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How to deal with with many fields
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Do an accordion or sliding panels. Expand the mandatory fields section by default and close the optional fields panel by default. This way user always sees the mandatory fields open and if they want ...

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Button for "Play, but from beginning" for a scrubber UX
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How about this.. It shows 00:00 , meaning the beginning of the clip. This probably IMO is easiest to understand for a general user.. without using loop symbols etc. Edited based on comment from ...

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Editable list items with search feature - How to handle search when there are unsaved changes?
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My opinion is that the text must be saved to be 'part' of searchable data. That is a standard approach. If for some reason, there is a requirement for you to be able to search unsaved text also, then ...

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One big sign up button or 3
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I actually like the second option of showing Google, FB sign in options directly. Nowadays most users have such accounts and knowing that 'getting - in' process is just one click away encourages users ...

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How to indicate a text field does not contain content?
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For the first question : How do you make it obvious to the user that a text area is blank in the series of text areas ? I would do something like this, a faded tool tip/label inside the text area that ...

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How do you close a website for business?
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A website is a portal for information about your business, at the minimum, if not for ecommerce. If you are doing any business using the website, then it should NEVER close. If website is only for ...

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Sub-steps navigation and positioning in wizard
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If question is - user needs to know what "Next" or "Previous" buttons take the action to ? then you can explicitly put a label in the button as shown or show a tool tip. You can use highlighting ...

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Display hierarchy of mutually exclusive options
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At the highest level of hierarchy, you must have option buttons - if you want them to be exclusive. Then comes the question of child items .. for example if there are option 1, option 2, option 3, ...

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Pagination error/validation approach
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One thing that is missing and you should have is - information on total number of pages available. In your screen shot user does not know how many pages there are when the grid loads. Knowing that ...

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Product links to multiple stores
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I believe music buyers are usually divided in terms of what services they are loyal to. There is some overlap, but most already know-prefer one of these services, Itunes, Google play, Amazon, Spotify ...

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User form for entering support query
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Users hate more input requested off them. Its best if we limit the entry needed from the user and make it as simple as possible. As you already are gathering most important information necessary to ...

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best practice: how to handle data entry / modification & storing changes thereof
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You ask the most 'intuitive' way ... I think it is when user is able to 'know' at all times where he/she is while updating the settings. With hundreds of settings organized in groups, its easy to '...

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Selecting/assigning values from a grouped list
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You could use something like a Chosen Jquery Plug in which integrates the two controls you showed in your post , an auto complete, a drop down all into one. Its very compact, user friendly, intuitive. ...

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Focus the user on save screen, or still show preview?
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If its possible and you have time - my suggestion is , you should have steps 1. Template - I am assuming users can select the type of template they can work with. Once they select the template go to ...

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How should a chronological activity feed behave?
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It depends. If the app is about people that know each other (FB kind), then its a good idea to just limit the feed from the 'day they started following'. If its mostly strangers (Twitter kind), then ...

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Messaging After Submitting Form Where no Values Have Changed
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Sometimes, as a user I forget what value I used in my profile(for example email id comes to mind, people have multiple email ids ). I would still click on update just to make sure my email was rightly ...

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progress indicator internet usage
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How about this.. it will always display the threshold and speeds without having to hover over or display a message etc.

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Progress Indicator for Slow Progress Process
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It’s a straight forward three phase work flow. At any time, the status must fall in one of those categories. So how do you make the users ‘feel better’ about ‘watching’ the status indicator ? May be, ...

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What is the best layout of "summary" section in shopping cart?
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I like version 2. Users when doing purchases online tend to 'review' items, costs, totals, shipping etc.. before committing to a 'submit or check out' actions. With first version, I would have to ...

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search list with `all` option
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Question is , how often do you see users selecting that option "All Players". If its a very frequently used option then put it as the first choice at the top of the list, that is straight forward. Or ...

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How and when to notify user of AJAX call error/exception
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You can try something like this to notify user about failed attempt (you can change message to suit your requirements) and provide a refresh or reload option to query again.

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Long description in tooltips
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Agreed that showing full text is not eye pleasing, but client wants that functionality. You can may be strike a balance using below approach.. User can choose to see more of the message by clicking ...

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product details page with different variations
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If you have a product that has a big range of available choices, in color or sizes for example, you could do something like below.. (pic1) or more of an Amazon approach of providing drop downs for ...

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A universal word or term for "your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever"?
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Smud I understand you dont want to use the word devide for all.. and we would have to create a new word... 'Device' is the closest and more commonly used term for all such things.. but lets coin a ...

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Sorting and pagination of unknown data set
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I would put just one link below the table "Show next 100 records" and since sorting is usually done across the full data set, doing only current view sorting is not very common. I would put a note ...

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Better labels than "Date 1" and "Date 2"
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How about this.. with date 1 and date 2.. The idea is that you are comparing two different dates.. you clearly mention that as label/heading for the section by "Compare Prices".. and once that idea ...

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Login Screen Branding for Customer and Administartor
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Showing the admin username text by default is not a good idea for security reasons. If you must differentiate the two log in screens with same branding around it - you could definitely add a star or ...

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Newsletter form on mobile
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I think you got it right. Floating in the middle of the screen kind of banners are thing of past. The sliding panel to the bottom (transparent is good) is what I would go with. Or if there are any ...

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How to handle drag-and-drop when the user can't see the target
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With the way, you are currently set up, you have to realize you have limitations on the length of screen you can scroll - to drop a job into another date. If both source and target dates are in the ...

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Displaying an alphabetical list
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Yes, Tabs with alphabet ranges can be a good option in this case. You might also want to consider a way for the user to get to a specific alphabet directly. As shown below, you can have a place user ...

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