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Heading levels in an accessible modal window

What's the most/correct accessible way to use headings in a web modal window? The modal itself is fully accessible (we have tried that out already) but we're unsure whether we shall use h1 or h2 as ...
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Create and edit M:N binding in large tables in GUI/Web app?

How to enable end-user to create M:N bindings for large multi-column tables? In our case there are tables up to thousands items large. Each table has number of columns. For example Cars (...
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collapsible panel and delete button in a web application

I'm developing a web application and I need some advice on where to place the delete button Users can create, modify or delete items arranged as a list of vertically aligned elements. Each element ...
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Different name for contact page

I'm about to launch a service online and there is something that bothers me a little bit. I have a survey in my contact page that I would want my visitors to take if they feel interested. However, ...
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Is Notification Setting really important?

I have a project that will give reminder notification to the customers which will send a message to the phone and email, I'm currently thinking about adding a notification setting page to the app. I'm ...
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How to use hover state in mobile view to show info

We have a hover state on the web which shows a small info on hover. How do I show the small info on mobile while on mobile view, there is no hover state?
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Which domain most appropriate for my users' experience? [closed]

I'm to go freelance (software developer) soon, and as part of that will be setting up my own domain. My domain will be my full name. My two options so far are: firstnamesurname.co.uk or firstname-...
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Best practices for keyboard navigation for web based data grids

Can some one please tell me Keyboard navigation of Web based Grids? My aim is to know how to work with Keyboard while working on any web based grid control. For example: Tabing, up and down arrow ...
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Different implementations of a menu for a responsive social media website

I'm currently working on a UX for a social media website. My current draft is available here http://yiays.000webhostapp.com/Nyes-Concept.png Any advice in general is welcome, however my main concern ...
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Tips for “better” white space

I am currently working on the front end of a key server. The problem that I am having, is that i have got many pages, which do not hold much information and I do not know, how I can fill out the white ...
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Pattern for a nullable image upload field

I have a user settings form where a user can set their email, toggle some boolean preferences, etc. I would also like to allow users to upload an image to use as an avatar. There are two basic ...
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Color coding vs default buttons colors

Context: web project around social research with gamification. We've got 7 major project modules (polls, analytics, games etc) each with corresponding color. That color used in backgrounds, widgets, ...
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How many times a system must request user permission for web notification?

I'm working on enabling users to receive web notifications about important updates related to their account. but to receive web notifications, it is mandatory to request user permission. for that, I'm ...
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Why inputs and text fields look different on desktop and mobile (IOS/Android)

I would like to hear from you why the view on mobile and web looks differently. And how inputs in IOS how to distinguish from string?
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Should a 404 error be kept in the browser history?

I am working on a script that I will most likely be using for all my future websites that prevents the page from refreshing/redirecting when navigating through it. It does this by Manipulating the ...
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Is it a Good UX to keep both star and smiley rating system as filters?

I came across this rating problem, whether it is a good user experience to keep both stars and smileys? If any one of the rating system is better than the other, please tell why and when to use it?
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How does one identify up-and-coming web trends? [closed]

What do you foresee will be the major trends in web site design of 2017? In the past few years we've seen a huge growth in fixed headers, parallax, and other "chrome" elements. How do you identify big ...
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Subject field in Contact form

Should the Subject field be required in a contact form? When I design a UI for a contact page on a web site, I have a form for emailing. I always have 3 fields on this page: Name, email, message. Some ...
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Navigate web menus with keyboard on small screen?

I'm tasked with finding accessibility concerns on a webpage. The site has a main menu at the top of the page: When the user's screen is wide, all top level menu items are shown in a single row. When ...
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What is the best way to indicate a web page element has right click functionality? [duplicate]

Normally on the web, a right mouse click makes a browser menu appear. I am building a rich web application and most UI elements will have context menus with applicable actions on right click. What ...
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Access keys vs Single key press on a web page

Usually, keyboard shortcuts on a web page are created using access keys. Now I'd like to avoid the traditional way and instead use single key presses instead. This can be done by using the Mousetrap ...
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Is it a sign of weak UX design to give the ability to change CSS of a website?

Is it a good idea to give visitor a toolbar, that can change the various CSS parameters, such as the alignment of text, the size and the color of the text, etc.? Or would that be perceived as the ...
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How to display comparison of 2 products with similarities

I am in the following situation. Requirements: A web-based functional configuration-tool for 2 of our systems shall be created, whereas the financial advantage of System A over System B should ...
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Displaying playtime

I have a website where I show player statistics. On the Steam gaming platform the playtime is shown in days. But on my website I have always formatted it in a days, hours and minutes format. Steam: ...
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Best Practise for Blind Readers

I need your opinion on creating a news site for blind readers. After some research, the most common technology is text to voice. I want to know if there are other implementations available. Someone ...
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Is it a good idea to make radio inputs de-selectable and allow users to leave them blank?

Related question: Why is it impossible to deselect HTML "radio" inputs? Radio buttons are supposed to be impossible to deselect, because users aren't supposed to leave radio inputs blank. ...
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Between cards and tiles, what pattern is acceptable to use on a dashboard?

We are building dashboard for C-level executives for our web app and currently debating on whether we should use cards or tiles in our dashboard. What would be a recommended option from either of ...
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What are the disadvantages with sending the rest of the form to the user's email?

We decided to change how our sign-up form works. Instead of filling out the whole form and then sending a confirmation email to the user to activate their account, we only ask for their email on the ...
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Consistency vs Better Ux? Redesign Actions in a datatable

I am redesign a business oriented site with many data tables. In the first column of each data-table, I have the Actions. However as you can see in the image, where I have 3 different data-tables (the ...
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Should location/address form fields default to the user's current location?

Most people these days sign up for websites at where they live rather than on public/work computers. So, on forms that require the user to enter their address, should they be filled in by default with ...
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Need a pattern to choose 1 or both of 2 options (+ edited for clarity)

I have a screen which allows the user to capture bank account information (+ the account information is for someone that the user wishes to pay, either now or later - this is a banking context, not e-...
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Should I assume that my users are computer literate?

These days, most people have some kind of technology device, wether it be a cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. So is it safe to assume that all of my users are computer literate? (i.e. ...
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Should I rely on Google Translate?

The majority of my users access my website with Google Chrome. Google Chrome has Google Translate built-in, which lets you translate webpages. Instead of manually creating separate website locales for ...
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How to represent unconfirmed state?

I work for an application which have limited output for readability purpose. It has a web ui symbol and text for ok and another for not ok, but here is the thing : sometimes a not ok is due to ...
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How to highlight available services from unavailable ones?

I merely retrieve a list of company services from database that I just have to display on a web screen. Basically, result is composed of available services for the user and unavailable ones. What ...
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Why do contact forms fail to handle line breaks?

It's been my experience over the past few years that the majority of contact forms on web pages of both large companies as well as governmental institutions fail to handle line breaks properly in one ...
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Best way to present an option to be notified once product is in stock again

Scenario A web-shop presents a product. The user wants to select a size. The size can be presented in some way (dropdown list, all visible at once, etc... not important). Problem The product is ...
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What does “transaction flows” mean?

I just read a line that included the phrase: ...designing transaction flows for the web. In the context of UI design what does "transaction flows" mean? Does it literally mean a process of a ...
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Web UX: what are the practices of content segmentation without sub-menus?

I am thinking on the following task: I have a document with the content for the web-site. Document is structured with Level 1 headers. Under each header there is relevant content. One of the top ...
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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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“View Desktop Site” necessary?

On many websites when you access them via a mobile phone you find a link in footer that links you to the desktop version of the site, sometimes vice-versa (UX.SE does both). However, if your site is ...
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How do I measure a user's seriousness while filling an online form?

I'm going to measure a user's seriousness while filling a form. One example of a way to do this is with a time calculation from when the survey starts until it is submitted. By considering this time, ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

I have a big website with some forms. There are four background-colours for the form components. One of them is pink/red. Here the image and the error message: I can't change the form background-...
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UX Best Practices for web based map

I am looking for best UX practices for controlling a map in a web environment. The use cases I'm looking for are: Creating/editing shapes and polygons Switching maps Playing with object layers ...
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Html “click” effect on mobile browsers

This question touches on "clickability", but rather is about what should happen after the user touch-clicks a surface on a mobile device. Here's a jsfiddle with a clickable surface: https://jsfiddle....
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How to design a good one-line date picker?

I'm designing a website on which a user has to pick a date, which is today by default. The content of the site will be based on the chosen date. 90% of the time, the date will be chosen between today ...
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Rolling calendar view - choosing a start date

I'm currently building a web app that allows users to register as course attendees. Obviously, one can't register for past courses, and we would like to prevent registration in courses beyond two ...
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Design consistency issues when allowing the user to change design

What's the best way to solve user design consistency problems inside an application that gives total control over the appearance? For example, user can choose font of element X, then later adds ...
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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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How fast should a website load?

The title almost says it all. How fast should a website load? Searching this question brings a lot of different stories (most around 2011). Here they say that 50% of the users expect that the site ...

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