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well, roundness of buttons comes from the Contour Bias concept: Contour Bias is a well-studied theory that shows that humans prefer rounded objects and choices over angled ones. The more angled, the more that human brains reacted with activity in the brain associated with fear and flight. in theory, your 50% rounded button should work better, and ...


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Why zoom can be important My parents are in their 70s and are sophisticated users for their age (mom plays video games!). They have large mobile phones (mom has an iPhone 6 plus and dad has a Galaxy Note phablet). Even then, they often need to zoom in to sites to read text or examine details. Now, as a designer I'm faced with a choice. I could use ...


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I think you have answered your own question by saying the user does not know its there until they click on it. Also that is if they do click on the drop down or side menu. I think if the user doesn't know it's there then it might as well not be there. The tabs will provide more visibility and they will take up more real estate but I don't see that as a huge ...


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There have been several studies to the effectiveness of carousels. The effectiveness differs slightly per type of website, but the click-through-rate is horribly low on all accounts. Some as low as 1%. So chances are big visitors will miss information. And like Poyi said, carousel also have the nasty habit of changing content while visitors are reading. ...


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This is a rather debatable topic. i've seen way too many times where marketing wants (or doesn't want to let go of) the carousel simply because it can show many campaigns at the same time. That's the advantage of using Carousels. in that sense jumbotrons are limited but you can make the user focus more.


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Assuming by jumbotron you mean a static section with image or text overlay on top. A jumbotron may feel less intrusive for some users compare to a carousel because it doesn't change content while the user is reading. On the other hand, you cannot put as much content within the same real estate within a jumbotron section due to the lack of slides/layers. In ...


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I would advise keeping the print button when displayed on mobile/tablet devices, you're assuming that when people print the screen from their devices that they want to get a paper version. It is possible to print to a pdf that saves to their local/cloud storage which is especially useful for booking confirmations, receipts etc. Obviously I can't tell you ...


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I have never designed with something like a television in mind, so you bring up a great question. For instance, is there any kind of standardization among TV sets for displaying pixels? Even if it expands beyond 1920x1080 in pixels, does it display websites at that resolution or do handle things at 2x (or even 3x, 4x, etc.)? I would expect that even with ...


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A good solution would be to scale your website depending on the resolution. I suggest creating a div for your site then adjust the width using percentage depending on the resolution. Consider using ranges. e.g. if viewport width < 1500, site width = 70% 1440x900 | body |----------| | | |----------| | | |---site---| | | ...


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You should think of each device you expect your website to be viewed on individually so you can make sure your site will be viewed properly.


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Your question is relevant and what I feel is you should never consider a particular fixed width / resolution while designing because you will never know when and where your site will be accessed. So what I think is it is better to give 100% width so that it will display at least neatly (not very much perfectly) but it will be acceptable. Also if you want to ...


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Maintain grid alignment For complex flows and hierarchies, grid alignment is crucial for calming the complexity and providing a sense of order to the user. If you get the grid layout correct, you can de-emphasize the arrows because the user really only has to look at the arrows once to understand how to navigate the flow (so you don't have to make them ...


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Why not have arrows that explicitly point the the next circle in the sequence even when it's on the next line: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups But, FWIW, I don't think a vertical array of things implies the top element is more important, just that it's first in the sequence. Circles and arrows could be used to ...



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