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No. Not a technical consideration other than as a result of developer laziness and/or demanding/desiring to have control/knowledge of user activity. It's not a "standard practice", just the result of the above criteria coming into play. More often than not because of the laziness factor. It takes extra work, so it's not done. If you seriously and deeply ...


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Always the downloads page on the official website. This is so that your users can trust you that the executable comes from a dependable source. If it's available on app stores, also add links to all the supported platforms' app stores, on the page of the app.


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If you're sharing the link to someone else's software, you should ask the author of the software product for guidance. Most authors would prefer you to link to a download page rather than the binary itself (usually for advertisement purposes). If the binary depends on the platform, point to the download page. In your question, the second link would be ...


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This depends a lot on context. Is this software something that is required to complete an ongoing process? Is this software something that's not vital but good to have? Does the software require complex system setup rules? Does the software operate on it's own or does it require user intervention? There are plenty more questions like this that you need ...


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While this is quite subjective, there are some guidelines on color based on frameworks or design philosophies. A very common one nowadays is Material Design Colors, which basically uses a primary color, a secondary color, and an accent, mixed with shades and tints. Similarly, Apple Color Guidelines are a must read resource since it has more theory, which in ...


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It really depends on the path user has followed to dial a number. Logically one should be kept at the point where they have left before dialing.


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I think you should consider this question not just in the context of doing a search and making the call, but also how this fits into the rest of the interactions/behaviours for the app. So think about if you want your users to have the same experience if they weren't searching in the contact list but were on the home screen and received a call. Think about ...


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It's good to bring people back to where they were before they started a task. This means the homescreen (task = make phone call), and the search screen (task = call a specific person) are good end positions. You can argue that going to the recent calls makes it easy to re-dial in case you forgot something. However, that phone number should also be listed in ...


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Yes there should be preview screen before committing data to server But, Why not to correct data in preview screen As preview is explicitly "to view" not to edit it (correct it). Because editing (correcting) is done on user local machine where application is already installed. User should be able to select records (or unselect records) in the preview ...


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YES, I THING IT MUST HAVE There are highly chances to have errors in uploaded excel documents which may here or there. In terms of preview, what we can do here is show all uploaded records as table format which may inline with your brand guidelines with editable clicking on particular cell like inline editing option. Like how we are showing errors in ...


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In an answer to a recent question I suggested gradual engagement. Same answer applies here. Each request to the user for info should ask only for the info that's necessary at the time, and makes clear why it's necessary. That is, registering for a site might only ask for an email address and password. Ask for the user's mailing address only when they're ...


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Company wants to sell something and customer want to buy something, but the real factor is none of the users don't like to fill webforms especially the long ones. So you must careful when you are presenting a long form in front of a user. Few factors which will help you to build conversion forms. 3 Principles : 1. Make the from short and sweet, 2. Provide ...


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The usual method (at least on the Internet, so I'll assume your "product" is a web page) is to divide the form into smaller sections. If the user is trying to buy something, make a first page asking for the payment info, then a second asking for the delivery adress, etc. Try to keep the user informed on the number of steps required though (even if there's ...


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I understand the point of the client. They want the title and hero image to be together, to grab maximum attention. However that'll look look badly formatted: By inserting a bit of text and the full width horizontal rule, you create some white space and a bit more visual balance. The horizontal rule indicates the width of the content, which is a bit wider ...


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Well the option is not easy see it. Maybe an better approach will be have an compact menu with some simple actions, so the user could enter to an process: start action -> configure -> done.


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I agree there needs to be a more visual indication of the change. Perhaps that component breaks out of the bottom bar to draw extra attention to it. Something like this: An additional improvement would be to make the transition to the active state animated, or have the yellow bar pulse. Once the changes have been applied it would return to normal.


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It's small and dark. Instead, why don't you change the background colour/color of the "changes" label, that would effective hightlight it.


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To start with I recommend you use colour combinations with high levels of contrast. http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ You can also play with the alpha opacity (CSS3) to distinguish between hierarchy with the more opaque element being the most prominent. Primary: background-color: rgba(203, 244, 203, 1); Secondary: background-color: rgba(203, ...


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I agree with Dipak, DesignerAnalyst and Jasmin Javia. However, I don't think any of them have mentioned that you should provide some sort of search functionality, especially because you have a long list of FAQs.


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First of all there's no need to put that information (i.e., what needs to be done on the target page) in the grid cards. It seems too granular. Make that grid about discovering new offers and not how they work exactly. Once the user selects one of the offers it means he/she has some interest in it so it's safe to show extra details. "Slide in" doesn't sound ...


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You could do some guerilla usability testing on some or all of the design options you are considering. http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/the-art-of-guerrilla-usability-testing/ This type testing is very low tech, quick and cheap. Simply create some simple mock-ups. You don't need to create pixel perfect full colour images, or html prototypes - you could just ...


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The FAQ purpose, which is to help users efficiently and effectively use your site, should guide your decision how many and what questions to include. Ommit obvious or trivial questions and include questions that : help users build a correct mental model of your site help them avoid costly mistakes help them perform a task much more quickly prevent ...


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From my perspective, FAQ doesn't affect perception of site because it is just to give clear information related to service provide by the site.If it is possible to shorten the answer as much as possible then there will be no issue having many FAQs. If site is providing service at large scale then it is better approach to clear the difficulties of the user. ...


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Do they affect perception? No. In fact, the user will be grateful to see that you care. Think about it; who comes to your FAQ page? The users who really want to complete something but are not able to do so. And that visitors number would be less compared to those who complete the tasks without any issue - as you are stating that the website is easy to use. ...


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Drill down means you show only one menu at a time. It brings you further down the menu structure. An example is the iPod menu: Or see this working example in jQuery. A hierarchical multi-level menu is more like a dropdown or accordion menu where the whole submenu structure is visible: Accordion example: Or as dropdown menu: An example in bootstrap


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An idea: With so many potential variables, a nice feature might be to provide "templates" for the most commonly needed rules so a user doesn't always have to start from scratch. How much of the work can you do for them ahead of time? The user could modify, duplicate these preexisting samples to more easily customize a rule to do just what they wanted. ...


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I don't believe there is a specific design pattern for your exact example. But you want to combine a Tunnel with the Wizard. You might also consider the Good Defaults pattern if you feel there is need to influence the decision of the user.



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