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If you break down the action in smaller steps, you can see the answer. Example: Single clicking selects an item and double clicking opens/executes the item. But, when you double click, you are essentially also performing the single click and hence, you see the item being selected first before opening it. In tap and hold, you are tapping the item which is ...


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Seems like the perfect scenario to use an incremental slider. Increment slider values with the step option set to a value, commonly a dividend of the slider's maximum value. check out the jQuery UI Slider UPDATE: In addition to the slider, a number type input would be more useful (as depicted in the mockup in rk.'s answer) Check out jsfiddle demo ...


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I've seen this also happen in windows (see screenshot), where the main option would be marked in bold. While rk.'s answer is a very compelling one (I know I was convinced!), my initial guess was that it exposes to the user the full array of options that is available. An important part of that is explicitly naming the main option. This is helpful since not ...


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There are quite a few ways to communicate below the fold content. The most natural way I have seen is just have content overflow the fold, so some part of it is visible while some is missing. This just tells you there is stuff down there. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If you are dealing with plain text, ...


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If I'm creating a layout for a publication and it's in its initial stage, I'll use Lorem Ipsum. But when I'm creating prototypes for interfaces, I always use real data. You learn more from putting real content on there than you would with a block of random text. I also find that when I'm getting feedback from other people, it's useful for them to see the ...


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The statisticians use sample method for such tasks. All of your pages are general set. To make some inferences about all the set you need: Create some assessment procedures. Pick subset of general set. Paying more attention to important pages has sense. Assess every item in subset using your procedure. Create report. This way could significantly ...


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The landing page of your site is a chance to grab people's attention with something that they are likely looking for. You are choosing to not grab their attention with anything, and when you don't demonstrate why staying is interesting, people will leave. As it stands now, your landing page amounts to a menu. I don't see anything that you are gaining by ...


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Since the goal is to get current members seen and to entice new members to join, you probably want to focus on the people themselves, not a list of names that require further, individual interaction. One solution: Cbusr.com - uses small cards and lazy loading to present members


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A good, balanced alternative would be a slider linked with an input box. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Gives the user the freedom to input a value than fiddling with slider (specially helpful when slider is sensitive/range too big). Also, in terms of universal design, an input box has better accessibility than ...


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The purpose of doing a content audit is to assess the quality and effectiveness of your content against a set of goals--business requirements, customer tasks, performance metrics. Ultimately, what you are asking is how to speed up something that requires human effort and judgment, but there are ways to automate the data gathering to speed up that cataloging ...


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I'd put the site into http://opensiteexplorer.org/ and go to the section that lists top pages (those pages most linked to on the domain). This will give a solid idea of content that has performed well. Further, augment this with an analysis of the site's Google Analytics page data... see which pages have historically received the most traffic. Then: ...


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I do agree that users will tend to scroll regardless of any indication, however if you still want to use any sort of indication, this is way I suggest. The fold is a good idea when you have a fixed screen, however, the apple products have now many screen sizes (iphone5 and the ipad)so it will be harder to calculate the grid. Is possible to do, just have ...


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That boucing stuff is scary. The user is never going to expect that on first time and it is useless when they get used to your application. I cannot prove that idea is not going to work though. I would propose you do something like this: The tiles are within a non ended canvas that suggest there is something else when scrolling. That said : I am pretty ...


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I worked on the Information architecture for a similar app so here are some pointers which can help Define the primary objective of the app. I know its feature rich but it still will have a primary objective such as enabling hotel bookings or finding hotels Define the secondary objectives of the app Check how the app handles these primary and secondary ...


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37signals has a great example of how you can make this interesting for the user and help them understand your story. No offense to the HR professional who commented (though, it wouldn't be the first time I've offended HR), a history page that starts with the present is probably too much about what you want to say. Your current achievements are, hopefully, ...


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Everyone apt enough to use a computer understands what a parent-child relationship is. However… Experientially, I would consider the usage of the term "parent-child" in abstracted contexts to be fairly technical. If your audience is non-technical, I believe this usage will be confusing (at least initially so). As a general principle, it's often advisable ...


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Sliders are OK, but hard to use for people with limited motor control, such as the elderly. I would consider getting the user to just type the value into an input box. If there are already rows of dropdowns on a page, being able to type in a value would be simpler and be a change in interaction type (using a lot of the same control can be visually ...


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As an HR professional, reverse chronological is ALWAYS the preferred order when looking for information. I don't need (or want) irrelevant information. I think you should determine how you want the information to be interpreted. Is it a story? From day 1. Is it a company update? Latest, first. You may need to evaluate who your audience is, as well. The ...


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Who is Casey Kidd? Why should I care? Oh great, another college kids senior web portfolio project- There aren't enough of those gunking up the internet. Unfortunately, these are just a few of the thoughts that went through my head when your site came up. Unless I knew who you are, or deliberately searched for you or your music, I would instantly bounce ...


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I would keep the users place. The user will return to the application expecting it to be where they left it rather than having had it move arbitrarily up. You should notify them that more things have happened but keep the viewport focused on the last place they left it. this the way facebook do it with their activity stream on mobile, it keeps it's position ...


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In an environment where you end up wearing many hats, someone has to buck up and tackle the work of copywriting. This sometimes falls into the realm of the UX designer (I've done this many times) when it comes to keeping language understandable for the target audience. If there are marketing people around who can write, that's good too. I often try to ...


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Not only is it Subjective, but it is also contextual... For instance if your interface is information for say doctors, more technical and long winded scientific information requires longer paragraphs. However for marketing, you want to catch the attention, call out, and compel a response from the reader in a relatively short format. The best references I ...


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The better question to ask is... What is the impact if I don't display this content on mobile? Some quick stats from December 2013 concerning mobile: Amazon: More than half of customers shopped using a mobile device during the 2013 holiday season. ESPN: 47.4 million people used mobile properties in September 2013, the first month ever in which ...


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Honestly, you're going to struggle to get this done in a static Excel file. The first time you email it out, you've got as many copies as you have collaborators. It instantly loses its value and becomes an organizational nightmare. If you can, think about moving into better platforms for collaboration. We use a combination of Google Docs, Google ...


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It's hard to say without having a possibility to compare both versions of the site, but some quick thoughts. Optimize the site for intent - try to put on the homepage something that would attract users, what they came for. In this case, it should be music. Try to create a playlist that would let users stay on the homepage longer and make them interested in ...


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It looks like a reverse engineering of Information Architecture of the application. Break down the application to its basic elements and then piece them together based on functionality. You can start with a rudimentary hierarchical breakdown of the features. List down whatever you action items (links/buttons/etc.) see on the home page Select one link and ...


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The information should be given in the order of importance. The vast majority of the time this will be reverse chronological, as more recent events are usually more important. However if older events are more important (for example if the page is stressing a rich history), then you should sort it chronologically. Here is an example from Royal Delft that ...


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You might want to investigate on the HTML5 datalist attribute of the input type. It's a free input type text but with a fixed set of possibilities, like the old-school d-HTML search. However, there is some validation/correction required since the user is able to enter something else... http://www.html5tutorial.info/html5-datalist.php <label ...


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It depends on the resources available to you and the audience for the prototype. If you have the resources to create real copy, I absolutely would. At the very least, I would try to create approximate copy for navigation and key instructional copy. If you are creating a prototype for usability testing, you will want to make sure that the testers have enough ...


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I think the benefit out of all of this is to user test! Yay to user testing! You can present both, because as you said, it allows for more discovering and it really comes down to what your stakeholders (base users) want. For instance, let's take the site Polygon for example. They are a prime example of combination of videos and articles together. ...



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