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Where to put download button for downloading contents of table?

So I have a pretty regular table with data in it and I also have a download button that, when clicked, downloads the contents of the table to the browser as a csv file. My question is where should I ...
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How to guide users to the correct download?

I'm new to StackExchange and found this page because I have an unsolved problem: We have several products. For this we offer two setups for download. One is for some sort of file synchronization (...
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Get users to use the download button instead of right-click save

As part of our system, a web application, we have an image viewer. Previously we always displayed the full resolution image but scaled down with CSS to fit the page. For performance reasons we now ...
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images loading on scroll experience

Traditionally I have created sites where the images all download at once, but you often see sites where the images only download once they are scrolled to and in view in the screen. I presumed this ...
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Why do some companies ask the users to “Text for a link” to download the app?

I've noticed several websites that ask for a phone number to link to either the Apple Store or Google Play to download their native app. (Example below) and I've also seen a few sites display links to ...
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Download file confirmation message, is needed?

Is it needed to show up a confirmation message to the user before downloading any file from Web Application? If it is needed, when can I show up this message ? Do you want to download this file? ...
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Downloading a zip folder on mobile

I am building a website where certain pages display a button to download a zip folder. I am trying to come up with a smooth experience for mobile users to download the zip folder. One solution is ...
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Files downloaded from site - how to address public computers

Our site allows the user to download PDF files (either stored in our CMS system or created as a Stream from the API) that contains personal financial information We have a client who has asked if we ...
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What should the sequence be for Download and Delete buttons?

I have two icons for each row in a table: Delete and Download. But I feel the Download button should be before the Delete button. Please help me to understand what the sequence should be as per ...
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what's the rationale behind 2-step installers?

First of all, I'd also like if this process has a proper name, I just named it the way I call it. What I mean with 2-step installers is those installers that will make user download an (usually small)...
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How should I indicate that a download is in progress?

I have a data table that has a row of buttons with download format options. When one of the buttons is clicked, I want to display some sort of message to indicate that the download preparation process ...
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Should I specify type of downloadable document?

On my personal website I have an "About" page. At the top of it there is a "Download CV" link. Should I put the type of the document in the brackets like "Download CV (PDF)"? Does the lack of ...
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File size and type for download links on website?

The new website I'm building has a section for the company newsletter (and on a sub-page, a newsletter archive which spans back to 2002). The newsletters are displayed in a table (ignore the names, ...
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When displaying a download rate to users should it be Mbps or MB/s?

If a program is displaying the speed of a download (or an upload), how should that speed be displayed to the user? Mbps (Megabits per second) or MB/s (Megabytes per second) or something else? It ...
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pdf download url on a webpage

I seem to remember that a browser can be configured via a setting to control what happens when a pdf url is clicked. I think the options are something like "Open in new page" or "Open as file". I ...
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How should a download button be deprecated for mobile?

Our website gives users the ability to download data but this data can't be downloaded to a mobile device. For the mobile viewport widths of our site I'm considering these options: 1) Remove the ...
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Are there better/easier flows for users to install an app instead of linking it to the App Store/Google Play?

If I have a website that wants users to install an app, what are my options? I'm currently aware you can use the respective badges, https://play.google.com/intl/en_us/badges/ and https://developer....
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How to emphasize that downloads may be a malicious to users?

These applications allow cyber security professionals to access files that are involved in reported malicious online incidents. This is the part of a larger service offering to these users. 99% of the ...
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Best practice for a download page for multiplatform application

I need to create a Download page for the installer of our software, and I was wondering, if there are any best practices for doing this. The application is multiplatform, Windows (32/64) Linux (RPM/...
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How to handle a bunch of downloads? (information architecture)

In a current project I'm working on, is the following in the request list: In the Footer-Menu should be an link to a download center, where users can download materials about the company (brochures, ...
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What is the best experience for exporting a spreadsheet on a mobile device?

I'm currently tasked with creating an Export feature for a logged in experience. Users have access to a list of people, that can reach an upper limit of ~120 individuals. And our users want to be ...
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Social Icons and Download Badges in mailer header?

Im currently doing a mailer design. I've placed the social icons in the header, next to the company logo. Underneath the social links I have put download badges, before the main content of the mailer....
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Showing single file download and multiple file download options?

Background We are creating wireframes for a website that acts as a repository for where users can download various files. Users should be allowed to download one file at a time and also multiple files ...
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Download button - icon representing the action or subject

When adding an icon to a button labelled 'Download free ebook' one can use an icon to represent either the action (download) or the subject matter (PDF). Which is better? Why? (And is the answer ...
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Download template preview

I have a predefined template with some columns of data, basically should be grid. For example, There are columns like X,Y,Z and and user downloads the template. how do i show the preview of template(...
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Viewing data from a web application in Excel - is this feature an “Import” or an “Export”?

I'm developing a web application that presents a large amount of data in a grid. One of the features we are adding to this application is the ability to view this data in Excel. My coworker and I ...
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What message/instruction should be given for downloading an image for browser and/or tablet

I need users to download an image from my web app. For browsers that support the HTML 5 'download' attribute my Download button automatically opens the browser download window. However, users on the ...
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Seeking examples of a modal window that has Download and Upload actions?

We need to display a download button to get a template document and upload button to upload the filled document, for some reason we want to have these two buttons in a single Modal window. Any ideas ...
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Necessary file download on first App launch

I am currently working on an Android app which needs to download some files (mostly graphics) from a server on the first launch. The reason for this is to keep the graphics out of the application file ...
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Should I offer a download with limited free service or registration?

I am building an app that offers a service that aggregates various information to a user's mobile. I want users to register when they download the app but am worried there might be a bigger drop off ...
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What are the “official” logos to use when designing an Android and iOS App?

When displaying logos showing that your service is available on mobile app stores, what are the correct logos and names to be used for: Apple App Store Google Play Store I knew what they were before ...
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Link to article using a 'download' or 'view online' symbol?

I would like to have a way for people to download an article from my document, and I thought of adding a hyperlink to the title of the article as follows: But I guess it could be done in a better way,...
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Should I offer an “If your download does not start…” option?

I'm designing a web app where you can download a single file or a dynamically-generated zip file of several files. For single files, I am planning for the file to be downloaded immediately. For ...
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Should Megabytes be the only unit presented to users on download screens?

When I went to download Google's Material Design color palette, I was presented with what it called a 0.02 MB download. After chuckling on how an algorithm might not've been written properly, I ...
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How to let users know that native app versions of a product exist for desktop users without breaking the design?

In the context of a product that has an iOS, Android and website-version where users can work together independently of the platform they are using it on, I want to let users know that there are ...
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Good wording to indicate Export and Download action?

I have run into this issue with a few web apps: There is a page that displays some data, and the user needs to have the ability to retrieve a file of the same data (typically as an Excel spreadsheet). ...
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Message when download starts/ends (I cannot know when it ends)

I have a website where users can download some files. My question is, what message should I write when the download starts? Note that it is impossible for me to know when the download has actually ...
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What makes a download link in email feel legit?

I'm creating a web app where users can provide snapshots of the page they are viewing and share them via email in a downloadable format. What are best practices for creating a sense of security for ...
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Need some bulk download ideas for elderly users

I have a page where users will download pdf statements. Historically they must download them one at a time and this is a point of frustration. I'd like to offer a bulk download option. My first ...
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How long should an installer wait for a healthy internet connection? [closed]

I have a web installer that downloads the necessary files from internet to install the software. This works perfectly in a high speed connection(multi channel leased line). But when tested in normal ...
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Where do I keep the download button on a website?

I have developed a promotional website for an iOS application. The introductory view of the page contains - aside from a short description and screenshots - an official AppStore badge, which will link ...
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When downloading multiple files, should you give many options

I'm showing every owner of spots at a radio station, a list of all commercials he has available to download. Spots can be downloaded one at a time by clicking on a spot's code, where the browser's ...
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What happens in a web browser when a download is started via Javascript?

In a web browser, a download can be initiated immediately after user input, or started via Javascript after a set amount of time and/or being redirected to another page. I want to provide users with ...
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Industry Standard on software download-installed ratio?

I've been experiencing a 50% leak of users that after filling out a form and signing up to a trial, don't even click on the "download" button. It's only a 500kb zip file that launches a msi installer ...
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Better way to provide software downloads for an exe application

We plan to release an .exe file to public. The options would be to download the .exe file from the websites direct server link, so that we can provide direct download support with respective to ...
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UX best practices for enabling a full-feature set download for a 30-day trial?

We offer a trial of our company's software and currently the path to usage is 1) Create an account with us 2) Download the software and 3) Download a feature library separately Our goal is not to ...
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Best-practices for context-sensitive reports download section

Imagine a web-application that lets student take tests, analyzes the results and presents them to school administrators. The dashboard shows various stats, score break downs for the school overall, ...
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What is the reason of delayed file download on some software sites? [duplicate]

On many sites being software repositories often when I click "download" I am redirected to another page, when there is a countdown (eg. 5 seconds) to download. But I can click "direct link" (in case ...
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Show file size of (inline) linked downloads?

Should we show the file size of downloads linked on a web page? For download sites (e.g. file hosting services), the answer is obviously yes. But what about websites that offer downloads only ...
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Should I retry a manual refresh when network is available?

I have a mobile app that automatically downloads user content from the Internet according to a schedule. Sometimes it might miss a scheduled update because the device wasn't connected to the Internet ...