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Why do you need to keep users engaged through your site?

I hope this is an appropriate forum for this topic. If not, I apologize. To rephrase the question, I am debating a new tactic that some marketers are trying to implement that goes against everything ...
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Is it ill-advised to create custom text for a login link (e.g. “Become a ninja” as opposed to just “log in”)

I'm trying to figure out whether it's best to: stick with the tried and true link text for login ("log in" -> linking to the login page) Make the login button custom to the site and somewhat of a ...
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Pros and cons of horizontal menus versus vertical?

I've long wondered if there should be a preference for using horizontal navigation menus, or vertical ones. I've used both before, on various websites, and can see each having pros and cons. Is there ...
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Looking for usability studies of user authentication methods and interfaces, do you know of any?

Been having issues with stackexchange creating weird usernames for me and grouping them with my account, it appears to be a known issue, and emailed the stackexchange team... which leads me to my ...
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Best books for web design & HCI

What are the best books you suggest me about: web design HCI for web applications / websites thanks
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Design for paging panels

The typical design for a paging panels (of search engines and the like) looks like this: Previous 11 12 [13] 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next But if you read that you would expect (if not educated by ...
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Which minimum browser or screen resolution should I target my web apps?

When making the decision on the minimum requirements for a web application on client machines: Browsers - Which browsers should one target at very minimum Screen Resolution - Which screen resolution ...
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What is the ideal user-interaction for full album download as MP3s?

I want to offer a full length album as a free digital download. I can easily throw the MP3 files up on a webserver and put a link to it. I've used this method before and it works ok. Savvy users ...
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Which media types is it worth including stylesheets for?

My website already has screen and print stylesheets, but there are several more. Are these still worth creating stylesheets for or are they no longer relevant?
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Are there any downsides of including google-analytics on your website?

I am in particular concerned with legal implications due to strong privacy legislations. However, I was also thinking about performance and false results by users blocking it.
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Form label position for best usability

I'm creating a form that will ask a visitor for their firstname, middle initial, and lastname. I want the those text fields to be all inline, but where should I place the labels? On the left, top, or ...