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Navigation toolbar design

I'm working on a new web page using a navigation toolbar at the top of the screen. There is an employee profile box on the left, certifications (if any for that employee) in the center of the toolbar ...
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loading new view from which direction ? L2R or R2L?

I've been developing mobile apps using sencha touch for quite a time now. In that, whenever a new view is to be loaded, default animation direction is from Right-to-Left. This can be seen in android ...
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Navigation-back button and/or Cancel button in upper-left corner of iOS data entry screen?

I have an iOS screen that is usually used for data entry but is occasionally used to later view the data that's been entered. For data entry, it seems like the iOS convention (e.g. stock email app) ...
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Pros/cons: segmented control (tab) in the nav bar on iPhone?

I am considering having a segmented control in the navigation bar in the iPhone app. Are there any known drawback of having it in the navigation bar vs. body? Perhaps, less space for other controls in ...
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Pagination on navigation links?

On a web application we have two ways to navigate to our collaborative project sites. One is the “recent visits” and the other is alphabetical. That navigation element has a fixed element height of ...
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Is having a side nav and a top nav a bad idea? Why?

This is what I mean: The idea is that one navigation is the main one and the other one a second level. Is it a bad idea? If so, why? Also, which navigation should be the main one? I'm inclined to ...
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What do you think of double tab navigation? Could you provide a better solution in this case?

We are currently thinking of a redesign of our corporate site: http://www.active.hu/en/introduction I would like to replace the double tab navigation in the top, because it takes a huge amount of ...
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Responsive design - 2 levels of navigation

I'm working on a responsive website, the desktop view has 2 levels of navigation. The sitemap roughly looks like this: Cat1 SubCat1 SubCat2 SubCat3 Cat2 SubCat1 SubCat2 SubCat3 SubCat4 Cat3 ...
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Multiple methods of navigating backwards from a web app's detail page

I've got a situation where there's a list, and each item in the list contains a detail page. Lets say it's a list of users in a table or something, and clicking on a user brings you to a page with ...
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Repeating Sidebar and Nav titles within the Page view

Should I repeat the active (selected) navigation (either top or sidebar) title within the page view itself? My current opinion is that it should not repeat as long as the tab that is active is clearly ...
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Position of content above the main navigation

Had a meeting with our Product Manager yesterday and he's requested that we put content above our site design's main navigation. Specifically, his request was to put the end-clients logo in the top ...
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Search vs. Browse [closed]

I'm told that many sites are following in Facebook's foot-steps and moving towards Search-based navigation and minimizing or eliminating browse capabilities. Is this the best idea? Also, other than ...
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Where to place secondary table

I have a 'primary table' of let's say, 'Suppliers'. Each supplier supplies certain parts which are displayed in a 'secondary table' called 'Parts'. When the users clicks on a row in the supplier ...
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Examples of site navigation that aren't a top or side nav? [closed]

I've been making a few websites for classes and I'm wondering if anybody's seen some good examples of websites that do not use a top bar or sidebar for navigation, AND if those websites funciton as ...
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New navigation pattern - Time.com

Recently I ran across Time.com's new navigation pattern. What do we call this? What do you think about it? What is the use case for it? My first impressions for the large screen are: the site is ...
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What should be taken into account when designing easily identifiable symbols?

I am currently designing a website with multiple filters. The first set will be Food, Shelter, Energy, Transport and Economy. Each of these will have five sub-sections and then there will be a long ...
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Rules for primary navigation in content-driven web sites

I mostly work on content-heavy web sites (as opposed to more app-like products). I tend to assert some ground rules regarding primary navigation for menus for proper information design without having ...
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Should users be able to navigate a relational Data Model?

Background: I'm primarily doing database, data-quality and data modelling development at my department. I'm trying to get people to integrate all their separate data into one data model, with the ...
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When is a bottom, fixed, main navigation appropriate?

I am creating a UI for a client, they are looking for a UI that includes a dashboard and several other pages for their clients to monitor their own accounts/sales. I've been playing around with a ...
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How do I best maintain top level nav links when they open a dropdown on click instead of hover?

I'm working on a Bootstrap site and having difficulties figuring out the best solution for structuring the nav. There will be about 5 top level items, each with their own subpages accessible through ...
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Omitting pop-up based navigation

I'm currently working on an Android app designed like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have a ActionBar containing tabs that represent different ...
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Best practice for site navigation targeting two audiences

I'm developing a website for a company website that targets two audiences: consumers and wholesalers. The menu items and content available for each group is completely different. Does it make sense ...
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Should I put next and previous buttons on a touch device

I am updating some e-learning templates to be used on touch devices. Is it necessary to keep the next/previous buttons for smaller screens or will all user assume they can swipe to next and previous ...
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When do you apply a persistent navigation - is there a minimum page length?

We have pages where it is a very long list of products (often using infinite scrolling), which a persistent navigation would be a very useful device. However, what about shorter pages that are long ...
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Working out the site navigation

I've been tasked with a corporate website re-design. The first thing I did was a content audit. A column in my audit was 'content type' I went through every page of the website and recorded the ...
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Expert consultation request: Best solution for multiple choice and pricing of large number of products / services

I am looking for a solution for multiple choice and pricing of a large number of products or services. Available studies are related, in my opinion, to small amount of items, hence I am asking for ...
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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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How can I show a clear hierarchy in a small space?

I'm making a thing that looks like this: It's a list of pages which have tags. These tags can have a hierarchy, like this: programming | \-> perl | \-> python | | | \-> python 2 | | ...
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How to make a menu discoverable with the right icon on e-commerce mobile?

i'm designing an mobile site ecommerce. On a meeting i've seen the last wireframes developed (see image) of the topbar detail. The right icon show a lot of different actions (like cart, my account, ...
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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 ...