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Use of clickable ellipsis in data table row

In the interface I'm designing we have a page with a table that shows a list of support tickets. By clicking on a row, the user is redirected to the page of that single ticket where they can see all ...
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When to hide a sidenav

I have in my app a sidenav which is by default visible. Now I got a feedback from users, that in lower resolutions (mobile, tablets) the sidenav covers a lot of space from the app. My question is: on ...
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Link-buttons and button-links

I'd like to hear your opinions whether or not using buttons that look like links (text links, especially when styled the same as links) and links that look like a buttons is a good practice. I feel ...
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Including UX designers in user research / testing processes - considerations

I have been asked previously to participate as user testing processes (formal and informal) and in the screening process the fact that I am also a UX designer doesn't seem to have been an exclusion ...
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Which is best for an enter note field: an 'enter' button or hitting the return key?

While designing a text box where a user can enter a note, I want to eliminate the enter button and rely on the return key. What is the best practice for note entry fields? What is needed to tell ...
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Form alignment left side to right side

I am very new to UX and I find my form to be sloppy. Is it an alignment problem? Should I align the text on the right side with the text in the left side of the form? For example: should I align " ...
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Best practice for requiring an “access code” before user can use app

To put things into context, we have an app that lets users earn money by just learning. Because of this, we have to be quite strict about which users are allowed to sign up as we obviously have ...
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Gray-out conundrum

As we're approaching the release date for v2.5.0 of Rubberduck (an open-source VBIDE add-in), we're facing a bit of a dilemma regarding a specific type of tree nodes in one of our toolwindows: The ...
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Best UX when you have several bots?

My question is about the UX for chatbots when there are multiple bots within a website or digital ecosystem. This must be an increasing problem these days in very large companies for example, when you ...
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Group Checkboxes Select All / None Design's best practices

What would be more inline with best practices for the select all / select none option on group checkboxes? OR
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Best behavior for data filtering

I'm by no means a UX expert or a Designer for that matter. But I've come up with a doubt about a UX decision made by my manager and what should be the best practice for the case, based on a recent ...
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Auto-refill pop up..how many times should this show?

I work for a healthcare company. We offer the opportunity for patients to auto-refill their prescriptions, but not everyone knows that it exists. Business wants to add a pop-up after an online order ...
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Is there a best practice for sidebar width on mobile?

What is the best practice when it comes to sidebars and user experience on mobile? Is it better to have one that is full-width or one that is 85% width with 15% backdrop? What are the benefits or ...
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Groups vs notebooks

I'm working on a note taking app. One of the feature is that you can group the notes in a folder like manner in which one can create. subgroups inside groups and more subgroups and put notes/notebooks ...
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Retrieving information from a label when user press a button

In my application I have the following scenario: if the user click a "info" button, the info will be shown in a label (bottom right). The problem is that I am force to put this label a little far from ...
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Is there a need for a confirmation button on a multi-select comboboxes?

Is there any reason we should include a confirmation button on our multi-select comboboxes? What are best practices for the design of these controls? Mouse Functionality: Clicking outside of the ...
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Best way to insert a clear button in a datagrid cell

I have a datagrid (or, more general, a data structure) in which the user, with a proper button, can clear data by only one column. Since that requirements force me to implement different moments to ...
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Is it correct to delete a button that opens a section, when the section is open?

In a particular scenario, I have a button in the main window of application that, when pressed, opens a specific "command" section. When this section is open, is it correct to delete the button that ...
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Should a cross platform desktop application use a uniform UI and design language across platforms? Or entirely native UI and design language?

I'm designing a cross-platform, desktop engineering app. I'm wondering whether I should make the apps follow native design practices (a la MS Office) or use the same ones for all platforms (a la ...
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Best practices: Position of cancel button in modals

I am currently working on modals for our software and I have been placing the 'Cancel' button always on the extreme left (Version A in picture). However while documenting myself more on modals, I ...
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Where should dependencies show for grouped checkboxes? After the selection or after the entire group?

I am looking to set a system wide standard for the design of dependencies for grouped checkboxes. Are there any best practices for doing it one way over the other? In my examples the first 3 ...
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Should phone numbers be clickable within our software on (desktop)?

We are working on cleaning up our system and identifying phone numbers so they will be detected and show up as links for mobile users. The question I have is should we make them show up as links for ...
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What is a best way from the user experience point of view to list questions and answers (FAQ)?

At the "Questions and Answers" or "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) section it is often fashionable to have collapsing/expanding sections for each question and answer. Is it still the best way to ...
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Automatically trimming user input onBlur or on Server side on end of input?

Looking for best practices on web. In a general sense, we have an input on our webpage. This input doesn't allow empty space at the end. Bad: Apples     Good: Apples So what I'm wondering is,...
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Checkbox size of 'clickable' area on desktop

I'm wondering if there are any guidelines regarding the size of the 'clickable' area of a checkbox on desktop. I was having a discussion with our developer and when he is testing the product he ...
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Changing emotions when a user going to unsubscribe newsletter? Is it good practice?

Is that a good idea to make a response regarding user actions like this one? When user about to unsubscribe changing the face to sad and when click cancel makes face happier. Is it good practice? ...
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Filtering Best Practices

What are the best practices for filtering out a big list? Keep all filters wide open all the time OR Narrow filter values down as I add a Filters somewhere else? For example let's say I have a ...
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Is displaying the message of a new version available a good practice?

Today a developer mentioned that we should display a message to the users saying "A new version of the XX app is available, please refresh de browser". Like what Inbox did once. Is displaying this ...
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Address Form - Best Practice

In my application, I have a web-form for creating a "New Company" object. Each Company has a name and an Address field. The address field should (but not have to) be composed from these fields: - ...
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What is the best practice for integrating legacy design patterns when there is a conflict?

Based on a previous question that suggests many applications that are developed without necessarily a thorough analysis of the different design patterns and systems that might be in conflict, or have ...
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How to manage logged in status when the user clicks back button?

Something I have had trouble understanding the technical/implementation requirements is what should happen to a user's logged in state when they press the back button immediately after logging in (or ...
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Back gesture inside the screen which has a swipeable tab

I'm thinking about a UX scenario. For example, you have a screen in your app with a swipeable tab component. On iOS, you have back gesture too. So users can not swipe to back screen (because of that ...
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Hide elements that aren't needed or used by 99% of users until they are applicable?

I'd like to hide some elements of a frequently used page to declutter the UI for over 99% of users: In an online product I'm working on, there is a feature that is used 0.003% (49 times out of 123,...
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tables: multiple lines row

I'm designing a table were the description (that can have a variety of lengths) is a vital field for the user analysis' of the table. For that reason, I decided to allow multiple lines in a row (and ...
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Pricing schemes [duplicate]

I need to decide whether to show prices on a website with or without taxes. At the moment our Product can be purchased for Rs.999. But we recently got a GST certificate and have to charge our ...
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How to deal with multiple call to actions that are as important on a product page?

So we have a quite unique product page. We sell datasets as maps on our website. Obviously we already have a primary CTA button that says 'Buy for $...'. But we'd like to add some other options for ...
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Alert box inside a modal window

I have a modal window and I need to pop an alert box when user deletes a certain item on the screen as, "Are you sure you want to delete?". There is no way that I can remove this modal window. Is ...
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Best practice UX - selecting item from couple of items

I'm working on a website. In one of my forms I need to select the form type (depending on the form type the rest of the fields will change their behavior, e.g. the disabled status and their ...
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What are peoples experience of sticky actions on the bottom of the browser and is visibility an issue?

I've been tasked with a project that is a careers site and there is some speculation on the need for a large button saying 'Apply now' sticky on the bottom of the browser like the attached image: I ...
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Common way to put delete “x” link for tag input

Does anybody know why it is a common way to put "x" link to delete a tag on the right side of the tag? I got an opinion which makes sense, that placing "x" on the left could help with quick removal ...
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Best way to display read only & read write fields mixed together in web

I have web page form with 5 sections and almost 30 text fields. Out of which 15 are read-only and remaining are read-write. The form is built in material design. In my case, in section 1, I have 3 ...
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Pop-up or separate page for user account settings?

I'm working on a betting website, so it is kinda one game dashboard for all games, user only navigates from left side bar to change events. I have standard header where on the right top corner is ...
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Registration case studies/research

I am working on a commercial website where customers choose a template and then use a drag and drop interface to create their own adverts or promos. Before the customer can access this section ...
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Should the tab bar be accessible on sub pages in a mobile app?

I've just joined a team as an UX / graphic designer developing an app for iOS and Android. The app is already in production, and I'm working on implementing new functionality and tweaking the current ...
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Are Index Pages Always Best Practice in Large Sites?

Traditional information structures for large sites (over 100K pages) make use of index pages, or section overview pages, placed at the top of a section hierarchy. There were good reasons to support ...
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Should read-only fields hide or disable icons?

Throughout our system we have different input-field types that have icons tied to them. Examples: Time field with a time icon - when clicking the icon it will fill in the current time. Date Field ...
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Workflow Button Location

In our system we have workflows which can have 1 to many steps. Below you will see an example of one that is quite simple with only one step, with the buttons "Save" and "Cancel". Some other Workflows ...
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UX for creating and managing users

I am working on automating a user creation and management process that is currently done manually by a back office team. The idea is to allow an admin user the ability to add and edit users ...
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Is it a bad practice to hide small blocks of content under a “see more” link/button?

I'm designing a page where there's a columnar list of shops and a small description for each of these shops. The client asked us to include logos and to hide the description with an arrow pointing ...
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Should repetitive icons show all the time or be hidden and only show on hover?

In our system we have screens that display lists of information. Within the each column of the list there is an option for settings, such as filtering. Having icons show in each column is repetitive ...