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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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About us: why do websites show the CEO, founders, and employees on this page?

Why would I want a tab for "meet the team"? Why would users even care about the people working there? I just want a working piece of software and thats good...right? Usually it looks something like ...
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Can I safely remove search functionality?

One of our clients has a content-rich website with about 300 pages of content in total. We did our utmost best to provide a very clear main navigation, but also provide a search function in the header....
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Highly rated content, how do users expect this to be sorted?

We are currently designing a community where users can upload content (User Genererated Content). This content is voted on by those who have used the uploaded content (usage is a criteria for voting) ...
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Studies or experience on using faded text to indicate more content?

Text that ends with ... normally indicates that there is more to read. But now I heard some people talking about faded text is a better user experience? Has anyone tested this or has experience from ...
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Usability or Content: Knowing which is the cause of the problem?

I've been spending time looking at pages and page flows trying to reduce bail rates and increase completion rates on large ecomm site when a brand manager asked a very intriguing question, "How do you ...
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What is the best way to save & cancel a new content on a CMS?

I'm actually working on a project done by another UX designer before me, and I have some doubts about the way users can save & cancel their actions on the page of new content creation. This is a ...
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How to hint that there's more beyond what you see in a scroll view?

I'm developing an (iOS) app that mainly consists of a UIScrollView. The view is paged and the scroll bar turned off, so currently there is nothing to indicate to the user that they can scroll down and ...
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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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What's the ideal length of a paragraph

We all know what the ideal number of characters is for a line, however I haven't been able to find any guides on the number of lines that provide the best readability. I understand this is a bit ...
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Should primary click/tap action be listed in contextual menu as well?

Contextual menus are a nice way to extend the number of actions that can be performed directly on an item. However, the primary action is sometimes doubled there, usually listed as the first one. ...
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Website redesign how do you know how to organize the navigation structure?

I know this question is extremely broad but I would like to know the steps a UX'er would take in order to understand what content there is on a site and then how to organize this content in terms of ...
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Is a website sidebar a user blind spot?

I've seen studies about how ad blindness can prevent users from even noticing ads exist on a website, but are there any studies that perform the same research for the entire sidebar? On some sites, ...
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How much /what type of content is appropriate for a modal window?

From reading previous questions about modal windows, my understanding is that they're best used for short required processes, or for providing help/info during a process that shouldn't be interrupted ...
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Hide tabs without any content?

I am designing a dashboard that contains a number of modules bubbling up information from different parts of the product. One section is showcasing different people. I want to provide a tab-based way ...
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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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Design patterns for Search

I know this may sound very generic question, but I am forced to post this to understand different patterns of search. I am working on a content oriented site which contains various types articles/...
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How can I inform clients of the need for content strategy?

I am a web developer and often get involved in projects where there is no person on my team who is responsible for content strategy and no one within the client's team who knows much about it either - ...
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What is the correct way to indicate something can be either singular or plural?

Taking it as a given that the system is not intelligent enough to be able to recognise a single result as apposed to multiple results (don't ask!), what is the correct way to represent the possibility ...
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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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What steps should a UX'er take when re-designing a website?

I'm about to embark on a website re-design. I'm trying to get an idea of the tasks I should be doing prior to wireframing. The site is a large corporate site and the reason for redesigning is the ...
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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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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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How best to combat right hand column blindness

Many ad-driven content-based websites have rich right hand columns, used primarily to cross-promote content from other parts of the site or to extend the user journey. The Daily Mail is the classic ...
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Rapid content audits, can this be done?

Content audits although immensely dull are essential to understanding an existing websites content. Content audits for larger sites where you're capturing each page and analysing the content page by ...
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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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Is making all your desktop content available the same as making all the functionally available?

I was wondering if the argument for providing all the content from your desktop site on your mobile site includes making all the functionality and features also available?
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How to resolve lengthy hyperlinks?

When you’re editing content and have links to organizations or frameworks that has many words, the link might exceed an entire row or break a row. These lengthy links look ridiculous and could ...
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Ordering Timezones for an Event

I have an event website that I'm working on and noticed that my client wants all 4 US Continental timezones to be accounted for the time of the event. For example: Sunday, January 1st | 1:00 PM EST /...
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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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How do you effectively steer a user OFF your site and onto another one?

I'm working with a client who has a network of websites, each with content that will appeal to a specific audience. The issue we're having is that the client's flagship site will, for the foreseeable ...
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Classic website to Mobile website content mapping

When a visitor with a mobile device clicks on a link to www.website.com/product we can redirect them to m.website.com/product. This page has content and a layout best suited to smart phone users. ...
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Linear vs Column layout, which one is more readable?

Are there existing/approved studies proving that one is better in readability than the other in these 2 layouts? Which one offers more chance to be read completely? download bmml source – ...
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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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What is the UX term for sites with aggregated content delivered in an activity feed?

Sites like Pinterest and Mashable have infinite scrolling to the end of the content delivered. What term describes this type of site?
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Is it better to put text field for drop down with more than 15 items?

UXMovement.com recommends over 15 items in a drop-down should be a text field. I have a drop-down on a form field, on a web page, which has more (about 40) items to choose from. Dropdown value ...
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How to avoid “Loading fatigue”

I work at a company where our users run into a loading screen frequently. We can't preload the data because it's rather random. Right now we have a loading bar, and after a couple of times seeing it, ...
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Can we use CAPITAL LETTERS to indicate actions?

While designing for the web or the mobile applications, a natural free flowing text can be used for the general content, but when it comes to actions... can we use CAPITAL LETTERS.
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Display placeholders or hide meta data?

I'm currently working on a stock exchange site and I'm having a dilemma. Some financial instruments (Funds) have other properties than normal shares. However, there are some troubles with the data ...
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Why at some web are pages always from 1,2,3 … for newest messages?

When I visit some pages, they have newest items first; page 1 has always the newest items. Some examples are imdb boards and icanhascheezburger. I think this is case of top posting, because messages ...
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Is adding “Flag as inappropriate” button necessary for site with expiring content?

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but we have an interesting situation going on. We are making a web service that allows users to share files, however, they do not have to sign up and ...
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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 there really a content strategy just for mobile?

I've orded a book called 'Content Strategy for Mobile' which should be an interesting read however, surely if your content is good enough for your desktop site should the same not apply for mobile? ...
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Is there a nice way to deal with geo-restricted access?

In a site which, by law (or otherwise?), cannot display certain content in a particular geographic region, what's a good way to deal with this? Hulu is pretty terrible (click here, seriously?): ......
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Best order for the company history page?

I'm making a company history page for 2005 to today. Each year has a paragraph about what happened that year. I'm conflicted as to whether I should show 2005 first (and let the user scroll down to ...
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Where to put a website's purpose? [closed]

I want my website to have a general statement of our philosophy. It would be along the lines of describing why it is important to be healthy in general and guide them to use various parts of the site. ...
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How to encourage quality content?

Yahoo! Answers and StackExchange are two well-known examples of Q&A sites. Both sites allow users to ask questions, vote, and choose the best answer. Both sites have a point system to encourage ...
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Is it a bad idea to move the content on the right of the page?

I recently discovered a blog which has an original layout: The left half of the page contains by the name, two menus, the social buttons and the copyright. Most of the space is not used, and is ...
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Examples/Opinions on using (Facebook-style) placeholder/dummy content during wait/spinner processes?

I've read some articles recently touting Facebook's use of dummy content and text and image placeholders during load processes, stating that using a spinner wheel w/messaging alone can increase bounce ...
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Showing next stories to user : Best Practices

My site is a content heavy blogging platform/community. I was trying to understand the following two points: 1. How does showing a "Next Story" button to user vs. showing a listing of 3-5 Related ...