Questions tagged [responsive-design]

A design approach that delivers elegant user interfaces regardless of the size of the user's display or the limitations of the device.

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When you are designing for a web browser can you create a different design for mobile than for desktop? or does it have to be the same for both

Would this be considered a responsive design?
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Best way to Display Responsive Tables on Small Breakpoints? [duplicate]

I have a web-based dashboard with several tables spanning 80% of the page width. Its a very typical responsive table design. A few columns (3-10), many rows (up to 100+), pagination, search filters ...
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Why use borders around dropdowns in a mobile app?

I'm working on a mobile app with a GUI similar to the Gasbuddy mobile app. The first screenshot is what Gasbuddy looks like now. The 2nd screenshot is the same thing but without the borders around the ...
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Too many expanding panels, not enough room

The scenario: An enterprise software platform uses a collapsible left panel for its navigation and a collapsible right panel to show customer info. The customer info panel would be used side-by-side ...
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Full width nav bar vs fixed width

I see a lot of websites where the main content and main menu bar (logo, menu, login/signup) have a fixed max width, even when the user is on a wide monitor (>= 1920px). The logo lines up with the ...
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Minimal height for a responsive design without scrolling

Many posts (e.g. this) are dedicated to the minimal width for the responsive design and the consensus is that 320px is the reasonable minimal width. I understand that minimal height is not discussed, ...
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Responsive design for mobile phones looking like mobile app design

What do you think about the use of a bottom menu in a responsive design ecommerce site for mobile devices, resembling a mobile app?
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What is the best way to reduce clicks and improve the product list page UX on mobile devices?

I'll be glad if you share your opinions and experience about one interesting case. I have to reduce the clicks and to improve the UX of a product list page. Responsive website, the product list page ...
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Preventing users from accessing a site on mobile

We have a situation where we develop a very complex data platform and we don't support mobile version of the web app for a reason. Nevertheless, we have a native mobile app that supports most of our ...
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Question about Grids and Layouts in UI Design

grids and layouts are something that i've struggled with since starting my design career two years back. I've read books like grid systems and watched several videos and courses but as a UI designer, ...
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Where to put the table of contents on mobile

I am looking to add a table of contents to my blog's articles, so that users may conveniently skip sections they are not interested in. I feel like a design where the ToC is a sticky element on the ...
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In responsive design, where to show related content?

I have a question that I would like your help with. I am creating a responsive website with readable content that has an 'In this page' section and 'Related content' section. Is there a best practice ...
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Why is screen HEIGHT not taken into consideration while designing responsive layouts for mobile apps?

While creating responsive layouts for mobile apps, we take into account WIDTH of screen, and create layouts for different WIDTHS, but why don't we consider HEIGHT? If 2 devices have a lot of ...
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Best practice for button layout in responsive survey?

Hi everyone, I'm designing a survey experience for a healthcare platform in which the user (often on the older side) fills out multiple surveys within a single flow. To accommodate survey fatigue, I ...
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Recommended maximum amount of columns in a table? [closed]

When designing tables I am always wondering how many columns are too much. I commonly have tables that act as an overview of all the items, which can then be opened to show all the details. On one ...
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Screen resolution stats and responsive design

I'm working on a new website and there's some debate regarding what width should be picked as maximum for the main, fixed-sized, grid (it won't be a 100% width layout). (Should it be 1100px? Should it ...
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Why is responsive web development primarily portrait based?

Take a look at the images below. You will notice that the form is responsive when resizing the browser horizontally. However, when resizing vertically, instead of the form trying to re-layout (if that'...
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Mobile friendly way for explanation why button is disabled

For desktop browsers the title attribute is an easy way to explain why a button is disabled: <button disabled title="this is disabled because ...">disabled button</button> But ...
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Feedback - does designing for 2 layouts (mobile plus desktop above 1200px) seems appropriate?

The lead dev in my company suggested designing for mobile and desktop above 1200px. It's a new way of designing for me so I just wonder does one of you heard about this way before? He suggested that ...
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Non-fullscreen sections overflow handling

The problem I am creating a website with non-fullscreen-sections at the moment: I am using a fullscreen-library to "switch" between the section when the user is scrolling. That way the ...
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Holy grail layout solution that makes complex apps being usable on mobile?

What's the best solution for responsive holy grail layout in the context of complex responsive design? Some common layouts done in this way Hubspot CRM Problem: it doesn't work on mobile as most of ...
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Previewing breakpoints in Adobe XD [closed]

I am building a responsive prototype in Adobe XD but feel like I’m missing a trick. I have different artboards for different resolutions but how do I preview them in a single preview when I resize the ...
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page with 2 vertical sections in mobile

I have a wizard which contains 2 sections. For desktop, the 2 column layout works well, but for mobile, the experience is not very user friendly. Any ideas on how I can improve this?
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Should users be prompted to determine bandwidth intensity of a site?

Serving up web content based on user agents alone seems exclusionary to me; mobile devices aren’t always constrained to low bandwidth. From a UX perspective, would it be a bad strategy to present ...
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Responsive Web design [closed]

I am a self taught designer and learning nowadays from IDF. I have a few doubts about responsive design. As a designer, while I am designing screens to give to to developers, for what sizes I should ...
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What's the point of responsive/adaptive design in doing UI?

I apologize if this is such a bad question but I have zero clue about web or UI design. I'm a graphic designer but I was tasked to just design a website using Photoshop cause that's what I'm familiar ...
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UX solutions for data tables and alignment on large screens

I see a lot of excellent advice here regarding how to build mobile-responsive data tables. However, when it comes to large viewports, I'm not finding much. In general, I'm lost about what could be the ...
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PDF alternative, responsive for desktop and mobile

I'm working on an application that exports a PDF file with important information for the user to save, and eventually recover. The PDF format was chosen because it's adequately portable and non-...
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Referring to the position of an element in modern (responsive) design

This is such a common and basic issue that there must be an answer somewhere already, but I can't see it, so I'm wondering if I'm missing something. Should we avoid referring to the position of an ...
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Are there stats about height of browser windows worldwide / by industry?

I wonder because I'm working on the design of trade platform and found that a lot of moments need improvements due to the different viewports on different devices and so on. The platform does not need ...
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Wcag 2.1 Success criteria-1.3.6

I am unable to understand the examples available on w3.org, which are: The links in the navigation of a website are marked up so that users can add their own icons. Icons on a website are marked up ...
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If I have 24 categories with sub-categories in my shop page, where would be the best place for them?

The design is specifically to Desktop, on Mobile and Tablet I'm planning to have a drawer window with the list of categories and its sub-categories. The idea is to make the category visible in the eye ...
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Nested Cards on mobile

I've come across many good nested/hierarchical data on mobile, problem is they often only include one line of information. I'm looking to include more information than just a card title, so I'm ...
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Can I put a select button on the header of this dashboard?

I have a dashboard using balsamiq, which having a list of doctors and I want to put them on the sider sorted alphabetically, and I want to display, for each doctor, different pages like Gestion de ...
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Need opinion on this web design FOR UX/UI/CX - Beginner in designing [closed]

Hi, first of all, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section. I want to get an opinion about the design of an event management system. I've google on UX example design but most only show for simple ...
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When to validate if the set of items selected totally valid for the operation?

Case: enterprise web-client solution for sales orders, the User needs to select lots of items to perform one operation in bulk and not all the items are applicable for this operation (due to hidden ...
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When to hide a sidenav

I have in my app a sidenav which is by default visible. Now I got a feedback from users, that in lower resolutions (mobile, tablets) the sidenav covers a lot of space from the app. My question is: on ...
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How should my design resize according to the screen size?

I am designing a web based application which should be responsive for width 1366 to 1920 px as it will be only used in this environment. I have designed mock-ups in adobe XD in 1366 screen size how ...
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Room Booking & Availability Horizontal Scroll

I'm in the process of designing a room booking / availability web application. Some of the application specifics are; there are 30 rooms (across three floors, in the same building) rooms are of ...
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Is 320px wide designs still relevant? (responsive web)

For a couple of years the smallest design I make for responsive websites is 375px wide. Now our new frontend developer eats my brain that I should provide 320px wide. And even if I will not she will ...
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Consistency Within vs. Across Devices

I have a question geared more towards UI/UX Consistency rather than Branding Consistency. We have an ability to "Save to Lists" on our website. On our desktop site, it is a dropdown. On our mobile ...
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Responsive table with many text inputs

I have a table designed like this: I need to make it responsive so it looks good on mobile devices. Some requirements for the table: There should be tips/hints for each text field. "Tips" -...
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Incorrect iframe implementation

Some context, we are using a third party authentication platform where ecommerce sites can choose to display this platform within an iframe during their checkout process. We have media queries that ...
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Solutions for responsive data tables? [duplicate]

We have a client who is FINALLY convinced to convert their site / web-based application to responsive. Our biggest issue right now is how to handle their extensive data tables. The biggest offender ...
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Web application Design - using full screen width [duplicate]

With today large screen resolution (1920 screen width rules now), I need to decide between using the full width of the screen (liquid) versus fixed with (padding with white margin over 1366px for ...
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Example Lateral, Forward & Reverse Navigation in Desktop Applications

I'm researching Material Design in how it's related to layer based navigation. Navigational directions Based on your app’s information architecture, a user can move in one of three navigational ...
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Redesign a page for mobile, while keeping a "similar" layout to the desktop view, desktop uses a table

Well I have a page that looks decent on desktop, and most of the site is working responsive as well. The website has as goal to provide people to sign up for (sport) tournaments, and allows users to ...
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Font scaling from desktop to mobile

I am a designer and an issue I run in to all the time is how to scale font sizes down for mobile, and how to communicate that to a developer without 'just eyeballing it'. For instance, in my style ...
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Which mobile devices do you NOT optimize mobile responsive for?

Which mobile devices do you NOT optimize mobile responsive for? For example chrome dev tools no longer has Pixel 1. Which is the industry standard to create for or leave out ?
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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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