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I think the comment deserves some elaboration, because it is actually a pretty good answer to the question: Ego: it is our company, and putting my face to it shows people that I am the top dog and the boss of all these people. Empathy: this is who we are (not just a piece of software), get to know us and you'll believe what we are selling you as well ...


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As you have pointed out, the double click is not a standard behaviour that your users are familiar with in the situation you are describing. It's not good practice to use non-standard interactions where you could use a standard one. Irreversible actions (such as deletion) are usually followed up with a 'sanity check' like "Are you sure? [Yes] [No]".


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Another reason kind of related to some of the aforementioned ones probably has something to do with establishing Character. These pages, when done well, can communicate a good deal about the culture and people who work at the company. Are the C-level folks blazer-wearing middle-aged men? Or are they 20- and 30-somethings with tattoos and goofy photos? As ...


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If 90% of scenario is covered by Today+10 days, then perhaps something like this could work, without having to worry about Next | Previous or losing your current place. It takes up more space, but it's also less finicky. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Today is indicated as bold. You also need month, because ...


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Let users tell the story This is a very common situation. The user will choose a photo that represents the story they want to tell, but the story will develop sequentially. For example, let's say the user creates "My Wedding Album", and s/he uses a photo of the groom and the bride happily married. Quite possibly, this will be a photo in the middle of the ...


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Have you thought about whether there is a preference for weekends / week days in the selection and highlight vs grey out the sections that are less important? Concept 1 I think just a simple Next / Previous with a hidden calendar that can expand beneath it should work. As per the comments here's a modified version, showing today: There is no other ...


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There's is a lot of research around that explains the way a reader's eyes naturally flow when reading, so you may find some of that useful. For example, you may get some insight from: http://vanseodesign.com/web-design/3-design-layouts/ How much of that applies to a User Interface is always open to debate. Your question doesn't specify whether you're ...


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Double-clicking buttons is odd. Usually, in the OS, double-clicking is a shortcut for clicking once (selecting the file) and selecting "Open." Rather than an "Are you sure?" confirmation I prefer an undo action. Confirming every action you take gets tedious real fast, and after a while users click the "Yes" button without thinking about it. Undo, on the ...


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1) Main domain name mywebsite.com is easier to read in address bar/URL if you use mywebsite.com/blog scheme compared to blog.mywebsite.com, so users to memorize your domain name better. 2) SEO doesn't really like subdomains because they distribute PageRank score comparing to one domain.


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When you create a subdomain, essentially it becomes an entirely different web site, so using subdomains makes sense when you talk about the fact that they are separate subjects, a different audience, and work and look different. As an example, you have google.com, but for developers, there is developer.google.com. Each with their own topic and usage.


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Stepping back a bit, one key thing to understand is the difference between EN-GB and EN-US. Realistically, spelling differences are minor and not difficult to understand for either set of users - here's a (non-exhaustive) set of examples: Prefixes and Suffixes -ize/-yze Change to -ise/-yse. (e.g. synchronise, analyse) -or Change to -our. ...


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Because people do business with people, not with faceless algorithms and the marketing presentation of any given product needs to reflect that. If your product faced a robot, it would just be raw code (like mark-up for an search engine spider) but your product doesn't - it faces a human being who needs to be satisfied on a human level; faces and the ...


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You are talking about an on-boarding feature. An on-boarding feature is a thing which introduces new users to your system by putting a spotlight on one or more features. the spotlight can include some additional info via a speech bubble, etc. However, after the user has used that feature you no longer show the spotlight. This technique is also useful for ...


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You can tell better but since you mentioned that 90% time the dates will be within next 10 days - I am assuming that the user pretty much starts off with a date in mind, rather than thinking which date to pick. So in essence he/she is clear with the date (which is approaching soon), and just needs to select what is in mind. With that assumption, check the ...


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In short, primary navigation is the main hierarchical navigation, while pervasive navigation is always on the page. For obvious reason there is a lot of overlap but it's not absolute. Let's say 99% of primary navigation is pervasive, and 50% of pervasive is primary. Analogy; 99% of cars are vehicles (some are scrap, or art or marketing) and 50% of vehicles ...


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The only benefit of choosing a white background over a light grey background is that it arguably gives you a broader range of text colours that you can use, and still remain within accepted usability and accessibility guidelines. In other words, if you want to use blue text you would be able to use a slightly lighter shade of blue on a white background, ...


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The answer is right next to where you pointed in the screenshot. The yellow button. You want to emphasize a menu item because it is something different or new, you can let it stand out by adding a color or border around it, giving it some sort of a ghost-button feel while it's still "just" part of your topmenu. It won't be annoying either, because it won't ...


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Devin has the right answer for you, start at the beginning. However, one alternative would be to open up to a larger view of the cover and treat it as a cover. Meaning that you would have a nice layout with the title of the Album displayed and any other pertinent info (as if it was a physical book cover). Then the next image would be the first page. The ...


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There are two types of articles: those that should be read from start-to-finish and those that can be read in chunks or where blocks of information can safely be ignored without compromising information later on. Into which category does your content fall? What is the purpose of the user's visit? We know that users on the web tend to scan and not read. We ...


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it can create confidence in your company, by showing it has humans behind running it. I find faceless websites in some ways untrustworthy as you can never tell if its just a one man band behind the scene. i guess someone could fake the about page but usually the bios on about pages link into linkedin or twitter to show a real human is there


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Different audiences want different things. You're assuming these pages are for average customers: Why would users even care about the people working there? I just want a working piece of software and thats good...right? ...but those aren't the only people viewing a company's website. A well-run website design process begins with an audit of all a ...


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The problems Representing albums with a single picture and using lightbox has some drawback. Breaking users' expectations. They see a thumbnail and expect to see an enlarged version of it. It's a common interaction. Instead, they see completely different picture. They feel frustrated. Please note, the small gallery controls on a periphery (play, next, ...


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Your question seems to be based on an assumption that you have to choose between the two. If it was me, I'd give the user the option of how they'd like the navigation to work. This will empower them and either meet or exceed their expectations. Either way, the user experience will be enhanced as a result. EDIT However, you will need to ensure that your ...


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I had a similar design concern a few months ago. My implementation was a text box displaying the default date formatted as you desire. When the user issues an onclick event a date picker is launched. I used a jQuery datepicker on the backend In that case your page would not appear excessively bulky. Let me know if that was helpful.


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This question is a false dichotomy from implementation point of view and the UX questions are unrelated to which implementation is chosen (if done well), so it is very unlikely that any such research exists: *.pdf, *.docx, *.odt and other "document" formats can and often do contain non-portable content, e.g. links to dead sites, embedded videos/pictures ...


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Always. Never. Anything in between. This is a classic testing scenario, where the answer will depend on your testing and tracking results and nothing else. Opinions are a dime a dozen, hard data is a fact. You can change a hero image (or any other image, copy, layout, colors and more as we're at it!) based on promotions, holidays, seasons, geo, cookies, ...


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How about a right-click? Do you store the users control options? Maybe you could give them an option to use double-click (or maybe even right-double-click) without the warning from now on, after their confirmation.


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Typically users want quick answers to questions. Users want the good filtered from the bad. On a sales website you would not expect a travel company to expose a holidays negative points. A comparison site you would expect an immediate comparison in the form of a 1/5 or star rating. Then maybe 200 character synopsis. The user has already made a decision to ...


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I am with 5K screen, and am doing front-end works, I don't think firefox doing that, only if in special case. The font size is an important part in CSS reset, and firefox is one of the main modern browser. If you have CSS reset, then I don't think there is an issue.


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In most cases, yes it should, as pointed out in the other answers. This is reasoned in some length in a W3C post about language negotiation, and covers especially the localisation case where there isn't necessarily a one-to-one correspondence between different language (or locale) versions. Examples: A bilingual blog contains a news section in English ...



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