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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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Drag and drop indicator for web folder

What is a good and elegant way to show user that he can use drag and drop, but when the folder is not empty? It's not a problem for empty folder. I can use the whole area outlined by dash line. But ...
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Hint for the hover state in both web and mobile versions [duplicate]

I am designing a portfolio page which is showcasing the list photographs. Below are the blue print and doubts. Doubts: How the user will know the portfolio items have a description on the hover ...
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Best way to represent a group of information

What is the best way to represent the group of information considering UX and UI, what styles should I used ? See the image attached here.
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Best way to cater to two audiences on one website [duplicate]

We are re-designing our corporate website and we need to cater to two distinct audiences: small business owners and large enterprises. The products we offer are the same for both audiences - but how ...
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How to communicate that new content has been loaded without a loader

We have just released a new version of our app and the feedback I have got is: Issue with the app loading too fast when user is takin an action Problem: The app is reloading so fast when users ...
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prefered window position

My company has a web application that uses lots of windows. My boss forces us to set all "y" window positions to "0" (top) instead of the default center. To me, it's a pain in the *** to manually ...
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Non-fully-hierarchical website structure and use of breadcrumbs

I have a web page with a menu on the left. Each choice can bring to either: A single page A wizard Or a hierarchical series of pages, where I can drill down. Left panel Right side Item 1 --...
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What would be the pros and cons of using .xyz domain?

Recently I've seen a lot of people/companies migrating to the .xyz domain, including Alphabet with the abc.xyz domain. What would be the benefits of using it, since it's being more and more popular? ...
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Best way to allow entry of shop open hours

I am looking for a control or a method such that I can allow the user to enter the working times of a shop for each weekday on a web page. For instance, the working time for Wednesday is: 06:00 AM ...
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Best way to ask the user which dictionary he wants to use

I'm making a javascript widget that will allow the user to see the translation of a specific word together with examples featuring that word, synonyms, etc. This how it works: On the desktop) The ...
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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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Date picker - Restricting future dates = bad ux?

Restricting future dates? I'm developing a web form, as being reviewed, i was requested to limit the selection of future dates (e.g. not allowing picking dates after the computer's date) The date ...
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Best practices for navigating from mobile app to a web browser and back?

I am designing a mobile app that can be used offline but offers time sensitive data to users that can only be found from third party web sources. The type of data the user needs to access is traffic ...
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What does *data* show to be the best way to write hyperlinks in article text?

Here are some possible ways to embed a link in a sentence within an article. (The intended link text is just bolded here, rather than actually linked to something.) "A good first step is to perform a ...
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What you call this web site menu element?

The Google material design is new, I like to know how you call this menu element, or how will you name it: The page link:https://developers.google.com/ios/guides/cocoapods **The item we are talking ...
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Dealing with characters not supported by a font

I have a website which is used by people all around the world. I use a certain font which only just came to my attention does not support characters which my users have mentioned such as ğ, ş and ı. ...
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Is there a better suggestion for web design container width?

So we know the majority screen sizes research already, But what are the optimal max-width suggestion for the container in each of screen sizes? I can only find a suggestion report like this, from ...
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Should iOS native app be distinctly different than the responsive website's mobile version?

I was in a training session, where a room full of designers were learning iOS prototyping in Xcode, and there was an individual there who came from Apple to make sure everything in the course was done ...