Headers are an area of a website found at the top of the page, and traditionally contain elements such as site navigation, logo, and other site-wide controls and elements.

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Mixing Full Page-Width Navbar With A 960px Body

Is there ever a use case for mixing a full-width top navigation bar (meaning the navigation bar content is also full-width) with a contained body (around 960px)? What are the benefits or drawbacks to ...
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How tall is too tall for a fixed header?

I recently incorporated a fixed header on my site and its very helpful in keeping the search and important links available at all time. But my concern is it might be a little tall. It's about 100px ...
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Do a large percentage of users fail to look at a website's logo?

I was testing some people - ok, family - with random websites and I noticed they didn't pay any attention to logos. Then I realized that I don't either. Given the cost of logos and clients' ...
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What is the best way to order items on an admin page?

We have a Content Management System (near enough). The picture below is the Administration page, which is a flex based front end, viewed in a browser. Thanks to Roger-A on another Q, he gave me the ...
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Radio Buttons in the header?

Our web app allows users to switch between (currently 3, potentially more in the near future) different "contexts". For example, they could choose to view the app from the point of view of a ...
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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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Why some websites put a small contrasting bar on top of the page?

I've observed this pattern in practice at many places now, websites put a small contrasting bar on the top of the page. What is the rationale behind it? Readability header: Tenderapp header:
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Collapsing header / mega-menu

I have a website with a mega-menu. On the homepage we're looking for maximum exposure of the website categories (and we can spare the room) while the internal pages have plenty of content. So I've ...
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Why is there a header and logo at the top in a web application?

We are building a webapp, so everyone asks me what content should be in header and why you are using a header at the top. So my question is why are we using a header and logo at the top, we can use ...
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title placement in mobile apps

What's best practice for placing page titles in mobile development? In jquerymobile it looks like header is great placement, however titles can be long (ecommerce products), and because they're ...