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HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages. In modern web pages, HTML is used to markup the contents of the website, while CSS and Javascript are used to define the styles and behaviors respectively.

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How to improve UX on deeply nested form functionality in the browser?

I have this, which is horribly unstyled but shows the inputs and grouping (which is also described in terms of the HTML structure in more depth here). Basically, you have a form for a "...
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Making dropdown menu accessible [closed]

I have this code for a nested menu inside another menu. Could anyone advise what accessibility controls to add for blind people? (Code is a variant of this) <li class="dropdown"> ...
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Any UX implications: Smart quotes and apostrophes when pasting from Word?

I have a question that I've found very little info on and it's only lately I've begun to become more curious about it. Our web team normally copies content from Word into a CMS to update the website. ...
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What HTML should I use for a rated theatre review? [closed]

I'm authoring a reusable widget, in HTML, that reflects a common pattern often seen in theatre reviews. The widget is quite simple, with minimal components, namely: A star rating, The review itself ...
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Best idea to convert table content for smaller screen

I have this design and now I am trying to figure out how to make this to work well for mobile screen as well. Since there might be more List, I figure that I can convert it to scrollable tabs so it ...
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Poster HTML inside a web page

There's a type of web layout called Poster HTML, quite interesting for designers (not digital poster which is another thing for static advertising displays). They are usually very graphic, without ...
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Software that works like Google Chrome's "view page source"

I've only been using Google Chrome "CTRL+U" Tools to check my web design's responsiveness and edit styles or elements, however it started to get so freaking laggy which slows me down ...
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Which is the consensus for button action labels? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a button that varies it's label between Lollipops and Marshmallows. When pressed, it will show a list of one of those. Like this: <button id = "showCandies">Lollipops&...
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How to do loading animations when at certain times the application is too fast for them?

I am facing a strange "catch-22" like problem, while developing an application for a mobile browser. My problem is that, some inner-app screens are fetching data from a back-end server, and ...
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What are pros/cons of using buttons instead of plain links to download a document?

My company is using some rather bizarre download buttons associated with documents that can be downloaded: It looks like these are abused anchor (<a>) elements which show up in a browser as ...
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HTML Elements to use with Image and Text used as a link

What are the correct HTML elements instead of just a div to use when presenting an image and text just below as one link? I would like for the image and text to be presented in an a11y correct manner.
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Same date for multiple Date inputs

I have a HTML Table with just two columns. ` Order # Date <tr> <td>12345</td> <td><input type="date" id="row1"></td> </tr> ...
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Semantic Elements and Text Formatting in HTML5

Almost every website, book, article, newspaper, etc... that contains copyrights, caveat, disclaimers, etc... displays it in small font text. Now... I'm doing a research about Semantic Elements and ...
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Does adding a "title" attribute to the "label" element instead of the "input" harm accessibility?

I'm creating an HTML interface that has an input text field with a label attached. The label has a short name for the input and I want a more detailed description to appear as a popup for visual users,...
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Should a blank option always be included in <select> inputs?

For example when asking a user what pet they have and it's a required field, a Please select option is included since the pet is currently unknown: <select required> <option value="&...
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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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Is it accessible to have lists without a heading, assuming previous lists do?

Assume this HTML structure: <h2>Our latest News and Events</h2> <ul> <li>news item 1</li> <li>news item 2</li> <li>news item 3</li> </ul&...
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Web design practices to minimize browser refresh [closed]

The design of our website is such that whenever we make some changes in CSS & JavaScript files we require the user to clear the browser cache and get the latest version of these files from the ...
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What is the best way to add edit and delete buttons to a modal?

I have a task data visualization modal, but I need to add an option to edit or delete these tasks. Where in this modal could I insert buttons to delete or edit?
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Why do some emails include a link to the same destination as the button right above them?

Can someone explain the purpose behind this practice? Is it an accessibility issue and is this practice outdated? For example: "If you have trouble with the link above, copy and paste this URL ...
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(Accessibility) - Back button placement on the page in SPA

I am working with an SPA with Angular and the designs indicates that there is a back button and it is before the Page level heading usually the H1. For SPA, it is a general practice that we place the ...
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Help with <table> tag [closed]

I have the following code <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 50%; border:1px solid #ccc!important; border-color:#...
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When making a website that is font-size responsive, are there any guidelines to what font-sizes authors blow text up to?

It seems an opinion whether or not, as web-developers, we should design websites taking into account the user increasing font-size (e.g. on Chrome: Chrome>Settings>Customise fonts). (Although it ...
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Should I override controls so that it handle different locale's or let the browser handle it?

Similar to A good solution how to localize and let user choose language on HTML page but I am specifically wondering about localization of control elements such as required on input or date fields. ...
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Best way to lay out sub elements in a table

I have a table that lists network switches. The headers are Model, Stack Size, and Modules. If the stack size is greater than 1, I want to be able to add the additional stack members under the lead ...
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What design changes will improve visual appearance of the calculator [closed]

This is the HTML code for a very basic calculator. I am at beginner level on bootstrap and definitely beginner level designer. what are some changes i can do to make the visual appearance better. i ...
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Do users actually use the arrows in <input type="number">?

Does the average user actually use these really tiny arrows?
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HTML Email Clickable Address Link

I have a bit of a conundrum I was hoping the community could help me with. I'm developing a HTML email right now with physical address text (123 Main st. Citytown, Michigan 48484). I can certainly ...
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Need opinion on this web design FOR UX/UI/CX - Beginner in designing [closed]

Hi, first of all, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section. I want to get an opinion about the design of an event management system. I've google on UX example design but most only show for simple ...
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How to deal with extra spacing with line-height when spacing between elements should be consistent

We want to design our website so that all elements are spaced 24px apart (paragraphs, form groups, header & content, etc.) and "related" elements (label & form field) are spaced 8px apart. We ...
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Browsers ruin password UX with dropdown menus. How can I fix it?

FYI the image above was taken with autocomplete="new-password" As you can see, the dropdown is covering the error message (which ends in "letters and numbers" (plus a few other error messages). This ...
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Number incrementers and accessibility

How are number incrementing arrows for accessibility? I would think they would be bad for keyboard users, but is there any study to back that up?
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In the holy grail layout of web design why is the navigation menu vertical and not horizontal?

i am a beginner with web design, while studying i came across the "holy grail layout" and i was just wondering why is it that the menu is vertically aligned while most modern websites tend to use a ...
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Tab order through a matrix of radio buttons

I'm building an HTML form where the user can select one of three options for each day of the week. The wireframe proposed by the designer looks like this: a matrix of radio buttons, with columns for ...
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How can I tell Chrome which input fields to remember / which will be the login credentials? [closed]

I have a Sign Up form which contains these input fields (in order): e-mail (autocomplete="email", type="email") (user)name (type="text") (display)name (type="text") password (autocomplete="new-...
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What are good ways to present an info table that has info spanning 2 vertically-adjacent cells in a middle column, & that has no other merged cells?

Explanation of question The following table illustrates the issue: HTML source for table: <table> <thead><th>Column 1</th><th>Column 2</th><th>Column 3<...
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Do HTML5 browsers have to be able to properly process HTML4 tags when the tags appear in HTML5 pages? [closed]

According to the post here, the HTML5 specification requires HTML5 browsers to be able to properly process HTML4 tags when they are in HTML5 pages. Unfortunately, the post doesn't very well ...
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For Screen Readers: How to markup a group of text items to be read as one item? Should I even try?

How might I mark up the following component in accordance with WCAG 2.1 guidelines, accessibility best practices, and with as much assistive technology compatibility as possible (I don't want to ...
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Is an English only aria-label better than no aria-label at all for non-English speakers?

We have a set of buttons that have a single icon for the content and no text content. One example, a button in the top left of a modal that has an 'X' icon which is an image file. To better ...
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Should accessible buttons include contextual information

It is possible for screen-readers to navigate the page by links, this would make sense to include links that make sense without user having to understand what is around the button. For example "Save ...
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Should I use one form or Two?

I have two forms (below) one is a trip calculator and one a spending money calculator which are very overwhelming due to the amount of events users can calculate. There is a spending money radio on ...
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Techniques for handling opening a new tab and ensuring web accessibility with WCAG 3.2

WCAG 3.2 indicates that content should be provided in a predictable format and that subsequently when a new tab is opened on a click that the user is made aware of this. I have a webpage with a list ...
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Should "Enter" create a large or small line spacing on text editors?

On some popular rich text editors like CKEditor, the default behaviour for pressing "Enter" is to create a new paragraph (a <p> tag), while on the others, like the textarea here on Stackexchange,...
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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 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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Double Scroll Bar on Website [closed]

A website I am responsible for: www.livingsalads.co.uk has a double scrollbar on most browsers (chrome anyways). Which is obviously an issue as it looks bad and also browsers sometimes use the ...
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Get users to use the download button instead of right-click save

As part of our system, a web application, we have an image viewer. Previously we always displayed the full resolution image but scaled down with CSS to fit the page. For performance reasons we now ...
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Confused with what to use - List vs Table

So, I've been browsing for an hour now regarding what the best practice is for this and the majority of what I read is to use e table for tabular data and a list for lists, which makes sense. However, ...
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Should a field display it's value in its tooltip?

Should a field display it's value in the title attribute (tooltip)? For example, lets say we have a text input field and a select menu, both have a value that is fairly long, but the field width is ...
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Creating an accessible, animated, and responsive navigation system

I've been struggling for the past couple weeks to design the perfect navigation (menu) system for my personal website which I am designing. First, I need a system that is completely accessible as I am ...
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