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You're missing LinkedIn. Here's what my profile looks like: You've probably seen it already - when you log in to LinkedIn, they ask you "Is this person good at X?" and you just click to say "yes" or skip to someone else. This works pretty well in practice, although it can obviously be "gamed" by filling in something in your profile and asking your mates ...


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The most important thing is less the UI elements like the form, but the copy you use to present the idea of the passphrase. When the user signs up, explain the idea of a passphrase simply and give them the benefits: It's Secure: Harder to steal than a short, complex password. Easy to remember: It's just like a sentence, but secret. Don't overwhelm them ...


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Here's an example from one of our Windows applications: You can type in the path yourself (or paste it) into the textbox, with intellisense; or press the "Browse..."-button to get a file dialog.


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Any File/Open dialog in any application that opens files meets your description. This is true whether the application is a Windows application or a non-Windows application. Is this what you're looking for? It's just a text box with a button right next to it.


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Whether your product should be a one-page solution or a more traditional multi-page solution is entirely dependent on a whole lot of factors. There's no way to give this question a blanket answer. A one-page app could be designed with great UX, or terrible UX. Whether it's one page or not really has no direct bearing on the quality of the UX. Broadly ...


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download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If you do a brief 'highlighting' animation on the items to right right as they change. Users will be able to quickly and easily see how the presets on the left are manipulating the complex options to the right. When a new preset is checked: settings that are deselected 'uncheck' ...


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Would be interested in these also. Hopefully you'll get some better answers than this one... Saw posted about 8 months back someone had attended the API course at http://marakana.com/training/google/maps/google_maps_api.html and I Book-marked the link because they had a list of items they covered in the UX/UI section that seemed pretty straight forward: ...


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some features of DataTables library are vertical scrolling and freezing a column: http://datatables.net/extras/fixedcolumns/ Wordpress plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/ Updates: Static tables: I see NYTimes has a great example of improving usability of a large table: ...


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I've found that a common convention in Windows applications is to use a button labelled "Browse" to the right of a text box. As long as the input is clearly a file, you could however simply use an ellipsis. I.e. Upload Resumé: [____________] (...) Resumé: [____________] (Browse) As far as I've known, "Browse" is the more common usage.


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No existing apps come to mind at the moment, but I'd explore this kind of layout. You have a master pane and a details pane. The master pane has a list of items, thumbnails etc. Selected items all appear on the details pane. They can be rearranged (drag & drop, arrows on hover etc.) to assist comparison between relevant pairs of items. The panes can ...


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Ian, sorry my answer is not going to be very helpful but I was up against same problem when researching event management systems for the legal industry. Event management efficiency is is this industry's most vital component. Events here are any kind of court hearing, motion, deposition, basically anything related to a court Case. Because these products are ...


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I just thought of one. Call of Duty MW3 displays those badges for your ranks in the previous games so you can tell if somebody with a low rank is just new to this game. But still overall, the reputation system scores usage.


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Interesting problem. You can have the presets menu placed horizontally at the top of the screen. A dropdown is also an option if you see you have a lot of presets, but then comparing presets will become very annoying, as you need to open the dropdown and locate your item every time. Break your 200 items into categories. With such a large number of items ...


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First, be certain you want to bifurcate the user experience according to some sense of there being different categories of audience. Sometimes this is appropriate, such as employers vs job-seekers, but other times this can fail. A website selling office equipment is better off structuring according to product categories, instead of "Small Business" vs ...


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I think the people at fogcreek do a pretty good job given the type of software they develop. Another one that comes to mind is 37 signals because of the simplicity and ease of use. However, in general I have to say that enterprise level software are restricted by many business and technical requirements that will always result in usability put on a lower ...


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I can't comment on the UX side of your question, but in terms of using numbers to represent reputation/influence I can offer some personal experience. In academic circles there are different measures of "influence". One of these measures is the "H-index" (copy/paste from Wikipedia): The h-index is an index that attempts to measure both the productivity ...


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You could consider using a grid layout where boxes can slide to expand and can also be dragged around so that the user can organise the layout so interesting items can be positioned side by side. For an example of this type of layout follow this link and check out "Grid 16" under "Layout" in the nav: ...


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When I had to do something similar ( 13 years ago ) we went down the route of a weighted list. I think this would still work, in some form, because most people who use Google are used to a weighted list - the most important/relevant entries are at the top. However, also consider issues around how the system will be used - what do users need to do to entries ...


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If you are researching for a web-app, I strongly recommend you to check the various realtime Stats/Analytics platform. Google recently introduced real-time stats in Analytics and there are many apps like: chartbeat clicky woopra there are many more, just search for "real time analytics"


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I'm quite a fan of Sparklines for reducing large tables into easily readable formats. An example is here (Source) : Also check out the Wiki page for Sparklines



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