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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Prioritizing a list/table row

I have a table structure where each row is an item,now my use case involves prioritizing it based on certain parameters such that item with highest priority would come at the top. I will have a large ...
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Full-screen “loading” overlay in desktop browsers

We've recently introduced a full-screen modal for loading operations in our web app to provide better UX for small screens. The problem was that the loading spinner we had before was sometimes out of ...
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Document creation and renaming, when and how should I save new document renaming?

I work on an webapp where users can create some kind of documents with a title (i. e. name/label of the document) and a content (i. e. a bunch of text). On document creation, the document isn't saved ...
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How to sort order names with special characters on lists?

I'm working on a project that contains contacts (First name, Last name), and currently we're using ascending/descending to allow users to re-order the list, however, I'm facing a problem with treating ...
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Rule of thumb for tables versus “blobs” to display data?

What's a rule of thumb for when use rows and columns (i.e. tables) versus single or multi-line "blobs" to display data? I swear I'm right on the fence for several screens of a complex administration ...
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Is asking the “I certify that information submitted is true?” question worthwhile?

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies. In it, there was an example about how simply reminding the user about attesting to submitting honest ...
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Loading strategy: when should I fetch images?

I redesigned my data loading strategy following this answer. My page displays a list of objects components (on a single page, between 30 and 150 items, sorted by section of one to 5 items maximum). ...
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Is there a familiar / common way of getting users to bookmark a web app?

I am under the assumption mobile users prefer / are more familiar with installing an app from the store vs bookmarking a web app (as referenced below). Please correct me if this assumption is ...
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How can i layout a search box

I have a search box with drop downs and checkboxes. The design is as follows: I want to show that Regulation line Item and Control Test check boxes are child check boxes of Review checkbox. Item ...
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What word can be used to mean either a website, web app or native mobile app?

I'm running into the comment/question "So, is it an app?" Well, first it will be a responsive site with some app-like functionality; then later it will also be a native app with the same ...
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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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Advice on how to re-order elements for smaller screen size

I have a web app that displays data in tables. And there's different options to display that data. In full size the options show as follows: The two blank boxes are input boxes and together with the ...
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Best affordance/notion to describe an archive icon?

We're working on a web application where we store infrequently used items in an archive. The physical analog to this is a file cabinet. Right now, we have this when it's empty: And this when it ...
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How to tell user about possible audio interruptions when tab loses focus

I have a webapp that plays audio and fails to play audio after some time when out of focus (i.e. that tab isn't open). How should I alert users of possible issues? A couple of solutions I am ...
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Is there a convention for hinting at a row item's age or staleness?

Are there any accepted conventions anyone can think of for showing the age or staleness of a particular row in a set of results on a web page? I'm looking for some visual way to identify how long ...
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Tooltips on a tiered donut chart - what to display?

I am using a half-donut chart to show a user's progress over time. I want to show their current score and their previous score. Green means they are improving. Blue and red means they are doing worse. ...
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How can we go about deciding an appropriate filesize upload limit?

Our web application includes a form where a user can upload supporting documentation. It is anticipated that many users will use the camera on their mobile to snap a photo of a receipt or certificate ...
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UI button labeling in touch/mobile web and native apps

The concerns are based on my own end-user experience with touch applications (both native and web SPA). Even slim and clean UIs may be prone to the same problem - the learning curve is gradual than ...
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Is it standard practice not to include an 'offline' mode for a web application?

There are many discussions around the topic of accessibility, but taking the work accessibility in its pure sense of having access to the system, I am curious as to whether designers simply make the ...
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How to show linked entity inside another entity

I need to show some way to indicate that the green colour entity is linked and not owned by the parent (blue) entity you were currently in. Currently i'm using colour variation like here and wrapped ...
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Action buttons in data tables

Please consider the following two options: Just an edit button in the Caller ID column. Edit and remove buttons in the Caller ID column. Removing a caller ID will seldom be done. You would do it if ...
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Use of a Dialog box on Material Design

I'm designing a web app but can't reveal its name and its main function so let's see how this could be explained. In this app there's a type of user that have the power to Add and Remove Team Members ...
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Should clicking outside an important modal close it?

I'm developing a web application where most of the interaction is done using popups over a map. The popups are part of a report, and will change when user completes several steps, so the popups ...
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Default screen size for web applications

I am designing the web application which will be used by network engineers. This application will help them to know the statistics of their network. I would like to know which is the minimum ...
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Is putting create/edit form in a modal a good practice?

In my Web application I have to choose between putting a create/edit form of a generic object in a modal or in a new page. After some Googling it appears that modals should be used to display ...
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Going back to a list of pages after reading a page

I'm prototyping a website which will display a list of services on a single page, in the following format. When a user clicks on the Learn more > link on a service, they will be taken to a page ...
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Inspiration for a report browser [closed]

We are building a web report browser as part of our restaurant management system. Something like this: Not being a designer, I'm finding it quite hard to design web pages that lists our reports. ...
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How would you display syncing of a wearable device to a web app?

I'm working on an app that allows the user to add one of three wearable devices to automatically add data to a web app. One of the things I am wondering about is how to differentiate the association/...
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Best method to indicate “sweet spot”

I'm developing a web application where the user builds beer recipes. When you're building a beer recipe, it's important to know how the different parameters align with / deviate from the 'accepted' ...
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An intuitive way to look around in web based first person 3D

In web based 3D experiences, where the world in observed from the first person perspective, which of the following two ways is better for looking around: When the mouse is moved, the camera is ...
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Select from drop down list or enter a new one - Designing

I am developing a website that allows users to create line-ups for sport matches. I want to help users to save a line-up for a particular team for the next match too by saving them to the user's ...
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Are there any UX problems with date pickers?

I’m adding a date picker for delivery date selection on a website. I recall developers mentioning that there are issues with date pickers. Is there anything inherently wrong with date pickers UX-wise?...
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Use a web framework (Bootstrap) or write my own CSS from scratch? [closed]

We are a startup building an ERP platform. It has lots of screens (10-15) and will be a browser first application. We are a team of 3 and our skillset is mostly javascript specifically Angular. We ...
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Plus/minus buttons around zoom slider or minimalist design?

My web app has zoomable interface with a minimalist slider to indicate the zoom level. http://wikibudgets.org/w/svk/bratislava/zahorska-bystrica/2016/ I was told recently that not having the ...
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A variable number of inputs in a small bar

I've got a web app that involves users inputting a title of a Wikipedia page. It needs to work as an interface on both desktop and mobile. Right now, the interface looks like: It's got a single input....
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Classic pagination or infinite scrolling for server log messages

I want to display some server logs in my web application in a way Chrome DevTools shows its console. I want the latest entry to be on the top, older entries going down. While running the application, ...
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Best practices to inform and upsell users on additional features

I am designing an app that has different pricing tiers with specific features tied to the tiers. We currently have a tier 3 feature called zebras that will be added to/accessed from an existing drop-...
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How can I best display a blank space character?

A web app I'm writing singles out individual characters found on a traditional keyboard. I have a very limited area in which the character can be displayed (which is basically the width of a W ...
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Legends in table data

We have a table of data that is not interactive but is too wide and growing so we need to consolidate the columns. Currently the headings are taking up the most space so I am trying to provide a ...
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Proper way to describe saving canvas to server?

Problem I have an app where the user draws to an HTML5 canvas, and then is presented an option to save it to the server. Currently a button that says "Save" is shown, which instructs the server to ...
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Best way to Show Complex and Lengthy Table Headings

So I have been creating a design for a table in which there is Heading Tr1=> Roll | Name | Subjects | Subjects | Subjects |||| | Aggregate | Heading Tr2=> |part|part|total| ...
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Should browser/client drive the bulk operations?

Currently I am working on developing a web UI. Backend API is supporting individual delete on resources. Users would like to do a bulk delete (say hundreds of resources). If bulk delete need to be ...
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Web-Development: to which category do “Tabs” belong?

Browsing this documentation I was surprised to see that Syncfusion have documented their Tab-Control in the "Navigation"-Category. I did not expect to find it there and was looking in "Layout". My ...
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What's a good way to show an article has been read?

I have a news app & site. It's educational, so the idea to encourage users to read lots of items. What are good visual design markers to indicate an item is read? Things I can think of are... ...
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How can I improve the UI of groups of nested inputs?

The user is assigning products to a location in a hierarchy in a website. There is potential for multiple locations in multiple hierarchies in multiple websites. User journey: Select website Select ...
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confirmation for booking

I am building a booking web app-closing appointments. My intent is that when the user closes an appointment an e-mail is sent to him with a link to verify the booking. My thoughts are that this might ...
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How to display nested categories of data without using nested menus

I've been put in charge of making a simple website. I'm also new to front-end web design and just design in general (I've always been a back-end programmer). I was given a document by my superior ...
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Expandable grid interaction

I am designing a grid and need to accomplish two actions when clicking on a row: 1) navigate to a detail page for that row information 2) open an accordion "drawer" with more information. I am a ...
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Back button shows user old state

QA have found the following bug in our web application: Go to a list of sprockets Create a new sprocket Click the back button Result: The list of sprockets shown does not include the sprocket that ...
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What are common terms for sections of a web application behind and not-behind login?

I'm looking for some concise recognizable terms to help code organization for pages or content of a web application that are either behind a login or not behind a login.