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Why do people not notice our enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple banner?

This phenomenon is called banner blindness. Your labeling looks like a banner advertisement and is therefore subconsciously skipped. Users have been conditioned to ignore complete sections of content ...
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Why do people not notice our enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple banner?

The banner is beautiful but the style does not match the rest of the page. You know what is everywhere on the Internet with unmatching graphic styles? Ads. As others have said, the problem is that ...
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Why do people not notice our enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple banner?

It's the design. Visually it's not part of the site or page. It's a square of content that doesn't belong to the site visually which indicates it's an advertisement to users. Design the banner to be ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

It is necessary if you have different versions of the website for Desktop and Mobile. For example, a lot of websites scrap out features that might get too complicated to be operated on Mobile. For ...
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How to enable users to insert an infinity number

How about using something like this?
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Should a grammatical article be a part of a web link anchor

In carefully edited text, the choice to include the article depends on the meaning. Examples: I saw a newt yesterday, dark with blue spots. Can anybody help identify it? — Article not included: ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

I'd go with a color that'll always retain stark contrast. I'd also avoid venturing too far outside of the styles that that users are generally familiar with. Because you're working in an atypical ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

I would go with something in the shade of the background, but have a more red text in the alert. You can add a border in the shade of the text to make it stand out as an error more, as well.
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Why do people not notice our enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple banner?

As previously said, the banner is inducing banner blindness not despite but because it is so enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple. Also, its placement just above the content makes it easy ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Personally, I think such an option is essential. For two reasons: Users might be accustomed to the desktop interface. For example, a user that is used to access the website through a desktop can ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

A bright yellow background with black text would work well. Fits the colour scheme of a warning sign.
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Why do people not notice our enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple banner?

If you look at a Wikipedia article with a banner that's functionally not unlike yours (this article needs improving), you'll see there are a number of design differences. Namely: The banner is part ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

The standard color for error messages is red, see this question : One important point to understand is that using conventional colors for errors is important because they make the errors more ...
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What's the tradeoff for using an icon driven navigation?

Icons alone can save space in case of long(er) labels, but the tradeoff is a memory tax on the user. Icons can give visual order and harmony to layout, especially in sidenavs. However, in a complex, ...
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Good alternative to a slider for a long list of numeric values

How about a combination of a slider and a spinner (number stepper)? How does this work? I am glad you asked... Your list of values is effectively an array. So rather than the slider having a list of ...
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Is it a Good UX to keep both star and smiley rating system as filters?

I could be wrong but I think here the smiley faces are the only rating system. The stars are a filter for 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels, etc.... Which....yes. Isn't immediately obvious at all and is ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

You might try adding a white border, then play with the background color. The one color that communicates 'something is wrong' louder than red is the color of death, black.
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Should my webapp's tabs use browser tabs or an in-page tab?

It's not a matter of better, it's what is the problem trying to be solved. I don't have any real details about your use case, but you can see some logic applied across a range of domains. A: Open in ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

Primary Reasons for Desktop site's necessity can be summarized in 3 bullet points: Compatibility Issues Providing Limited Working Features (while still working on full feature roll out) Redirecting ...
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Why do people not notice our enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple banner?

Can I suggest trying the Github ribbons. This is remarkably noticable and doesn't take away from the rest of the content. Have a ribbon for 'official' and 'homebrew' with differing colours.
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Should a grammatical article be a part of a web link anchor

Usually an article need not be a part of your link. Except in the cases when it makes a difference in meaning. Usually it will be a definite article, like "The Times", "El Salvador", "Al Jazeera". ...
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"View Desktop Site" necessary?

I turn my phone sideways and it has higher resolution than my desktop. When you optimize for 320x480, and a tiny device comes along with over 2500x1400, there are going to be issues. The mobile ...
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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

That's an accessibility nightmare! Try reversing your error message styles: Red text on a white background.
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Marking box as expandable box intuitivly

There are different ways that you could design this. 1st option has a drawback: The user might think that they are directed to another page 2nd option more intuitive than the others. The icon could ...
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Good alternative to a slider for a long list of numeric values

As others have noted, we don't know what the actual use case is here. The OP has asked an isolated question out of context of the environment in which it's intended for use, and that's absolutely the ...
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Why websites usually block the navigation interaction when under a full screen overlay?

Let's look at the example you cited: Twitter's tweet modal The full-screen background overlay here serves two purposes: It helps focus the user's attention on the modal by visually dimming non-...
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Why websites usually block the navigation interaction when under a full screen overlay?

That´s a very common implication of modals - one task at a time. -Background to understand the context for modals.- Applications can be too overwhelming for users and guiding them to do one thing at ...
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Good alternative to a slider for a long list of numeric values

How about a slider connected to a listbox (please be advised, the following imagery is garish and not for the faint of heart :) ) Or It allows a coarse selection with a slider and fine-tuning with ...
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How to enable users to insert an infinity number

This seems very close to a very common pattern for pagination by limiting searches per page, e.g. datatables: In your case you only want to display the first page, but it's still pretty much the same ...
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