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Changing the behavior of the arrow keys with JavaScript

In the context of a widget on a website, what is the preferred way of changing the behavior of the arrow keys with JavaScript? The user can't scroll with the arrow keys and can use the arrow keys in ...
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Standard button control or link label

Ive recently started switching my application over to using link labels with appropriate image from the standard command button. My main reason for doing this was to maximise the textual information i ...
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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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Is it good UX to have a table cell be both navigable and have a switch?

I'm wondering if it's good UX in iOS to have a UITableViewCell (table cell) that is both navigable (meaning that tapping it will open another screen) and also embeds a UISwitch (switch). Let's take ...
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How to visually show aging account receivables?

Is anyone aware of an interesting way to visually show aging accounts receivables - Amounts of money owed which are broken up into time periods, such as (a) less than 30 days past due, (b) 30-60 days, ...
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Web chat button on every page or select pages?

While I would typically research this until blue in the face, Allas I cannot find any specific research dedicated to this topic: Our company (Gas and Electricity provider) is deliberating whether to ...
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How long should we test every option in an A/B test?

Currently we have an app with a number of features that fit well into a tab navigation bar below the action bar. Because of the vision of having more features in the future, business guys want to have ...
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Vertical Icon Side Menu

I am planning to have a vertical Icon Menu in my website containing about 12 icons. I am planning to have the icon either like http://codepen.io/nikhil/pen/sicrK or ...
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Breadcrumbs - problem

We have tabbed navigation: PRODUCTS, PAYMENTS, TOOLS. This tabs do not have any landing page. When user clicks on tab second level navigation opens with different links. PRODUCTS tab have 4 different ...
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What's a good mobile navigation strategy for hierarchies with few children?

Say your IA hierarchy is like this: Main section A Feature 1 Feature 2 Feature 3 Main Section B (List/tableview) Item Detail 1 Detail 2 Detail 3 Main Section C The traditional iOS-style ...
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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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Best way for users to navigate between different people on a page?

Im creating a page where only one persons details can be displayed at any one time. However, the user needs to be able to navigate between different people easily from this page. If the list was ...
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Usability of having content in tabs versus being stacked

I am currently working on a project where we are discussing internally about the benefits between putting content inside of tabs versus stacking that content with anchor links above it. It is a ...
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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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creating documents in folder system

I have a large document management system that manages 1000s of documents. The organisation of this needs to be tightly controlled so it doesn't turn into a mess. The way it works right now is that ...
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Can I use the same touch gesture to navigate between screens and to interact with content on screen?

I have a situation where I don't really know if there is a possibility that the user experience can get sloppy. Its specifically for an iPhone app if it matters. Basically, I have two views, a list ...
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Product navigation versus marketing site navigation

Are there any best practices associated with integrating the navigation of your Web based product with the navigation of your marketing pages? Another way of describing this is: Does it make sense ...
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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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Main Menu in Popup window

Am working on a software product that have up to 100 view, so my main concern is simplicity and quick access navigation. My idea is to put all the menu items in a popup window. The user can access ...
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iOS: Alternatives to UITabBarController

I do have an iPhone and iPad native application that mainly consists in a login screen after which comes a UITabBarController with 5 options/parts. My problem now is that I am about to include new ...
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Should a faceted navigation have an “ALL” filter?

We are having a discussion about faceted navigation. The main question is: Should one of the filters be "ALL" or does an ALL filter create unnecessary interaction and confusion? Version 1 presents ...
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Back button placement on tablets and smartphones

Considering modern tablets and smartphones, why do some manufacturers (for example, Samsung and Lenovo) place back capacitive button on the right side, while the major trend is to place this button on ...
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How to show an item's context in a hierarchy

I'm trying to figure out a way to allow contextual navigation to nearby items in a large hierarchy. For example, say my hierarchy is countries, states, counties and citites. When viewing a county, ...
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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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What are common header navigation items on mobile websites in Korea?

I am not sure if I should keep our standard header or make some modifications. For example, do certain colors have significant meaning? is a certain eye movement more natural? What is the equivalent ...
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Feed-forward on a multi select mode menu button

I have a mode button in menu of zoom tools on a desktop application. With the button you can change the mode of the cursor between select, zoom in, zoom out, and pan. When you hold the button down, a ...
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Should we ask browsers to open a link in a new window/tab?

In the past five years more and more people have been advocating abolishing the use of target="_blank". They reason that when people want to open a link in a separate instance they will do so manually ...
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When is it acceptable to have *no* main navigation item selected?

In our web application, there's a very conventional top navigation bar, with five or six items. As is pretty common, the user accesses their individual Account Settings form by clicking their username ...
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How to navigate through a type (1 to 5) > a list (1 to many) > a sub page(1 to 10)?

I'm working on a project for an online service provider. We offer multiple report and within each service type the user can have one to many instances of the service. Each instance of each service ...
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Dilemma: dropdown design with active link and active sub elements

I have an element that could look a bit like the one below (it's not a select box). My challenge is that Sport (in this example) is just as important as the subsections (e.g Football, Basketball) ...
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How to compare current and new navigation solution?

We've designed a new navigation style for an up-n-running website. Now i want to user test if it is better than the current one. But how do I avoid the bias that users will most likely be faster on ...
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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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Placement of 'Cancel/Done/Home'-Button on iPhone modal view

I have a modal view in my iPhone app including a navigation bar with two buttons on the root view controller. A a button to dismiss the screen, also not sure which title to use calling it now the ...
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Use of mobile Actions icon on Desktop?

Looking for help in designing a navigation method (visual affordance) for space constrained Desktop app. Below, I have a tree grid which is the primary navigation for the detail pane below the ...
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Implementing Single Sign-On on sites with different navigational structures

I am in the process of implementing Single Sign-On (SSO) across multiple sites and am intending on introducing a shared header. Two of the sites follow the same 'main site' navigation where as others ...
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Horizontal menu in multiple rows - or is there a better way

I have a desktop app with a horizontal menu. Now the number of options is getting too numerous, so users with standard screen resolutions would soon face horizontal scrolling. But the menu options ...
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What are best practices when designing a left-hand navigation element?

There are many CMS and other web application that sometimes require a left-hand navigation area which provide a way for the user to access additional resource in that specific area. This is not a ...
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Android design with two-tier (primary and secondary) navigation

I need a way to include tabbed primary navigation (i.e. facebook) with one of those primary tabs having 2 states (secondary nav/tabs). My 3 ideas are as follows: stack them (eeek!) Make a ...
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Call to Actions on Navigation Links

The header on a website I've been working on has a few links that have sub-links underneath them. So for example, when you hover over Link 1, a sub navigation menu will appear that shows you Link1-1 ...
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What is better : Disabling sub-categories or auto resetting the filters

I am working enhancing UX for filters on our eCommerce (desktop site). The navigation structure is broken into Categories and further sub categories. Filters can be applied at each level (categories ...
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What are best mobile navigation practices for infinite scrolling pages with a deep hierarchy?

A site is composed of many infinite scroll pages each with several layers of content. What are best navigation architecture practices for infinite scroll sites on mobile devices enabling the highest ...
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Female Lifestyle website

A SITUATION - I am making women's lifestyle website & there are several categories. For example, Beauty, Style, Health etc. Users can browse content related to that topic. Content will be of 3 ...
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Is it good practice to have more than two buttons on a mobile form?

We need to use more than 3 button in a form. So we would provide something that contained Authorize, Reject, and Cancel. All are placed at the bottom of the form. Is it good practice to have more ...
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What to do when a page belongs under two primary navigation sections

More of an information architecture question, but here goes... I have a page the belongs under two different primary navigation nodes equally. At least that's what the user feedback pointed to. But ...
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Subnavigation on iPad or Other Tablet

I have a navigation and subnavigation bar that runs in parallel across the horizontal width of the page. It works fine on desktop computers. As you hover over the main navigation items, its ...
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Persona based navigation vs regular navigation?

In our redesign, our agency chose a persona based navigation where we had links to our top 4 personas in the primary nav (only items and no sub-menus). Each persona page provided content that are most ...
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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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Is it appropriate to use an ellipsis in website left-hand navigation?

I'm working on a site that primarily has a flat hierarchy. It's very wide and shallow (lots of sections hanging off the root of the site, but very few subsections). As a result of this the design has ...
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Is using an accordion in a mobile footer better than a long list?

I'm working on a mobile website and I have to consider quite many links within the footer - depending on the country version from 13 to 18. The links have to be in the footer, so there's no discussion ...