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Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty?

There are many reasons, but the main ones are visual cluttering and hierarchy of information on one side, and structural consistency on the UI side. Visual Cluttering Clutter is an important ...
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Best error color on blue color?

MD guidelines aren't rules The Google Design team wanted to provide a good selection of colors for app devs who can't think in color. It's a solid palette (the whole UI framework is great), but it ...
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Why do most of us wear wristwatches on the left hand?

It is a matter of: Usability Comfortability We wear it on our less skillful arm. It makes sense for right-handed people to wear it on the left wrist because it is easier and gives more precision to ...
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Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty?

The optimal line length for your body text is considered to be 50-60 characters per line, including spaces (“Typographie”, E. Ruder). Other sources suggest that up to 75 characters is acceptable. ...
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Why is bright pink background a bad UX/UI?

It hurts the eyes Certain colors and color relationships can be eye irritants, cause headaches, and wreak havoc with human vision. Yellow, pure bright lemon yellow is the most fatiguing color. Why? ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

Instruct Having something like this doormat outside your front door will 'permission prime' your guests on your expectations about shoe removal. Reinforce Having your shoes on a shoe-rack on the ...
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Why do many sites leave half of each webpage empty?

There is a reasonable limit in the amount of information the user should see at once. If the view is filled with more information than the user can assimilate/understand it becomes overwhelming. This ...
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What's the point of a delayed popup on a webpage?

It is about increasing the chance of the user having a look at the popup. Task-completion mode Users in task-completion mode are eager to fulfil their goal (eg, "Is the product/information/answer I'...
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Why do we prefer shiny finish on cars and dull finish on devices?

Practical origins defined our tastes When car finishes became shiny (because they weren't always) [1,2] due to the availability of the required technology and paint materials, it was mostly for ...
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Background for black and white chart

White is giving the appearance as the absence of data. Data visualization is not about what you intend, it's about what they perceive. Black and white have connotations as opposites. Some cultural ...
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What is such a presentation of music cover art images called?

It's called Cover Flow. It's used by Apple in OS X (among others). Cover Flow is an animated, three-dimensional graphical user interface element that is integrated within the Macintosh Finder ...
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What is such a presentation of music cover art images called?

It's an ordinary Carousel with a fancy 3D touch to it. Image source: Yahoo design pattern library Carousels are often used on webpages, in this context a carousel often shows a single item at any ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

It is not uncommon to take your shoes off in Europe (at least in the UK and Belgium where I've lived). However, just sticking up a sign might be seen as rude / impersonal. If all else fails it's best ...
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Ways to improve readability of recipe ingredients?

First of all, if you are just looking at a text list of ingredients then I would say that it probably isn't going to matter too much which option you go for. Out of the 3 options I would personally ...
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Why is bright pink background a bad UX/UI?

Is it true? No. Nor is it true that it's good UX. It's a visual design question that can only really be properly answered in context...and part of that would be how it works with the overall page ...
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Why are most pens (that we use to write) blue in color?

Because the first widely used ink was iron gall which had purple-black or blue-black colour. And the color remained as a standard until today. text written with iron gall ink Detailed explanation: ...
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Background for black and white chart

Stacked bar charts often use a darker colour at the bottom and lighter colour at the top. Bolder darker colours look strong and more supportive of what's on top. Your chart bars looks top heavy, with ...
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Is it crucial for a UX designer to understand the principles and concepts behind Object Oriented Programming?

No. Those are two fundamentally different jobs. Except in the scenario that the UX design is for a product the primary purpose of which is OOP development (e.g. an IDE). Otherwise, of course, ...
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Why do most of us wear wristwatches on the left hand?

There are a number of reasons. Firstly: Your dominant hand can manipulate things easier than your non-dominant hand, e.g. To put on/take off the watch To use the crown (the thing to wind it up and ...
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How can I improve the UI/UX of this form?

I feel you might be coming at this from the wrong angle. A form shouldn't excite you (or a user), it should get the job done quickly and painlessly. Boring can sometimes (usually!) be best. You ...
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Lighter color for a secondary same action button?

Keep the color of your action button consistent in your web application. I like the idea of a lighter color if you go to a deeper level. It's cool. However... usability comes first. Users will ...
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How can I improve the UI/UX of this form?

I'll start by saying this will probably be an unpopular opinion because, for reasons I can't comprehend, what you've done is done a lot. My complaint is that you've made 5 text fields and 3 multiple ...
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Why rounding odd font sizes to even?

I think your fellow developer is somehow correct. To be honest, as far as I know there's no "set in stone" rule for this, so nobody is right or wrong as an absolute. However, depending on ...
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How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?

Of course you can ask people, and of course you can put up a sign, but this is a UX question, not a lifestyle/etiquette question. In an interaction design we wouldn't be happy putting up signs, or ...
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Is it better to start app UI design for iPhone 5 or 6?

The iPhone 5/5s/se size. There are three key reasons: More people today still own the smaller 4-inch model than the larger models. That's also not likely to change thanks to the lifespan of the ...
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Background for black and white chart

If black and white maps to the colors of the products, then consider outlining the white bar to add some contrast. Some Tips: What to consider when creating stacked column charts
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How do I make a large table from desktop/web look good on mobile?

The natural orientation of a smartphone is portrait, and the natural scroll direction is down, creating a view which is very narrow compared to its possible length. If your table doesn't fit, you ...
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Best error color on blue color?

Show your error message on a neutral-colored box. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups
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What's the point of a delayed popup on a webpage?

They want you to subscribe. Because subscriptions or email marketing gives pretty nice return on investment (ROI) most of the web admins use extreme measures to capture users attention to users can ...
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