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Patterns for handling concurrent modifications to resources in web app

While making an LMS web app, I was looking for a way to provide a nice UX while communicating the user that a resource they were trying to edit was already being worked on by another user. For example,...
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How to integrate AI assistance to a regex entry field?

I've got an existing app where users can enter regex expressions that they'd like to match against text to create a "trigger". Players can also add code to these triggers that will get ...
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Editing test case data inside of a coding problem editor

I'm making an LMS web application which allows teachers to create programming exercises. A programming exercise has one or more test cases, i.e. pair of input and expected output that a student's ...
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UX of a "publish" button with three states

I am making a school webapp. Teachers have an editor from which they can create exercises. Exercises are meant to be used to create exams/assignments, or they can be made publicly available to ...
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Programming platform UX

I made a webapp that allows users to take on programming exercises: the assignment text is shown to the user, they have an editor to type code, and the code they submit is tested against a test case ...
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UX of "ghost input" vs "Add" button

I've recently been noticing a pattern, in editors where you can create collections of objects (for example, in the editor for a multiple choice question when creating the possible answers), where ...
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Editor's autosave UX

I'm making a web app in which users have access to an editor which auto-saves their changes. I'm looking for a way to provide better feedback than I'm doing now about the auto-saving and possible ...
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Signify that some input controls map to private information

I'm developing an app meant to be used by a school; user personas are teachers and students. Teachers can add exercises to the app database through an editor. Some of the fields of an exercise are ...
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Editor for teachers to create exam, exercises, and questions

I'm making a webapp for my local university, which allows teachers to create exams made up of open-ended/multiple-choice questions and JavaScript programming exercises, as well as group them by topic ...
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User friendliness of 'floating' WYSIWYG editors such as Medium and Summernote 'Airmode' [closed]

Currently there are some WYIWYG editors (medium.com and summernote airmode)that provide a 'floating' toolbar to edit the text. I.e. The user highlights the text and a toolbar shows up above the text ...
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Best practice for nested, modifyable 2d rectangles in an editor

Overview Summary User can resize, move and add boxes at will A box may have endless amount of sub-boxes Editing sub-boxes is currently done by opening another window Sub-boxes usually fill the ...
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Should "Enter" create a large or small line spacing on text editors?

On some popular rich text editors like CKEditor, the default behaviour for pressing "Enter" is to create a new paragraph (a <p> tag), while on the others, like the textarea here on Stackexchange,...
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Editor functionality

We have an editor that allows you to build a static page. On the left sidebar of the editor are buttons that allow you to change the colors, text, add images, etc. On the right is a preview of the ...
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Why no true black background in dark themes?

Editors and IDEs like Atom and Eclipse display white on gray, not white on black. As some who wants maximum contrast I find that unintuitive, as I can just reduce monitor brightness and increase ...
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What is the best way to display properties on an editor?

A little bit of context to make my self more clear. I am working on software tool that is meant for designing UIs. My next step is to create a properties area, where you edit the width/height, x/y, ...
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How to name my options when switching a line between 'topleft to bottomright' and 'topright to bottomleft'

So i have an editor that can draw lines, and in this editor the user needs to be able to choose between a line that draws from 'topleft to bottomright' OR 'topright to bottomleft'. So visually it ...
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A text editor with undo functionality inside an visual editor with undo functionality

So i am working on an editor where you can create text items. When i create a text item it is accompanied by a text editor. At the moment they both have their own undo chains. This is because the text ...
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Formatting toolbar in document editing app

I'm working on a web app (not mobile) which allows the creation and collaboration of legal documents. The business owner wants to have a fixed toolbar, as per this editing tool I'm using to write ...
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Layers in editor for multiple images

I'm working on a desktop software that is in its core a simple image editor (apply filter, draw on image etc.) but the catch is that the user should be able to open multiple images, edit, and compare ...
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Representing nesting, inheritance, and overrides in a key-value pair editor (JSON)

The requirements My application has hierarchical contexts which are configured via JSON properties. Those are overlaid to create a single JSON properties file. Properties can be inherited or ...
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Should a floating section be affected by a page's save button?

I am designing an editable page that has a floating 'Notes' on the right section that follows users down the page. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have ...
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How to convey True, False, No Change to a user editing multiple items at once?

I am designing a tool that allows users to edit/update the fields of multiple tickets at once in a ticketing system. There are other categories users can update besides those listed below. This data ...
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Why do editors (such as MS Office apps) have so much redundancy?

I'm thinking of making an editor and how it should differ against other editors. One of those points are promoting the work area over GUI buttons and information fields. Tool bars, menu bars, scroll ...
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Scaling relative size of nested parentheses in code editors

I was coding today and the thought occurred to me: why is dynamic scaling of the relative sizes of nested parentheses/brackets/curly braces not already a common feature of code editors? One often has ...
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Save/Cancel action for inline editing

I have some content which is usually displayed, but the user can edit it by clicking an icon. Please see http://jsbin.com/kotesudenu for a demo. How should the user be able save the data and close ...
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Adding text to a hierarchy of items

Given a predefined hierarchy of foods, a user while viewing a specific food on the back-end can add/edit text associated with that specific food, its parent, and its grandparent. Text for each level ...
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How to combine search and edit in one widget?

Suppose an application where you work with text snippets. You can search for and reuse existing snippets as well as create and edit new snippets. Thus, we basically have two modes: A search mode ...
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What is a good UI pattern for selecting contiguous items from a list?

I'm making a (web) tool for editing a long complicated sequence of events, and I'd like to make it easy to: play a single event play a series of contiguous events (to see if all transitions work ...
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Allow user to manipulate objects in 3d space using touch screen

Our app Iyan 3d, lets user to create 3d animation using their Touchscreen Mobile devices. We are targeting the casual market so we are trying to find the easiest way to allow users manipulate ...
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Why are the "Undo" and "Redo" arrow icons commonly round?

A simple Google Image search will show a lot of icons related to "Undo & Redo", and interestingly, most of them, if not all are round. Take a look at the ones Microsoft Office uses: And some ...
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Editing user permissions within a group?

I am creating a user management tool for scientific labs where there are three sets of groupings. Users on their own, Groups of users, and then Labs, where Users and Groups are given one of three ...
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Is it good to put search box above the keyboard?

Here's the case, I'm designing for a text editor on iphone, user wants to search keyword in the article the just wrote. We don't have the suggest results (things pop out when you're searching in yelp),...
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Graphical Editor Patterns: Edit nodes a) inline b) with a dedicated edit view/dialog or c) a mixture of both

This question has been asked a few times but none that relate to a particular scenario: Graphical editors. I've noticed several different patterns, mainly Inline Edititng - Complex nodes have ...
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Material design for "insert image" editor action

I'm developing an online document editor using Google's Material Design. The editor has a toolbar with actions such as Bold, Italic and Insert Image. When tapping on Insert Image the user shall be ...
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Best practices for switching back and forth between 'raw' and formatted editable data

I'm working on a desktop application (Java Swing) which contains a screen allowing the user to enter and edit magstripe track-data. This track-data is a string, looking like this: ;1234567890123445=...
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Previews in markup editors

I have seen different approaches to previews in non-WYSIWYG editors. One is to have a edit and preview screen side-by-side or like here on stackexchange the preview below the editor. And the other ...
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What's the best way to show resize handles for objects

I'm working on a web-based editor that lets people include shapes, images and different kind of objects on an interface. Considering this, they must be able to resize the objects, place them anywhere ...
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The Best UX Design for Formula Editor

We need to add to our web app reports generator a formula editor. The formula syntax is can have: Data entities fields composed by S{table id, field id}. Aritmatic symbols: +,-,*,/ Static numbers: . ...
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TAB functionality in SE when editing code -- What's the UX view on it?

Disclaimer: I'm cross-posting this question from Meta SE to get input from the UX fanatics here. I've seen people complain about not been able to use TAB to format code in SE. There are many fixes ...
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uploading image separately versus inside rich text editor

In our web application we have List/Details and Edit pages On the list page we show default image, and some other short information download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Best flow to represent, browse and edit complex graph network

It seems that more and more, data is going to be network-based. A graph with related nodes. Something like http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/950642 , or pick one from a gallery here: http://christopheviau....
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Should paragraphs in WYSIWYG editor have vertical margins

In a WYSIWYG editor for forum posts, should there be vertical margins between paragraphs? In other words, should the enter key produce a vertical space? Either way, the other style can be simulated (...
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Multiple ways to provide similar functionality in a text editor

I am working on a text editor (web app) which will provide powerful, customizable functionality, but in a minimal (requirement) appearance. One of the functions is: "create new snippet". I want this ...
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Which editor should be chosen for basic internet user

I am working on a forum design project and I have a question for the input mechanism for that forum, while replying to a post user can Some font properties (can be ignored) Insert multiple Images ...
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In WYSIWYG editors, why for headings the whole paragraph turns into a heading, instead of just the selected text?

In WYSIWYG editors, when you select some text and try to format it as a heading the whole paragraph turns into a heading, rather than just the selected text. With all other elements (bold, italic, etc....
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What is the most intuitive way to rotate an object in 3D space

I am developing an 3D editor. I think showing 3 rings around the object to manipulate should be most intuitive because you have a feeling of "handling" it. Hovering one of the rings highligts it to ...
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Best Practices for Code Editor and Auto-complete

I am working on a code editor application. The app will be web based and currently I am trying to investigate different best practices and value add to give the developers a reason to use the app. ...
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Default settings with overrides

Really struggling with this complex form, looking for a better approach. I have a stock management tool. It allows my customers to edit details of individual stock items across all their branches. ...
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Should Ribbon be used on the web?

I'm designing a web application which has a large number of commands and customizations, with many more to come in the future. I've read a number of things on usage of the ribbon, from MS's ...
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TreeTable as a flexible condition/filter editor

I face the task to create condition/filter editor every time I need to develop a data/request/event processing system. As usual, there is no universal one and only solution. Google shows a lot of ...
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