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a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries.

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When is it good UX on an excerpts page to use the title as the link rather than “Read more”?

Many of the blogs and other sites with a front page containing excerpts from articles also include a "Read more" link, or sometimes the text says "Continue reading" or give some other such instruction ...
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What factors determine when it's good UX to nest comments on a blog?

Nested comments in the sense of comments that are progressively indented according to their level in the hierarchy are an abomination according to my personal taste, because I tend only to participate ...
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Singular vs. plural hashtags

I have a channel on Telegram, a messaging app. It's like a blog, where I post messages to my channel subscribers. Which is the best practice to tag a post: #short_story, for example, or #short_stories?...
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Is there an optimal number of suggested posts?

Articles on blogs/magazines often have a list of "suggested posts" at the end of each article. Obviously, different sites might have better results with a different number of suggested posts. However,...
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How can I properly display a like/dislike average briefly

A few days ago I asked a question about the best way to display a like/dislike rating. I wanted to know how I can best show the balance between the two. Using the answers given I had made the ...
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Like/Dislike display order

I am researching and designing a new online community platform where developers can share their knowledge by writing articles with tutorials, tips & tricks etc. I want to have a rating system so ...
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Best practice for listing external news in website.

Companies often have external news coverage. For example, Company A might have articles written about them on the New York Times, CNN, etc... What is the best approach in terms of usability to list ...
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Presentation of blog entries with small word count?

How would you present a list of blog entries with small word count from 50 to 100 words? So that you have a list of clickable links of titles that takes you to that blog entry with small word count?
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Why put a picture immediately below the headline in blog posts?

I noticed that various blogs/news-sites tend to put a large picture relating to their post/article immediately below the headline. What's the benefit of doing this? I would assume that readers want ...
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What's a good way to display Important Notice headings on a blog?

I have a blog/content website that has notices on the landing page, done using Bootstrap. A notice is a piece of time-critical information that expires (almost, but not quite, an alert). There won't ...
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AJAX loading vs. “hardcoded” comments - is there any advantage of one above the other?

Because of certain reasons, I'm sometimes tied to an extremely slow internet connection. What I realized with this, is that certain sites (for example, any subdomain of blog.hu) works in a way that ...
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Should we name it “Blog” or “Magazine”? [closed]

We are an online travel agency. Ie a booking engine for accommodations and activities. We have a heavy content marketing strategy. We are in process of rebuilding our website. We're toying between ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a slider for blogs? [closed]

An example can be found on this link What are the pros and cons of using a slider to view recent posts of a blog? Is it better than simply using article cards?
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case study for CTA text for blog

I have a tech blog , and above the fold there will be a hero layout , with some title and tag lines which are important to the blog. Below these I have a CTA button , that will scroll to the second ...
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Should blogs have a 'new reader' button that changes the sorting order of the posts?

For people who have been subscribing to blogs and following their updates, the important bit is the information that is new, and to have some convenient way of locating older posts. However, I wonder ...
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What are best practices for providing change language options on multilingual site

My site has a multilingual audience. The site (WatStory) is a writing/ blogging and reading community and supports 3 languages (English, Hindi, Bengali) right now. Content is largely user generated. ...
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Why is stackoverflow and blog layout ignorant of screen width? [closed]

Take https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33131200/spring-ignores-property-file-in-current-directory-using-that-in-classpath-instea. Most monitors I use these days are 1080p or atleast 900 anyway, yet ...
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Image width and alignment in long-form content: Best practices?

The website in question is for long-form blog content. The body will include images that users input when they create their blog/content entries, hence the number of images in post is not controllable....
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Best Practices for Caption Text for Images

Website in question is a long form content focused and will include inline images as per user input when they create their blog/ content entries hence number of images in post is not controllable. ...
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Material Design 'Read more' for desktop view

Currently I'm redesigning one of my personal projects. The website has a lot of blog items which need a 'read more' button. When viewing material design layouts you see a round button with a plus sign ...
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Displaying lots of blog articles

We have a blog on our Shopify store which we are pulling into our marketing site via RSS. It will display the articles' titles, date, and full content. We're using a Bootstrap 3.x template and are ...
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When to prompt the reader to share a blog post?

I'm trying to encourage people to share posts from my blog on social networks. To that end, i recently (past couple days) added a share prompt to each post. When the user has scrolled to the end of ...
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Why would some high profile blog not allow commenting? [closed]

Comments have been an important part from the evolution of blog. But I can see some blogs like http://www.lukew.com not allowing comments at all. It surely hurts the user experience for genuine ...
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Is it a good practise to put Ellipsis on H1

I'm designing a blog with big typography, and was wondering, since I couldn't find a thing on the web about that, if it's a good practice to shorten long titles with Ellipsis. It seems logical that it ...
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How should adding a title be presented in a blog post editor?

I'm currently making a blog, and the blog will use markdown for posts. Adding a title with markdown could be confusing for some, so I'd like to have a button that says, for instance, Add Title, but I'...
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Should a website footer contain recent blog posts?

My company's website is developed in modx and the blog is hosted on hubspot. Currently, both the website and the blog contain a simple footer that only has copyright information. Additionally, the ...
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How to show Text only post in masonry blog layout and keep the things symmetrical?

I have designed a masonry layout for blog but what if image is not posted for a blog post. What would be the best way to keep the symmetry intact leading to better pattern, hence UX. I thought of ...
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Why do some blogs show the full blog post in Home/Category page instead of an excerpt?

Some blogs show the full blog post in the Home/Category page instead of a shorter excerpt of the blog post, for example http://blog.mozilla.org. I find that: Sometimes it's hard to skip to the next ...
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Social Widget Engagement Stats

I'm working on a redesign for an e-commerce company's blog. From the competitive audit I did, most prominent blogs and e-mags have social widgets rolling alongside the actual article, or share buttons ...
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How does removing Published Dates affect the UX?

How do users typically react to reading articles and blog posts that do not have published by dates? Do users trust the content with dates removed? Let's say for example a travel blog does not have ...
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Are there studies about the use of categories and tags?

I recently had a discussion about tag- and category pages in blogs and I'm currently thinking about dropping categories completely. Are there any studies that analyze if/how users use categories and ...
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How to get started with UX design when hiring freelance experts?

I am a business operator who own number of blogs. I am looking to hire a freelance UX consultant to get started creating amazing design. I would like to understand the process behind this. Many say ...
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Is there a best practice for blog navigation matching the rest of the site?

My company is currently in the process of redesigning the blog on its website for a web service product. Most of the site contains a global navigation menu with items such as: How it works, Plans and ...
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Why do websites that are otherwise designed well have over half their vertical page space taken up by comments?

In websites that have blog posts, if I look at the right scrollbar to get an idea of how long the post is, it is often deceptive since a massive amount of space on the site is taken up by comments. ...
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In what cases is it usable to replace exhaustive blog categories with a few of the most popular tags?

Wall Street Journal doesn't have exhaustive navigation items on their Health Blog but just top topics, which are their top tags. In what cases does this make sense to do?
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Best way to link to other articles from the newsletter in a blog

I am currently designing a new company blog and we are planning on having a monthly email newsletter. My question is: If someone clicks on one article from the email newsletter, what's the best way ...
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Click or scroll?

I have a photoblog (http://www.rafaquesada.com/photoblog/) since already almost 3 years. I've been working on it since then trying to improve the visualisation and the experience on it. Right now I ...
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Best practice for messaging system (microblog) using a “n-tier” model

I currently have a UX problem that I have seldom seen done well (or at all)... I am developing a messaging feature for a site (a messaging system for business, think Yammer), and I am in the ...
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Is it okay to talk about “we” on a one-person startup blog?

pre: Thought about the best place to ask this in the SE universe and I think UX is closest, but I might be unaware of some better fit so open to suggestions. I'm soon to launch a saas-company that ...
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Combine categories and tags in a blog-like website

This is a pretty specific question, but I really am not sure if it's the right way I'm thinking. It's about a music blog with lot's of different kind of articles that needs a better way of navigation....
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How to group together blog posts/articles?

What should be the general criteria to group together blog posts/articles? I have just two ideas in my mind: One - To group by date of publishing. Two - To group by category. On what type of ...
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Why do you have to enter your e-mail when commenting a blog post?

Why do you (usually) need to enter your e-mail adress when commenting a blog post? I guess it's for some kind of spam-protection but if the system doesn't need it - is it ok to skip that input field ...
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On a feed of articles - should I allow inline commenting or only in the article page?

The feed offers articles written by the site bloggers. I have a dilemma between these two options: Enable commenting from the feed (Facebook style). This would probably generate more comments, but ...