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What is the ideal way to allow users to choose a category for their post

I'm working on a website where users are able to create a post in a specific category. Would the best approach be to do something similar to craigslist where you're shown a page with main categories ...
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Using the About page as a homepage

Would it work? Are there any reasons not to do it? I don't have much content since it's a small website with 5 sections (About, Products, Gallery, Downloads, Contact). Would it be recommended for ...
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Collapsing header / mega-menu

I have a website with a mega-menu. On the homepage we're looking for maximum exposure of the website categories (and we can spare the room) while the internal pages have plenty of content. So I've ...
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2 links to different paths within 1 image box

Similar to say images on the CNN or USA today home page. I have a slider display of images that will look like a bunch of small snapshots of reports. The reports will have the report name underneath ...
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Best way to handle primary/secondary navigation

I'm working on a site right now where I need to handle both primary and secondary navigation. Unfortunately, in this case the secondary navigation is more important than the primary... Primary ...
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Are there other options of enabling an irregular shaped clickable area on a web page other than image maps? [closed]

We have some irregular shaped areas...imagine a map of the states of the US. Imagine also that inside each state there is a rectangular region that contains graphics and text. We want to make each of ...
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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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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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Where to put 'Home' button in iOS UINavigationController

I'm currently working on an iPhone App that uses the UINavigationController as a means for navigating throughout the App. The navigation-stack can go fairly deep, so It's quite a hassle for the user ...
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What are the UX design considerations when placing all navigation and action controls of an Android app in the Main Action Bar?

Google's Android design guidelines include detailed information regarding Layout Considerations for Split Action Bars. While it doesn't seem to go aligned with the guidelines, some apps have ALL their ...
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what happens when my vertical finger tab navigation is longer than my content area?

i'm designing a work area in a web application where i use a vertical finger tab navigation on the left (a bit like this: http://patternry.com/p=vertical-module-tabs/) The content tab with which the ...
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Site with full width navigation bar and header but pages that vary in width

this has been kinda asked before but my need is slightly different and would like to ask for opinion. In short, my site has a couple of pages that need to have full page layout, namely, a map and a ...
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Navigating a section in which content displayed varies depending on selected year

I have a page that lists a bunch of events depending on what year is given to the site (current, or via URL): The page happens to be at the front of a sub-section, so I have the site's main ...
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How can the word “feedback” in the header affect potential new customers?

Background of my project I was recently asked to implement pages for customer feedback. This is aimed at customers who just bought one of our products. It is a major purchase of medical equipment. ...
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DropDownLists becoming TextBoxes - Should the user be able to go back?

So I have a menu on web application I am developing. In this menu, there is an option for how many Project vacancies one wishes to create. The user can choose as many as they need (large numbers will ...
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Switching language: display alternative or active first?

What is the best practices to display and switch between two languages. For example, I'm at website.com/en/ and I want to switch in french (website.com/fr/). Do you think I should display the active ...
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Site navigation based on roles

We have an internal line of business app with a navigation menu at the top. Some users need access to the invoicing sections, others need access to forecasting sections, and admin users need access to ...
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Designing a website in Phases - allowing for future content

I am in the process of designing a website which will be produced in at least 2 phases. The first release will include the majority of the site sections but in phase 2 we will be producing additional ...
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Designing of a website which has 19 links and almost same number of sublinks

I am designing a site which has around 19 main links and each page consists of 8-10 sub pages. which is the best way to design the site?
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How do I direct user's attention to navigation in sidebar?

My client publishes 7 industry directories. The website has pages that are common to all of them such as the product page which explains the different formats. It then has a section for each industry. ...
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Best title for the navigation menu on mobile?

It seems like the three line (hamburger) icon is becoming the standard for menus, but I'm still not sure of what the ideal accompanying text should be. In my design, I originally put: Menu But ...
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Android list layout for search results

I'm making an android app that queries an http endpoint and displays the results with a list. Currently the results appear 10 at a time which the user navigates with next/prev. buttons. The other day ...
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Are users more likely to reach down to the later page results if infinite pagination is used as opposed to ordinary pagination

I was just wondering if there is any research which shows that with Infinite pagination, users are more likely to scan through more results and see the content that would normally occur on a second or ...
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Handling long text wrapping in multi-level navigation sidebars

This is something that's always bothered me, and short of 'make the text smaller' I've yet to find a real helpful solution to this anywhere. As an example I'm going to be using this admin theme I ...
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Links to other sites in dropdown menus

I work for a company that has several sites. They have requested I put links to the smaller sites in a drop down menu on the menu bar. Is this a good practice or should they be seperate. Also there ...
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Left to Right Navigation

I don't really know how this concept is called, but is something deeply spread across almost every digital interface. I'm talking about "left to right navigation"... like setup wizards, where backward ...
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What is the best way to arrange chinese words on a menu [closed]

On a English menu , the food items can be arranged according to alphabetical order For a Chinese menu , there are no alphabet, only chinese characters , what would be alternative way best to ...
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What is the name of this non linear navigation control?

I have seen this control used in a number of apps, but I do not know a formal name for it and any of my attempts to search for it are failing because of a lack of a concise way to describe it. I have ...
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Validation / Dirty Flag: should we force users to fix invalid entries before they move to another screen in the software?

Scenario: User makes a series of entries in text fields on a page that requires apply/cancel buttons. Invalid entries are flagged with an error icon and hover-over tooltips that explain the ...
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Switching which side a sidebar is on

My boss insists on occasionally doing designs for our firm. The unfortunate part is he often does odd things. One such thing is that he likes to switch what side the sidebar is on dependent on the ...
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Multiple choices + search field

I'm planning a new website for my company and I have a problem in designing my menu/search menu. I have a menu with 18 categories arranged horizontally. I also have favorites/saved criteria (eg ...
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Long web form, use multiple “pages” or one long scrollable form?

Do most users find filling out a form to be less frustrating when form chunks are separated into pages (essentially tab navigation), or do they find that annoying and prefer it to be one long ...
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Desktop patterns for displaying long lists of sorted data

On mobile devices, we have an alphabet scroll thumb. What is an appropriate substitute for a web page viewed on a desktop? I don't want to interfere with the native scroll bar or overwhelm the ...
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Responsive Menu Issue Bootstrap3

I have a Navigation Bar which has numerous content and we are using Bootstrap 3 to build a collapsible menu but that only works in the smallest screen. Any pointers on how can this be solved. When ...
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circular navigation from a ux perpective good or bad? (example provided) [closed]

I'm playing with the idea of circular navigation but I'm not sure if it is a good implementation. Any guidance would be appreciated.
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Best way to add navigation for a site with lots of pages

I am designing a knowledge center site for a large consumer company. Currently there are more than 800 pages on the site that are all different. In order to navigate the site, we decided to go with ...
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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 ...
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Swipe in which direction to get to the next newest article? [duplicate]

I'm working on iPad and mobile app and want to add the option to swipe the article to get the next one. In order to get newer article what should be the direction of the swipe?
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How to let the user decide to keep the state of a site

I’m looking for ideas to resolve the following: In a Web application with different parts that don’t have a direct relation it should be possible to switch between these parts and not losing the ...
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Nested menus on small screen

I have a small number of pages but one page had a few sub pages. In mobile I was happy to have the nav open like so. More sub pages have now been added to the sub pages so the mobile nav looks ...
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The Balance of Content vs. Navigation on Content Pages

Often we reason with start pages, and landing pages when it comes to User Experience design. What to put there and what not to. But my question regards content pages, and how much of the available ...
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Where would you place scroll indicator buttons? Left or right of content?

I was wondering if there were any A/B tests carried out for where scroll indicator buttons should be placed. See for example Acquia.com, they have up and down scroll buttons placed, which is good for ...
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What is the best way to transition between chapters using a dragging/swipe motion?

My team and I are developing a book reading/Bible app, and we want the user will be able to switch chapters. We are considering implementing it in one of two ways: By dragging past the end of the ...
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For usability testing - How do you handle external links in main navbar?

We are currently creating a new test homepage that we will divert part of the traffic from the main site to so that we can test conversion rates. This site unfortunately will not have all the pages ...
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What type of menu is this? And is it good to use?

Does anybody know what this type of menu is called? Something like on SitePoints website and maybe the one on Pure. The colorful menus is what I'm asking about. And are they good to use?
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What do you call an experience where the navigation or menu is the only thing on a homepage?

For example. This design was used frequently when mobile websites first became a hit. I don't see it as much anymore but I'm considering using it for a web app I'm working on. Just wondering what ...
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How to handle the Drill Down Navigation for Responsive Application on Mobile?

I am working on a Responsive Web App. It provides summary across different verticals. To view details of a vertical user can drill down. So far the drill down goes till level 5. The Navigation for ...
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“Tags” vs “Topics” as terminology for the masses?

StackExchange uses "Tags" which I feel might be more geared towards a tech-savvy audience. For the mainstream users, do you think "Tags" works or would they understand "Topics" better?
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Submenu or second nav bar?

I find myself in a bit of a pickle with a website I designed and coded myself. Basically, I've gotten to a point where I need some sort of secondary menus on certain pages for example user profiles ...