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Questions having the [tag:website-design] tag regard the design of a website in the context of user experience. For example, site-map, user flow, usability, navigation, or other information structure would fall under this tag.

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How should our app provide feedback on background jobs?

I have a web application that performs background jobs triggered by the user. Typically, a user can have 5 to 10 background jobs running at a time. A background job will run from 15 seconds to a ...
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How should I decide whether new users start with a dark theme or light theme?

My web application has a dark theme and light theme. How should I decide which one should be enabled for first-time visitors?
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Why are toolbars at the bottom of screen for video-conferencing applications?

All of the leading video-conferencing solutions like Google Meet, Teams, Zoom, Whereby, etc... have the main toolbar at the bottom of the screen. What is the reasoning behind it? Shouldn't it be more ...
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Should a website have a search function?

Most websites have some sort of search function, but a non-trivial number don't. Is this just an oversight by the designers, or are there good reasons for not providing search? Personally I hate ...
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When Should an Auto Logout Popup Warning Message Appear?

My application is required by our security team to log users out after 20 minutes of inactivity. We don't currently have a message warning users that this will happen, leading to confusion/...
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Continuing setup on another page and/or modal a bad practice?

Background I'm working on a project involving configuring live video feeds (contrast, brightness, focus, etc). This is a very rough sketch of how the layout of the UI looks like: Each grey box ...
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Is it okay to navigate out from a wizard flow to direct user to a certain page to accomplish their task?

I’m currently designing a flow where users are to link an bank. The scenario is the user wants to add another account from a bank, but while on the wizard, he sees that the bank has already been link. ...
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Material Design | Cards - Rich Media - Above Primary Title VS. Below Primary Title for a Card Grid?

I'm designing a website under Material Design guidelines for an online media organization. I'm designing right now a card grid where each card will include a rich media component. The page the grid ...
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No one is clicking my slide box popup - Can it be improved?

Earlier I asked when it the right time to prompt the visitor to opt in for web push notifications (they work on both PC and Android devices). I was just loading the default prompt and every day maybe ...
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Would helping SEO hurt UX on this homepage redesign?

Our Learning Management System is undergoing a homepage redesign. Our target user is teachers, and the main goal is to drive registrations while signposting out to the learning resources available (...
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Advice on Displaying 24 Hour Opening

There's a similar question but it doesn't address the same issue so I have opened another. I need to display opening hours to website visitors in a clear, easy to understand way. The business opening ...
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How should non-monospace code listings be marked up in HTML? [closed]

For marking up source code beyond small fragments embedded in normal text, the official recommendation seems to be to use the code and pre elements. And this works fine if your listings should reflect ...
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An alternative name for a Dashboard, with more functions?

We have an app that works in two separate pages. It involves sharing content and presenting information with other users. The secondary, optional (but highly recommended) page is called a dashboard. ...
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Nice DB GUI for Lots of (ideally rich formatted) Text

I am designing a workflow processing system. I have many (hundreds) of workflows that in many cases are variants of each other and have related characteristics. In the beginning development stages I ...
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How to display 2 yes/no options, when one combination isn't possible?

Context I am designing a setting panel for users to create gauge charts. A gauge can either have a handle (left), a progress bar (middle), or both* (right)… but obviously need at least one of them. ...
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Button to change language [duplicate]

I am developing a website in two languages (English and Italian) and I use a flag icon to switch between them. What is the common/best practice if I am viewing the Italian page? Show the Italian flag,...
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Q: How to differentiate two types of post?

I am new to UX design and I am currently developing a design prototype for our project. Our project sort of a social media + shopping website. For our website, there are two types of posts: shopping ...
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For a website, what are good ways to indicate there is more content below the fold?

On a Mac, the scroll bars are pretty minimal or invisible. This question talks about that - Is the currently most used scrollbar pattern good for ux? I usually try to put content that gets cut off on ...
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Subtle Hover Design Ideas

I'm using tooltips on my site to show some extra info but i'm finding it hard to make it obvious that the icons are hoverable. I have added in a swirl line that animates, also a pulse animation to the ...
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Best way to present multiple types of data in a cluster bar chart?

This company has two different customer types and they all have two different kind of contracts. The aim here was to show all the contract prices in the same chart. As you can see I tried to map ...
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Logging in with Google, Facebook etc but using the same account

Let's say a user logs in to a site with their Facebook account, then later decides to log in with their Google account. Should a separate account be created for each method of login or should the user ...
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What is the name of the web element that divided in columns and have illustrations on each column?

Do you know the name of this kind of element that is usually used in web design? Searching around I have a feeling that it doesn't really have a specific name, just "column design" or ...
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Textbased RPG: in a battle, how can I distinguish between your actions and the enemy?

In my game, the way my battles work is you attack and sometimes the enemy attacks in return. It's always one on one. Here's how this looks: The first line is your action, the rest is the enemy's. ...
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a11y - Captioning for videos with accompanying text and no audio

We sell a widget. And we're building a webpage for the widget. We have a section on the webpage where we want to show a text description of a feature of that widget, and below the description, we show ...
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How to best display read and read/write permissions in a table

Our app consists of different sections (here Section 1, Section 2 etc.) where the users can view and edit their data. The user can also choose to give read or read/write access for each of these ...
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File cart (document basket) – good UI examples

can anyone provide a website with a good example of a well designed file cart? I've researched the topic but there's plenty of articles about shopping carts and not file carts. The only examples of ...
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What is Text-Wall Effect in web design?

I have seen this in 4th point, TIA https://uxplanet.org/10-beginner-tricks-to-improve-your-website-design-f26bb465f745
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Handle logout failure

I was wondering what is the best way to handle logout failure in website. Like, I have a case where the server returned error when trying to verify user session. And in turn, this should force logout ...
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Good alternative to a slider for a long list of numeric values

I want to give the user the option to select a numeric value which falls in a range (0-1000), where most multiples of 5 are acceptable. Usually, for this kind of thing, a slider would be perfect - ...
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Vector or raster graphic for UI elements? [closed]

Which type of graphic should I use for UI elements in web and mobile? If I need to create @5x image size and then just reduce it or I need to create 1 vector image (like a button or icon) and just use ...
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What is a responsible design/web application? It is just being responsive and accessible?

I came across the interesting term "responsible applications" used in an article, which proposes that an application that is responsible to the users is one that both responsive and ...
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Select and remove accordion option

Context: I have a website where you have the ability to select a delivery option but also read more information on each one and potentially have some custom options for each option too. Depending on ...
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How do I design a mobile table with multiple headers?

I have the following table design for PC. How can I make it easier to see that "ddd", "eee", and "fff" are groups of "CCC" in mobile view? 【PC】 【MOBILE】
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eCommerce -> After a digital course has been purchased, should I still show this course in category page?

I am developing an online course website based on WordPress. Website has 30 courses in total. Courses are divided into 5 categories (A, B, C, D, E). There are 6 courses per category. Each course ...
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Non-fullscreen sections overflow handling

The problem I am creating a website with non-fullscreen-sections at the moment: I am using a fullscreen-library to "switch" between the section when the user is scrolling. That way the ...
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Best way to pick a calendar week + year

I have sub-navigation underneath my main website navigationbar. I want to display a set with calendar weeks (1-52/53) and the years (2019 - 2021) where use can pick. Because 52 week options are a lot ...
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How do I lay out the special offers page when most offers only apply to one product?

I am building an ecommerce web site, and am trying to find a way to present the special offers. Products on special offer are grouped, so the offer applies to all products in that group. For example, ...
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What is best practice for remembering last position in audio player for logged out users?

I am developing an online course website based on WordPress. Each course has audio file only so I am using an audio player to play the courses (no video). Assume website has 10 courses with names A, B,...
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Icon library for UI Design [closed]

I am starting the UI design for a large scale project for which I need a good library of icons. Looking for suggestions on good icon packs (free/paid)
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Is it good practice to design UX tailored to specific audiences or just use the general UX guidelines regardless?

I work for a company where our users are generally older and less computer efficient ( based on user studies). Is it good UX practice to tailor the website experience taking that fact into account (...
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Low-fi wireframes doesn't help me to structure my idea about web design. Can anyone tell me how to solve this?

I am new to web design or you can call UX design. I have gone through many tutorials, books, courses and other article related stuff. Everything helped me to structure my journey on this sector. The ...
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How to prevent downloading low-res images? [duplicate]

Context: I run a photography business that encourages people sharing photos without restrictions. My websites contains galleries of thumbnail images where each image links to the original, high-res ...
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Two Logos in One Page Website

I have a question on the color combination that I will use since I have a website that two logos should be placed. My problem is that the two logos have very different color schemes. The first logo ...
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Best way to show employee performance data in 5 minute blocks for multiple employees performing various tasks throughout the day?

I am working on web development project that will let warehouse managers view their employee's performance. There are nine different tasks that an employee does repeatedly throughout the day. The ...
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How to enable "multi-lingual" insertion of data for administrators, while having a separate main site language

Our website allows certain "administrators" to add events and manage those events. Then "users" can enroll said events. One of the features that is requested is multi-lingual ...
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how to make very small login form look good

I'm currently designing the UX for a webapp. The webapp can be used both by users who are logged in, and by anonymous (not-logged-in) users. When a user is anonymous, my team lead wants a small login ...
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Exposing dropdowns in nav bar

Our team is currently debating on which navbar layout they should go with. The main discussion point is whether we should expose dropdowns on the navbar. These dropdowns are for selecting a customer ...
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What UX decisions to make to promote civility online?

Folks aren't as nice online as they are in person. Trying to find ways to mitigate this, a cursory search only turns up suggestions that each user can do to be more civil online. What UX decisions ...
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Should users be prompted to determine bandwidth intensity of a site?

Serving up web content based on user agents alone seems exclusionary to me; mobile devices aren’t always constrained to low bandwidth. From a UX perspective, would it be a bad strategy to present ...
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When an accordion or collapsible panel is open, are there any concerns with having the header BELOW the panel?

According to this article, an accordion is composed of headers and panels as follows: I will refer to a single one of these elements, with a header and panel, as a “collapsible panel”. Below is part ...
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