Questions tagged [web-app]

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

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Web page tutorial API [on hold]

I'm wondering if there is any AP/library that will allow creation of a on-page tutorial for a web application. The idea is to guide a new user of the web application through first steps in using it. ...
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How to tell to the user that a web app is optimized for a specific browser?

My web app is voluntary optimized for Chrome. It works on IE and Firefox but the user can find some design issues with old browsers like IE 8. It's a professional app' on an intranet and a some users ...
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Which features miss online UX tools like Hotjar, UXtweak, or FullStory? [on hold]

I found several online user testing platform but my question is different. Which features miss UX designers during the user research process? Which faetures would be Nice to have in this tools? Where ...
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Instant messaging app messages immediate update [on hold]

I don't understand, how instant messaging apps immediately load new messages in the chatbox when a friend is sending one? Are they sending every second request to a server, to get messages list or it'...
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UI Approach to Question/Reply Table

I got Project of One table which needs to be designed as per latest Design Standards, Old Table has a data of Question, Question's date & time, Reply and Reply Date & Time, UX perspective this ...
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Are scroll bars dead in 2019?

I recently heard a designer say something to the effect that modern web designs don't use visual scrollbars - or at least they're only visible when scrolling. I'm a front-end developer and hadn't ...
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Behavior of Tab in a form

Is there a case where it makes sense to use Tab to trigger a search with a long form of search criteria? I work on complex applications in the medical field and the dev team wants to go from hitting ...
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Request invite to closed web app - what information to ask for?

Our site is a closed service where users request an invitation to access the site. We are primarily looking for producers and makers to join to share information about their products, stories & ...
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Navigation in web app with wide tables

What is the best approach for choosing main navigation for a web app, when: most of the views are very wide table/grid the number of menu items is around 10 or more (and might grow) 2nd level of ...
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Allowing users to select large items to export from a paginated list

On a website I'm designing, users have access to a search function that lists items with potentially much content inside (they're meant to be grammar exercises, and so multiple grammar problems can be ...
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Effective ways to overlay a “close” button on a full screen application shown via iframe when you have no idea of app's layout?

I am creating a web-based interface to a number of internal web applications. They are all embedded in an iframe for access. At times I need to allow the iframe to go full screen to give an ...
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Survey structure for Live Chat Transfer between Agents

I'm developing a live chat application for my site and want to include a post-chat survey to gather feedback on my Agents. However, I have two types of Agents, for dealing with different queries, and ...
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How to deal with components in a responsive design being larger at smaller breakpoints?

to note, I'm using screen size heuristics to make estimations on viewport height based on width to simplify the deisgn. This is possible a faulty heuristic and maybe would be better off using a height ...
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Hierarchical list for selecting an element

The user is trying to select an element which will be used in a form. So it could be like selecting interests in an app where you can pick the more general case (e.g. sports) or the more specific (e.g....
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Suitable UX for diffing data from two diffrent table

I have a requirement to create report merging web application.Users will be able to upload 2 identical budget reports. These users come from 2 different department where each department might have ...
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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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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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Instruction manual for each feature (page by page) on my web app? (instead of tooltip)

Problem: I'm designing a web app that has features that people are not familiar with (learned this through user testing). I need to guide users through, like hand-hold them, telling them what this ...
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Right-click menus in a web context?

I am working at a place where we develop expert systems for the finance business. Previously we have had native desktop applications, but moved to web applications during the past years. In our latest ...
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How do I design an efficient and easy layout for a settings page which has at least 200+ options spanning 18+ categories

The web app I am now working on as a pilot project for my learning has a very complex settings page. It has 18-20 main categories and tweaks about 200 configurations within these categories. There are ...
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Better layout of many checkboxes with help text

I have a page for configuring access rights in a website. There are a number of checkboxes in the form. Each of these checkbox have a help text hover tooltip that provides a more detailed explanation ...
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What's the best way to work with user defined tables / fields. Form or Sheet?

I am developing an app builder and need a way to build custom tables (user can create tables and custom fields with relations) There are two common approaches for the UX in designing the table and ...
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What are best practices for blocking UI when application is busy

I'm writing a web app using Twitter Bootstrap with PHP on server side. My app makes regular ajax requests via jQuery and i want to disable certain parts of the UI until the server completes processing ...
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What is a good tutorial for web app UI/UX design? [closed]

I'm building a web app, but I'm not a designer, so I rely on a lightweight CSS framework to provide the basic styling and structure of different UI elements. However, I usually struggle with how to ...
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How to present Actions (eg. CRUD) buttons without taking focus away from main content?

I am looking for a way to present Actions (eg. CRUD) buttons while not taking focus away from main content. It'll be great to see examples of good application design (I am doing a web app (probably ...
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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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Best practices for UI that introduces new users

I'm working on an onboarding UI to help new users get familiar with our platform and I was thinking about some good ways to implement it. From what I have come across so far, it seems that many ...
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Self-assessment map

There is the system the purpose of which is to assess yourself in various areas and skills related to those areas. On the x-axis are areas, and on the y-axis are their skills (see the attachment). ...
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Should you allow users to “save” options that haven't changed?

I have a situation where a user opens some options that appear in a popup. They can make their changes and then either Save or Cancel, both of which close the box and save/discard the user's changes. ...
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What's the standard way to show downloading notification to user for file downloads that require authorization in web applications?

Our web application needs to enable secured file download by requiring HTTP requests to have authorization token. Due to this, when user clicks download the file will be retrieved using AJAX GET ...
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What is the point of hiding a webpage until load? [closed]

I have noticed that whenever I go to namecheap.com, the page loads abnormally. Instead of the gradual loading like most websites, namecheap stays completely blank for a few seconds, and then suddenly ...
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Scrollbars for an infinite plane

I'm designing a web application to plan Minecraft builds. Basically, it's a pixel editor except that each tile has a texture instead of a color. I am targeting desktop browsers, though I would like to ...
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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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Page slide display area

I'm questioning which is the best area to display this type of component, to not get lost in technical names, to the type of component I'm referring to is this one: Example Should the area of this ...
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How to improve the user experience on a user records flow?

I'm building a SaaS product and having doubts on how to organise the navigation and interaction in a user records flow. The flow consists of a stock transaction record and the document objects are ...
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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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Making complex user-interaction more intuitive

I've created a "poke" functionality for a social networking web app I maintain. I need help in presenting this feature to my users in the most intuitive way possible. How it works: A user can poke ...
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Hover vs click on mega menu

Now implementing a new mega-menu. The current mega-menu's submenu options are shown on user cursor hover. Would a more explicit action like mouse click be more appropriate for this (like the example ...
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Problem with login feature [closed]

I am making an Training and Placement cell application which would be useful for our institutions but i am having problem with login feature.There are two user in my application admin and student and ...
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Email link for logging in

Would a user authentication flow like this be a bad UX? User enters email address and clicks submit button User checks his email inbox and clicks on the link User is logged in
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Need explanation how Clear input button accessibility works

I've a text input with a clear button (looks like "x"). When clicked, this button will remove all the text from the input: The markup for this looks like: <label for="first-name">First name&...
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using bar-code scanner within website

I'm a backend developer who wants to put together some decent fullstack service for the community (entirely non-commercial): a shared library. User is supposed to scan a barcode on a book to save the ...
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Slide out panel or new page

I'm in the middle of redesigning a section of our app which lists files + folders, and I'm not sure which approach would be best from a UX point of view. The current system has a show action for each ...
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Too large space for input fields

I'm struggling with a form (in Bootstrap 4) which takes the whole (fixed) container width, there is nothing else displayed on the screen. It looks okay-ish on smaller screens, but on large ones it's ...
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Are minimized sidebars useful in web apps?

When vertical navigation side bars are used in web apps they often have the ability to minimize them which reduces the width to just the icons rather than the icons and text. Is this better than just ...
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Data Download Messaging Guidelines

Researching the timeout question for data downloads. Given some are instantaneous and others can take minutes, looking for current perspective on How long will a user wait for a data download before ...
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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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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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Suggest Visualization for Control line & Waning line

I need to show 100's parameter & its current value with respect to Upper/Lower Control value and warning value. Each parameter has different Control/Warning line. If value is close to warning ...
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How to represent alternatives in a column view (like the Mac OS Finder)

Background In an expert system, configuration users may be able to define custom behavior by way of business rules or decision tables. For those to be meaningful, the system offers its domain-...