7 Apr 2014 - 12:22am
2 years ago
9 replies

How to solve a space/content conflict in a paper form

I have a paper form design situation where the amount of content that needs to go on the form makes it too big for users. 

25 Aug 2010 - 3:07am
6 years ago
4 replies

Contact/Telephone Numbers in Forms

We are currently re-looking our Forms with regards to the way contact numbers are entered. Presently we have two text-boxes, one for area/country code, and then one for the number.

I'm trying to do some research on the best way to present this to users. Do any of you have any ideas and possibly a few sites that I can use to benchmark against?

Thanks in advance!

16 Jul 2010 - 6:23pm
5 years ago
11 replies
Dave Tanchak

Right-hand navigation

Hi all,

We're working on a new site design and some initial user testing has shown that our local navigation is just as effective on the right side of the page as it is on the left. Generally, my experience has been that if it looks like navigation, people usually figure out that that's what it is, so, while I'm feeling like the right-side will work, I'm still hesitant to flout conventions.

I reviewed this thread from a couple of years ago:

3 Mar 2010 - 4:49am
2 years ago
12 replies
Alex Morris

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.


17 Feb 2010 - 9:17am
6 years ago
22 replies

Personas: how many is too many?

There is this project I'm working on that is for pet owners, breeders
and vets. They have identified 15 consumer types between the three
main segments I've mentioned. The client is requesting we create
personas for all 15. In my experience I've rarely have had to create
more than 4 on any given project. For this project I believe I can get
away with 3.

Does anyone have any thoughts as too what is too many or too few
personas? Have you come across a similar client request? And how did
you deal with it?

Charles Sue-Wah-Sing

9 Feb 2010 - 10:01am
5 years ago
4 replies
Vlad Margulis

Facebook Redesign

The new Facebook design looks like one of the busiest interfaces I've
seen in a while. It immediately reminded me of the Yahoo! homepage
back when... well, when it was too busy. Yet somehow, the Facebook
homepage makes sense, doesn't feel too overwhelming and is easily
navigable and parse-able.

I think there are two things going on here; one is that they did a
fairly good job following basic Gestalt principles of perception to
clearly chunk out the layout and establish hierarchy.

29 Jul 2009 - 3:06am
7 years ago
8 replies
R. Groot

Do grid systems also apply to application interfaces?

Hi All,

I'm very interested in hearing your opinion/experience on the

For content sites a grid system can be used to give the page a clean
and consistent layout.

Do grid systems also work/exist for application interfaces?

My own opinion:
I think this does not work since application interfaces are not very
likely to be layed out in columns, but rather in functional spaces.

Hope to hear from you.

10 Jun 2009 - 9:09pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Advice on Grid for Visual Studio Developers?

Is anyone aware of a developer's reference on defining a layout grid
(or the atomic unit thereof) in Visual Studio? I've tried searching,
but am perhaps not using the right search terms.

I mentioned the need for all our UIs to be designed according to a
grid, and got some "deer in the headlights." And when I used 960
site as a means to convey my point, they got it... but responded with
"that's CSS - for web development.

13 Jan 2009 - 1:19pm
7 years ago
12 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Proper layout of article

Articles consist of typical elements: heading, lead, main text and photo(s);
usually there is also some box with "inform a friend", "rate the article",
comments and so on.

I am looking for a studies focusing on this topic: proper web-article

We are discussing proposed layout of articles in new site; designer's
proposition looks like this one:,1355,title,Narasta-konflikt-Rosja-Ukraina-gazu-jak-nie-bylo

7 Oct 2008 - 2:47pm
6 years ago
15 replies
Hugh Griffith

Two column form layout

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know of any data, or have an opinion, about laying out forms in
multiple columns?

At my job, the business is constantly complaining about all the white space
on the right side of a long form when I lay it out in the standard way.
Arranging the labels and inputs into two columns, flowing from left to
right, seems an obvious solution to the problem.

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