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3answers
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Why does the close (cross) button in Windows gets special attention?

In Windows's window even if you don't hover on the close (cross) button it always stays red. But the minimize or restore button is transparent, if you hover then it will become blue. So why does this ...
8
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9answers
485 views

Can you be a Web and UX Designer or a Web Designer with UX skills?

Well, here's the deal, I'm trying to figure out what I want to as a career in the future. I'm nearing the end of my 2nd year of college so it's kind of something I need to think about. For awhile, I ...
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3answers
148 views

What's the best way to get users to read a set of instructions for filling out a form?

I have a simple form that the user fills out, and I want the user to read a simple 5-step set of instructions on how to fill out the form and what happens after they hit "submit." I'd love to know if ...
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2answers
2k views

Why does the green “+” button in Mac apps only maximize the height?

What is the user experience reason for maximizing only the height of a window in Mac OS applications? The green "+" button only maximizes the height in most programs, with no change to the width. Is ...
5
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4answers
78 views

How do i balance MI requirements with the user experience?

Im designing an online form, to start the form, the user has to select between x3 options: (option 1) or (option 2) or (option 3) If the option 3 is selected, a lightbox appears to tell users they ...
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1answer
181 views

research: dark or light UI better outside

Has anyone done any studies or found any good research to see if a dark interface or a light interface is good for viewing outside on a mobile device? Does the color of the interface make a ...
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0answers
42 views

Metro guidelines or windows Desktop UX guidelines

I'm designing for a big data-analysis app, lots of data in tables, graphs etc. It'll very likely only ever be a desktop app. However, the project team were concerned that they didn't want to produce ...
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0answers
33 views

how to create uiscrollview in custom shapes like heart, leaves etc in ios [closed]

hiii i have to design a scroll view in custom shape like heart, leave etc programmatically. i don't have any idea how it will design? i Have to add an image view inside it. Please help me
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0answers
49 views

How can you compare card-sorting results from users that have a linear process to users that have a hierarchy tree process?

I have conducted a few open cardsorting sessions these past weeks. I saw something happen that I haven't seen happening in a cardsorting before and I would like to know how to best analyse these ...
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0answers
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Why is the UX User Experience web site design so flat compared to other StackExchange web sites [migrated]

Compared to other web sites in StackExchange it looks quite flat: blue monocolor top bar white flat monocolor logo (the words User Experience are part of the logo instead of being text so they won't ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Are there CSS templates for online surveys? [closed]

I need to create an online survey. Are there (free) CSS templates for desktop and mobile devices? I'm not looking for a full service including hosting, nor for the backend software that delivers forms ...
0
votes
2answers
161 views

Best Practice for huge nav bar [closed]

Well I'am pretty new here. And hopes you guys out there can help me. I have got a work to recreate a website. In that i have a menu bar which contains 17-18 main menu items. The question here is to ...
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2answers
36 views

Is the sign-up, wait for auth, log-in process the best way to capture user data?

Currently my user flow looks like this: User visits landing page User realizes the content of the site is locked behind authorization, only way to get in is to sign-up User signs-up (with just an ...
5
votes
1answer
243 views

“Hello@Domain.com” Email Addresses

I've noticed an increasing trend among companies (especially smaller companies and agencies) to have a "hello@domain.com" email address as the initial point of contact. My understanding of this is ...
0
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0answers
36 views

What font would you use on this website? [closed]

What font do you think would work best on this website? I have been working on it too long to think objectively. Http://scrollr.co Thanks
329
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15answers
45k views

Should error messages apologize?

We are having a discussion on our team about an error message that says "Sorry, you do not have permission to access this feature. Please contact your administrator for assistance." Is it ...
18
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8answers
969 views

Where to put an “add a new item” option

If user doesn't find an item from the list, they should add it using “add a new item” option. Are there any patterns, guides or best practices showing where to put an “add a new item” option?
3
votes
1answer
133 views

Tabbed (swipable) AND drop-downs mobile UX

I'm no UX expert but I've been tasked with reviewing our current design structure vs a proposed one for our mobile site. I've mocked something up in Balsamiq that utilises a horizontal tabbed ...
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5answers
2k views

What is the appeal of old style numbers and why do modern fonts still include them?

Here's text rendered with Raleway, a font designed around 2012, according to Google Fonts:             I'm far from a font expert, but the ...
13
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4answers
6k views

Files size units: “KiB” vs “KB” vs “KB”

I'm working on a web app that will show the size of certain files, and I'm wondering if there's any consensus about how to report the units of bytes. Technically the IEC has weighed in with an ...
2
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4answers
163 views

What is the best way to show complexity or difficulty rate?

We have a list of missions on one page. We want to highlight difficulty level so the user can choose depend on his skills or how much time do they have. Right now we have stars there. But it is more ...
1
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1answer
77 views

Giving users a feel that graph can be zoomed and panned

I am trying to develop a graph which has both zooming and panning features. I am using flot chart library (which is irrelevant for this question). What I want to know is: What would be the best way to ...
0
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3answers
72 views

Reordering content for mobile devices - distracting or helpful feature?

With CSS3 its really easy to reorder the content depending on the screen size, which leads me to the question: Only because its possible, should I? A use case could be directions - one could assume ...
1
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2answers
262 views

Search / Filter list all in one

One of interfaces im working in, has a interesting problem. On the same screen i have a list on the left, a map on the right and a search bar on top. On previous mobile interfaces, the search bar ...
4
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5answers
221 views

Touch screen device (in particular Android) version of a tag cloud

Is a tag cloud acceptable on a touch screen device? The nature of a tag cloud is that you have small links and large links all positioned in close proximity to each other. This can cause issues with ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Ways to improve a database application consisting mainly out of input fields and areas? [closed]

I am looking for a way to improve a database application. So the users have to enter a lot of data. The target audience is a handful of engineers who should know the application by now pretty well. So ...
2
votes
2answers
106 views

Allowing non-Latin characters in address fields?

I'm building a site which will allow users to enter physical street addresses. My primary target audience is US-based but I'd like the site to be global and also accommodate an international audience ...
1
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4answers
83 views

When email confirming an account, should I send another one after confirmation?

I was thinking about this today while confirming an account. Currently, when you confirm an account, this happens: You sign up You get a verification email You verify However, sometimes you get ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Translating progress /navigation bar in questionnaire into good mobile ux experience

I have a series of questions, aimed at being an enjoyable experience, with a nice solution for the desktop already worked out, using a styled navigation bar, which doubles as a progress bar for the ...
8
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4answers
458 views

Tag cloud for web site actions - a no-no?

I am building a website, and my designer came up with the idea of using a (3d) tag cloud to display the different actions a user can take (the site's functionality is somewhat complex, and so ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

What's the right experience for deleting a favorite conversation from a messaging inbox?

I have a messaging app that produces a lot of conversation volume each day. I am adding a favorites section to the messaging feature, and need to define the flow for when a message is deleted. Here is ...
0
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0answers
56 views

Differentiating quick-contact and full-contact in a website design

I am designing a commercial website which is very elegant, thinking about adding a quick "sliding" contact form with the essential fields, to be available in all pages of the site, in addition to my ...
3
votes
1answer
114 views

close button for item details page

In the web application we're developing we have lists of items in which items can be clicked to access an item-details page. The list disappears, the browser navigates to a separate url that displays ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

labelling button in before checkout process

I read that each label, especially in ecommerce websites, indicates what users have to do in the next steps, so, terms like continue or something like that, must be avoided. I'm working on a site to ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Onfocus on a filled out textfield. Select-all or not?

Let's say I have a title textfield in an edit environment. The user has saved the title before but wants to edit it now. I've read up on some design principles and one of them stated: When a user ...
6
votes
6answers
321 views

Default images in search result

Should search results with missing images use a placeholder, or fallback to textual data available on boxed/grid view mode? I feel that using image instead of data when available makes result look ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Best is the easiest to understand terminology for “create account” vs. “logon to account”? and “start paying”

I'm trying to decide on terminology for our educational software for. Here are the 3 goals,reason I prefer that term, and some alternate terminology. Sign-Up (create an account, clear that it's ...
2
votes
2answers
76 views

upload an “image” or “picture”, which is the right text to convey? [closed]

Working on the feedback form with an image or picture attachment, let me know which is the right text be used?
1
vote
1answer
63 views

How to solve a space/content conflict in a paper form

Imagine a form that tradespeople use to manage safety on worksites. The form helps the worker identify potential safety hazards and suggests techniques for minimising risk. It also guides the worker ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Research/Data on mobile interactions vs. desktop forms?

I'm trying to find some usability studies or even anecdotal commentary on the difference in user preferences of interacting with a select list UI on the desktop vs. mobile. Traditionally, on the ...
1
vote
2answers
35 views

Unanswered likert scales

I have done this likert scale questionnaire and some questions are allowed to be skipped. In this case, some likert scale questions remain unanswered. When analyzing data, can I assign a score of 0 to ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

One page checkout on mobile devices

How should the checkout process look on mobile devices? Should I even use a single page checkout? I was thinking of having a single long page in which the user first adds name, email, address and ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

What is a classy, effective way to label a kitchen sink's disposal switch?

It bothers me that in-sink food waste disposals usually have an on-off switch that looks identical to a light switch and is often within a set of light switches sharing a single wall plate. How could ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

What is the best way to design an ecommerce search bar

I would like to design a search bar on my ecommerce website that would be the extension of the navigation. A user can navigate to a category and then search localy to it. Or search to to the entire ...
2
votes
2answers
100 views

Which is better: radio-buttons or error message?

The Android Virtual Device Manager uses checkboxes instead of radio buttons for "Snapshot" and "Use Host GPU". However, they are mutually exclusive. Why would they use checkboxes instead of radio ...
4
votes
1answer
137 views

What's the most preferred navigation type?

I'm creating a website for streaming music, viewing lyrics, music videos, photos, artists, reviews, news, etc. I've been wondering, what do users like best? I've been caught between a basic drop ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

Scrollable menu, login button vs login/password input

Which would be more engaging for the user a clikable button in a scrollable menu -( log in - expanding to a dropdown) or two input- fields: login and password and additionaly a login button?
2
votes
1answer
38 views

After updating form should redirect back to form itself or to the show page or back to the list?

I am developing an app that consists of the CRUD operations. Lets say I want to create, read, update and delete clients. I have a page that lists all of the clients, page that shows a particular ...
8
votes
4answers
1k views

Best practice for form layouts?

Is there a best practice for forms, or is it conditional on the length of it, and what it's for? I have a registration page with about 10 different input fields, and not sure if I should do two ...

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