For questions about the mechanisms you can use to help people find their way around your application or web site.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
28 views

Should you remove back and nav when filling up form in mobile?

I am building an app that requires a user to fill up a form at some point. The app would of course have a back button and hamburger. Should the universal back and hamburger disappear when the user ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Should one put labels on Previous / Next buttons?

We have several pages of case studies (about 10) and we want to put "Next" and "Previous" buttons at the bottom to go to the next / previous case studies. What is the best practice... should we just ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Back links to subsidary sites

This morning, I got a question from a coworker saying "how come our site for our Main Company has a link to our Sister Company, but in our sister company there is no link to get back to our main ...
3
votes
2answers
121 views

Is it a good practice to combine Tab Bar navigation and a Hamburger Menu in an iOS app?

Some of Google's iOS apps, as well as other apps (e.g. StackExchange for iOS) use a combined navigation model based on both a Tab Bar and a Navigation Drawer (aka Hamburger Menu). Typically, the Tab ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

What to display in area where event-driven content should appear later

I asked a question here looking for design ideas for an alternative to the nested drop-down menus scheme I had come up with. User mikryz helpfully provided an alternative idea with this mockup: ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

How to layout a page with very long list of sub-navigation items?

We have these few pages that have an inner navigation but for some pages, the number of items are very long. For some pages, the number of navigation items are short. See below for the ones with a ...
2
votes
5answers
216 views

Should we place custom back button for websites?

How about a website that has 4 pages with list and detail view structure? Hope most of the users will be aware of using browser back button to go back to previous screen. Or should we provide a ...
-3
votes
3answers
83 views

What do you expect to happen when you click, Reset All? [closed]

Above we have a Date Picker, Filter, Reset All, Export, Email and Sort option. The function of Reset All applies to the Date Picker, Filter and the sort arrows below. So what do you expect to ...
1
vote
2answers
69 views

Android design with two-tier (primary and secondary) navigation

I need a way to include tabbed primary navigation (i.e. facebook) with one of those primary tabs having 2 states (secondary nav/tabs). My 3 ideas are as follows: stack them (eeek!) Make a ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Having a different navigation for user accounts

If a user is a paying member they will see additional content on top of the free content. Has anyone seen/created a navigation that integrates the additional content successfully?
2
votes
4answers
121 views

Call to Actions on Navigation Links

The header on a website I've been working on has a few links that have sub-links underneath them. So for example, when you hover over Link 1, a sub navigation menu will appear that shows you Link1-1 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Looking for something definitive on the structuring of language in 'propositions' or 'calls to action'

I'm currently doing some IA work on a website, and I'm putting together, along with a 'lexicon' of sorts, a series of rules for the application of words for our content editors. Currently, we have ...
1
vote
2answers
82 views

Difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation

Quick question from reading Steve Krug's Don't make me think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability What's the difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation? Could someone give me ...
0
votes
5answers
180 views

One single button or two buttons

I'm working on a transportation service. We offer 2 services: Buy a bus ticket, much like public bus Book a car, similar to Uber We have a mobile app, and I'm having problem with one of the ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

What is better : Disabling sub-categories or auto resetting the filters

I am working enhancing UX for filters on our eCommerce (desktop site). The navigation structure is broken into Categories and further sub categories. Filters can be applied at each level (categories ...
1
vote
2answers
54 views

Activate item for visibility in menu

My application has quite a long menu. It's divided in 7 big sections with +5 items inside each one. Some of this sections have items that may never be used by the user (p.e. there is a Rubric ...
1
vote
2answers
133 views

Why breadcrumbs should not be used as a primary Navigation?

All of the blogs I have ready about breadcrumbs mention that breadcrumbs are used for secondary navigation and shouldn't really act as primary navigation. What is the reason for this convention?
33
votes
2answers
3k views

Clicking a Breadcrumb Link, Trigger Browser Back Button, or Forward?

Background I have a set of breadcrumbs for a web site: Question When a user clicks on these, should I trigger the browser's back button using JS? Back n times? Or should these be regular a tags ...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

fixed header - with navigation for e-com site

I have an e-commerce site. I believe it makes sense to have a fixed header when a user scrolls down. This will show the items in the cart, and will also show the visitor when they have added a new ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

What is the psychology behind website navigation?

I have been thinking a lot about site learnability lately. I remember being told that 7 items in a navigation is the most learnable for visitors. I think this has to do with human memory, and the ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Designing a website with several independent hierarchies

I am designing a personal-academic website in which the material is organized in two ways: By type, e.g. "Publications", "Working papers", "Demos", etc. By topic, e.g. "Bible", "Algorithms", ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

side hand nav - to be or not to be

For e-commerces sites we often see side navigation, comprising of many other categories, in the hope the the visitor will see them, and go to these other categories and buy more items. In reality this ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

Persisting tab selection for pallets

I have a web page that has multiple providers configured (Lets assume Google, FaceBook and Yahoo!). When you select each of these providers, a pallet opens up which has 2 or more tabs (could be common ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Is there a best practice for alignment of nav bar content - with grid or not?

Looking at various site's nav bars I see some sites spread their content wide across the bar, anchoring their logo to the far left and login to the far right, navigation in the middle (examples: ...
2
votes
2answers
73 views

How to prioritise site search for two different audiences

I'm designing a site for students and teachers, which is a set of learning materials on a particular topic. There are three types of content: Content only for students Content only for teachers ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

What is a navigation link called that has a placeholder in href?

What is it called when a navigation link (<a href="#">) has a hash as placeholder without a landing page?
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Alternative UI Pattern for Expandable LIstview [closed]

Better way to pick Classified items instead of expandable Listview
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Why do apps rarely indicate the selected icon on their navigation bars

i'm looking for a suitable way to indicate that the user is on the cart page on an ecommmerce app by differentiating the cart icon from the rest of the icons on the navigation bar. there's obviously ...
2
votes
1answer
181 views

Android UX - When to use navigation drawer

A friend and I were discussing the use of navigation drawers in an app and had a disagreement about when there should be one. Basically, my point was that if there is a back arrow in the toolbar, ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Navigation: Is it okay to have the same dropdown multiple times?

So my navigation is: CARDS | DECKS | DECKBUILDER | ... Each of them have basically the same dropdown items. You either want to see Cards, Decks or the Deckbuilder for one specific champion (Barik, ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Is it good UX to have a table cell be both navigable and have a switch?

I'm wondering if it's good UX in iOS to have a UITableViewCell (table cell) that is both navigable (meaning that tapping it will open another screen) and also embeds a UISwitch (switch). Let's take ...
2
votes
2answers
76 views

Complex wizard - when to tell user they are obliterating progress

I'm designing for an app that helps companies generate complex legal documents. We generally use a wizard with progress noted at the top. The progress can branch quite dramatically. We're faced with ...
2
votes
2answers
105 views

Responsive sidebar sub-navigation

We're working on a new, responsive version of a large website and need to support the main navigation and sub-navigation that changes based on the department. Below is a mockup of how we are ...
3
votes
2answers
62 views

Do I need to show a selected state in main navigation?

I'm working on a large, content-heavy website with multiple levels of navigation and was having a discussion with the designer about selected states in navigation. She said that since we have ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Side Tabs Text Vertical Alignment - Text Orientation - What is better to read upside down or read bottom up?

I have a page with tabs on the side vertically aligned, with two options. Questions: What was your gut reaction to the text orientation changes? What is the best practice for text orientation. ...
2
votes
1answer
120 views

What are best mobile navigation practices for infinite scrolling pages with a deep hierarchy?

A site is composed of many infinite scroll pages each with several layers of content. What are best navigation architecture practices for infinite scroll sites on mobile devices enabling the highest ...
4
votes
2answers
125 views

Use of bread crumbs for hierarchical data?

I have an application which edits Heirarchial data. Consider Level 1 items of Projects, Users, etc. Now lets just consider Project for the sake of simplicity, and Projects are really driving this ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

Best way to stop a navigation from wrapping by changing design?

Didn't know whether this was a UI or a UX issue but I have been asked to change our header section so that the navigation items don't wrap to a second line when the user views our site on a smaller ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Primary Navigation Dropdown [duplicate]

Is changing the traditional horizontal text navigation to a dropdown menu as the main navigation point a good thing to do? Someone in my team is suggesting this change but I'm concerned about ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Making sense of Google/Android navigation bar [closed]

Every Google Android phone has a good chunk of the screen wasted by the notifications bar and navigation bar most of the time. For example, as I'm typing this text, instead of seeing a keyboard and ...
3
votes
1answer
93 views

Very complex responsive navigation

I'm working on a redesign project that has a complex navigation, especially in the case I have to make it full responsive. There is a navigation bar to go to several section of the site. Each section ...
4
votes
3answers
166 views

Contest-List: Separate site or simply scroll down on homepage

My webapplication concept is all about some kinds of contests in which users can participate. Each contest has a minimal amount of information that will be displayed while viewing the list. As for ...
7
votes
2answers
113 views

What is the common practice for app bar behavior when navigating from Home to child?

My use case is this: users enter the app and land at 'Home' - which includes a link to a child page, 'Element 1'. Element 1 is also accessible from the Navigation Drawer. So, when Element 1 is ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Should I hide navbar links that aren't “relevant”?

I have a navigation bar on a page that has a bunch of links on it. The links all show various information on a user's "job" (nevermind precisely what this job is). However, depending on the state of ...
4
votes
1answer
53 views

Option of terms for navigation of government site?

I am working on creating a government site that will serve many purposes and different users. The board members I am working with came up with two options for the main navigation for the website. ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

More intuitive way display and select data in a large category [closed]

I'm designing a payment process. Users use our platform to post a brief about a product they need designed, for example, a logo or a website... The sign-up/payment process is a 4 step process: ...
3
votes
3answers
105 views

Redirecting to product list after saving a product or staying on edit product page

I am currently working on a collaborative project and me and another developer are having trouble deciding on wether to keep the user on the edit product page after editing the product or redirecting ...
3
votes
4answers
224 views

What's the best way to present multiple images / content without having a long scrolling for mobile

Currently, I'm using a slider / carousel (owl carousel to be exact) as a way to serve a lot of pricelist tables (per category) and images of the team (employees). And there are a lot. Our users ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

Recommended IA and Navigation Architecture for a single long page scroll?

Website with several pages functioning as a long page scroll determining the optimal navigation architecture. Are there any general usability suggestions for content rich websites with pages designed ...
3
votes
2answers
142 views

Best practice when clicking parent brand logo(upper left corner) in partnered application

We are building a white-labeled 'marketplace' application for a corporate brand. Their brand logo will reside in the upper left corner of the NAV and will have a subhead of 'marketplace'. The customer ...