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Differences of UX opinion for primary nav - which is best for my website?

I'm part of a team designing a new website - I'm by no means the UX expert on the team but there are two clashes of 'philosophy' around how the user will access the content. It is primarily a resource ...
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Help with chat feature

I'm building the chat feature for a web project. We have a couple of specifications: Support for general messages that will be broadcasted to all users subscribed to the room chat, and for that I ...
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UI to quickly build a tree

Our users need to build trees with unlimited hierarchy containing several types of nodes, and they need to control the order of the nodes. A user will start with a root node, and add child nodes to ...
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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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How much is too much when it comes to letting the user know what page they are on?

My site contains a list of reports that a user can browse. The main navigation of the site is done through a left-aligned menu. This is a mockup of the layout: The report name which they are ...
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How to handle multilanguage when most of the contents will be available in one language only?

We are designing a large institutional website with lots of content. The site will be in Spanish, but the client needs some of the content to be available in English as well. Most of the content, ...
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Navigating through app with follow-up screens

For my internship assignment I'm making a (iOS) reporting app for a client that will be used in-house. My client and I both have little experience in the design of iOS. I went to my client with paper ...
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Wayfinding and Orientation on Nonlinear site structure?

I have an interesting quandary. We are building a web application that is structured in a way whereby there are many ways to get to the "destination" pages. Some pages can also be part of multiple ...
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Design tips and best practices for visual navigation on mobile

I'm designing a visual drop down menu something like this: Any suggestions on how to adapt this for mobile and tablets? I'm struggling with balancing the imagery vs making it fast and functional. ...
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split screen layout pros and cons

I'm in the research and planning phase of a new website for a company that consists on 2 persons with different areas of expertise. I was thinking about designing a split layout inspired by this ...
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Best way to indicate which application you are currently on, in the top navigation

I've seen a couple of link related posts but I feel this one is a little different. I'm currently working on an application where we have links to other products at the top of the screen, and we're ...
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Best UX approach to redesign the information architecture of a website?

I'm going to get started on a new project mainly focused on information architecture. The IA of the site I'll work on is extremely messy, complicated and not logical at all. We need to completely ...
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Navigation where one set of items is more important

I have a webapp where users can create different "events" and manage these events (assign employees, edit date, edit location, etc.). Apart from these event objects a user can also interact with other ...
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Good design patterns for tiered multi-select [duplicate]

How should we go about re-creating a tiered multi-select? Are there any good variations on the example below? I think we'll need to cater for 4 or 5 levels in the hierarchy. The primary use will be ...
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Does duplicate content/links make content more findable?

We're having a bit of a disagreement of where certain content belongs on our company's website. We have an Events page, where upcoming events are listed. However, this page was traditionally for ...
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In a modification flow, should I allow user to delete the form while editing?

In my case, normally the flow is to first search and then modify/view/delete from the search result list. 'Modify' and 'View' need to open a new page as there is further information in the details. ...
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Adding “submit your story idea” to navigation bar

We have multiple websites that have similar designs, just for different industries. Recently, to all our sites, we added a series of forms where people can submit photos or information to give us ...
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What is an effective method for in-page navigation when none of the other pages have in page navigation?

I'm updating a help page that is sectioned and navigated using a list of links at the top of the page. Since there is so much content in the help page it is easy to get lost, and the only way to ...
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Do I still need to show a header if I'm just replicating the title of a tab?

I have a user management section in my CMS. The content is contained in 'tabs'. However as the title on each tab is basically the name of the page itself, do I need to still include a heading ...
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Acceptable to use the logo as the only link to the home page? [duplicate]

I would like to remove the Home Page button in the navigation bar from a website. My reasoning is that the logo itself can act has a link to the home page. Is it reasonable to assume users will know ...
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How do I make a lot of steps (and sub-steps) on limited space?

I'm looking for a better solution to visualize the steps shown on the images below. With ~5 steps it works just fine, although when I use more they start breaking the grid. I really want to keep the ...
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Using a section title as a link to deeper navigation

After selecting data and filters to narrow it down, the user is taken to a 2nd level of the navigation where he is presented with content displayed in a table like in the following image: Each row ...
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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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Different styling for different tooltips on a single page?

I am working on a web application, and we are focusing very much on the consistency of the look&feel. When we are designing tooltip styles, we can see there is the 'plain style' tooltip and all ...
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Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?

The back button is a great "get out of a flow's dead end" option that browsers provide. Should a UI rely on the back button as the only method to allow a user to get to the previous page or should the ...
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Matching Navigation Names to Page Titles?

Upon reading the "Navigation" chapter of Don't Make Me Think, I saw the point 'The name needs to match what I clicked.' Obviously, this is a book of guidelines and is not law, but I'm confused about ...
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Navigation that leads to microsite with different layout

Currently I need to revamp a university website. The problem is some of the links actually go to different microsites (within the same domain) that have different layout. The only way to link back to ...
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Implementing a 'ViewCube' for 3d navigation

Autodesk has published a research paper (2008) on a ViewCube, a method for user navigation in 3 Dimensions. It is used in the software 3D Studio Max. When searching for viewcube, I found one ...
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Guiding the user through a multi-step form

We are building a kind of wizard driven by rules which will assist the user to complete a number of stages each consisting of a set of steps - I asked a question about this earlier on a different ...
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Switch from top nav to icon based left sidebar on dashboard views

I've been noticing an increasing number of new dashboard design that use an icon based left sidebar as oppose to top nav. Is there a UX reason for this change or is this strictly a design trend? e.g. ...
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Should primary navigation items always link to a page?

I'm always a bit thrown when a primary navigation item doesn't link to a page. However I do sometimes see primary navigation items used as category headings for a drop down menus. Should primary ...
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(Mobile-Only) To Stick or Not To Stick?

I have a somewhat long landing page: http://POPteam.io/ It takes about 5 swipes to get to the bottom. The content is super important and I don't want it to have any distractions, however part of me ...
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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 ...
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Mobile Multi level navigation with “split” button (access to sub-levels)

I was wondering how you would handle a multi level off-canvas navigation menu with split buttons. By split button I mean that the user needs to be able to click on the text (level 1) to access level ...
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What is the best way to design a navigation view inside a navigation view

I have the following requirement for an iOS 8 app: I have a list of groups in the main view Selecting one of the groups takes you to the group's view (one level down the navigation stack) Every ...
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Is this Mobile Navigation usable? [closed]

Hi, my question is this mobile navigation usable? You have to be able to go to all pages (home, work, about us, contact) I have this website that goes 4 levels deep and im trying to come with ...
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Best practice for scrolling and orientation within non-touch displays: line-wise vs. page-wise scrolling?

I've been searching the web for quite some time now, but either I am always using the wrong keywords or there is no literature out there on this topic... What is the best way for a user to orientate ...
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Digital subscription on Newspaper differs from paper version

We browse newspaper sites daily and find the news the editors find most readable determined by the editors. They decide how important a news is, how it should be presented to the audience. Those news ...
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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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Is hamburger menu aka navigation drawer deprecated

We are in design phase of our new android app and for navigation we are considering navigation drawer but after some research I found that some apps are switching from navigation menu to tab based ui ...
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Responsive navigation menu: With or without animation?

When it comes to responsive navigation patterns, I often find myself using the "slide down pattern": Source Now there are at least two ways to build something like that: With slide animation ...
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Filtering information and tooltips - Best Practice

I am currently designing an information portal. An early iteration of the design, and details regarding functionality can be found here I am aware the design isn't the prettiest at the moment, for ...
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Navigation map best practices

I am setting up a navigation map for a project I have started on. But I have one question. Below is a simplified version of my navigation map. You will see that at the end of every menu section I ...
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Save & Continue Button

In the app I am working on the user is presented with a list of item on the left and a panel contained with input fields on the right. The user will navigate the list and edit pricing criteria for ...
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Negative connotation to having Support (as in customer support) in primary navigation?

I'm not sure where this idea originated, but for some reason I have in my brain the notion that placing Support in primary navigation can have negative connotations, e.g. our customers need ...
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Navigation drawer and hardware back button: when on root level, exit app or go back?

I have an Android app with several different categories that the user can navigate between using navigation drawer. These categories have drill down views that replace the hamburger icon with a ...
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Do we still need to add custom back buttons to our design?

I am building a website and I have a very light navigation. However within the navigation the user can go a level deeper without the navigation tab changing. My question is for the user to get back ...
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Should the 'back to top' button be used when infinite scrolling is implemented?

Infinite scrolling is becoming a popular design choice for many types of websites that focuses on the browsing rather than search behaviour. Does the use of back to the top actually support that ...
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Mobile App Design: Horizontal Swipe vs Vertical Scroll to browse a social feed

My colleagues and I are working on a mobile app (Android and iPhone) that allows users to browse a social feed. Each post in the feed consists of a mandatory picture, optional text and comments on the ...
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Horizontal & Side Nav

What do you think about having a site with a main navigation that sometimes calls for a sub navigation on the side but other times does not. So the pages will have some inconsistency when it comes to ...