OllieRoz
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Force a PDF download vs allowing the user to view in browser first
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Taken from the NielsonNorman website: It seems that if you have a PDF you want the user to see, make it downloadable - Don't make them view it in the brower, especially if it's a large size. Forcing ...

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Styling Labels for a Line-of-Business Web Application
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It seems that there are some conflicting views when deciding to use a bold field input label or not. “In this layout [with labels above the input fields], it’s advisable to use bold fonts for input ...

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PSD's in Themes on sites like Themeforest and more
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Including PSD's can help developers understand the individual elements of the site, how and why they were designed and give them an idea of the colour values (such as #HEX) and styles applied to an ...

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Sitemaps: How do you illustrate drop down menu labels?
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I think this could be handled by providing simple affordance. If it looks like a generic link, it will be a link. If it looks like a button, it will be a button. If you want to increase the ...

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Components of a site that would cause imitation concerns
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I think the use of a generic grid, or template, is fine. I believe the problem here lies in the similarity of the visual design between both sites. If you had used a similar grid system, but the ...

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Starting a UX Role in a New Organization
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I would imagine that it would depend on the projects or vision that you'll be working on/creating. All of the above would help, but it's all pretty broad. To make an impact in your role, I think you ...

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Hovering over an element to raise opacity
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This may be a case of tailoring your content and page to show the correct visual hierarchy. If having a testimonial isn’t the most important piece of content on the page and not what you want the ...

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How to prototype a new concept for UI design for mobile devices?
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As @Tony mentioned, pencil and paper is always the best place to start. It’s a great way to sketch ideas, edit and refine quickly and also generate feedback by literally walking around to other ...

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Can placing dark and light elements or blocks next to each other in a UI lead to problems in visual perception?
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Using darker or highly saturated blocks of colour on a page can define, or alter, the visual hierarchy of where user’s eyes will be drawn to look. My concern with using multiple highly contrasted ...

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Money transfer username or e-mail
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Email addresses are also a unique identifier. Only one bob.smith@email.com can exist. There are cases (as rare as it may be) that there will be two Bob Smith's living in the same block of apartments, ...

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Do you account for colours looking different depending on the background?
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Yes. It's a matter of Colour Contrast and catering for all users actually being able see the hyperlinks properly. Not all users will have the same level of vision. If there is a poor contrast ratio, ...

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