Questions tagged [layout]

The way in which the elements of an interface are laid out.

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Why this layout results so slow especially on mobile? [migrated]

The code below uses flex to display some divs that act as buttons: the point is to create a basic layout for simple games. Two problems arises with this style of coding, first being speed of ...
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Add an element to an interface without increasing the complexity of the layout

I need to implement a text and a switch to a login interface. This is what I made: The problem is that I think it is a bit inappropriate, considering the layout and colors chosen in the interface. ...
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Portrait vs Landscape Mode [closed]

Portrait & Landscape layouts - What is the UX guidelines for making two distinct layouts i.e. where the layouts will be significantly different from each other.
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Best practices for designing layouts of highly configurable/customizable web applications

As the title says, I'm looking for best practices or guidelines on how to design highly configurable web applications. We're currently doing a complete redesign of our HR application and there isn't ...
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Why do most interfaces rely on sticky top bars instead of sidebars?

Most web interfaces have the classic sticky topbar + 2-3 columns layout (just like StackExchange). Some but few websites use a different approach and, instead, have a collapsable sidebar (i.e. ...
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Guidelines for layout of component that can have variable sub components

I've been asked to design a component that lists objects on a page. The component needs to be able to display between 3 and 6 numbers of objects in the list. Here's what I have for 6 objects in a list:...
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What is a good reason to tell clients who want their logo to be always included in every screen that it shouldn't be done for a mobile app?

Just as the title says, I'm not a fan of always displaying the logo at the title bar of a specific app. I sometimes come across a client whose concept screens are like that. What would be a good ...
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What gestalt law is being used on main page of youtube for videos thumbnails?

I'm a bit confused on what law is being used on the video thumbnails, in the main page of youtube. The thumbnails are closer together then they are from the 4 lines of text below them, yet I see a ...
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Page thumbnails - right or left side of document?

Working on a "fancy PDF viewer". Was thinking of moving the Page thumbnails to the far right of the page (to clean the design up a bit), but all apps I can recall have the thumbnails on the left side ...
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Is showing the same shape for different purposes a bad practice?

For instance, in this image I am using a line for both dividers and inputs. Could there be any kind of confusion? Maybe it's a better idea showing coloured lines, like this Or to change the shape ...
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Laying out radio buttons and text area in a dialog

I have a dialog where I need to lay out radio buttons and their corresponding text and icons, and a text area. This is my current dialog layout, where the colors denote the icons. Note that the last ...
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Search box layout problem

I have two similar kind of searches: Clients: can be searched by code, name, state (active or inactive) and zone. Companies: can be searched by code, name and zone. Client zone and companies zone ...
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Showing additional details on enabling checkboxes

In the screenshot below, there is a section for vendor types. On checking (enabling) each vendor type, the application requires the user to add more details to configure it (notice the cards at the ...
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How can i show and save details of two inter-related editable tabs on same page?

I am working on this sales app, where the manager can assign a sales target to an individual salesperson. Now the " Target Amount" can be split into two ways: 1) By adding Items and setting the ...
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Should expanded search tools collapse automatically after searching?

We have a page with a list of elements and a hidden advanced search panel that slides down after the user clicks a button. With the advanced search panel hidden, the user will see two rows of results (...
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Adjusting information inside a card visually

Context Currently, I'm working on Product Listing page of a web-store. Products shown on the web-store can basically be rented out and we have defined rental prices for different time duration such ...
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How to deal with an excess of white-space in a CRM UI?

I'm designing a CRM-style interface for nurses to help them manage their workflow, and I'm running into a UI issue where, in most use cases, there's kind of an awkward excess of white-space in the "...
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Make desktop application support the minimum resolution

Windows UX Checklist states that a desktop application should: Support the minimum Windows effective resolution of 800x600 pixels. For critical user interfaces (UIs) that must work in safe mode, ...
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How to decide max-width in XD? [closed]

I have seen old questions about this subject but they are quite old. I guess things change so that is why I ask this. I want to be updated. I am about to design a web page mockup in Adobe XD. I will ...
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Space is not available for Text Area and Date Cell

Plan: I'm Creating one dashboard page which required one table which dynamically adds Row when user clicks Add Row Button. Each Row Contains key Information like Item Name,Code, Item Description, ...
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How to add in new items that don't fit in existing menus?

I have a mobile app with the general layout of having a menu menu, a queue that needs to be easily accessible and show a list of items in or previously in queue and any statuses, and a submit button ...
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Is there a mathematical formula for the Gestalt Law of Proximity?

I would like to know if there are any mathematical formulas that define the Gestalt Law of Proximity. For example, in the picture above, at what distance of Y would the 4th square be perceived not a ...
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Button changing its text & action. Good or terrible?

After the user Registers for an event (he goes to cart and pays, etc.) the next time he visits the page, the event for which he registered now shows a less emphasized Unregister button, which does the ...
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Focus style accessibility - Is colored underline enough of a change?

I am currently assessing styles for accessibility for a project onto which I am working. Overall, the layout has a black background (#050000) and text and components are either beige (#FEF0D6) or ...
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Are unclickable tags/chips a good practice?

Title says it all basically. I have to show a trip that contains Title, description and a bunch of random additional info (the tags). The issue lays in those tags they should not be clickable and ...
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Icons alignment issue

I'm trying to find out another way to show the big icon (dumbbell) or re-arrange the rows, because the first icon from the third row (the clock) looks a bit strange when it's next to that big dumbbell ...
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Layout for Manuals - “Hiding” content in Large Page vs Making lots of small pages?

I've been writing down an Online Manual for a programming library, and the service I'm using (ReadTheDocs) allows me to use plenty of HTML features in Markdown + JavaScript besides integrating nicely ...
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How to best improve information density for long, complex forms?

How to layout long, complex forms such that the largest possible number of fields is visible on the page, but legibility is maintained? I am re-designing an enterprise web app where there are a total ...
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Is there any reason the discussion is inverted in e-mail threads?

In all e-mail clients I know, when someone is responding to an e-mail, the response is written at the top, above the original e-mail. I don't understand the reason for this choice. It seems that: ...
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What is best practice for large amounts of options in an HTML form?

I inherited an old web app, which includes an HTML form. This form has a large list of checkboxes for a yes/no on selecting counties to receive updates about. Obviously this is not best practice, ...
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Desktop-Mobile layout change Framework

Looking for a Toolset/Framework of ~5+ different concepts about how content placement should be changed between desktop and mobile displays. It was called something like: "The 5R's of X", which ...
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Best way to draw an app flow diagram which includes the 4 different user roles in the app

I am in the process of drawing an app flow diagram, specifically using the screenshots of the application. This specific app has 4 different user roles. Some of the screens in the application are ...
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Main page VS Side menu for long flat list of items on mobile

I am looking to implement a mobile / tablet application. It currently has two views: an items list view that shows all the items, and an item detail view which shows more detail about a single item. ...
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Advice for improving internal dashboard [closed]

I work for a book manufacturer, a component from our internal dashboard looks like this: . I'm not a designer by trade and as it's come to refactoring the project, I figured now would be a good ...
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Best Practice for Form Layout - UI

I'm building out a form at the top of page, where we are collecting 3 pieces of information. Would it be best to display this one line at a time or show all at once? Scenario 1: - The first form ...
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Card Design - Layout

My mobile application has 6 cards. At any given time the user would view only one card. However, the user has an option to swipe left/right and view a different card. I am having a hard time deciding ...
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I made a minimalist webapp for public-key encryption. How can these problems with its UI/UX be addressed? [closed]

chausies.xyz/encrypt I probably don't know the first thing about UI design, so I wanted to get some more expert input. Forgive me if this is an inappropriate question to ask here. Half of my ...
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Canonical web page layout articles

I need scientific works or articles about canonical layout forms used in e-commerce shops, something about prototyping and trying them on a real audience. Maybe can you lead me were I can found ...
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What symbol/figure should I use to demonstrate a game ended in a draw in a table?

In my program, a user will write a bot and at the end of the benchmark it will be showed to them a table showing how the bot did against some premade bots in some maps. What I have now is this: (The ...
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Why computers and books aren't square

Wondering why they are rectangular rather than square.
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How to handle cascaded navigation in mobile design?

I'm designing an app for HR use. As you can see in the screenshot below, there is a dropdown box where you can select the person to view. There are a few different subsections of that (Details, ...
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Design/development frameworks equally suitable for both desktop and mobile views

I am quite a new to (or way too old for) a modern HTML, and i had to develop simple UI. I need to support 2 types of screen in it: So UI consists of a menu, and content, for instance, a text with a ...
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How to choose a color combination for main header and sub-headers for better UI and UX?

I'm always confused about the BG (background) colors or a header and sub-header of a website or an app. There can be at least 3 options to choose BG for them: 1. A dark color for main header and a ...
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How could I make this sheet more intuitive?

I recently wrote an open-source application that lets you practice Chinese writing and the decisions I made about its inner workings were related to my theories of how human memory works. I'm not sure ...
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Should the 'Reset' or “Reset to default” button be made disabled before any updates are made

Should "Reset settings" or "Reset to default" be disabled if the user has not made any updates/changes to default settings?
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How to present a tree in which objects may appear more than once?

I have a window showing a number of objects that can be individually hidden or recolored. Accordingly, in a sidebar each has a checkbox and a color swatch that launches a color picker when clicked: ...
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responsive two-column layout

This might be a really basic question, but I am trying to figure out how to best create a responsive two-column layout. Let's say you have two sets of data. For example, latest departures and arrivals ...
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Responsive feature comparison layout / grid

I have a list of applications (~120 items). Each application on the list has the same features (logo, name, OS name, price range, short product info), so basically this is a table with 120 rows and ...
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Label width in horizontal forms

In a horizontal form, each label and its corresponding form item are in one line. To make these labels aligned properly, they must be of equal width. Then what width should we choose? There're at ...
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Is a CardView-based UI the best approach to section rich content? [closed]

Im working on a "smart-home section" that is beeing redesigned at the momment and i'm not quite sure about the approach of our designers. My question is: Is a CardView based UI the best approach to a ...