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Should the spacebar activate tabs?

After you have navigated to an un-opened tab, via the use of the tab key, and it has the focus on the webpage: Should the 'spacebar' keyboard key activate that tab and open it (as well as the default ...
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Are there any innovative ways to Accommodate Emulator in the Desktop Admin

I am working on an admin app which can built websites for Mobile, Tablet and desktop. While creating the website the user who is going to use the admin, will need preview of the website at some point ...
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Examples of loud representation?

I was looking for some designs which are referred as loud representation design. I know very little about this and am willing to learn more. AFAIK, loud representation design can be a design with ...
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23 views

Log into a subdomain and its parent domain independently

We have a site, example.com, that includes a login system for the end users. We then have a CMS, cms.example.com, in which admin users log in to edit the content of the main site. Both sites are ...
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how to implement a card style UI

I am looking for a google/pininterest style card based UI for a blog/news site. Now i have a choice to properly create a grid of sorts ..fixed rows/coulumns . OR would a haphazard uneven sized cards ...
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2answers
33 views

Lazy loading an image-focused website

Is there any research or study that shows whether it is positive or negative to use the "lazy load"* practice on websites that focus on presenting images to the users (such as photo blogs, etc) ? Or ...
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getting qualified in user experience design [on hold]

I've been working at a company for a year, (and before that casual jobs while in uni). I'm in the IT industry and I see a current and long term trend of everything moving to the web. I'm also ...
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4answers
57 views

Pattern to show related fields with Boolean value

I am working on an application which show the employee's personal detail in a read only format. The form contains some fields which contains closely related fields where the answers are generally Yes ...
0
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1answer
28 views

Order of user operations when creating a graphical chart

I'm writing a piece of software that involves users creating graphical charts. After they select the data they want (time period, location, etc.) what order should the next operations below take ...
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1answer
38 views

Which component should I use to select user's friends in order to notify them?

I'm building a responsive webapp (mostly in Javascript/AngularJs). I would like to build a form component easy to use whatever the device is (website desktop or mobile). The use case is to expect the ...
2
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2answers
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How much scrolling is too much scrolling?

In this day in age, it seems that our users are accustomed to scrolling. Sure, it's good to have your main points "above the fold", or in other words, above the point in the browser window that the ...
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0answers
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payment option in college project [on hold]

I am doing an online book store project in J2EE for academic purposes. I have almost completed the project but I haven't included any payment option. So I wanted to ask that how to I include the ...
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2answers
47 views

Nonlinear Wizard Progress Tracking

I am designing the User Registration Wizard for a web application. Users register as part of a company, and sometimes that company is part of a larger network/group of companies. So there are various ...
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6answers
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What to do with the “last” button in pagination?

A large number of lists and search result pages use "First" and "Last" links, sometimes styled as "<<" and ">>". In most cases, the "last" button is also the far right one, which seems to be ...
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0answers
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Why is the Windows 8 taskbar transparent? [on hold]

Windows 8 looks simple and flat. The colours are bold and there's generally no gradient. ...except for the taskbar which is glossy and transparent. Does this make sense to anyone?
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3answers
59 views

Should I personalise forms

I am creating several forms which will be completed by a manager in order to make changes to an employee's contract (For example changing hours/Promotion/Leaver), The first few fields on each form ...
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9answers
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Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?

Assume you want to buy a product online The first shop offer 50€ and there is 10€ of shipping cost. The second shop offer 60€ but with free shipping cost. download bmml source – ...
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6answers
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Visually show “Content cannot be dropped here”

I am trying to show to user if "Content cannot be mapped to the desired location" on my UI. Refer to the image attached above, user can drag and drop a file to the rectangular areas defined but not ...
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4answers
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why are the names on sports jerseys in all caps

Watching the 2014 World Cup, I've seen that almost all nations print the players' names in capital letters on the back of their jerseys*. Why do they do this? Considering that humans read sentence ...
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2answers
62 views

Better way to offer a user a free plan vs paid options

When having to offer a user the choice between a "free forever plan" and a paid subscription, which is the best approach to present the plans to the user, in order to make the paid subscription more ...
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1answer
86 views

What is the best way to have the user select multiple images from a list of images?

The project I'm working on requires the user to select images corresponding to sports, which will help in filtering the match schedules according to the users requirement. I need help in deciding the ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Spacing between UI components

I tried looking up previous questions but came up empty on this one. I am sure that there are various standards and guidelines out there for this (Android, Apple or Windows), but it also seems like ...
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2answers
54 views

Is it better to have links open in the same window, or a new window? [duplicate]

Are there best practices around when it's ok to open links into a new tab and when it's best not to?
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1answer
42 views

Is the ELMER form design guidelines still current? Any other good government guidelines out there?

I came across the ELMER form design guidelines published by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry, which gives a pretty comprehensive and reasonably well documented set of guidelines for the ...
0
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1answer
24 views

UI colour palette for outdoor or bright lights

There was a requirement from the client about designing an interface with colours that are easy to read and use when users are roaming agents that are either out in the field or in environments with ...
0
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2answers
38 views

What is the typical size for user avatars on mobile devices?

I'm currently designing a social oriented app that has a feed. To the left of every message would be the avatar of the user. I know that it depends from project to project but nonetheless what seems ...
0
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1answer
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Building out UI for Org to kick off Remote Process, How to Display Feedback?

In Unix, the correct procedure is to be quiet when your process successfully works. In modern Graphical User Interfaces, the Unix standard does not apply. We're piloting and releasing updates ...
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1answer
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Are there two distinct icons for 'panning' and 'moving'? [on hold]

I am working on a lightweight multi-platform drawing application, and I'm using icons to represent each drawing tool (just as many editors do). However I am struggling to have two icons that clearly ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Critical touch gestures for mobile website? [on hold]

I'm building a mobile website, on a tight timeline. It would be cool to include a touch gestures. What are the most important to include? Are there any critical ones? I'm using foundation 5.
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0answers
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Visual comprehension of inclined line [migrated]

Here is a straight line, which visually looks like a straight line: Line below, at first look (lets say minimum 2-3 sec.) looks like straight line but after some time you can see that it is ...
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4answers
47 views

Slightly dark frame on light content versus light frame on slightly dark content

I have a text area, and need to make its background color different from the surrounding background (frame, which has other object in it) color. I do not want to make their colors too different, so ...
4
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3answers
93 views

Explaining to computer illiterate users - text vs images of text

I'm having difficulty explaining the differences between text and images of text (or text in images in general). I've stated that: When text is text, parts of the text can normally be selected and ...
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2answers
29 views

Should I show first page when user sort the grid?

Consider this grid as an example. In grids, should I show the first page when user sort the grid by a column? I think logically I should. But I am not sure from UX point of view.
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2answers
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How to represent this notion of “favored” participant?

I'm introducing the concept : Suppose a webapp aiming to suggest some meetings to targeted people so that they can participate to at least one of them. So there's a page listing the items and a page ...
0
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1answer
23 views

What are best tactics to get pre-subscribers to an app soon to be released for a local market? [on hold]

The title says it all. Any and all tips / tactics you found that worked for you when getting an app out there are welcome.
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0answers
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Should I support minimum page widths below 960px on a non-responsive layout?

I want to start supporting page widths below 960px (non-responsive), but I know this is not traditional. When I say non-responsive, I only mean that the page layout not change dramatically like you'd ...
0
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1answer
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Multiple page forms

What is the effect of using a multiple page form; as compared with a single page form with a lengthy content? What is most important in making the right choice of form format for tech-savvy users ...
0
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2answers
42 views

alternative to 'menu' when placing text with a hamburger nav stack icon

Ive been trying to think through some alternative text to place next to a hamburger nav icon. I feel 'menu' sounds like a restaurant, although the only other thing i could think of was to use the ...
0
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3answers
50 views

E-mail requirement in game signup process?

I have to make a signup form for a mobile web based game. I want to make is simple. I'm going to request an username and password from the player. May I request an e-mail, and send an activation mail ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to apply a valid usability test to a huge CRM software as a single person?

I was wondering is it possible to apply a valid usability test, with a limited people (just me as a UX analyst, and people who i can find for fidelity tests etc.). The software is not open to the ...
0
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3answers
105 views

contact us page link removed

Client asked me to remove the "contact us" page and place the contact information in the footer , i believe this is very awkward. do you agree Note : the website is for architect design studio
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1answer
20 views

Is My Needfining Observation Plan Methodologically Sound?

I was wondering if you could help me conduct a proper needfinding observation. Mostly, do you see any methodological errors in my observation plan or survey questions? Does my plan maximize the ...
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2answers
99 views

All Caps in International Design

I have my own opinions on this but need some arguments when talking with designers. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using caps for all words in mobile application design?
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4answers
59 views

Should multiple gestures be used for the same action on mobile devises?

I'm having an argument with a colleague of mine. It has never made sense to me why someone would implement multiple gestures that perform the same function in a mobile app. Gestures depending on ...
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4answers
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Stop user opening links in a new tab

On a secure site, is it OK to stop users from opening a link in a new tab by signing them out? I have a mobile games web-app and my users can only play one at a time. To avoid issues of them trying ...
0
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1answer
29 views

HTML/CSS Type Over Video Slider

I'm working on a project where the designer wants tailored and styled type (i.e. CSS) over a video that's in a slider. Along with a png logo. Each video slider will have a different layout treatment. ...
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2answers
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Are users confortable with the terms “Query” or “Dataset”? [on hold]

I'm designing an application that let's users easily fetch data from a database and manipulate it in real time. Think of writing SQL queries, but in a visual way, without having to learn all those ...
0
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1answer
110 views

Design UI panel

I have a dashboard screen with one of the panels as below; So as you can see there are different fields and corresponding values. Now I need to design/update the same panel to consider the ...
0
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1answer
38 views

How to effectively measure FPS in mobile web apps? [on hold]

Frames per second can be the only parameter, which is connected to UX. When FPS is over 30, then user experience is possitive. I am looking for effective solution, how to continuously measure the FPS ...
2
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1answer
125 views

Should I provide an image for not found image?

As said in title. Should I intercept a broken link to an image, and provide to user a default image (with a big “not found” maybe, but always a valid image)? Otherwise is it better to leave the ...

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