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The first problem with having multiple 404 pages, each dedicated to a particular area is that you assume users were in the right part of the website at the point when they fell on to the 404. Bearing in mind that many links come from search engines and not necessarily from within the website, then I don't think you can guarantee that a dedicated 404 is ...


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Treat a 404 page like an error message, which it basically is. A good error message offers the users way to overcome the problem. In your example, a 404 for meetings could offer possible matches for meetings, a 404 for recordings could offer recordings, and the same for documents. The possible solutions are different for each type of entity, and the reasons ...


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I designed a 404 page sometime back with a function you might find interesting. it was using a recommendation engine module suggesting products the user might like and what they previously viewed. not sure what kind of website you are asking this in context to, but a golden rule i stick to is never to bring the user to a dead end.


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Between those options I would suggest radio buttons, since you only want to allow for a single selection. O - At or Over Retirement Age O - Under Retirement Age O - Both If you use check boxes, people may wind up checking the top 2 instead of/in addition to "both".


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I'm going to answer this from the perspective of a webmaster who is familiar with the error codes that your web app should produce. A 404 Not found error is a very general error for the case when a URL was entered that cannot be parsed. You may not know what area of the site the user was looking for. There may even be nonsense in the URL like ...


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From a user perspective, if I'm after a red shirt, I'd prefer seeing an option saying 'red shirt', rather than an option saying 'red' and another saying 'shirt'. With checkboxes: Users have to actually read the two options and ensure the two combine into the whole (all age groups - which is really what they have articulated in mind). This is an exercise ...


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If everything really gets saved always (including things like write in text box, then hit the Back or Close button), then the user doesn't need to know when each save occurs. You only have to educate the user that save is automatic; don't worry about it. Once users trust you on that, they can forget about it. Such education may be achievable by placing ...


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I think I grasped your question correctly: you want to redesign a web site, and the accompanying native app should look similar to it. You need a native app for certain features like push notifications. By going down the native route it would require you to override the GUI controls in whatever platform and redraw these controls to look how you designed ...


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It would really depend on how complicated this game is, but luckily there is a great example of card-game UX in a game called Hearthstone. Their approach would most likely take more work than you'd like to put in, which is to have a series of tutorial games against AI. They are carefully sequenced to introduce elements at a learnable pace, and while it ...


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Some high-function web apps with roots on the desktop, like Google Docs, Sheets and the new Google Drive, use right-click menus effectively. Even a touch interface can adapt with some success, like the Citrix GoToMyPC tablet client using virtual mouse buttons.



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