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Is history-dependent navigation after save/cancel actions good practice?

I'm working on the content editor for a CMS. The user starts from a list of articles: From here they can navigate to two different screens - the pencil button takes them to the actual content ...
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Alternative for dashboard without sidebar?

I'm trying to build an app with dashboard. The app would contain tables, but I don't really know a pretty nice way to display 'em. I'm using MeteorJS, and for the meantime I'm having a problem with ...
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Is it correct to have categories as filters?

I am currently working on an internal search application where user will be able to search with in the repository. We have categories and authors for segregating different documents. There can be ...
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How to structure the contents of this view so that it is intuitive? [on hold]

I have a circle tab implemented which looks like this. By default, it lists the circles that I'm a member of. When I search, it lists all public/private circles matching the search pattern. ...
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Best approach to dividing content into sections when many tabs are needed?

I am working on a web project where users can write content and share it – this content is mixed (text/image/video), massive and a bit complicated – so obviously it should be divided into sections (...
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Is it a good idea o use the link on the logo to display a sup-header with navigation options?

My website has two different section, one where we do real-time comparison of international money transfer costs, the other where we review different money transfer operators and banks. We have "two ...
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What is best to maximize usability: a fixed aside nav or a top fixed nav? [duplicate]

Many websites have fixed menus on the top of the screen so the user doesn't feel lost in long pages that require lots of scrolling. But usually this kind of menu is just a rectangle with text. What if ...
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Hamburger Menus [duplicate]

I was developing a personal website i wanna know this or simply Hamburger is better
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IA Structures Similar to Salesforce?

Scenario: I'm working on the information architecture a new product that in many respects has the same design considerations as Salesforce; a platform that has it's own core functionality, but the ...
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A tab bar with a “more/others” tab

Our iOS app has four main screens + 3-4 less important ones. My current idea for navigation is to use a tab bar with five tabs: four for the main screens and one tab called "more/others" which ...
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Can a global search be positioned in the bottom navigation (Android) tab bar (iOS)?

iOS main navigation is the tab bar at the bottom and Android recently launched the bottom navigation. Normally the search is contextual to the screen you are on, and the entry point is positioned on ...
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Do redundant links help with hidden navigation on mobile?

Our designs tend to use the standard hamburger navigation for mobile sites (although I'm going to push to move into some alternatives in the future). I'm aware that hidden navigation results in worse ...
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Is the user experience of a long, multi-page article improved by having a fixed table of contents?

Let's say you have a gigantic article (up to 30 pages) with lots of chapters and you want to display on your website and let's say you have created a page just for this particular article. Should ...
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Sticky panels on a desktop web app. Conventions and debate

Is anyone aware of current debate or conventions on the use of sticky headers/footers in web apps? I'm designing a screen for trading investments. This is an inherently complex task for most users. ...
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Filtering list of items by folders

We're introducing folders into our app and I'm having a hard time figuring out the layout. Here's what I know: The items will be draggable onto the folders. One item can be added into multiple ...
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pros and cons for favorite in big menu navigation

We are a large company and our suite of application can have at its maximum 300 links for the various pages across it. its very rare for a customer to purchase the entire suite of application. Lest ...
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Caret symbol for collapsed and expanded vertical left menu

What is the UX behind the caret symbol used when a left menu is collapsed? Some applications use the left caret and some use the right. What's the ideal approach?
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Position of the Cancel and Save Buttons on a iPhone

I'm skeptical where to put the Cancel and the Save Buttons in an iOS-app: Cancel on the left side and Save on right side or vice versa? I think the iOS Human Interface GuidelinesBeta of Apple ...
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How is Navigation Drawer different from Tabs, for “back” navigation?

The app is similar to the one described here - one Activity, several sections accessible from Nav menu toggled by always-visible hamburger or by sliding from left edge. The sections are very different ...
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Is it okay to have several lines of summary information inside a tab label?

I'm designing a complex form interface for building custom reports. The user can specify a lot of different kinds of information -- far more than will comfortably fit on screen. We will have ...
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Best way to organize process of adding child records to a parent record from a UX perspective

I'm working on a browser-based DBMS application, and I'm running into some complications around the best way to handle user navigation while creating records. Viewing and editing records seems ...
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Trying to call for an action. Vertical vs Horizontal

I am trying to follow the concept I found here: http://designmodo.com/cta-button/ I am not sure if I am biased or it is just really not calling my attention. I made 2 versions of it and here are the ...
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Manage long tab list menu in responsive

I'm actually working on an interface with a long tabs list menu (seven tabs. It's not so long in english, but in German version it begans to be complicated. It works perfectly in HD desktop but in ...
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Modern approach to turn by turn instructions

We're working on a turn by turn navigation system. Most of our users are parcel delivery drivers. They use the software 6-8 hours a day for navigation. So the driver can easily hear 1000 times a day (...
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An enchanced bottom menu for mobile

Since the hamburger menu is slowly starting to bleed out I was wondering about including the bottom menu in my website projects. Now the bottom menus usually do justice for 6 or less elements, but I ...
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Going directly to page vs clicking on a button to go to that page

On my website i have a tab menu which has 3 tabs across. The third tab takes them to a table where they can view their subscriptions to a certain product. This is where I'm scratching my head should ...
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Design Suggestions on side bar navigation

This side bar navigation lets users click on a specific graph and it takes them by having the webpage scroll to that graph. Any Visual Design suggestions to make the side bar look better. The white is ...
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Best practice for collapsible submenus?

I have a website navigational menu: Lorem Ipsum < Situs Pratius Quisque Dolor Duis Proin < Folios Artius Zalto Ramo Neque What should be the best practice for users; if a user ...
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What are the best practices regarding the usage of both horizontal and vertical navigation that duplicate the same menu items?

The reason I ask this is I am in the process of doing a competitive analysis of four websites and two of the sites duplicate the same menu items on both their top navigation (drop downs) and left-hand ...
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How to tell a user about an option to move file out of a folder?

In my web app, I have a file/folder tree structure. I want to give a user ability to move a file out of a folder into the 'root' of the file/folder tree. So the file won't be inside of a folder. ...
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How can I make it more obvious that these are links?

I'm finally adding another page to a website I own, naturally this requires the ability to navigate to/from the two pages of the website. I've completed a simple navigation bar that blends into the ...
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What's the name for different navigation elements in a page?

We got into a debate about what to call the different areas of navigation, specifically what the definition of Secondary and Utility navigation is. And I was unable to find much on Google about ...
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Material Design - bottom navigation with upper tabs?

Prototyping a new dialer app based on Material's framework and style guide. Side navigation is not an option. Instead, I would like to use bottom navigation for 4 main pages/features. Recent Calls ...
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What is the difference between the horizontal three dots menu and the vertical one?

First of all, does anyone know the name for this type of navigation? And second of all, what is the difference between these two? In what case you use the vertical one and in what case the ...
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Should trees in navigation always be by sorted by default?

Should trees always be in a sorted order? I am designing a tree navigation for a desktop application and wanted to know whether it should always be in sorted order (alphabetically). Windows guidelines ...
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Changing Language: is it better to list them out on a new page or an in-page accordion?

I see that a lot of companies are sending users to a new page to select a different language/country. Once on the page, it is generally just a huge list of countries sorted by continent. Or, users are ...
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In what instances should a bottom navigation be hidden (mobile app)?

Many mobile apps have bottom navigation (think Instagram, Twitter, etc.). However, for some of the pages / processes, the bottom navigation disappears. E.g. On Instagram, once you do the process of ...
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How to display sub menus on mobile?

I have a nav menu in a mobile site I'm developing. I'm wondering what would be the best way to distinguish parents from the sub menus. The sub menus can go on forever, so I need to distinguish the ...
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Horizontal Nab w/ Vertical Sub Navigation

I have an application for institutions to buy and sell loans within an exchange that also combines a multiple set of features. So our user base are customers from financial institutions who have not ...
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Bootstrap:Multiple page navigation within a modal

I am working on a sprint management tool.The scrum master gets to select from a list of bugs available to him. Once he selects and hits 'Add bugs' - he needs to provide the justification individually ...
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Proper Keyboard focus order for dynamic menus

I have a small modal-like pane that appear when a user clicks on or keyboard navigates to special filter input. This pane is full of buttons that indicate how the filter should properly act. While the ...
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Context based navigation

I have a portal containing different processes (let's call them process A, process B, ...). When entering the portal you're in a "neutral" area which is not depending on any process. When clicking on ...
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Is there a best practice for direct access to all steps of a multi step process on mobile

I'm working on a multi step process in an Android App and I wonder if there is good solution out there to enable the user to access all (3 maybe 4) steps without wasting too much screen estate. My ...
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Should I be linking to the home-page on completion of checkout?

I'm creating a design for an ecommerce website1, which includes the checkout/order process. One element that I'm concerned about in the design is the 'checkout completed' page, specifically linking ...
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Best way to present high number of options

I have an app that asks users to Select a Map Select a year Select a query statistic from the U.S. Census from a dropdown; or Enter their own query statistic using provided reference to look up the ...
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Can the navigation on the Dashboard of an app be different from other pages?

So, we are having an argument in our company regarding the navigation. On the Dashboard, the user sees a Hamburger menu in the left upper corner and his profile picture, username, notifications icon ...
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Should nav items be hover or click to activate dropdown?

When theres a dropdown option, should users expect to hover on it or click on it? I have seen this done either way. I recently visited this lightspeed's website. They have a dropdown menu for ...
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Why is the best content to display on a sticky nav with a learning site?

So far, I have a sticky nav with a button to purchase the course, the price of the course and a Wish List button. These elements are very important for revenue purposes. However, I'm not sure what ...
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Footer links necessary if navbar is fixed on small business website?

I'm developing a website for a friend's startup. It's a really small website with only 4-6 pages. Currently I have designed the website with a fixed navbar (and a fixed menu toggle button on mobile). ...
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Should logging out bring you to a login page?

When a user clicks logout it logs them out then redirects them to the login page. My question is should I do this or should I bring them back to the page they logged out from?