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Better way to show books in a row

By the usability point of view, the optimal choice would probably be #2, since it leaves no doubt about the binding between the book title and its cover (see the Gestalt's Proximity Principle). An ...
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How to visually format questions/answers to easily follow the story?

Teacher: How to visually format questions/answers to easily follow the story? Student: I think that using "T" as prefix for Teacher and "S" as prefix for Student may help. You may also use the full ...
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How to handle bookmarks in Reflowable books

Rob E's excellent answer covers the case where the application can (and the user wants to) mark specific passages of text. If you also have (or want to offer) a simple "bookmark this page" option, ...
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How to visually format questions/answers to easily follow the story?

I'm not sure what tone you're going for, but I'd consider going with a chat-style UI, with one person's speech aligned on the left, and the other (perhaps the one with which you'd like your reader to ...
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How to handle bookmarks in Reflowable books

You could add a highlight text function then once the user highlights the text they have the option to bookmark the text. That way regardless of how zoomed in/out they are, they are still able to get ...
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Why computers and books aren't square

Well, books are in "portrait" mode since it is easier to read a 7-11 words long lines. Monitors are in "landscape" mode since we have two eyes that are side by side and not stacked, and so it is ...
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How to visually format questions/answers to easily follow the story?

Concept 1: Screenplay There is a standarised method of having dialogue for screenplays: Concept 2: Timeline If you want simple with very few colours, you could use some kind of a timeline style:
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Why computers and books aren't square

Square seems logical. But logic is only a tiny part of the reason things are designed the way they are designed. Books As already noted, there is an optimal length, within certain constraints, for ...
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Does any research exist on what makes one audible document better than another from a user's perspective?

Users with vision impairments will typically use a screen reader. If you have never tried one, I would highly suggest looking up the basics of how to use one (you already have one in your pocket — ...
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How to visually format questions/answers to easily follow the story?

OldCastle is asking questions, which Jeff Zeitlin is attempting to answer. OldCastle’s questions are larger, and bold, while Jeff’s answers are in normal text. How can I separate the student’s ...
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Does any research exist on what makes one audible document better than another from a user's perspective?

I'm learning to create documentation for our JAWS(screen-reader) users to navigate our organization-specific applications. Within Word, the most important things appear to be making sure the ...
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How to have previous/next and "up" navigation for navigating pages on a book, while also having a configuration menu?

I searched around for some inspiration Look at Calibre, Okular, Evince. For computer users it is intuitive that keys "Left", "Right", "Up", "Down", "Home&...
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How updated (or outdated) is the book "Don't make me think"?

It is not black and white. if there is anything mentioned in the book that has changed over the last decade Even in 2014 a big part of this book was much outdated. For instance, there is a ...
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Where are the Braille books?

Note: I am not blind, or visually impaired. If I've made any erroneous suppositions about what it is to be so, or how effective or useful any of the technologies mentioned below are, I apologize. In a ...
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How to handle bookmarks in Reflowable books

The Document Object Model (DOM) structure of the document might be useful here: While the display reflows, the underlying markup of the EPUB ought to remain the same, so a bookmark could be a ...
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How to handle bookmarks in Reflowable books

When bookmarking my place in a physical book, unless it's a chapter boundary or similar, I always place the bottom of the bookmark on the specific line where I want to resume. Bookmarking ebooks, ...
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What is the best UX for ebook reading?

Content should adapt to the medium. Naturally, content created for a physical book will not work for tablets and phones due to the reasons you outlined. With continuous scrolling, you can still ...
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Better way to show books in a row

You could use centering, with the letterbox or pillarbox drawn in a color taken from the image, so it naturally fills it out.
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