My first post on UX, I hope this is the correct place...
I have a very clean website with a variable page width. The home page consists solely of buttons that lead to certain parts of the site. Currently, the button to log in is also positioned on this page. When logged in, this button changes to an account-button where the user can view his or her account details.
Now, I'm guessing this isn't really user-friendly, that you can't access your account information directly from any page. How can I solve this?
I've thought of following solutions, each with its own issues:
- full bar on top of page - issue is I don't really have anything other than the login-button/username to show
- Tab on top of page that slides down - issue is that my page has a variable width. For example the home page is around 200px wide, though other pages can be up to 80% of the screen width
- a tab on left/right side of page - doesn't seem very user friendly
What's the best solution?
Here are two images of how my site looks at the moment. As you can see, I'm truly a disaster in UI, so other remarks/ideas are welcome as well of course.