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Website design involves the structure of websites, information architecture, the layout and pages, and the conceptual design.

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Alternatives to dropdown list when possible results are not known

For quite some time I've been looking around the web for alternatives to a dropdown list in assignment of data (i.e., during data capture that will be saved, NOT when searching for some data). One ...
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How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?

This question is a bit more subjective, but I'm hoping to get some new perspective. I'm so used to designing for certain screen size (typically 1024x768) that I find that size to not be a problem. ...
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How to represent a numeric input that is limited to increments of some number

I have a requirement for a form that restricts a field value to fixed increments of 50 and I'm not sure what would be the most elegant way to represent that constraint in a meaningful fashion. The ...
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Is it a good idea to have a large footer containing many links?

In recent years, it's become quite a common design pattern to have a large footer on every page, containing a 'mini sitemap'. For example: This has supposed SEO benefits but would also seem to be ...
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Honest way to show your skills in Portfolio

So i have started seeing this a lot in portfolios of designers. This person has a title that says "My Skills", and at the bottom are bar graphs that are in percentages. So I asked this question - "...
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Are “print” links needed on a website?

What do you think, does a website for a general audience need a "print" link or will the users know how to print the page for themselves (using the browser controls)? Some background: It's not a ...
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Tri-state icon convention?

I have to design a report with validated information about the data entered. In some fields I have a typical triple state. Imagine a file. That file belongs to a report model file. When uploading it, ...
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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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What is the best way to design a 'debt' screen

So I've been searching for this, but I think Google thinks I want to know about 'UX debt'. The thing is, I've been assigned to design a new screen for when our customer hasn't paid for the service. ...
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The best ux alternative in designing variant of a product on dashboard

I was wondering what would be the best way to display variant when a user clicks on "Add Variant". I already designed two alternatives: display it in ascending order or descending order. I have tested ...
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How to link back to the original site the user came from after he jumped to a subdomain with a “different” product?

lets say you have a site called "example.com", which is the homepage of a company that provides a login for its customers and different functions like a personal backoffice, learning material and ...
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How can I make the article headlines more clean in my homepage?

I have a simple webpage where I take notes on various things. I have a few "folders" (topics) and several "files" (articles) under them. My current homepage is like this: For example java has class-...
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How to do information architecture of a UGC based website/app?

What's the best possible way to make a user-generated website classify its content into categories or topics or tags to make the content searchable and discoverable? How does one start redesigning ...
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Term for a title automatically changing at an interval? [closed]

I'm looking for a search term and ultimately examples of website which have something along the line of: This is Beatiful Where the word Beautiful would change after a few seconds to Amazing or ...
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Is there a best practice for sidebar width on mobile?

What is the best practice when it comes to sidebars and user experience on mobile? Is it better to have one that is full-width or one that is 85% width with 15% backdrop? What are the benefits or ...
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Recommended patterns for help cues/hints/documentation

I've been scouring the web, but haven't been finding much with regards to different options on how to present help text and/or documentation. Obviously, there's an established pattern of just having a ...
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How would you handle two separate “save” buttons for different sections on the same page?

I notice on this particular page in Basecamp that they have two different buttons that are meant to save changes to two different sections. One section is above the fold and clearly has a "save ...
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Best practices for online help

we're currently developing a fairly complex web portal. To improve the user experience, we want to provide a context-sensitive online help system that can aid the user in understanding certain aspects ...
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What are arguments against the usage of a ticker / marquee on websites?

I was recently asked to add a ticker (with daily updates) to one of our HTML-based dashboards. (A ticker would be text scrolling through the screen. In the past you could achieve something like that ...
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Pros and cons of putting a tooltip on a button?

I want to display a tooltip on a follow button to explain how notifications will be distributed. I don’t know if it’s a clean design or if I should find another way to explain the action. What are ...
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Redesign a page for mobile, while keeping a “similar” layout to the desktop view, desktop uses a table

Well I have a page that looks decent on desktop, and most of the site is working responsive as well. The website has as goal to provide people to sign up for (sport) tournaments, and allows users to ...
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Should websites provide high contrast or alternate schemes?

With regards to Accessibility, many sites focus on font-size adjustments either the browser's / OS's native controls or via a control on the page (usually denoted by 3 capital A's of varying size). ...
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Should a button become lighter or darker on hover?

We're having a discussion in the office about whether a button should become lighter or darker when a user hovers over it. Here are some examples from the field: Apple "Buy Now" button (Second is ...
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Too much content. Too little space

Images and text to be placed in a limited space are too many and unrelated. I can't tell what to do. What can I try as a UX designer when I can't determine the size of the space and what needs to be ...
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Material Design vs Trust

I am at the cross roads whether to use material design or not for startup website. I want to give the visitors feeling of that It protect your privacy (ie: does not sell ads based on user data), ...
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Placement for image credits/ acknowledgements for homepage banners

What is the best place to add in the image credits? Is it appropriate to have text on the banner itself. We have a carousel on the homepage with 4 stock images. Any examples would be helpful.
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Security question: What questions do you ask?

Working on a save quote feature for our new website, one of the security requirements is to ask a secret question and obtain a value from the user. Does anyone have suggestions on the type of ...
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What is the best layout for a survey screen in a website?

I'm designing an onboarding survey for a sale education portal where the learner after signing up takes up a small survey based on which a program is recommended to the learner. This survey is ...
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Blocking duplicates vs penalizing duplicates

Consider a website where users can post house advertisements for free. Obviously, there should generally be one ad per address. If someone tries to create a duplicate for an address, then they are ...
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Should I guide the user in their account set up? Designing for web

So, I know that when designing for mobile dividing processes into steps makes the user feel not so overwhelmed by the amount of options/fields that are required. Does this hold for web development? ...
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WCAG 2.0 Redundant Links

I've tried searching but can't seem to find a straight answer regarding redundant links and WCAG compliance. I have a product collection/category page with a list of products. Each product has a ...
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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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If we have to explain how to do something to a user, we have failed?

I was having this conversation the other day, well, a meeting where I heard If we have to explain how to do something to a user, we have failed. Now, in some circumstances, without a doubt, ...
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Background for black and white chart

I have a plot where I stack the color white and black as values by month. I would use white as background color but the data is black and white as the color is. I'm using blue which I don't like. Any ...
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Is it correct to sometimes capitalize words mid-sentence in computer user interfaces?

I've noticed that many sites and user interfaces tend to capitalize certain words or sentences like so: Choose File Select a File to Upload Account Settings How to Format but in some other cases, ...
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How do I make a table row on a web page look clickable?

I have a simple web-based report presented as a table: Some rows are clickable, others are not (it can be seen with the third column. Greater than 0 means the row can be clicked and expanded in a ...
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Does the 980px screen width rule still stand?

I work with a graphic designer, she was asked to create a full width slider images, she asked me about the screen width, I said I don't know it varies, she wanted a number to use when designing I ...
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Using a select for navigation instead of tabs?

Is a select box appropriate to control navigation on a page? For user profiles, I'm considering putting a select box in the header to change views, so a user can select from 'About', 'Calendar', '...
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What design pattern should I use to migrate windows lists with buttons to web?

I have a Windows application that I need to migrate to web. This application has many forms that follow the same pattern: (1) a grid on the left with columns and rows than can be selected, and (2) ...
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what is the best way to design a comparison block

I am very new to UX designing and I am trying to build a comparison block using CSS between two companies. I have already built a very basic layout about how it should look but its not looking that ...
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Most User Friendly Color Picker

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color picker. What kind of color picker is the most user friendly, and looks best?...
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How to adapt text and/or elements size while designing to smaller screens?

I have a layout I made some time ago on Adobe XD (that was just a personal project) and now I wanna put it on Behance. To do so, I need to duplicate/adapt that layout (designed for desktop) to smaller ...
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Should the user be given an option to scan or read an article?

I am working on my portfolio website and I wanted to allow the user (colleague/recruiter) to either scan or read the case studies. How to I validate this feature?
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Should usernames be unique?

Should usernames be unique? It would get rid of annoying id numbers and reduce impersonation. After all, why would anybody want others to have the same name as them? On the other hand, a new user ...
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How do you communicate UI changes to developers while working remotely?

This is something that I've had an issue with for so long. Even though we provide stylesheets, style guides, assets, etc and do an entire workshop explaining the design - more often than not the link ...
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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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Is a table a good idea for navigation?

We're discussing in my office about having a table where every row is clickable and used for navigation. Is that a good idea? The context is: "Users" are involved in "projects", a "project" contains ...
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How to structure dashboard with schedule

So, in my current design I have something like this: I have a dashboard that has a menu with a couple different options. In the 'home' option the user can see a schedule with their appointments if ...
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Users cannot find the way to key in information during registration

Many users cannot find the way to key in information during registration. With a tracking script, we can see that users just click other places of page rather than the labels or fields of the form to ...
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Taking users from Offer's T&C page to Listing or Details page?

Case: In my e-commerce website/mobile-site/mobile-app, we run offers that are shown on PDP (Product Details page). These offers are a bit complicated and hence a detailed T&C page has been created ...