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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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It's good to keep buttons in the same place. Here is a use case that could be pretty common. Let's say a user wants to just quickly glance at the additional information for the meeting. It's easier for the user to put the mouse in one location and click to expand (and retract), as opposed to clicking, expanding, moving the mouse to the new button location, ...


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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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Yes URLs are a valid communication tool for both users and machines. This slideshow gives more information.http://blog.rnf.me/ux-of-urls/#/. And, fittingly, you can also head to the 29th slide to see a pertinent quote: http://blog.rnf.me/ux-of-urls/#/29 Thankfully, the slideshow automatically updates the URL with the number of the slide you are viewing, ...


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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 agree with Vitaly, the 404 page shouldn't be an end to the users route it should give them help on why this page might not be here and relevent ways to procceed. In your example, suggesting things like "Is this the meeting you are looking for?" then listing relevent results helps the using keep moving forward rather than backtracking


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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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You're running into a common problem with displaying content when there isn't yet a lot of content. However, it's less of a problem being a corporate site as you don't have as much risk of losing your customer. If you approach the problem from a utility perspective, and ask yourself what will make the page / site more efficient for a user, I think you'll ...


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In general you don't want your controls to move. All generalities in UX are subject to the specific context and workflow of the user, but it's a good baseline. Digging a little deeper into the reasoning behind hiding the information, you need to consider the user looking at this screen. The information hidden within the collapsable area doesn't seem ...


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If you have detailed information on the projectors colour profiles, you could do a rough simulation by setting your monitor's colour profile to match that of the projector. It's never going to give you an exact representation, but the only way to really get that is to test it on the projector you're interested in.


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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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I would advise you not to "port", but to migrate or rewrite. What I mean is the MFC desktop app's paradigm is different than a web app's. Your main goal should be giving the end-user a simple, usable app. Not a one-for-one replacement of your MFC controls. Take a look at modern web apps, such as: Windows 8 MyCompany demo applications [Microsoft Visual ...



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