"Breadcrumbs" or "breadcrumb trail" is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It allows users to keep track of their locations within programs or documents.

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Breadcrumbs - problem

We have tabbed navigation: PRODUCTS, PAYMENTS, TOOLS. This tabs do not have any landing page. When user clicks on tab second level navigation opens with different links. PRODUCTS tab have 4 different ...
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Breadcrumbs for Mobile

We are designing a responsive site and I was wondering if we need to use breadcrumbs for mobile version. I did some research and most of big brands don't use breadcrumbs on their mobile site but I ...
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Breadcrumb dropdown navigation examples? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find websites that use some type of breadcrumb navigation with dropdowns. I was looking at this post from 3 years ago, but it seems that the sites mentioned here have changed their ...
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How should the favorites be organized in the breadcrumbs section?

During development of our application we found a problem related to breadcrumbs. We are not sure of two things. The first is what should go up where the question makrs are located. Both tables are ...
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Is it a bad practice if we position breadcrumb to the right side of page header?

Our website is a marketing based site. We don’t have more than 4 levels in breadcrumb and have lots of space in the right side of the website. Is there any issue if we put the breadcrumb on the right ...
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How much is too much when it comes to letting the user know what page they are on?

My site contains a list of reports that a user can browse. The main navigation of the site is done through a left-aligned menu. This is a mockup of the layout: The report name which they are ...
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About Navigation Breadcrumb Blogspot…? [closed]

How important are breadcrumbs? I understand it is important for navigation but I'm not certain how important it is for SEO? Are there use cases where breadcrumbs do not help SEO - and therefore is not ...
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How to use breadcrumbs in a responsive layout?

I would like to use breadcrumbs on my responsive site. Breadcrumbs become less recognisable if the links wrap as the layout is then less recognisable. This creates an issue for my site as the width ...
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Is “You are here” in breadcrumbs redundant or necessary?

In breadcrumbs, is it necessary to indicate that "You are here"? Is it redundant? Is it already understood without that phrase?
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Breadcrumbs - is this a valid use?

Recently we've received a design that uses breadcrumbs, but specifies a breadcrumb for a page that does not exist. In effect, the breadcrumb in question, relates to a section of a top-level page. ...
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A breadcrumb within a breadcrumb?

I'm creating a troubleshooting website and part of it is decision-tree based. I plan to show the path the user is on in a breadcrumb-like fashion. If a user selects different options then they go ...
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How to show an item's context in a hierarchy

I'm trying to figure out a way to allow contextual navigation to nearby items in a large hierarchy. For example, say my hierarchy is countries, states, counties and citites. When viewing a county, ...
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Should nodes without pages be included in breadcrumbs?

Often times there will be nodes in a navigation tree that do not warrant a page, as their main function is to categorize the content found beneath them. When a breadcrumb nav is present on a site, ...
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Breadcrumb navigation

I'm wondering if any one have any good knowledge about breadcrumb navigation and if you can use it as the only way to navigate backwards in a GUI (if you don't use the browser functionality)? And to ...
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How can I show the user where they are in a non-hierarchical page structure?

I am working on an interface for a system which enables users to browse a large model of a business' processes. The many items in this model are arranged in a "net" structure. When viewing a single ...
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Is a back button a good idea for mobile?

Is a back button a good idea for mobile? (Disregard breadcrumbs on mobile in the image - those are addressed here Breadcrumbs: OK to use on mobile site?)
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Is there evidence that users ever look to a website's URL as a breadcrumb for navigation?

On-the-page breadcrumbs often mirror the directory path anyway. To my mind, it stands to reason that that clear, human-readable, hierarchical URLs can enhance a site's usability[1]. But I have no idea ...
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Is a large breadcrumb good enough for a page title?

We have a breadcrumb under the menu and and the page title under the bread crumb. Can I get rid of the page title since it is really just a repeat of the breadcrumb? BTW, this is a LOB application ...
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What is the name of the breadcrumb/workflow UI component?

What is the correct/best name for the UI component which acts like a breadcrumb trail but indicates where the user is in a defined series of steps? You see it all the time, something like: ...
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Breadcrumbs Alignment

Since aligning the breadcrumbs (it's actually a trace) to the left, our layout is more clean separating header (logo, login panel, navigation, breadcrumbs) from its content area (content title, ...
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Navigating a multi-part article in ios?

In my application I've got some multi-part articles, about test-driving a car. The articles are split into multiple section. I'm using this control to navigate between the sections (note: it's not ...
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Where to place the '< Back' link or button?

I am building a simple transactional site with two step process both on web and mobile (responsive). Target users both male & female age from 30-40 relatively tech savvy. First page is a ...
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Can a visual progress bar be used as a navigational element?

We're having a bit of a debate here among teammates as to what would be a better UX solution, so I was hoping you guys could help me settle this. We have a linear flow through a data-collection ...
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Is it okay to use breadcrumb navigation on some pages and not on others?

Breadcrumbs would be redundant for some of my pages and quite pointless, but effective on others which are a bit deeper. Is it bad practice to only implement breadcrumbs on some of the pages?
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Is there something like 'chronological breadcrumbs'?

The MoinMoin wiki engine has a UI element I would like to add to my web application. It looks very similar to breadcrumbs, but it behaves in a different way. According to UI Patterns, Breadcrumbs ...
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Is the term “breadcrumbs” internationally understood by users? Is it localized?

I was recently advised that the term "breadcumbs" was not understood globally by all readers of our documentation explaining how to develop UIs. The thought behinds this claim was that "breadcrumbs" ...
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Are breadcrumbs still in?

Despite NNGroup's praise, I notice none of the big players (StackExchange, Facebook, Google, YouTube) use breadcrumbs. None of the big ecommerce players either. Why is this? Possible guesses: Users ...
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Link to homepage in breadcrumbs/logo in subfolder?

We recently launched our company blog. We created a new design for it to distinguish it from our regular shop design and give a more "blog experience". The blog is located at ...
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Best location for breadcrumb in a blog

Are breadcrumbs still necessary based on current UX trends? So for my site: for a single blog post, the level would be Home > Parent Category > Child Category > Blog Post. If I were to put ...
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Navigation design pattern for showing current state

I'm looking for a high-level navigation design pattern that will also show the current navigational state. (Ex: Dashboard, invoices, settings, etc...) I am currently planning on using an accordion ...
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Breadcrumb for Homepage/Landing

The site I'm making - and as a lot others do - has a unique homepage, which is more like an index to the site than a part of it; imagine an exclusive (and loud) layout scheme, elements, content, all ...
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Metro UI breadcrumb guidelines / examples?

Are there any guidelines for, or examples of breadcrumbs in metro UI applications? Especially for applications that have a deep hierarchical structure. Edit: I'm not looking for guidelines on how ...
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Non clickable breadcrumbs to show a user's place in a booking process?

I have a case where there is a multi-step system that a user goes through, like an in depth booking process. For example the user has to go through 6 steps to complete the booking, the system ...
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Slideable path-based breadcrumb

I want to make a path-based breadcrumb with pure css and am considering 'sliding' it when the path is too long. For example: path 1 > path 2 > path 3 > .......... > path n If the ...
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Should 'Home' be included in website breadcrumbs?

This may vary based on your site hierarchy and IA but when configuring breadcrumbs should they include home or stop the first filter (categories, for example). Which is better? I have seen both used ...
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Would Breadcrumbs be effective if they incorporate Dropdowns?

I'm currently thinking about adding a quite comprehensive section to a website: the section I'm talking about starts at level 3 of the overall website and itself has another four structural levels. ...
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Breadcrumb menu in the footer

I'm a big fan of the Apple web site. However, I was wondering why they have put their breadcrumb menu in the footer. I thought the idea of the breadcrumb menu was to let the visitors to get a quick ...
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In breadcrumbs in a CMS what should I use as the page name

In our content management system, users can create/delete/edit pages for their website. When editing a page we like to show breadcrumbs. For example someone creates an about-us page. Should the ...
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Back button (or similar) and breadcrumbs, or just breadcrumbs

Should a website that keeps track of 'Breadcrumbs' need to provide a back button, or similar means of returning to the parent page on each 'subpage'? To give a visual example: Here is my main page ...
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Breadcrumbs and selected page

I have a unique situation (if there is another post here outlining it please link to me so I can remove mine). I have a menubar at the top of my page with six links in it. Each link will take you to ...
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Combining breadcrumb and selected facets/filters into one

Given a site with faceted-search, etc. I want to display the facets a user has selected, not only as part of the faceted-navigation controls (left vertical) but also at the top of the page. Showing ...
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Breadcrumbs: OK to use on mobile site?

Wondering if anyone has thoughts on using breadcrumbs as a method of navigation on a mobile website (for a content site). The breadcrumbs would show the heirarchy of the site as such: Site > ...
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Does it work to use a heading as a backlink/breadcrumb on landing pages?

On landing pages where there are many ways to get there (email, multiple index pages), we want to funnel users back to a single index. We currently use a breadcrumb at the top to indicate the ...
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Is there a better solution to interact with multiple pathways that have the same endpoint, than using multiple breadcrumbs inside tabs or a dropdown?

I need to convert data of a structure similar to this: into an interactive, HTML widget. This widget will allow users to start from the end node (which I'm calling 'shirley' here) and work back ...
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Too many navigation levels?

Do you thing the user workflow is too "busy" on the screenshot below? The idea is to bring a user through all the the tabs. The workflow would be: Use the main tabs (vertical or horizontal..not ...
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Breadcrumb or tabbed form or best of both?

We have a web application that allows users to query a database. The results are returned in a breadcrumb style interface. We brought this change in at a new version, and our users have been ...
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Better approach to blue/underlined for link?

We have a web application that allows users to query a database. The results are returned in a breadcrumb style interface. We brought this change in at a new version, and assumed it was ...
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Why is it called a breadcrumb?

When Hansel and Gretel laid down a bread crumb trail, the birds ate it and they got lost. The pebble trail is what got them home.
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How should a breadcrumb behave?

What is the expected action when a breadcrumb is clicked? I have a hierarchy of data that includes meta descriptors such as: PersonName / Assets / House I have a page for a list of Assets, a home ...
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Should breadcrumb menus ever be two lines?

Should a long breadcrumb menu ever spill into a second line? If so, what are some good examples of this done right so that it looks decent? If not, what are other solutions that can solve the length ...