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Hide sidebar or show small side bar for web app

I am a UX designer and I am looking for feedback on navigation structure for a web application. In the application, we have : A side bar on the left where all the projects are listed; A list views ...
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Should form navigation with many fields go down columns or across rows?

I have seen this work well both ways, and users accept both ways. Is there a general standard though? What is the Principle of Least Astonishment here? Does it have to do with how things are grouped ...
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Consistent nav items between pages?

I'm making a portfolio site with a few pages on a standard nav bar: Home, Contact, Portfolio, About, Career As this site is to showcase my skills it is leaning heavily toward "design" as opposed to ...
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Android: what are the best practices for up/back buttons?

I've been developing an android app. I'm a long-time android user and from my experience, I rarely (if never) use the up button provided at the top left of the activity and always use the back button ...
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Implementing different levels of drag/drop functionality?

I'm working on a tablet app for a motel. Initially, the app was going to be tested on one floor. Essentially, the app would be used to move guests from one room/bed to another room/bed. As you can ...
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Layouting personal developer home page [closed]

I am stuck at layouting personal home page which intended to present me as software developer and R&D man. I am definitely don't want geeky home page like famous https://www.jwz.org/ (scrolling ...
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Best practices for deep hierarchical long scrolling pages?

Are there any best practices on affixing navigation for a deep hierarchical page? Specifically, is it ok to affix just the sub navigation while leaving the global navigation at the top of the page? ...
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Mobile Navigation Location

I've been toying around with an idea lately. It seems to me that access to a mobile navigation positioned at the top of the screen (at least on a mobile device) might be bad UX. With phone's ...
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Menu/burger menu bottom or top on mobile?

Is there any reason why websites don't place the burger menu at the bottom instead of the top? It's far easier to resch with your thumb if it's at the bottom, why isn't it done more?
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Communicating to user that content is associated with a specific record?

Lets say a main page provides navigation to two sections: Doing X and Doing Y. Doing X is associated with a single record, however, Doing Y is associated with zero to many records. Upon clicking Do ...
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Non Clickable Navigation Menus

I am building a website in wordpress. My website navigation have few main menu's and 2 main menus have their submenu's. Each main menus and sub menus redirecting to their corresponding pages except ...
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How to tackle browser's back and forward buttons/arrows?

What is the general UX rule followed wrt to navigation that a browser provides. I am developing a web based tool.I would be definately be enabling navigation to different screens within the tool, I ...
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Swipe views using Tabs in Android app

I am working on an Android app, which has two major flows: One where user looks at a feed of items, and chooses to click on any of them Or when user wants to enter/edit their personal information. ...
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Subpages or single page [duplicate]

What are pros and cons of using single page with anchors vs section with subpages in menu? I'm asking in context of "About us" section where we have such information as: basic facts, offices, team and ...
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Contextual sidebar and consistency

I am designing a website service for coin collectors and have a question regarding navigation. The control flow is as follows: User selects country (from map or an alphabetized list). User selects a ...
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common buttons across tabs

I am designing an Webapp in which there are four tabs. I also have 4 buttons which are common across and should be accessible from any of these tabs. The scenario is user may be in any tab and they ...
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How to structure a navigation

I had found a while ago a study that offered some general guidance on what hierarchical patterns in website navigations worked best for users. For instance : Level 1 : a lot of items Level 2 : very ...
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UI UX best practice in changing applications app bar color?

Hi I am designing an app for Android and IOS both will have appbars. I have a branding color of blue which is used in the app bars in the all of my activities. I am thinking of changing the app bar ...
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Second navigation level with pills

Not sure why I'm struggling so much with this :). We're using horizontal pills navigation on a site I'm working on (like this: http://getbootstrap.com/components/#nav-pills ) I need to add a second ...
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Back Navigating with Android Fragments and Navigation Drawer

I'm developing a fairly complex Android application (used for a Home Automation system) which is basically a One Activity - Multiple Fragments Application. The Navigation in the application primarily ...
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What is the name of Alpha Centauri's tech tree navigation style?

I'm trying to find keywords to search for implementations of this style of navigation for a tree of content: Clicking on a different box recenters the tree on it, allowing exploration of a complex ...
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Navigation Duplication of Dashboard Content

Scenario: An intranet site has several document repositories, pages and lists (it's a SP site if that helps you visualize it). The site also has a "dashboard" as its landing page that contains a ...
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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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Are multiple navigation menus really better?

I like the interface design a Lyric a lot. It's designed mobile/tablet first, and has a lot of big, clear buttons that make navigation easy. However, one thing that I've been wondering about is how ...
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How I make a start screen, without a linear path, that let the user choose 3 items to act on?

A start screen of an app can present you with one choice, usually in the form of a menu, or a screen with big buttons (example: Smithsonian app) Or two, for example an action, and what you want to ...
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How to make a long menu item look presentable?

We have long names for our menu items which cannot be changed so we have to break them into two lines. The visual below is a sample (not the actual names but just to demonstrate the long names): ...
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How to navigate up, down and sideways in a hierarchy of tasks?

I'm working on a workflow application (web) in which users work on projects. Each project consists of a workflow of tasks, which can be nested to an arbitrary level (subtasks). On a single nesting ...
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Tabs placement on a product view

I'm working on an app, its primary feature is rating/commenting on some kind of product (I used a banana as an example). I've got a problem with the tab navigation, please take a look: In the ...
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How to link an article excerpt to the full article?

From an index page of articles - for example a blog, or in my specific case a list of services pages - what specifically should link the excerpt to the full article. Take these 3 options for example: (...
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Why are “previous” and “next” buttons so often “switched?”

In many UIs, there is a list of items that each have a time stamp, for example a list of news stories or e-mails. When there are many items or only one item is displayed at a time, it could be a ...
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Breadcrumbs and Page Titles

Keep in mind that there is a GLOBAL navigation that sits above the top of this page. The screenshot you see is the top left of the page. Below it is where the page's content sits. The question is— ...
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Should you remove back and nav when filling up form in mobile?

I am building an app that requires a user to fill up a form at some point. The app would of course have a back button and hamburger. Should the universal back and hamburger disappear when the user ...
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Should one put labels on Previous / Next buttons?

We have several pages of case studies (about 10) and we want to put "Next" and "Previous" buttons at the bottom to go to the next / previous case studies. What is the best practice... should we just ...
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Is it a good practice to combine Tab Bar navigation and a Hamburger Menu in an iOS app?

Some of Google's iOS apps, as well as other apps (e.g. StackExchange for iOS) use a combined navigation model based on both a Tab Bar and a Navigation Drawer (aka Hamburger Menu). Typically, the Tab ...
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What to display in area where event-driven content should appear later

I asked a question here looking for design ideas for an alternative to the nested drop-down menus scheme I had come up with. User mikryz helpfully provided an alternative idea with this mockup: I'...
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How to layout a page with very long list of sub-navigation items?

We have these few pages that have an inner navigation but for some pages, the number of items are very long. For some pages, the number of navigation items are short. See below for the ones with a ...
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Should we place custom back button for websites?

How about a website that has 4 pages with list and detail view structure? Hope most of the users will be aware of using browser back button to go back to previous screen. Or should we provide a ...
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What do you expect to happen when you click, Reset All? [closed]

Above we have a Date Picker, Filter, Reset All, Export, Email and Sort option. The function of Reset All applies to the Date Picker, Filter and the sort arrows below. So what do you expect to happen ...
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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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Having a different navigation for user accounts

If a user is a paying member they will see additional content on top of the free content. Has anyone seen/created a navigation that integrates the additional content successfully?
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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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Looking for something definitive on the structuring of language in 'propositions' or 'calls to action'

I'm currently doing some IA work on a website, and I'm putting together, along with a 'lexicon' of sorts, a series of rules for the application of words for our content editors. Currently, we have ...
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Difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation

Quick question from reading Steve Krug's Don't make me think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability What's the difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation? Could someone give me ...
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One single button or two buttons

I'm working on a transportation service. We offer 2 services: Buy a bus ticket, much like public bus Book a car, similar to Uber We have a mobile app, and I'm having problem with one of the ...
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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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Activate item for visibility in menu

My application has quite a long menu. It's divided in 7 big sections with +5 items inside each one. Some of this sections have items that may never be used by the user (p.e. there is a Rubric ...
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Why breadcrumbs should not be used as a primary Navigation?

All of the blogs I have ready about breadcrumbs mention that breadcrumbs are used for secondary navigation and shouldn't really act as primary navigation. What is the reason for this convention?
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Clicking a Breadcrumb Link, Trigger Browser Back Button, or Forward?

Background I have a set of breadcrumbs for a web site: Question When a user clicks on these, should I trigger the browser's back button using JS? Back n times? Or should these be regular a tags ...
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fixed header - with navigation for e-com site

I have an e-commerce site. I believe it makes sense to have a fixed header when a user scrolls down. This will show the items in the cart, and will also show the visitor when they have added a new ...
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What is the psychology behind website navigation?

I have been thinking a lot about site learnability lately. I remember being told that 7 items in a navigation is the most learnable for visitors. I think this has to do with human memory, and the scan-...