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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-...
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Designing a website with several independent hierarchies

I am designing a personal-academic website in which the material is organized in two ways: By type, e.g. "Publications", "Working papers", "Demos", etc. By topic, e.g. "Bible", "Algorithms", "...
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side hand nav - to be or not to be

For e-commerces sites we often see side navigation, comprising of many other categories, in the hope the the visitor will see them, and go to these other categories and buy more items. In reality this ...
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Persisting tab selection for pallets

I have a web page that has multiple providers configured (Lets assume Google, FaceBook and Yahoo!). When you select each of these providers, a pallet opens up which has 2 or more tabs (could be common ...
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Is there a best practice for alignment of nav bar content - with grid or not?

Looking at various site's nav bars I see some sites spread their content wide across the bar, anchoring their logo to the far left and login to the far right, navigation in the middle (examples: ...
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How to prioritise site search for two different audiences

I'm designing a site for students and teachers, which is a set of learning materials on a particular topic. There are three types of content: Content only for students Content only for teachers ...
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What is a navigation link called that has a placeholder in href?

What is it called when a navigation link (<a href="#">) has a hash as placeholder without a landing page?
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Alternative UI Pattern for Expandable LIstview [closed]

Better way to pick Classified items instead of expandable Listview
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Why do apps rarely indicate the selected icon on their navigation bars

i'm looking for a suitable way to indicate that the user is on the cart page on an ecommmerce app by differentiating the cart icon from the rest of the icons on the navigation bar. there's obviously ...
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Android UX - When to use navigation drawer

A friend and I were discussing the use of navigation drawers in an app and had a disagreement about when there should be one. Basically, my point was that if there is a back arrow in the toolbar, ...
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Navigation: Is it okay to have the same dropdown multiple times?

So my navigation is: CARDS | DECKS | DECKBUILDER | ... Each of them have basically the same dropdown items. You either want to see Cards, Decks or the Deckbuilder for one specific champion (Barik, ...
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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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Complex wizard - when to tell user they are obliterating progress

I'm designing for an app that helps companies generate complex legal documents. We generally use a wizard with progress noted at the top. The progress can branch quite dramatically. We're faced with ...
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Responsive sidebar sub-navigation

We're working on a new, responsive version of a large website and need to support the main navigation and sub-navigation that changes based on the department. Below is a mockup of how we are ...
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Do I need to show a selected state in main navigation?

I'm working on a large, content-heavy website with multiple levels of navigation and was having a discussion with the designer about selected states in navigation. She said that since we have ...
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Side Tabs Text Vertical Alignment - Text Orientation - What is better to read upside down or read bottom up?

I have a page with tabs on the side vertically aligned, with two options. Questions: What was your gut reaction to the text orientation changes? What is the best practice for text orientation. (...
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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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Use of bread crumbs for hierarchical data?

I have an application which edits Heirarchial data. Consider Level 1 items of Projects, Users, etc. Now lets just consider Project for the sake of simplicity, and Projects are really driving this ...
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Best way to stop a navigation from wrapping by changing design?

Didn't know whether this was a UI or a UX issue but I have been asked to change our header section so that the navigation items don't wrap to a second line when the user views our site on a smaller ...
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Primary Navigation Dropdown [duplicate]

Is changing the traditional horizontal text navigation to a dropdown menu as the main navigation point a good thing to do? Someone in my team is suggesting this change but I'm concerned about ...
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Making sense of Google/Android navigation bar [closed]

Every Google Android phone has a good chunk of the screen wasted by the notifications bar and navigation bar most of the time. For example, as I'm typing this text, instead of seeing a keyboard and ...
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Very complex responsive navigation

I'm working on a redesign project that has a complex navigation, especially in the case I have to make it full responsive. There is a navigation bar to go to several section of the site. Each section ...
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Contest-List: Separate site or simply scroll down on homepage

My webapplication concept is all about some kinds of contests in which users can participate. Each contest has a minimal amount of information that will be displayed while viewing the list. As for now,...
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What is the common practice for app bar behavior when navigating from Home to child?

My use case is this: users enter the app and land at 'Home' - which includes a link to a child page, 'Element 1'. Element 1 is also accessible from the Navigation Drawer. So, when Element 1 is ...
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Should I hide navbar links that aren't “relevant”?

I have a navigation bar on a page that has a bunch of links on it. The links all show various information on a user's "job" (nevermind precisely what this job is). However, depending on the state of ...
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Option of terms for navigation of government site?

I am working on creating a government site that will serve many purposes and different users. The board members I am working with came up with two options for the main navigation for the website. ...
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More intuitive way display and select data in a large category [closed]

I'm designing a payment process. Users use our platform to post a brief about a product they need designed, for example, a logo or a website... The sign-up/payment process is a 4 step process: ...
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Redirecting to product list after saving a product or staying on edit product page

I am currently working on a collaborative project and me and another developer are having trouble deciding on wether to keep the user on the edit product page after editing the product or redirecting ...
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What's the best way to present multiple images / content without having a long scrolling for mobile

Currently, I'm using a slider / carousel (owl carousel to be exact) as a way to serve a lot of pricelist tables (per category) and images of the team (employees). And there are a lot. Our users ...
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Recommended IA and Navigation Architecture for a single long page scroll?

Website with several pages functioning as a long page scroll determining the optimal navigation architecture. Are there any general usability suggestions for content rich websites with pages designed ...
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Best practice when clicking parent brand logo(upper left corner) in partnered application

We are building a white-labeled 'marketplace' application for a corporate brand. Their brand logo will reside in the upper left corner of the NAV and will have a subhead of 'marketplace'. The customer ...
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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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Which navigation pattern to use

We are currently working on designing a Responsive Web Site for a very niche market. The user base (elderly) would be using this site purely from content consumption - reading perspective more than ...
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If there is only 1 item in the Primary Navigation, is it possibly to have no Primary Navigation at all?

I am currently working on a website that showcases articles. The majority of them are currently sitting in the homepage and a few more are sitting in another section. However other than that ...
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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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Are iOS iPhone tabs + context-dependent side menu the right choice?

The app is about inventory management. It has a bottom bar with 5 tabs (the last is a "More" tab). Each tab is a fairly independent functional unit. Many of them need the user to select an inventory (...
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Using Segmented Controls vs Tab bar

I have to document the general possibilities of an iOS app structure for my team, so I'm reading the guidelines to all the navigation and control structures. But I can't seem to understand when to use ...
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UI design recommendations for application which uses trackball instead of mouse?

Does anyone have any recommendations for designing a (non-web) application for use with a trackball instead of a mouse? If you know of any guidelines, standards or just your own experience in this ...
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What to implement for fixed (or something like that) navigation without the header if I have 1 up to 3 links?

I have a following web app (important parts translated manually, it's in Russian originally): How can I decompose or remove the top bar navigation? The problem is in the following: Some of ...
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What advantages an internal gallery can bring to an instant messaging app?

I'm working on an instant messaging app for mobile devices (much like WhatsApp, Hangouts, etc.). I've been advised to implement an internal photo gallery to let the user navigate through the pictures ...
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Is there a mutually UX-Friendly solution to allow both the OS and the Application to swipe from the edge of the screen for navigation?

I watched Apple's iPhone 6S Expo on YouTube with my iPhone61, and noticed the new functionality to navigate between apps by swiping from the side of the screen, and as I tried this, I noticed ...
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How does one go about implementing a “guest view” for a navigation drawer in Material Design?

Could not find this in Google's guidelines. If one were to develop an app that allows guests to browse (say a simple RSS Feed), would you use the same navigation drawer as if the user were logged in (...
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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 to provide navigation on Responsive sites

I have a UX designed for "responsive" web application with most of its content arranged under 5 tabs. So the site navigation is very clear to the user where ever they are even on mobile. But now I ...
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Customer wants a bad navigation schema [closed]

In the schema, there is no hierarchical level defined. It pretty much looks like something that hasn't been thought out. You could call it a "filter by" graph. In other words, the navigation is really ...
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Can a Hamburger button be good as a backup?

I read many answers here that the Hamburger button is bad as many people don't look there and don't end up using all the app's power. However, can one use it as an index in addition to normal full ...
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Fee quotation form just below the first fold. Are we losing orders?

Our site has a fee quotation form below the fold and we are concerned that we may be losing potential customers. What evidence is there that the "fold" is still a concern?
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Panel navigation back/expand/collapse

I'm having a hard time to find the most intuitive panel navigation. Here is what I'm working on: To expand/collapse the panels, the user has to click the white triangle on the top right. The panel ...