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A web app(lication) uses technologies such as javascript, CSS, and HTML5 and is executed in a web browser.

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I made a minimalist webapp for public-key encryption. How can these problems with its UI/UX be addressed?

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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How to design a multi-step form in a modal?

I have designed a widget for a Web mapping aplication that takes a .csv containing coordinates as input and has 2 output options : Business logic : Both output options require a .csv to be loaded ...
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Why designer choose a tabbed document interface (TDI) design if most user like multi-document interface (MDI)?

I have to choose the design for a complex “business” application. I work at the public prosecutors’ office and we need to develop an application to that handle hundreds of fields, grouped in ...
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Filters to show books including genres & excluding genres

Scenario: A website has a list of ~10,000 books A user would like to discover a book they might enjoy via genre (there are 15 to choose from) He ticks a checkbox to show only books that include the ...
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Let user quit web app to native navigation app and get him coming back during a process

Imagine a mobile web app, where the user needs at some point in a process to start a turn by turn navigation and then perform an action in the web app once s/he reached his/her destination. I see two ...
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Transitioning line chart has unsettling overlap effect as x-axis expands

I am building a line chart which I would like to transition when a new dataset comes in from an API. Not only will the values (y-axis) change, but also the date range (x-axis) which is being viewed. ...
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Choosing between three process flows

I work on a product which templates are a big part of. A 'manager' user can create a template and then clone it across multiple 'regular' users. We are introducing a new 'master' template type which ...
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Is offering 2 Apps at the same time a bad experience for the User?

So we have our Website as a PWA (Progressive Web App) which means it can also be installed as a App on the Device from the Browser. I wondered how it would feel for the User to have Downloaded the ...
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Select elements in the sidebar, which is better?

So, my friend and I are building a web app and we were having a little argument. We need to have two select elements in the sidebar and one of them is not relevant to a few pages. Which of the ...
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Single Page Application - In-app New Tabs

I have a table of items and when I click on an item, the details open in the same view. So, to view another item, I need to go back and click on another one. To avoid the back and forth, I want to ...
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Favoring consistency over elegance?

This is a bit of a difficult question to explain in the title but hopefully it will make more sense after reading the question. I'm in the process of designing a web app with a basic design ...
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Splitting required inputs into onboarding & further steps

This is my first question here so it`s nice to meet you ! I am working on a bigger desktop web application that handles events & I am having a difficult time trying to establish a wizard as I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to activate speech recognition

Is there any kind of standard keyboard shortcut to activate speech recognition in a web application? If not I'd be interested in what people think about adopting "Alt + S"? Or better ideas. This would ...
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How to best show an activity state transition adhering to google's material design component framework?

I have an application which consist of three views for an activity. A list View, A chat view. Every activity has a status , which a a user can either mark completed, pending Example of list view: ...
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Designing new interface for a legacy web application

Current situation: We have a legacy web application. It is been in development for 5 years and already has many customers. It's a very critical and also expensive product and its customers are big ...
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What is the optimum way to represent (group) options per row

I'm working on a case where a customer wants to choose how much points to distribute for each question of a survey. The points depend on the location of the survey. Depending on the location where ...
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How Do I Encourage Users Best to Download An Application from a Landing Page? [closed]

I do consider about the best experience about the getting more conversion rate from a webpage of ours. Is putting phone number field to send the app is best or putting app store buttons? Which one do ...
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Should I add a cross on my Material Design Dialog?

I'm working on a web application with Material Design. I have some dialogs in this application, and I'm wondering if it's more conventional to have a close cross or not. This is not a fullscreen ...
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How to clarify ambiguity in “Save” behaviour on web based applications for users

I noticed on Office 365 applications and the Office 2016 applications that there is an Autosave feature (which I believe was started in OneNote). The official explanation of how the feature works (or ...
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Should I clear form data after a new form is selected?

In my web app we have an area where you can choose the type of "query" you want (left block) and then you see the selected form with the fields in the right As you can see, 'Risk' field may appear a ...
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pushState before or after updating DOM from async response?

The browser History API exposes a couple of functions, pushState and replaceState, which allow single-page apps to update the URL bar as the user navigates through the SPA. Frequently, navigation in ...
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When does it make sense to create throwaway HTML prototypes for web apps?

I understand how you would go from low (sketches) to high fidelity (clickable interactive) wireframes as prototypes, testing along the way. But if your high fidelity prototypes were actual HTML/CSS in ...
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Override browser shortcuts

The company that I work for is suggesting that we override browser shortcut CTRL + S in our single page app to apply changes (save). It's a complex editor so autosave would not work for this ...
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Repeated verification showing last status

We have just about completed building a verification system for one of the systems we maintain. Their clients must complete verification of their account and we need to show to the administrators ...
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Web Application best practice: ephemeral session or expiring sessions?

While working on an application using Node.js and Express, I was finding an interesting and perplexing issue in my UX testing. The application had session settings for "maxAge: 24 hours" and "...
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How annoying or useful are warning or alert messages for the users?

I'm developing a flow for a web app where the user creates some content to post on the Internet. If the user decides not to finish the process, should the app warn or alert the user, that the content ...
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How to Format Displaying Users “MyBids”

I am working on an Auction site and I am trying to show the users the items that they currently have bids on when they click "My Bids". The format I currently have it is to separate in two columns the ...
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Best Interface for an Auction Website MVC [closed]

I am designing an auction website using ASP.NET MVC. I am trying to get a home layout that is both appealing and functional for the users. Here is my basic site as I have it now: And here is what my ...
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Alert box inside a modal window

I have a modal window and I need to pop an alert box when user deletes a certain item on the screen as, "Are you sure you want to delete?". There is no way that I can remove this modal window. Is ...
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How to handle time consuming search requests

We're developing a search functionality for our product (web). We are having some controversies how to handle search requests that can take up to one minute. Current version: After clicking enter or ...
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Should I make more than one way to do something?

I'm designing a single page app built around productivity. It's a website to get a lot of things done as easily as possible, not to consume information. In software development, its considered a bad ...
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What's the best way to show that a link without the standard underline is clickable?

Specifically, I'm talking about the Quick Links textbox on the left. While still maintaining the compactness of the box, how do I show that that text is clickable without putting an ugly underline ...
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Two forms to choose from, choose only one

I've got one screen with two API options available (web tool). Both forms include a title and two input fields. The user can only choose one API at the time. Now, I've tried checkboxes, a dropdown ...
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How to handle state of a toggle switch?

I'm wondering about how to create a useful implementation of a toggle switch. (think iOS style: ) It is meant to be used in web applications. Because of that, an important point is, that after ...
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Best way to handle browser “back” functionality for a voting webapp

The context is a single page webapp with a section that allows users to vote on content. The votable content is loaded via ajax. The webapp itself implements the back button using the HTML5 history ...
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What is the best way to show two questions in a single screen.

I'm working on a questionnaire, part of a web app. Until now the admin could form a questionnaire with different question types and rearrange them accordingly. Now it is needed to add the following ...
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Display from multiple data sources

I am building a data grid presenting table-structured data (columns and rows) to end users. This grid contains about 500 records but of these records only 350 are distinct on some required fields. I ...
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How to prevent getting lost when updating an item from a filtered list?

I have a list of Widgets that can be filtered by their State (Active, Pending, and Deactivated). The default view when navigating to this list is the Active State (and page 1): Switching the State ...
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Developing a native app works like a shortcut - Is this a good approach? [closed]

My company is making a native app for smartphones, which is just using a web view directly linked to one of our web pages. I'm very skeptical about our approach and looking for better one if exists. ...
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Best practice: same button multiple functions depending on input

I have an input field where the user should enter a URL. If the url points to a sitemap (ie sitemap.xml) all the urls contained in the sitemap should be downloaded whereas in the case of a url not ...
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Version Control UI

I want to make an efficient design for version control in a web app. Let’s say the app is an editor that allows users to build visual content. And let’s say that I want users to be able to access “...
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Do we still need a Remember Me button on websites? Or can we rely on modern browsers to handle this?

I recently had a discussion at work about whether to include a "Remember Me" option on our website. Altough I was initially in favour of the idea, I later realised that most browsers already provide ...
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Why do some websites hijack “open in new tab”?

Just came across this annoyance reading an article at time.com. Unfortunately, this was not the first time I experience this, and I have a strong feeling it won't be the last. Leaving aside ...
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Make Cards more clickable

I'm creating a flat-ish responsive website, which let's you vote 4 certain topics. I'm displaying songs (but it could be whatever) in a flexbox grid system with 4 different colours. Each song is ...
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How to design a very complex table/search structure so that it caters to both advanced and basic users?

This is a "templated" view of a search popup I'm designing for a map application. On desktop it is a floating popup, on mobile is a full screen popup. Here's a gif that shows it working in context : ...
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Engaging ways to mark recent changes made by the user

In a web application where the users edit records in a large database, and normally start off by looking at a list of 10-30 records, what are the best practices of marking records that were changed by ...
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Should you have a language switcher on a website or use the browser's language preference (or both)?

Since the user's language preference can be retrieved from navigator.language or the Accept-Language header, is it necessary to provide a language switcher on the page itself? Some reasons given to ...
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Use native keypad or custom one in web application

I'm tasked to implement a code entry view which allows you to enter a 6-digit code. The UI runs in the browser (JS/HTML/CSS), mobile touch devices only. I'm stuck on how to implement this, basically ...
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How many notifications should be saved?

In the design for an app with a basic user/post/subscribe system how many notifications should be kept before deleting old ones? Or should they all be kept? (Note I'm referring to an in-app ...
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What issues am I expected to run into with removing the tap highlight colour on a mobile website?

Hello UI & UX Designers & Developers! I'm just wondering if there's any issues (more so in relation to accessibility & usability) if I were to disable the tap highlighting as seen on ...