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Alternative to 2 tab bars in iPhone app

I am working on an iPhone app. I am in the early stages of designing the structure. I will be using word department as a node in the information architecture structure of an app. I encountered a ...
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Forward and back buttons for navigating through images

I have a window with forward and back buttons in the navigation area above the image view. The left one is forward and the right one is back. When the view is first opened, it display the newest ...
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How to organise navigation items with quasi parent-child relationships

I'm looking for an effective way to organise navigation items where some items are closely related to another in the same list. This is how they're currently listed: Home Users Teams Products Groups ...
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Language switch redirect to homepage or content page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Language switch redirect to homepage or content page I'm using a CMS that supports multiple languages and the build-in SEO tools are decent. The problem is that it ...
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Displaying Hierarchical Information in a Mobile App

trying to come up with a good way of presenting a hierarchy of information on a mobile device. Specifically, I wrote this Khan Academy app for Windows Phone: ...
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Dealing with navigation with mixed nodes that expand and collapse, some being selectable, some unselectable

So I am faced with an issue where I am saddled with an existing navigation that has nodes that are expandable/collapsable to reveal child nodes. No problem, however the issue is that some are ...
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Detail page with different main-navigation dependent on inner-link vs. landingpage

Consider product detail pages of which some rank pretty good on long-tail keywords. However, some testing has shown that visitors often 'leak' to more general pages through the main navigation. ...
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Horizontal main Nav+drop down, and right hand vertical Nav, bad approach?

I'm involved in a project that is being designed and architectured by a fairly big agency and they have just completed the wireframes. However, I have some reservations in how they have designed the ...
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What are the differences between tagging and Navigation?

We have our site navigation done. When we create a content we tag it with certain tags like images, sales, etc and we also assign it to navigation as to which part of site it should appear. Sometimes ...
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Best way to switch between views with different navbars

On the iPhone, when a set of views have different colored and textured navigation bars, what is the best way to animate in the new view when the user taps on a tabbar icon? Should the new fade in ...
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what do you think design an on-line newspaper?

I got a practice project to design a online version for a printed newspaper. The basically thing is to reorganize the information, and the navigation would deal with this. What others do you think is ...
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Changing navigation based on task completion?

There is some conflict in my team regarding site navigation for a tax product. Specifically, one group wants to have an wizard-guided action, "Complete Tax Organizer", as an item in the primary ...
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Scrolling Tab Bar Mobile app

Scrollable Tab Bar... ...or 'More' button? Which is more user-friendly? I am new to mobile design and don't have a device myself so I could not say which is more used. I'm targeting Android, ...
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Tab navigation vs long scroll

I'm working on an educational course page, I would like to take the approach of a long scroll. e.g having the description and benefits then following are the speakers the following the syllabus, then ...
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How to style jump links to a named anchor in the same page?

I have a long page with a list of anchors underneath a hero image. Currently I have Seciton 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 ------------------------------------------ | ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for navigating a hierarchy — without hindering text-editing

I have an application where many forms are collected in a hierarchy. The hierarchy is presented on the left side, and a form with text-entries, tables, comboboxes, etc. occupies the main portion of ...
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Navigation / Information Architecture

In the application I am designing, I have 4 entities, customers, contact, employees and organizations. Each of these entities has their own profile. Within each of their profile's there is an ...
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Modern mobile browsers hide the URL bar when scrolling up. If I have a fixed navigation bar, should I prevent this behavior?

I have seen both used frequently throughout the mobile web. Some examples are news sites with fixed nav bars: Time keeps the URL bar static, which keeps their nav buttons in the same place while ...
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What is the most usable navigation mark up for screen readers?

When we mark up navigation data for a website we have several options available, including using html lists, html5 nav tags or just plain divs and spans. We also have various options at the attribute ...
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Sending users to a 3rd-party site and then back

My client is building a tool that makes it easier to fill in certain types of web forms found on third-party websites. They would like to provide help for the user while the user is filling in the ...
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Is it worth to change the style of my webapp's menu?

Is there a difference regarding UX between those both styles of mobile menu display: (one appears one the left side, other on the full width vertically) This one above is the kind of navbar that ...
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How to let user go back to the root view on iOS

We have an app with a single starting point (the root view). From this view, people can navigate deeper and deeper into the application (with a UINavigationController). It can eventually become very ...
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Should I use multiple dropdown menus in mobile design?

I am developing a documentation website for a JavaScript framework I've developed. On Desktops The main navigation only has three links: When you navigate to "API Documentation", there is then a ...
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iOS sidebar menu and back button

When using a sidebar menu, it's a good practice to place a menu button on the app's "navigation" header to make it easy for the user to discover the sidebar. The menu button will be on the left, like ...
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What content to put on parent page when it exists only for the subpages [duplicate]

On tree structure website there's always the problem of what contents to put in the parent page, you know, the page that exists only as a point to subpages to attach. Write some general descriptive ...
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Show nearby results first or search screen in search application

We are building a search app for finding nearby openings. I am currently debating on my choice of showing a map of nearby openings to give the user immediate value as soon as possible. The others ...
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Displaying search results for large hierarchical data

We have large hierarchical data which we would like the users to allow search on. The problem we are facing is in displaying the results. The search results can occur at any level and we would like to ...
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Post-Wiki area: How to navigate a repository?

Currently I'm building the housing for a repository of WordPress code. It will be an open source project where the foundation will be housed on GitHub and participation on building the "curated ...
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How should I allow a user to browse images by time and location?

Let's suppose I have some application where users around the world can submit pictures corresponding to a geographic location and date and time. I want people to be able to browse these pictures, ...
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Several buttons in navbar on iOS

I'm currently working on a app that basically follows Apple's HIG with title, back button and an additional button in navbar on all pages, but it's where my questions start. It is a search/browse ...
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Session is about to expire

I am in the middle of building a system that will require a session time out. Anyone have a best practice here as far as time to give before it actually times out? Currently I am planning for a pop ...
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Facebook Navigation - iPhone vs iPad

Facebook recently updated their iphone's navigation, to tabs at the bottom. I am curious as to why they did not also do this with their iPad app? I guess you don't see the bottom tabs very often on ...
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On a mobile device, where in the navigation menu should “login” be placed?

Let's say that on mobile devices, a user selects a menu icon to reveal a dropdown menu of navigation items. Within these navigation items, there is the option for the user to login - With all other ...
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How to navigate between item list, search and item details?

I have a hierarchy explorer-like list of folders and items. User can select one and explore its children (child folder and items): [Top folder] -> [Child folder 1] -> [Child folder 2] -> ...
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Should Slide in/out navigation be restricted to tablet/mobile?

I am in the early phase of a project, brainstorming the overall design and it involves putting together a collection of different web based applications under the umbrella of one application ...
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Using a JavaScript overlay or separate HTML page?

We're currently designing a portfolio website. On the front page, we have a navigation which takes the user to Home, Work, Information, Blog. On this front page, we'd also have a series of images ...
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Is it bad navigation to separate individual emails from the general contact of a “Contact Us” page?

The question title says it all, but to elaborate ... I have a "Who We Are" page with individual team member bios, and I have a "Contact Us" page. I want to give users the option of contacting our ...
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Navigation bar and buttons considerations for iOS

I have some questions regarding navigation bars and their usage in iOS apps, both from the point of view of UX and Apple´s submission and human interface guidelines: 1) Since the iOS Human Interface ...
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Mobile application navigation setup

We are making an app to register progress on certain functions, such as delivery on purchase orders or time registration. Everything is registered for a certain project. But we seem to have two types ...
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Use of tab bar and navigation bar in iPhone app

I'm developing an app that provides information about companies. I would like to have tab bar buttons for "Favorites" view and "Search" view. I also need tools for actions, for example in the ...
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Convention For Marketing Section

Background: Part of a SaaS service is a web-management tool. The main part of the website, when you log in, contains a header with a lot of marketing-related links like pricing, benefit and ...
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How shall I display my application version and contact details to the end user

The traditional approach for displaying application information to user is through Menu. User select Help > About and we display a popup displaying the details. Is there a better approach doing ...
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Adding a filter on a tab nav bar

I have a list of posts that are sortable by type/category. The default is 'all'. Other types are 'messages', 'files', etc. When a user clicks on the tab, these posts are refreshed via ajax to their ...
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What should be done when user leaves a web page either by clicking the browser back button, closes tab or F5?

I noticed in SharePoint 2010 publishing pages that the page content is being saved if user clicks the browser back button or closes browser tab without warning him if he needs to save content or not? ...
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Is having a top nav and a left nav a good thing?

Look at http://www.gainsco.com. They have a top nav and a left nav. The top and left nav take you to the same places. To me, this is redundant, confusing and unnecessary. Is there a good reason to ...
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Profile for users and Page for companies?

My question is mostly about the name of it.A company to view their personal account options visiting domain.com/page On the other hand, users can see their personal account options with ...
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Is it good to offer the same navigation choices in the main content area as in the navigation?

In order to offer the user new choices, I often show the same links in the main content are that are also available in the left-hand navigation tree. It looks more or less like this: NAVIGATION ...
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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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Persistent Buttons on Mobile Apps

I work on a mobile app (ecommerce) which during the purchase path has persistent buttons that are always to the bottom of the screen, regardless of where the view is scrolled, in order to move the ...
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Name for a refill on an entire funnel

In SEO/UX/IA is there a term used to describe when a user enters a funnel (e.g. a Search) reaches the end of the funnel (e.g. results) and then repeats the process (e.g. starts another search). In a ...