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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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Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?

On a current web project, we've received word from the client that we can no longer have any italicized text on the website we are building. When I asked for some reasoning, I was told that "our ...
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Display a list of users with many properties (admin section on a website) [duplicate]

Usually, when I start to create a list of things in a web application, I start by displaying a table ╭───╥────────────┬─────────────╮ │ ║ Name │ Email │ ╞═══╬════════════╪═════════════╡ ...
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Displaying Opening Hours

I'm designing a website for a client that has some irregular trading hours. Some days they remain open until 2am, others they close at 10pm. They want these hours displayed on their landing page, so ...
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Styling text on black background for easy readability in a content heavy website.

I am currently working on a project where client wants the site to have black background. It is a community/ forum style website for long discussions. I am having difficulty on styling text on black ...
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Why are the profile pictures rounded nowadays?

Why are many websites and applications using round profile pictures? Even the top players like Google and Apple use round profile pics over conventional rectangle frames. Why?
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Is it proper to use “Connect With Us” in this case?

Our company is going to design the "Contact Us" area on our website like this: http://take.ms/W973h3 If a visitor of our site clicks on any icon of the three apps Messenger, Whatsapp or Skype, they ...
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How do I ask my users if I can mine cryptocurrency on their browser?

As ridiculous as this question sounds, this is the only place out of all stackexchange websites that made sense. Let's say I have a website and I intend to use the user's browser to mine. I don't want ...
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Progress Indicator suggestions for multithreaded operations?

In the old version of our application, the operations performed during loading were sequential. We indicated progress by updating a single-line text string with the component that was being loaded. ...
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Loading time and user expectations

Is there any particular research done on website loading time and the users' expectations? I mean, if the website takes a lot of time to load, does the user expect a nice media rich/animated ...
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What tools (ideally affordable ones) would folks recommend for creating a website wireframe? [closed]

What tools (ideally affordable ones) would folks recommend for creating a website wireframe? What tools have you used, and did you find them better than pen and paper?
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Looking for a good analogy! [closed]

I've recently been finding analogies quite helpful when explaining something to clients. Something I'm explaining on a regular basis is that causing users to stop and pause to think about something ...
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Best way to display a key-value list with material design?

For a "Material design" project, I need to display a key-value list with multiple items, something like that (example with an animal and 4 criteria): Name: Cat Category: Mammal Color: Black Size: ...
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Is it best to open all external references in new tabs by default?

In my security webapp chausies.xyz/encrypt, I have the main webapp without any clutter for the general user, and then, at the bottom of the page, I list a bunch of external security references in case ...
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How abstract/specific are your wireframes?

We’re a small web design team currently revising our workflow, and we were wondering how you work with wireframes. Do you use wireframes and if so, how abstract or specific are they? Do you try to ...
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What is meant by “page-level”?

My primary interest is understanding it in the context of information architecture, e.g.: ... you should group and structure information at the page level and enforce rigorous user testing. In ...
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How to overlap Menu title?

I have a question about availability for menu title, sidenav title and title in context area. Which of them is needed to remove to provide good readability. P.S. sorry for other words in russian ) ?
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Which to show first: login or register screen or both?

I have a site for which I am working to improve user onboarding. What happens now is that when a user does some action that requires him to be logged in, I make a jQuery popup come up telling him to ...
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I made a minimalist webapp for public-key encryption. How can these problems with its UI/UX be addressed? [closed]

chausies.xyz/encrypt I probably don't know the first thing about UI design, so I wanted to get some more expert input. Forgive me if this is an inappropriate question to ask here. Half of my ...
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How to improve a scrollable dropdown section issue [closed]

I have an issue where the overflow of a scrollable list on a website is cutting off my dropdown menu. The scrollable list has a height constraint because it is in a modal which has a set height and ...
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How to design a multi-step form in a modal?

I have designed a widget for a Web mapping aplication that takes a .csv containing coordinates as input and has 2 output options : Business logic : Both output options require a .csv to be loaded ...
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What design element is this called, and is it a good choice?

I made 2 mockups that I'll explain with some context. Context I have elements (or categories) that each may contain any number of sub-categories, and even later, sub-sub-categories. I want the user ...
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How to represent an initial unpopulated value?

What is considered a feasible representation of a value that has yet to be loaded? Would something such as the -- placeholder be sufficient or is there something else that is better suited / widely ...
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Creating a customer journey map from persona

I was asked to create personas and customer journey map using analytical data and other online data (Without talking to the actual customers). So, I created a few buyer personas based on some data (...
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Progressive disclosure widgets for very long pages [closed]

I'm facing this challenge with my personal portfolio: how to make a long case study more digestible to compensate for too much content that causes a lot of vertical scrolling. Current website ...
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Recommend approach to create a form that needs to show unlimited rows

I'm designing a form web page where users need to insert data. Part of the form is the main form information but there is another part that takes unknown number of entered rows. Here is an example. ...
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How do you design a registration form?

I am trying to learn about registration forms, what should I be careful about when designing one? Is there any "best practice" or do you know any great websites with great examples of registration ...
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Alternative to slider on front page

According to this topic - Are carousels effective? sliders are very ineffective way of managing space on the website. So I am wondering what would be an alternative which would achive the goal of ...
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Is it okay to have 300 large images on the home page of a website?

I'm developing an e-commerce site and there are about 200-500 products available for sale. We want to show a 100KB .jpg for each product on the home page. So the home page would essentially load 200-...
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Form in menu ux design query

So I have a use case where we have a button that is to trigger the "reassign" flow this obviously needs a list of people to reassign to (1 or many) I have a multiselect typeahead creating the list. ...
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Are carousels effective?

Go to just about any eCommerce site and the homepage is nearly guaranteed to feature a carousel - an auto-rotating panel, usually with some sort of small navigation, usually highlighting new product ...
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Why can't I type directly into the HTML with FF Dev Tools? [closed]

Hopefully this question isn't too oddly specific. Let me know if it belongs on ProWebmasters instead... I'm making some mock-ups in Photoshop, using screen shots from the site in its present state as ...
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How do you document and share motion/animation information with developers?

I have project right now. I'm building a website with a developer guy. I shared all the assets using Zeplin. But since this is the first time, I should also share how everything should behave. I have ...
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Usability of transparency in navigation menu

I have seen a couple of websites using some css properties to make the navigation menu semi-transparent. I assume this has to do with giving the user a more continuous feel to the page scroll, but it ...
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My designer says 3D Text is outdated and looks horrible, is this true? [closed]

My website uses plenty of 3D Text, however my designer says it looks horrible and is old-fashioned "WordArt", and we should opt for 2D Text instead. Is this true that 3D Text is old-fashioned or ...
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How important is user's feedback to new modules of a site?

We have added some new modules into the system which are totally new to the new users as well as existing users. Will it be wise to ask for user's feedback about the newly built modules? What are the ...
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How to prove to client that blind users can also use his e-commerce website?

How to prove to client that blind user can use his e-commerce website too? I want to tell the importance of accessibility to the client who has and e-commerce website, that we should try to make it ...
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How much zoom to design at

I’m a self-taught, new designer. When I’m designing on MacBook Air, 13 inch I design at 50 to 70% zoom on an average. When, I see the prototypes on the browser, they appear too large or too small. Is ...
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Should I require users to make accounts for the sole purpose of deleting incorrect submissions?

I'm working on a web application that takes anonymous submissions from users and displays the data on the website in a helpful manner. (It's basically a 'citizen science' kind of project). One of the ...
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Why is 13px Arial font the web standard?

If you use any of Google's applications, from search to Gmail you will find the base font used for most things is 13px Arial. font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ...
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What is the general approach on Login/Register Forms Presentation

So I am not sure which option is better for the User, to have a Modal Open when the User clicks on a Login/Register Button on the Navbar or if an external Page is the better approach? Because often ...
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In a website, how to make two segments of users follow the desired path

I was asked to design a website for a company that has two different segments: B2C (business to customers) and B2B (business 2 business)... The company says both segments are equally important. How ...
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Is UX Copyrightable?

After the recent "Look and Feel" Apple vs Samsung lawsuits, I've been wondering to what extent this might affect websites/webapps that offer functionality similar to other existing sites. So what ...
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Arrows as buttons without any text or border

I am wondering if it is okay to place an arrow as a button. So traditional button includes: Text, Background Image, Border and Hover Effect. Is it a good idea to use an arrow without text, border or ...
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Is it better to center align section headings or left align?

I have this page: http://www.problemio.com/problems/problem.php?problem_id=161 On the right side I have a few sections like "page stats" "recommend" "problem categories" what I am wondering is ...
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How do rounded corners affect usability?

How do rounded corners on buttons and containers affect usability? Do they make buttons look more clickable? When used on other non-button elements, do they make the site look more friendly? I'm ...
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User experience of PDF menus on restaurant websites

Most of us would be familiar with ordering food online from takeaway or fastfood places where the menu is integrated into the ordering form or app. When I recently visited a few restaurant websites ...
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Where to place the RSS button? [duplicate]

I am making a website and am confused as I don't know where to place the RSS button. Considering this is my website: My Website Should I place the RSS button only on post pages? Or should I place it ...
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When do you choose a long form with a stepper and when do you choose for one-form-per-screen (like typeform)?

Situation I'm designing a flow where a user needs to fill in multiple types of data to let us know they're moving to a new place. Currently I've divided it up into 4 steps. In each step they have to ...
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Displaying multiple Sections/Subsections in one page to avoid scrolling

I want to create a layout for web application where the user enters a large amount of information for review in the company. Multiple users can access the same review of company. The user can select ...
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Why YouTube looks different on Safari [closed]

I am a Mac user and Chrome is my default browser. I think to give Safari a try and after using for some time I realise that YouTube looks different on safari compare to Chrome. Here is a small ...