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zoomed view or not to show content

We are building an in-house statistics viewing environment. there won't be time critical information. It is not public, but it has about 500 users. We have agreed that because of medium size data ...
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How to best display a lot of information or data on a single webpage?

Are there any "rules" or recommendations in UX Design for displaying a lot of data on a webpage? Or how to select the most needed information to display data?
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If a user clicks an action link from w/in a modal and is then taken to a separate page, do they return to that open modal after completing the action?

I'm designing an internal tool that enables my coworkers to curate post-op care plans for orthopedic patients on our platform (basically sending educational content to users at specific intervals). I'...
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Managing different sized contents in a card

How to manage different size of contents in a card, keeping the card size same?
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What is the best way to display user company role and application role when logged in to the application

An application having two roles i.e Company Role and Application Role based on which different sections of the application are accessible to the person. Company Role describes either Admin or Users ...
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Modal to prepare users for changes in payment system

I'm wondering if you could help me to gather some ideas. Basically, one of our products overseas has to make fundamental changes to its credit card deposit system due to a variety of problems incl. a ...
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Guidelines on the interaction and content design of visual displays inside elevators

I found the question What makes the elevator experience so awkward? rather interesting, but for practical purposes thought it was better to focus on one aspect of the experience that designers have ...
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Why WCAG 2.0 doesn't comply with its own line length criterion of 1.4.8?

WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.4.8 clearly specifies that to achieve AAA conformance level, Reading content in a single line should not exceed 80 characters for non-CJK (Chinese Japanese & Korean) ...
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Sidebar modal - pros & cons?

Do slide-out modals work well in your experience? Our requirements are to present deeper, specific content to users without taking them out of a flow, so linking to another page is not being ...
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What's the recommended max width for the main container and for the main column, for large screens?

Based on this question, "Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty?" and its comments and answers, I did some research, but I didn't find a complete answer. For me it is obvious that it is ...
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Should the user be given an option to scan or read an article?

I am working on my portfolio website and I wanted to allow the user (colleague/recruiter) to either scan or read the case studies. How to I validate this feature?
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What is your go-to approach for content mapping?

What is your way to content map a website? My current redesign project has a span of 60+ governmentwebsites. I don't have the time to do a in depth research of each website/application, but I need a ...
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Color Contrast WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.3 and Video / Motion Content

There is no reference to motion/video found in SC 1.4.3 — simple "images" and "background." Do the color contrast requirements of SC 1.4.3 apply to text that is in a video and overlayed on top of ...
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Content on left with image on right in magazine websites

I came across the New Yorker website and noticed that in some of the inner category pages, the content is placed on left and the image on the right. This is a structure I see quite often. Is there ...
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Zero results search page - alternative content

I'm working on a redesign of zero results page and I was just wondering what content I should display, and in which order. The site I'm working on sells courses, both online and classroom-based, ...
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Having no content on product launch

My team and I are facing an issue regarding the release strategy of our application, that is said to impact the User Experience of our first users. We are building a content-driven app and our ...
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What is the best max-width content container in a website?

Following Bootstrap 3/4 or other frameworks, we have notice discrepancies in terms of max-width for the main content, for instance: In bootstrap 3 the max width of the container is 1170px In ...
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Should the help centre for my company's product be on a separate domain?

I have to design a help centre for my company's product. I noticed that many sites place their help centres on a separate domain. Why do they do this? Does it make UX better for users?
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Is the noun “Trigger” a trigger-word to avoid?

In the document model for a rich messaging experience, my internal model is a hierarchy of Scenes and Nodes on them, with attached Triggers that invoke Actions. I'm exposing that hierarchy in a tree-...
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Are there standard metrics to gauge content quality?

One aspect of user experience in a software application or website is the quality of the content presented to the user. It probably comes as no surprise that if the quality of the content is low/poor, ...
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German style guide for capitalization rules of UI elements

I want to improve the text consistency in our software, because over time some things got messed up and we have different styles for example in captalization of UI elements (controls). I find a lot of ...
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Are content previews important?

What is the purpose of content previews? An example of content previews is that you have a list of news articles all with different stories, in the list is the name of the article and then 2 lines of ...
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Displaying multiple Sections/Subsections in one page to avoid scrolling

I want to create a layout for web application where the user enters a large amount of information for review in the company. Multiple users can access the same review of company. The user can select ...
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“Months” vs. “Years” wording in the loan industry

Do you know about a study or research regarding the wordings “months” vs. “years” in the lent term context? Why and when do you suggest to use months/years instead of the other one and why? Loans ...
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Is there an argument for using smaller container widths as apposed to the standard 1170px?

From my experience in building websites, it's common practice for developers and designers to build websites with a fixed container width of 1170px. I believe this is because the standard screen size ...
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should header be fixed when using three column layout?

I'm designing three column layout website where all columns scroll independently. There is no problem on large displays, if header(I have large header) is fixed, but on smaller screens (1366x650 px) I ...
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Furnishing the sidebar the honest way

I'm developing yet another website (non-blog, static), and yet again I'm stumbling upon the same problem with inner (non-home) pages design. The layout is conventional: 960px wrapper header with ...
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Quantifying Simplified Language

If you wanted to be able to quantify how much easier it is for users when you reduce the reading level of you text, how might you do that? For example, how would you figure out how much longer it ...
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How do we ensure our staff read instructions aloud?

As Jakob Nielsen demonstrated: On the average Web page, users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average visit; 20% is more likely. We have a business application used by call ...
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Type of content to share on email

Suppose you have an app with graphical components like this: You want to share this with your friend. Most apps just send a link. But suppose you can't send a link (because it is applet based) and ...
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Is it possible to measure pretentiousness of a word?

Content obviously plays a huge part in how a UI is perceived. A beautiful UI design with ugly words and phrasing will still be a bad outcome. I am currently debating if the word 'wanderlust' is too ...
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Should I leave a button active within an empty state?

I have a window that's supposed to display screenshot that user has taken. Then they can choose one screenshot and send it further. So I have two button "Close" and "Choose". But what do I do when ...
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Do I display a button (that's directing to content, but there's no content yet) as disabled or active followed by an empty state?

I need to show a button that will take the user to the screenshot gallery. But when there are no screenshots yet should I disable the button or leave it active for the user to click and enter an ...
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Alternate to hashtag or tagging a post?

What is the best possible way to integrate user post (text/media) without using hashtag (ex: Twitter) or tagging (ex: Quora/SE). I am building a social network site and I am confused with the ...
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How to encourage the use of actual content (instead of lorem ipsum) in design?

Without getting into the debate about whether lorem ipsum is useful for not in design, this question is about how to discourage people from using irrelevant text in design because when actual and ...
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Term for when an interface unexpectedly updates its content and causes users to mis-click?

There is a frustrating situation that I've encountered in multiple places that is hard to describe, but the consequence is always the same; causing the user to mis-click what they meant, due to the ...
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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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how to reduce content scrolling without reducing a story?

This is what I came up with: https://marvelapp.com/jjace4/screen/34738210 (summarized version) After finishing the page I got user feedback (design leaders from the UX community). The feedback that I ...
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Measuring users’ content tendency using google analytics data

By having this data from GA that the majority of the user acquisition is through Organic search and Referral, can we say that we must promote (through ads or other endorsement methods) those pieces of ...
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On-screen directions in UI: telling users to do the obvious

Should we include directions to a user in the UI content that tells them to do something that is visually obvious? For example, we inform users that they need to verify their device. Text includes "...
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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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Displaying Unnecessary Information

Again looking to push back on a client ask. We are creating a dashboard account page where a user can edit their plan, cancel, change their billing details etc. The client is set on promoting all 4 of ...
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Order of displaying information

Is there a golden rule to go by when deciding the order in which users are going to see the content? I made a mockup in which I compare two cases. The first one is the one I'd like to apply. The ...
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Comment section overload?

I absolutely love Smashing Magazine for the brilliant articles and helpful advice. But one thing that I have noticed about their articles is that they keep all the comments on one page (same page as ...
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Placing meta data in horizontal post boxes [closed]

Note: Dark gray line represents the post title Gray lines represent the post excerpt Light gray line represents metadata; data/author name etc. Displaying meta data in a horizontal box looks fine ...
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Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?

I've been doing some research in Analytics to hopefully discover why my bounce rate is higher post-redesign, and thus far, my results have been inconclusive. How important is it that a site has ...
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Launch website, but content depend on users posts

I think this is a very common pattern that repeats over and over again but hardly discussed on the web. I am launching an e-commerce website where the product to sell is posted by users, so the ...
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What is the best way to conduct English word-recall exercises with people who have just been exposed to English via GUI elements?

I'm working on an App for Indian languages and the users in context have heard English very little. Only for things like 'Tables', 'Order', etc. I wanted to understand what's a good way to conduct ...
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How do we avoid jumping content due to asynchronous loading

Delivering content on the web has over the years become more complex and heavier. Dependencies on third parties and external web services is increasing, causing longer loading times. The “click and ...
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Labeling buttons

How do you think buttons/actions should be labeled. Let's say we have an entity called "Review". On this review there are many actions. You can Cancel, Stop, Reassign, etc.. There will be many ...