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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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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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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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I think you are very close to identifying the solution. The Requester and the Approver have different goals, so can use different tools to meet those goals. For example, the Requester can use a wizard to capture information (because Wizards are very good at guiding users though complex or critical things), and the Approver works from a list and is ...


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You can also use Windows Phone Date Picker Format. To Select Date you have to swipe up or down to change date.


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I just wanted to share here how I improved my original version, it works now. Live demo. Not optimal yet in terms of UX, I'll update thanks to all your contributions in the different answers and useful remarks. As pointed by some people, I'll add the months as well. (Any idea of how to do it is JavaScript without hardcoding ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar' ...]?)


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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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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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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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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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I see a lot of confusion. In my humble opinion what you need is an interval picker and not a single date picker. I think you must leave the idea of date picker and start to work at the idea of interval picker. Interval picker it's simple to comunicate than your solution so you can fix a side of the range (today) and on the other side you can propose a ...


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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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I would just design a really good BS page about the company and say to your boss that it's much more effective on its own page. Make it so good that your boss will go for it, and then link to it from your product page with a line like Why you should buy from us or something similar.


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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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This really gets down to the purpose and audience of your hero images. Thankfully, Midas' question in the comments and your answer provides some insight and I feel that maybe you need to change the approach a little. I'm assuming that your site is for a travel agency, tourist destination, or something similar. If it was me, I wouldn't use a single hero ...


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Bootstrap uses it to quickly navigate within their documentation: http://getbootstrap.com/javascript/#affix I think it can be really useful on long articles. Maybe you could also indicate an estimate of how much time is needed to read to the bottom of the article from the current position?


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Fixed headers are a very bad design choice from user experience point of view no matter what research says. 1% of the time they are useful when a user needs to navigate somewhere and 99% of the time they just sit there providing no utility to the user. Fixed headers are allowed only when they automatically hide when scrolling down and show up whenever the ...


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I also work on a multilingual website. I doubt Americans would have much trouble comprehending British English. However, our SEO boffins pointed out that American spellings ranked much higher in Google. So, even if you cast your pages in the Queen's English, make sure your H1s and page titles are in American.


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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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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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Imagine that you have dbl click on single click I mean your mouse need a repair i.e you click once but mouse behave like you made a double click so then what? Maybe if some object is valuable, to delete user must type the name to confirm? Inspiration from deleting repo on GitHub


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RuneScape has a pretty good idea here, honestly. Items can be dropped by right-clicking and selecting the "drop" action. This would drop the item to the floor, which can then be picked up by yourself for the first minute, and after that by anyone for another minute. If the item was not tradable, it would just disappear after a minute instead. If the item ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From a user point of view, they're going to get this: Performant, Efficient Extension Experience vs Contrivances Creating Web Traffic Ranking When these two things are at odds with each other, you have to favour good service over ranking and page views, and find another way to get gain from the usage of your extension. You will greatly annoy anyone ...


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Perhaps the biggest problem (personal opinion approaching) is that both scroll bars are the same. So one solution could be to make them different, and provide a different background for the Posts (left hand column) so it's also differentiated. But, my way, would be to take a leaf out of the approach of Sublime, and make a representation of the entire ...


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Your current layout is very similar to the web version of iCloud Notes. Apple hides scrollbars until the content is scrolled. With vertical content, especially lists, it is often assumed that the content is scrollable. If you feel it is still missing enough visual cues, you could fade the bottom of the list to imply that the content extends beyond the box.


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When users land on a webpage, they usually get there by searching for a relevant search term before. This means that they have an intent. Businesses usually want to convert that intent into a purchase before the user gets distracted. Placing links to other alternatives, even if they are from your own company, could potentially result in drop-offs. To ...


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A business intel tool at it's best will allow views into an organization that fit multiple personas, roles, and modes of analysis. The specific views are almost infinitely variable, but they often follow the same basic pattern. The three circles of business intel 1. Dashboards This is a high-level view that summarizes trends and KPIs for a given scope. ...


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The solution I ended up going with was in fact a comma-separated list. However, I built a custom input to make entering comma-separated lists much more intuitive. It gives visual feedback to a user entering multiple items in a way similar to StackExchange's tag input It works basically the same way as StackExchange's. This approach makes it clear to the ...


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Adobe tries to overcome some of the shortcomings of PDF compared to HTML+CSS (both may contain JS) while maintaining its two main advantages: same static design wherever possible in a single file. Both can also be considered disadvantages sometimes. From a website user perspective, a HTML+CSS(+JS) menu has several advantages. Some of them could be done in ...


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Design is subjective and that’s the reason it is difficult to explain. I often think that it is easy to Design and get better with it. But actually it is very difficult to articulate the thought process behind the design decision. Designing can be learnt from lot of resources stated above. But here is a book that teaches a Designer to Articulate his design ...


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Optimal font size is individual and is set by users' OS/browser. So don't change it. If you need to enlarge font (e.g. headings), do it relatively (e.g. 200% or 2em). Never shrink font size and always keep good contrast to maintain readability.


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From experience: In google anaytics, we noticed that the users stops at page 2 of the dishes and wasn't able to navigate all our dishes. We came with a conclusion, that the users wanted to see a big picture of what the restaurant offers more than each dish the restaurant offers. So what we did is we changed the individual images to an image like the ...


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I've worked at a startup that has a marketplace model with restaurants on the merchant side. What I discovered was that there's a wide variety of menus and menu options among restaurants. Some restaurants would offer a half-n-half pizza option, whereas others would offer a banquet deal or something similarly unique. Wordpress and other template developers ...



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