A menu is a list of commands presented to an operator by a computer system

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Delay in loading dropdown menu

I am currently using Amazon and I noticed that when you mouse over a dropdown menu (e.g. "Shop by department" or "Your Account"), there is a slight delay before it brings up the menu. Most other ...
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Should user login and registration be separated from the principal menu items?

My current layout looks like this: LOGO Sign up | Sign In Item1 | Item2 | Item3 | Item4 | Item5 | Item6 | Item7 Once user is logged, the user name appears with a drop-down option for ...
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Putting the same item multiple times in a hierarchical menu

When designing interfaces I will often go with a user intention oriented approach where the same action can be found in different places. Let me give two artificial examples: Grocery store site When ...
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Vertical Icon Side Menu

I am planning to have a vertical Icon Menu in my website containing about 12 icons. I am planning to have the icon either like http://codepen.io/nikhil/pen/sicrK or ...
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Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?

As the web continues to evolve and more complex applications emerge, there is a need to let the user quickly navigate between applications. This action is different from the navigation menu we see ...
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How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from

I have +30 categories grouped into 3 groups. Each group contains about 10-15 categories. Group A - Category 1 - Category 2 ... Group B - Category 11 - Category 12 ... Group B - Category 21 - ...
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What is the best way to indicate a “Sub Menu” on a non-traditional screen?

Currently my team and I are working on an interface where the user interacts with navigation buttons on the side of the screen. After conducting several usability tests, we are running into the ...
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Make multiple menus work sequentially

I am working on simple point-of-sale (POS) software for a cafe. I have to accomodate 3 selection options: Selecting current sale user needs. Some sales can be saved for later use. Table catering ...
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Choosing the hover color of a link, logically

The menu color of the apple website fades out when you hover it, which I believe is wrong because hovering an item is like activating it, hence a positive action. With that said, what's a logical ...
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How to navigate through multi-select menu

We have to build a menu with multiple campaigns. When the user selects 1 campaign, details should be shown for that campaign When the user selects multiple campaigns, he should be able to compare ...
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Are there any usability concerns to this alternate select bar style? [closed]

Preface: My issues with modern select bars When you mousewheel up/down, it's possible that you will skip over elements at the "borders" and will completely miss what you're looking for without ...
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Are button wheels around cursors ineffective?

Because of Fitts' law, it seems that positioning commands at the immediate proximity of the cursor makes it possible to access them relatively fast: probably not as fast as elements in the corners of ...
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“Property” based main menu

Our software allows some users to be over several "Properties" (Pharmacies or teams) for those users we need a way to represent in the main menu that they can switch between any of their properties at ...
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Classic main-menu and ribbon at the same time?

I recently added 'Ribbons' to my application(for experts, as browser-app) which look and work the same way as you know from 'Windows-8' or MS-Word; eg. showing tabs, quick-launch buttons and a ...
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Is there a standard speed for the slide out drawer menu in Android and iOS? [duplicate]

Most apps with hamburger menus have an animation as the menu slides open and closed. I am wondering if there are any standards or recommendations for how fast or slow the animation should be.
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Mobile Hamburger Menu Location

With the advent of larger mobile devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note and iPhone 6 Plus), reaching toward specific actions on a website requires additional effort. Can anyone reference a mobile web ...
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Menus Depth in Mobile Games

I've played quite a lot of console games, and some of the game menus tend to go pretty deep. It might go something like: Home Screen -> Play -> Multiplayer -> Online -> Create Room -> Customize. I ...
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Is tree menu “10 year old” design?

I recently volunteered to do a small project as a part of my interview for the role or UI / UX Designer. I used a collapsible sections for the filters: One of the developer on the panel said this ...
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'Organic' versus 'structured' display of information on desktop applications

Not sure if this is really due to the lack of space on mobile devices or if there are a number of factors, but I have noticed that the 'organic' way of organisation and displaying content (think of ...
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Is there a list of conventions and standards for notifications, warnings, and messages directed at the user?

My team and I are working on a style guide for our programs that will be both in the form of webapps and programs. While creating this style guide, we are researching common practices in order to make ...
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Alternative to dashboard/portal page menu pattern?

Right now our application's opening page is a bunch of buttons vaguely grouped into categories which link to assorted areas of the application. Some of these links bring you to deeper application ...
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iPhone app - Persistent hamburger menu vs last page visited [closed]

I'm wondering which option is best for an iPhone app using a hamburger menu (placed at the top left): The menu is persistent on every single page even when the user goes to a sub-level. When the ...
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Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically

There's a list of items that you can select. When you select any of the items except Ignore, another list populates depending on the item that you selected. When you select an item from the newly ...
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What is the best practice for a link that has two functions?

For Example, lets say I have a book viewer with list of (parent-child) bookmarks. my problem is how to deal with bookmarks when it have two action in the same link. download bmml source – ...
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User Profile, My Account, or just Settings?

I am writing a little webapp, and am stuck on a UI hangup. I have a global menu bar at the top of the screen, that when the user is signed in consists of: Signed in as Joe User (with username as ...
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Both swipe from left and swipe from right navigation in the same app; is it a good choice?

I'm designing the interaction and UI for a RWD e-commerce page. On tablet and mobile front page there has to be a hidden place for: list of categories shopping card login/register + open shop panel ...
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How to best show links that are internal

I have created a wordpress site recently for my club. I have come recently to a discussion about the way I have shown the list of useful links internal to the site. I have put them under the header ...
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Is hiding the sidebar menu of a responsive site into a “page title accordion” a good idea?

I was looking for some elegant solutions to display a sidebar menu, and I found a few sites that use the same pattern: instead of moving the whole sidebar menu under the main content on smaller ...
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The Hamburger Menu and Classical Conditioning [duplicate]

I know that the hamburger menu is not the ideal way to show information since users do not always know what the three lines mean (and it can lead to poor information architecture). However, since so ...
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Menu selection state for presets with custom dialog

Say I have a menu which controls a particular property. Four of the items are presets, the 5th can be achieved with a custom dialog. So initially the menu is: Item1 Item2 Item3 Item4 Custom... For ...
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what pros does the hidden menu have when it is used for DT users as well?

I knew that Square redesign had this kind of menu for desktop users as well and I found it odd and I still think that it is a strange solution. Now, I stumbled on this website that has the same kind ...
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Use of TWO hamburger menus in mobile app

I have a client who INSISTS on using TWO hamburger menus in their app: one in the top left, one in the top right. This is to basically mirror functionality from two related websites: one uses the left ...
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Can three dots be used for context menu? [duplicate]

Does three dots in linear make sense "more" in web applications, i have seen them only in mobile design?
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Are there alternatives to hamburger + drawer menus?

On the internet there is a lot of bashing on the Hamburger Icon & the matching Nav Drawer. I realize it sometimes might be a pattern which should be avoided when simpler, more explicit options ...
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Is it bad practice to use Guillemets (laquo and raquo) on links?

Is it bad practice to use the HTML entities of the guillemets « («) and » (») on links? Originally they're used in many languages like French and Spanish to indicate ...
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Difference between “callout” and “popup” (terminology)

I noticed that many in web development talk of "callout" and "callout menu" but they all seem to talk of different things. According to Wiktionary one meaning is: An annotation that pertains to a ...
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Quad menu vs other menu types

I recently stumbled over quad menus and found perfect for usage in complex editors and for staying "in flow" while modelling. However, this pattern is only rarely used, as most editors use very long, ...
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Menu with icons and checkable items

In a normal windows application, I've (context) menus. Many of the items have individual icons for better recognition. Now, some of the menu items are checkable. The "standard" way of showing the ...
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Should an “Enable”/“Disable” menu item use a checkmark or change its text?

I’m working on a desktop application. Some of the menu items allow the user to enable or disable certain functionality in the program. There is some disagreement on how these menu items should work. ...
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Why does Android not show an icon in the overflow menu?

After Android introduced the action bar after 3.x, I found that its native API hides all icons if the menu item is shown in overflow (three dots (ellipsis) on a MENU-button-lacking device, or after ...
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Does avoiding the hamburger menu on Android break a core platform UI pattern?

We are trying to decide on the main navigation structure for our app. I have read all there is about the disadvantages of the hamburger menu (aka side-menu, drawer). The use of a visible navigation ...
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iOS : Is it ok (good practice) to slide out a search screen from the right?

Lots of iOS apps usually have this hamburger menu at the TOP-LEFT of the app whereby when you click, the menu will slide out from the left. Now, in my app, I've a Search icon at the TOP-RIGHT, and ...
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“Fluid Touch” gesture menus on mobile applications

A few weeks ago, I read a blog post about a way to reduce clicks/touches when selecting items from expandable menus: The most common behavior is touching an icon to open some menu, and touch again on ...
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Passive tabs on a drop down navigation menu?

Asumming I have the case of a menu where I have several options in only some categories (products): Should I always put some content on the button "Products"? Or I can skip it so people go to ...
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Menu Contextual Order

The application I'm working on maintains lists of timezones, countries, cities, & venues, and it allows the user to manage those lists (list/add/edit/remove) via a menu. My initial approach was ...
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Should I only allow the user to type a “Yes” or should I allow anything except a “No”

In something like a console application, is it better, when asking the user if they want to retry, or add another object, etc., to accept which of the following: (after taking only the first letter ...
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iTunes 12 application menu design concept

In most applications the position, style and interaction with menu elements tend to follow a consistent pattern. In the latest version of iTunes the menu design (other than the standard File menu bar) ...
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Android- Navigation Drawer with sub-menu

I am designing android app in which I have some categories and sub-category. What I am doing? In first image I have placed category menu item with sub-category menu item in Navigation Drawer. Sub ...
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Sub menu with same name?

I was wondering what was the best practice when having a menu that could point to a page, but contains sub categories. Here's my case : Contacts Listing <-- This is my issue Additional fields ...