exchange sites. I have designed a web layout to facilitate easy navigation between the post overviews & the ...
6
votes
4answers
815 views

UI for search: three “buckets” at once

I am struggling with the UI presentation for a search module in a music library web application for a radio station, it will be used by on-air staff. I am working with a library of tens of thousands ...
10
votes
6answers
544 views

Should I use a timer on a registration page to reserve seats?

I'm working on an online registration system for my company that allows our customers to register for events. Once the customer has selected their seats and signed in, we "reserve" the seats, ...

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