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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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Empty input fields and functional design

Let's say my application has two input fields. Here is the situation: When starting the application, both fields are empty. When entering a value into one of the fields, it will be parsed to a number ...
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Disabling filled fields

In a webapp we have a form composed by a select box and some text inputs. When choosing item from the select box, some of the text inputs will became disabled because "not applicable" and will not be ...
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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 is the transluscent background of a modal dialog called?

These days it's common for modal dialogs to also reduce the brightness of the background content, to make it clear that it can't be interacted with. This is especially common on the web. What is the ...
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Can I combine login and signup with a single button?

I am building a login page and I spent over 5-6 hours reading a tonne of posts in this group. I saw the following discussions Login and Register as separate pages Login Modals Login Register vs Sign ...
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Should breadcrumbs reload your current page?

Let's say i'm in the lowest level of my breadcrumbs. If i click on it (the current page i'm in): a) Should it reload the page? b) Do nothing.
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How to make it clear that a column of numbers is a link/clickable?

I have a column in a table that shows a list of "members" and their "item" count (I'm using abstract terms here). The purpose of this table is to show the members with the most items and allow the ...
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Performing actions on unsaved data

You have a user interface that allows users to manage their foos in a standard CRUD fashion: You have a "list view" and a "detail view", the latter being used to create new foos or modify existing ...
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Popups vs inline forms for user input in a webapp

I'm not a UI/UX person. I'm building a webapp. I'm struggling to design my UIs for user input. For example: Some webapps (e.g. Slack, Asana, MS Teams, MS SharePoint) show a modal popup (with a form) ...
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Design/Ideas needed for better utilization of space

There is one grid-view in our web application. But as you can see, group and category are eating up the space. Is there any better ideas for such layouts? Even if there is total change in the layout, ...
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Do modern web applications need warning states?

I'm just curious about the system status in the modern web app design. In some old windows applications, they have warning(yellow colored), error(red colored) and success (green colored). In the ...
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collecting data for UX on a web application

I'm in the process of developing an application and I would like to integrate a user experience data collection tool into the application it self, so that I could evaluate the user behavior. I googled ...
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Creating content in one app, but browsing in another

I'm working on a link sharing app where people browse links posted by people they follow. For many reasons, primarily technical limitations, I've decided that the best method for users to post links ...
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How do I manage too many columns in a tabular data showcase for mobile UX

I am building a crypto portfolio manager and I have the following goals with respect to my UX Messenger Themed colors as it will run as a webview inside Messenger I want to display gains or loses, ...
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How should users type in a formatted time or duration field? (Data entry into duration field)

I would like our users to type in a time field for a grid column filter. The time field will be formatted in a hours and minutes format like HH:MM or HHH:MM. My question is how should we allow users ...
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Modal content UX

I have a situation where I need to display a table with multiple rows of data. Row count can be from 1 to 99. Is a scrollable modal the correct UX, or should I display this info on its own page?
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How to Display Multi-Option for large quantity of options

I am creating a web application that requires a user to select from 400+ options. This is absolutely mandatory as it is for B2B software. I want to break it up into categories. However, there may be ...
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Making large sets (250+) of choices more manageable

The app I'm designing allows people to describe organizations and individuals by selecting items from a list of predefined characteristics. A characteristic belongs to exactly one category. ...
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Do I need to test the desktop layout on mobile if there is a mobile layout?

I'm making a website and the site will have a fully fleshed out mobile version. I'm just wondering if, from a user experience point of view I should verify that the desktop mode works as well? Some ...
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Do users expect an 'undo' feature in web applications?

We are designing a web application, which is basically a drawing tool for processes. My hypothesis is that the user would like to be able to Undo an action. My question is if there is some research ...
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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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What is the better thank you message, after user submits contact request? [closed]

After user submits some question or suggestion on the contact page he is redirected to the "Thank you page". Which is the better way to say thanks and tell how soon will they get their reply? (we, ...
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How to design an “add n rows” button?

In a web app I have a table with some editable data (e.g. inputs, checkboxes), e.g. theKnot I'd like to have an add row functionality with option to add multiple rows at once. What would be the best ...
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Best way to switch between projects / teams in the same web app

I am currently working on the basic navigation for an online bug reporting tool. Users report bugs that are listed in tickets. It is possible to create multiple projects. For example, agencies use ...
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How should a grid of apps rotate when the device is rotated?

How should an app grid rotate when the user's device is rotated? Should each app rotate individually and stay in the same spot, or should the entire screen be rotated?
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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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Best way to have user choose between units of measurement

What's the best and most intuitive way to have a user choose what units of measurements to use throughout the fields he is filling out ? I have a form with several steps. And I was thinking somewhere ...
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Show all clients in one site best design

Once a user has logged in, he should be able to click on Clients and a new site with all of the users and their information to show up. He can then press Edit to change user basic information or Show ...
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Where to place the button to open a DataTable and fill input fields based on selection?

I have a wizard that has four steps. On the first step, there is a form with user data inputs. I need to have a button that opens up a modal with a datatable, and based on the selection on that table, ...
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Limited capabilities in mobile apps: why such choices?

As probably many of you, I use to experience limited capabilities in mobile apps. Until we talk about small websites and services, I got that probably they have to set some kind of cap where the most ...
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How to edit form with existing uploaded file

I have a simple form which requests text data, and has a file input. When the data is entered and a file selected, it is uploaded and becomes part of the record. I'm wondering what is the correct UI/...
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Is it okay to hide a search bar if there are less than 3 searchable items?

The Context In part of our app, users must select different sessions to register for within their organization. Sometimes that organization has 20 sessions, sometimes it has only 1 or 2. What are ...
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File Browser Download

We provide a service to synchronize devices with our server. Every device has a file browser which is accessible through HTTP. Possible actions are: Download, Delete and Rename. Delete and Rename ...
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Should an Uber like app have two modes, one for customers and one for workers?

I am trying to make an Uber like website, where you can sign up as a customer (someone who uses the service) or a worker (someone who provides the service). Should I create two models for each of ...
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Is it possible for a web application to be *too* fast?

Note, I've seen: How fast is too fast?, and What to do when loading is TOO fast? so I want to clarify the non-duplicity: I'm not asking about the animations, but more or less about the application in ...
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Handling immutable prefixes in text fields

We have a web form where some of the field values have required prefixes, which identify the namespace. (This is established business logic that will not be changing.) Example: If the user wants to ...
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Better solution for displaying a menu than hovering

Background Info I created a web application which allows the user to configure a furniture system. (Base body in different colors plus extensions in different colors, etc.) Currently, it looks like ...
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Question about editing data and when/how to present forms — web application

I'm working on a project that is a web application -- it has a lot of data that the users navigate through, most of which can be edited by the users. The data is presented on multiple pages, organized ...
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How to add sample content when onboarding new users?

Our app allows users to create projects. After a user has signed up, they're dropped into the "select project" screen with a "Getting Started" project: This "Getting Started" project is "content as ...
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The best approach for dashboard with forms, center or left align?

So, I'm currently trying to improve our system. But I've come across an obstacle. Whats the best approach for this kind of situation? Should I use it centered like this: Or Should I use it at left: ...
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When to use Action Overflow Menu vs Modal List

For a mobile web app when would you use an action overflow menu as opposed to a modal window list? Here is an example of a modal window list used on Instagram App (android): Here is an example of a ...
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Buttons for slow- and fast-playback

I need to allow users to manipulate playback speed for audio; to do so, they can use three buttons: - to slow down the playback speed by 10%; + to speed up the playback speed by 10%; = to set the ...
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What is the terminology for the page to which the user is redirected to, after successful login?

I did quite a search for this both online and offline, but couldn't find a satisfiable answer. Some of my colleagues suggested terminologies like Dashboard, Home page, Welcome page, landing page, etc. ...
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View icon or full row clickable on a grid

In a grid, that could contains several columns and some of the column contents are links that redirects to another pages. Do you thing that would be better to have a "view" icon that redirects to the ...
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What is best practice for a search feature in an application for police investigators?

The options are: A) to keep the search field minimalist and expect users to browse through a fairly high number of results. B) to add "advanced search" features that are going to make the query ...
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What is the best method to display mutual categories on profile page

I have a profile page where I'm showing the list of categories that user is part of. When a user visit other user's profile, he should be able to see mutual categories. Each category has its own ...
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Buttons off-set from form

I'm looking at giving an existing application some additional functionality and some light-touch UX improvements. We're not changing too many things are we don't want to alienate our existing user-...
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Does it make sense to use a floating action button in a Web App interface?

I have doubts after seeing this article: https://conversionxl.com/10-useful-findings-about-how-people-view-websites/
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Should I use the native HTML5 date picker when available?

My application is using the Material UI style, and I need to provide a date picker to the users. I have two options: Use the native date picker when the browser supports it (e.g. on Edge, Chrome), ...
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Allow a user to like a post without having to log in?

I got into an argument with two people who insisted that users do not have to log in to like a blog post. Is this okay? I'm sorry if it seems a silly question, but I was really concerned with the ...