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What is the added value of numbering Notification Badges?
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In my ideal world, you would let the user choose between no notification badges, a simple "on/off" badge1, or a numbered badge. As Ainhoa Ostolaza's answer notes, numbers can "add urgency" to ...

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Should Up Arrow increase the value or decrease it?
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This doesn't answer what you should do, but offers one possible reason as to why so many people think down-arrow should increase the value. This could be due to the way a standard drop-down selector ...

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Usability of having a mailto link open a popover prompting the user to copy the email address to clipboard or open their default mail application
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A good place to start would be to "seek inspiration" from the Share link below all questions and answers across all StackExchange sites. When clicked, this displays: In the case of StackExchange, ...

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Should a hostel room search return only the results exactly matching number of beds needed?
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Some of what you do should probably be governed by the "marketplace" you are in... for example, a party with a total of 3 adults and 2 children might "naturally split" as: (2 adults) + (1 adult, 2 ...

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How can I hide some UI elements until the mobile version is out?
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This touches a lot of areas that are more to do with implementing a solution than designing one, and so aren't really suitable for UX... however: Where to put the controls? Starting with the most UX-...

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Multiple choice input method
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With that large a range of candidate selections, the simple drop-down you show would, I think, be "clunky" even on a desktop. In this case, especially on a mobile, I think you need to somewhat ...

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When to inform a user that an app requires touch ID for certain actions?
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It probably depends on how viable the app is without Touch-ID-only features. Fully Viable Without Touch-ID If an "average user" can get "full satisfaction" from the app without even realising there ...

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Why do web sites check for mobile devices but not for desktop?
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The reason for the asymmetry is almost certainly because a link to the "main" site is much more likely to be viewed on a mobile than a link to the mobile site would be viewed on a desktop. Assuming ...

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What is better: to have a modal open instantly and then load its contents, or to load its contents and then open it?
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The existing answers cover most points well; I'll expand the problem to consider whether or not the dialog's size will depend on the data returned (as well as mentioning a pet-peeve about meaningless ...

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Should I override controls so that it handle different locale's or let the browser handle it?
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On your titular question: Should I override controls so that it handle different locale's or let the browser handle it?, my "go to reason" for not relying on a browser's locale is the situation where ...

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Etsy inspired login/register form that ask only mail address in first step
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Although it is a somewhat unusual pattern (most places still ask for both username/email and password at the same time), I don't think it need be particularly confusing for users (and, as Bohdan ...

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Monthly budget screen - need to take into account whether it's early/late in the month
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As a possible extension to maxathousand's excellent answer, I've tried to extend the idea to cover forthcoming expenses that are planned/committed for later in the month but have not actually been ...

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Is Gmail Undo pattern enough for bulk mailing? What are the better alternatives?
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The main problem I see with offering an UNDO features, especially where bulk-mailing is concerned, is that users may come to rely on it beyond the point that it will still work. Just about every UNDO ...

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Should I use real world images in e-commerce?
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For the "pack shot", you probably want to use "full-frame" images throughout (so both the 50ml product-shot and the 200ml product-shot would both be 500px x 500px images). This keeps things like a ...

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Where are the Braille books?
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Note: I am not blind, or visually impaired. If I've made any erroneous suppositions about what it is to be so, or how effective or useful any of the technologies mentioned below are, I apologize. In a ...

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What are the advantages of selfies for security?
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There is a rationale (below) for having, and showing, an image that is personal to, or at least recognizable by, the user. However, while a "selfie" will fall into this category, I can't see a reason ...

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Groups vs notebooks
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TL;DR: Functionally, there should be little-or-no difference between top-level containers1 ("groups") and lower-level ones. However, it may be useful to allow users to give semantic labels2 to ...

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Javascript Alert Box
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Your question seems to be based on a false premise ("The javascript alert box always shows up at the top of the page"). Where a Javascript alert() box appears is down to the browser: from a quick test:...

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What button text is appropriate in nuanced situation to dictate the expected behavior of clicking the button?
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For me, the key part of your question is: Sometimes the End Users get busy and forget what queue they're on, and clicking the 'view' button is frustrating to them because they expect to be able to ...

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What is the name of this control?
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Some variant of an Outline Control perhaps? Early versions of Visual Basic had an Outline control, as a fore-runner of the List View control: Although – like a modern list-view – that used ...

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Is it okay to have 300 large images on the home page of a website?
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Personally (as I've already said in a couple of comments) I'd never go near a site again if it tried to show that many images on the home page – even if it used some combination of progressive or lazy ...

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Month calendar day sequence convention
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Although ISO define Monday as the first day of the week, there are cultural differences. According to First Day of the Week in Different Countries at ChartsBin.com – which shows a nice map of the ...

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Simplifying complex user configuration for multiple users and multiple config options
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This won't work for all types of settings, but another "model" to consider would be having a list of (editable) Configuration Settings. Instead of storing/editing each setting per user, store a list ...

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Sign-up and Log-in for two different sets of users
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You could combine using twin "access points" with a fallback to the idea shown in the Lloyds Bank example. Let me explain. On sign-up, you make users choose between Personal and Business registration....

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How to show that an element has been previously modified
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One possibility would be to show changed values in bold1. Although probably not the same sort of table as you have, Microsoft does this a lot in their Visual Studio development software. The example ...

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If I start editing one table cell without saving changes to another cell, should it apply my unsaved changes?
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The essence, as I see it, is: if the user is part-way through editing (including adding) one entry, and attempts to edit (or add) another entry, then what should happen to the first entry? I see three ...

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Why are alert/confirm dialogs bad for mobile web?
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You are specifically asking about bad for mobile web, and most of the answers don't seem to touch on that (they tend to argue whether or not pop-ups are inherently bad, and mostly suggest the same ...

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Design for skip vs next when next requires waiting
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From clarification in comments, you essentially have two actions you want to let users choose between: I don't want to read this prayer out loud now; please show me another one. I have finished ...

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How to represent a list with one item?
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I think the "always bulleted" example looks reasonable: |-------------------------| |* UNIVERSAL LOANS | |* NATIONAL FIRST CREDIT | | FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP| |-------------------------| |* ...

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How to log out as an admin while viewing a page as a regular user
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Given that everything under the black "admin bar" is what a normal user sees, and (as I think I understand it) behaves as it would for a normal user1, then to me I think option 2 seems more natural: ...

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