Questions tagged [best-practice]

Method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Instant messaging app messages immediate update [on hold]

I don't understand, how instant messaging apps immediately load new messages in the chatbox when a friend is sending one? Are they sending every second request to a server, to get messages list or it'...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
125 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
119 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
171 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
113 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
79 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
275 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
146 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
104 views

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,...
5
votes
3answers
720 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
73 views

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? ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
122 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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: - ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
120 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
115 views

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,...
4
votes
2answers
343 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
82 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...
7
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
190 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
605 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
267 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
267 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
381 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
137 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
191 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
876 views

Best practices on tooltips position

I'm building a UI Kit and I'm trying to define the best position for tooltips to be displayed. Some thoughts: On charts, I believe the tooltip should be displayed on the top of the pointer; On touch ...
4
votes
2answers
187 views

Design/Ideas needed for better utilization of space

There is one grid-view in our web application. But as you can see, group and category are eating up the space. Is there any better ideas for such layouts? Even if there is total change in the layout, ...
0
votes
2answers
837 views

Primary/Secondary button placement pattern

Button placement has been a debated topic at within my UX team recently and I am for feedback or direction to research that states a solution. The problem I am trying to solve is where to place ...
1
vote
2answers
317 views

How should I format my Date field Helper Text?

We are adding helper text to our date fields so the user knows whether to type month or day first. The date field will be forgiving and smart. So it will allow users to type in dates in many ...
1
vote
2answers
101 views

Browser Tab Labeling Best Practices?

Are there any Best Practices for Browser Tab labeling? In our software, for a user to get to a screen they: Open a Menu then pick a Module, for example "Student". Under the Student Module there maybe ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

Displaying additional information for a button

I've got a scenario where I have a set of buttons. These buttons are actually links to pages with different functionality. Furthuremore the buttons should tell the users what the redirected page ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

Table of contents for an ebook

I am working on Ebook and want to display the table of contents of the eBook. It will have units, chapters in the unit, topics in each chapter. Any best practices to display the Table of contents for ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

Zoom in/out options for text in eBook

I am currently working on a Zoom in/out option for an Ebook. Students are the users. Also the maximum percentage of zoom is 300 Question in my mind is when the page is zoomed in which one of the ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

spacing between global search and menu

I'm in the process of creating an application store. The following is the wireframe for it. Now I want to make the search bar globally available regardless of the page the user is. So I made the ...
3
votes
2answers
159 views

Best practices using free camera in 3D settings

We are looking to build an application with a 3D render of some object. We came across two different way of handling the camera with the mouse. Setting 1 babylonJS (select 2-basic elements in the top ...