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Two examples probably isn't enough to call it "established practice", but it's two big examples at least: Both Google and Twitter use none. Or, if you want to see it this way, their modifier key for navigation is G. To go to your Twitter "favorites" page, you hit G, then F. To go to your gmail drafts folder, hit G then D. Non-navigation shortcuts also use ...


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The first one is preferred. This is because it is interpreted as document, whereas the second one is interpreted as document up to product, and as query arguments later on. So search-engine wise, there is no difference between http://www.example.com/product?123/subpage/456 and http://www.example.com/product?p1=123&p3=456&p2=subpage it is only ...


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There's no 'best' or universal key modifier choice Your best options are to: Use no modifier key (single keypresses only), then stop detecting keypresses when the user's cursor is in an input field or textarea, like Google does with Gmail shortcuts. -- or -- Pick a default that suits the majority of your visitors based on the operating system statistics ...


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Multiple pages. I've been burned before by single-page checkouts where I wasn't given the oppertunity to verify my details before submitting the payment. Always give the user the oppertunity to confirm and change their shipping address in a seperate step, as this is what people are used to and expect. Also, the user doesn't have to re-enter 27 fields if ...


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I'm not a UI/UX specialist, but based on my experience I would do the following: keep a boring but grandpa-recognizable links "Log In" and "Sign Up" at top right corner. make a nice call-to-action button "Become a ninja" and place it on the page content, linking to "sign up" page.


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Slightly off-topic but I try anyhow: When I encounter URLs like http://www.example.com/product/123/subpage/456.html I always think that this is an attempt on creating meaningful hierarchical URLs which, however, is not entirely hierarchical. What I mean is, you should be able to slice off one level at a time. In the above, the URL has two violations on this ...


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You should have everything on one site with a home page where users can click on a link for the year they are interested in. Why not Wikipedia-style? On your home page you could have info about the current or upcoming conference or news about the participants/speakers. You could redirect the years to sub-folders on your server. The URL structure would be ...


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I would not create fake accounts to make it look as if the site is populated as that can backfire on you in too many ways. Unless you are very skilled at creating content that looks like it is from different people you may find that your users will be able to spot the fake accounts. Always remember that humans are pattern-seeking mammals and if the ...


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You could create 2 radiobuttons. So that the user can make the choice whether he wants to add text or upload a file. Or you could even do it without the radiobuttons and let the user click on the element he wishes to use. When the user changes the radiobutton you can use javascript to disable the other field. Indicating he cannot use both fields. If you ...


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There are two things you have to keep in your mind: The easier to remember, the better you have to be able to remove each part in the url without breaking it This makes your 3 examples rather easy: A http://www.example.com/category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/article/ID B http://www.example.com/ID/category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/article C ...


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Depending on the country, the browser usage is very different. In China, for instance, there is 22%+ IE6. When developing for old browsers, keep in mind that even if they support ajax and other fancy javascript stuff, they probably do it a lot slower than more modern browsers. We did a comparison for a customer project some time ago. IE6, compared to a ...


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As of now you can't. You can send them feedback on the lower right hand section of the screen (a feedback button is present). Even I didn't like the YouTube layout that much.


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I'm not aware of any industry standard best practice on this one, and like you I've seen companies go every which way on these. I can only offer my own experience and what I think works. Remember with both Facebook and Twitter you have both a URL/username and the public name to set up. With Twitter we've always set it up as Acme in the home country and ...


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You can have a disaster if not careful. People who are locating you through search engines can be cut off since you've got a different website after replacing the original. That original is sending you all your traffic. I know one NYSE public company who is losing 16% a quarter in sales not counting the 10-20% growth it lost when they did a total site remake ...


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Here is my feedback for each of your question: What would be the best way to do this though? The best way to re-design your website is to understand what your user wants by studying competitors website. Market research in your industry; and re-design whole website at once and replace the existing website. If you are having time and man-power; you can ...


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In order to clean your navigation, you may try this: About Some Technology (→ About Some Technology) Our Products (contains → Products Overview) Product 1 Product 2 Our Services (contains → Services Overview) Service A Service B Don't use rollover navigation, instead, 1 click leads to main page (ie "Our Services" describes your services), and inside ...


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Since there are lots of ways to do this here are some common sense options: Find a theme that only activates when a user accesses the site from a mobile browser. Since Mobile Safari is a very popular browser, you will want to add relevant tags to allow resizing, set default orientation, etc. You can find out more information here.


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A light background with dark text is easier on the eyes and your readers will appreciate it on a site with lots of text. Dark background websites are good for graphic centric sites, such as a photography gallery or something like that. The dark background can show the image colors better.


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Depending on how you set it up, you could use the post name for the permalink. So, in the admin area of wordpress, you'd go to Pemalinks, and use a custom one. Then, type in %postname% in the input box, and that'll create the permalink by post. So, if you create a new page/post called "Test", the url would be - norwegianfashion.no/Test


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I do this with the htaccess file in a very similar way to get rid of the question mark using a RewriteRule. Hopefully someone can chime in with a better answer but the format I use on my site is: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?PAGE=$1 [L,QSA]


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I would advise you to reserve a div/box for the country flag and set its visibility as hidden, thereby reserving its space. Offer the user a regular dropdown list and let the flag fade-in as they select the country (assuming they are filling out a regular form). The idea behind is that the user should never be offered the option of setting the flag as it is ...


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I usually use http://www.example.com/product/123/subpage/456. In my case, I've been better off using this kind of URL rather than URLs with parameters. It's your decision tough... Also, using htaccess (if you're using Apache) you can get the rewriting of the pages quite easily.



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