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For text, it's because of how many words/characters per line are comfortable to read - much research has been done and many blogs written... For images (think Facebook), if they were wider, they would get higher as well and you couldn't see much content without scrolling. I believe multi-column designs have been tried, users didn't know how to navigate ...


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What you're talking about is "fixed width layout". There is a lot of debate around this. See this article for starters: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/02/fixed-vs-fluid-vs-elastic-layout-whats-the-right-one-for-you/ I think the main reason is that people with sufficiently large screens often don't maximize their browsers, but have them in parallel ...


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With only a few Locations and a few Opportunities I would probably just list two rows of links with the selected ones clearly visible. Something like this...


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You still could use something like a tapbar on mobile (see twitter.com for example) or build a navigation-bar which also includes some navigation elements (pinterest). Personally I think that for now the hamburger button isn't the worst option (facebook still has it on it's webapp version) and we shouln't kill it just yet. Yes there are drawbacks, but pretty ...


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The best way to deal with these situations are to thoroughly handle them. Use something to signalr that will automatically deal with your connection and re-connection problems in the background. Then implement the command pattern. All your actions will be a command that will queue up. If there is connection they will save, if there is no connection they ...


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I think it's problematic to distinguish "consumer" from "professional" applications in talking about UX, because human beings don't have different cognitive and ergonomic requirements at home and at work. It's true that "professional" applications often have cluttered UIs, but not because it's better; usually it's because their captive audience doesn't have ...


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I'm just guessing, nothing too formal: Looking at the Facebook-style "content column" design, what would be the opposite of that? I think a Michael Bay film would come close. Bay want's to make you feel lost in dynamic imagery. Have you sense the motion, intentionally making it impossible to grasp every detail. When you consume content, you want the ...



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