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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?
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When I should hide a toolbar in an Android App?

I'm designing an app navigation flow. It has a login screen from which we can go to a "Forgot password" screen. Once we logged in we go to the "Main screen" there I've a toolbar with a gear item that ...
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How to best organize multiple taxonomies when the content resides on categories?

I'm working on a website about public health that has a somewhat confusing data structure. It currently opens up to a list of location categories (one-to-many) that contain a content page and a list ...
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Going back to a list of pages after reading a page

I'm prototyping a website which will display a list of services on a single page, in the following format. When a user clicks on the Learn more > link on a service, they will be taken to a page ...
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Why are websites center aligned instead of stretched to fit?

Trying to figure out the exact reasons why websites or web applications on wider screens 1. have space on either side (aligned center as a container) 2. instead of being left-aligned or 3. stretched ...
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Opened dropdown menu - should I hover over, or push down content?

We're building a web app, to be used on tablet devices predominantly, but desktop too. We have menu items at the top of the page that have children, I've been told that for good accessibility reasons ...
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What's the name of this one page navigation pattern?

I'm looking for a specific navigation pattern I saw some years ago, which I can't find anymore. In this pattern the same navigation is repeated multiple times on top of each section on a single page....
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Site Navigation to Content: Ratio for Best Practice

I'm working on a revamp of an existing project where the non-mobile site navigation takes up about 40% of the page area. Obviously this is far from ideal. Although I recognize and appreciate that ...
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Mobile Application breadcrumb navigation: is it a good idea?

I have a mobile application developed for Android & iOS. The application displays a set of hierarchical items. The application main navigation is designed as a Master/Detail flow where tapping a ...
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Advice / pointers / research on UX design for single pushwheel button [closed]

I'm in the unfortunate position of having to design an UX for a mineral analysis machine where the input/output hardware is limited to an 8" LCD (non-touch) and a single "pushwheel" button (a wheel ...
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What is the best way the user quickly identify a product [closed]

I am developing a game portal , where the main User 's task is to seek details of the products in a wide displayed list. First the image of the product is displayed , followed by its title , its price ...
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Web application & scalable left side navigation

Background I am redesigning the navigation for a B2B web application, we are currently using a dropdown menu to help users navigate to different products. I would like to move towards left side ...
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Why haven't more sites used the nav bar vs. the hamburger menu? [closed]

A lot has been said about the drawbacks of hamburger menus, and we've been seeing a lot of mobile apps moving away from this navigation model in favor of a nav bar (recent example). In general, I'm ...
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What's a good scrolling hint for partial-page content in iOS?

I'm developing an exercise app in which the bottom half (right half in landscape) of the screen is the "live" portion of the app. It runs a timer, along with a donut graph and counter showing elapsed ...
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What are the differences between Hierarchical drill down navigation & Hierarchical multi-level navigation

What are the differences between Hierarchical drill down menu & Hierarchical multi-level menu? it seems there is a thin line between these two. Please help me with examples which navigation ...
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Mobile app navigation: Back vs. cancel

I am designing a mobile app in which there is at least one multi-step process. Throughout the app, I want the back button to mean back one step, but not up a level in information hierarchy. During ...
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How to design multi-level navigation menus for web and apps

We're creating some applications that need a multi-level menu navigation. This navigation menu should be presented in these environments: Web (large browsers) Web (responsive for devices) Android ...
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An intuitive way to look around in web based first person 3D

In web based 3D experiences, where the world in observed from the first person perspective, which of the following two ways is better for looking around: When the mouse is moved, the camera is ...
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Horizontal or vertical navigation on mobile saas apps? [duplicate]

Is there any (new) research on whether to go with horizontal or vertical navigation on mobile-responsive saas apps? I've seen a bunch of articles from 3-5 years ago and was trying to see if anyone had ...
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Do I need arrows to indicate hover menus in main navigation?

The main navigation of a website I'm working on uses hover menus and every main navigation item has children that reveal on hover/tap. Do I need to include a down arrow (chevron) that indicates to ...
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Combining menu navigation with numerical survey results

I have a website where users answers a set of questions and are then provided different feedback depending on their answers. The answers on the questions are translated to a numerical value between 0 ...
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What breakpoint width to switch to mobile menu?

Sounds like it should have an obvious, clear-cut answer, but I couldn't find much mention of it: When building a website, what breakpoint / width is most ideal to switch from a horizontal tab-style ...
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Is top navigation an accepted pattern for mobile devices?

I have always found the bottom nav bar to be one of the worst UI conventions in common practice, as it is a violation of information hierarchy. Of course, the hamburger menu is also universally hated, ...
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Can we use “&” symbol instead of “and” in the main menu navigation items of a web application?

I have menu items like "Logs and Statistics" and I thought we could mention it as "Logs & Statistics". What is the recommended way?
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Algorithms for ranking suggested screens

I have an application with a large number of screens. Therefore to make navigation easier for the user, I'm thinking of having a view that shows the most likely screens the user would pick based on ...
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Navigation position

I'm re-rethinking my website and I would like to know what's the best for users. A navigation centered on the page + a centered logo A navigation on the left or right with a logo on the opposite (...
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Back button on mobile web app

I have 2 main questions about the back button and its functionality on a web site when running on a mobile. This isn't an app, but a responsive website working like an app. The first question is ...