Marcos Ciarrocchi
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Is it good practice to warn users that capslock is enabled when entering passwords?
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It is not a common practice because, sadly, most of the web developers aren't actually concerned about the user experience and improving it. One interesting approach, besides warning the user about ...

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Why do most websites use a white background?
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This answer is more general, instead of just white I'll focus on light backgrounds. There are two main factors that influence the fact that most websites use a light background, the first is the ...

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Add to Cart to View Price
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It's explained in Amazon's website, in this page Why don't we show the price?: Retailers like Amazon have the legal right to set their own prices independently, but some manufacturers place ...

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How do you make users vote objectively and not from emotions?
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One possible approach is to embrace the fact that the users aren't going to be completely objective while voting. And so you could try using a more explicit voting system, ie. more choices and more ...

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Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
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Just to back some of the previous answers with an excerpt from one of my favorite UX books "The Design of Everyday Things", in chapter 7: 7. When all else fails, standardize. When something ...

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Ampersand on first or second line?
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There is a very similar question on Graphic Design - StackExchange, Is ampersand allowed at the beginning of line?, and here is the best answer: There is a typographic recommendation to place ...

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Where do you put the delete button if you have delete, cancel and submit?
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Apart from putting the {Submit - Cancel} buttons separated from the {Delete}, given that delete is an irreversible action and you want the user to be really sure when clicking it. Having the three ...

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What would be the best way to fill "space" in an User Interface for irregular image sizes gallery?
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There is a jquery plugin called Masonry that: Arranges elements vertically, positioning each element in the next open spot in the grid. The result minimizes vertical gaps between elements of ...

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Alternative graphical representation of a goal achievement?
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It depends on the goal, and what are you using the indicator for. The two patterns that you already mentioned are very common (which is good) and you can make some adjustments in each one of those to ...

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At what point do you let users opt in to a redesign?
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Some days ago Basecamp (37signals) was redesigned and relaunched and there are some very valuable insights in this interview with its founder, Jason Fried. Update: Here is some advice extracted from ...

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If you can't improve loading time, is distracting the user a good technique?
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The users really care only about the perceived time, which is not often the same as the actual loading time. In that sense "distractions" are just another form of feedback, just like the progress ...

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What does "mobile-first" mean?
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The term mobile first was introduced by Luke Wroblewski in 2009, it basically consists in adapting the design process to start by designing the mobile version of an application first and then going ...

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What is the best way to disclose hotkeys to my users?
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I answered a similar question a while ago, here are some insights from the relevant part of the answer: The big challenge about keyboard shortcuts is to make them learnable and discoverable. The ...

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Move filter from sidebar to top?
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Interesting question, I just checked some popular "search oriented" websites and found a couple of examples: Google and Bing have a limited set of filtering choices and both have them right below the ...

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How can I make advertisements more appealing in my webpages?
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There is a conflicting relationship between advertising and user experience. And I couldn't resist to not make a Venn diagram about it :D There are two keys to make you ads more appealing and having ...

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Which fonts are designed for accessibility and good screen legibility?
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I particularly like Open Sans, "especially designed for legibility across print, web, and mobile interfaces." But a few days ago Adobe released Source Sans Pro, it might be worth a try. The ...

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Keyboard shortcuts for blog navigation
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With that, is it recommended (or is it even necessary nowadays) to use such keyboard shortcuts for navigation? It is always a good idea to provide users, and specially power users, advanced options ...

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How to generate product ideas as a group?
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You might be interested in checking the Design Thinking process. It was made popular by the founders of IDEO. A methodology for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for ...

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Does anyone have any test data on 'Load-more-button' infite scroll Vs 'Auto-load' infinite scroll?
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There are a lot of companies using infinite-scroll, I'm talking about data-driven companies that are fighting for user engagement (Facebook, Twitter, Tubmlr, etc), although most of the media/...

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Icon for internal search vs web (google) search
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Including a "world" shape with the magnifying glass is commonly used for "Search the web" queries. And then for the "inside search" the magnifying glass alone or maybe adding document or book shape ...

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How should I display a "please wait" animation?
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It's all about feedback. You have some choices to make in order to give the proper feedback to the user according to the situation you're facing, here are some guidelines for text and animations: ...

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Logging in with email only
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Probably for simple and once in a while interactions it could work but it could lead to some problems, here are some that come to my mind: What happens if he users forget to check their email to ...

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In a blog article, how to subtly hint that some of the images link to bigger versions?
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Add a little caption inside the picture indicating that it can be expanded or a magnifying glass or both, "eg. Click for full size". Can you add inline css? A similar thing to this might be possible ...

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Formation of groups in a webpage
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What about autocompleting the names of the members. Something like this: Each group has a box with a list of its members. Each box has a search form that can be used to look for the users (ideally ...

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What are some ideas to create secondary experience flows inside a modal overlay dialog?
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I'm not sure I understood you specific problem but I can suggest you to check the way Pinterest handles overlays, they have a great UX and almost the entire site functionalities are built using ...

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How can I incorporate IAB advertising banner standards in a 960 grid layout?
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You can customize 960.gs with this app http://grids.heroku.com/. But I wouldn't suggest you to change it too much. You can always leave space around the banners.

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