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Why bigger search field and large menu bar?

I am aware of the recent trends that are going in practice but whats the impact of it to the users. In recent years designers have been using big search field and the navigation bars have been ...
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Change focus when creating “jump to content” link for usability? [closed]

I have a link which is normally hidden but is revealed for users using keyboard navigation. This link jumps them past the header menus etc into the main page content. This is a similar example: http:...
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How to show 5 levels of deep navigation on the LHS navigation

I am trying to come up with a better deep nav system that can have as much as 5 levels of deep navigation on the LHS nav.. I thought of something like attached.. what do you guys think?
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What is the best way to display a large number of links?

I am working on a web-based image file explorer. It shows a grid of thumbnails for all images in the current directory, and a list of links at the top to navigate to subfolders. For a small amount of ...
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Too many buttons in a mobile Navigation Bar

I have an app where people can browse places. I have two screens: a list and a map. In the navigation bar, I have a back button, a search bar, and a button to switch between the "Map" view and the "...
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Adding new service (with navigation) to existing layout

I have two navigations in layout (img1): 1. Top navigation with main categories 2. Sidebar navigation for categories subpages - sidebar navigation has max 2 indents I need to put new "service" in ...
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Navigation history on scroll in single page applications?

In single page applications many sites use hashbangs in the URL to implement navigation history. However, I recently came across this site: https://design.google.com/form-2014 I scrolled to the ...
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web design function / navigation / action

I joined a project in which a web application product (SaaS) is maintained. It manages repeat payments to payees. Now there are a set of actions: request an off-cycle payment, show payment history, ...
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Multilevel Navigation - Enterprise Application

I'm offering a design solution for an enterprise level applications navigation system. Currently the user can navigate by drilling through a series of parent and child menus. There are up to 5 levels ...
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Guidelines for Console UI (CLI)

I have to build a Console UI which will consist of a few main groups each consisting of nested labels and input fields. Are there any guidelines out there for making something like this easy to ...
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Edge cases for a multistep navigation on mobile

Working on an ecommerce app feature where each product will have a multistep horizontal navigation (refer below). however the amount of steps might vary form 1-4. can't seem to come up with a decent ...
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What is the best way to handle browser back navigation on checkout?

Consider the following scenario for an online checkout/purchase process... User goes through the application and enters all their information and billing information. User then clicks "Complete ...
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Linking a parent section link straight to child section

I have a parent section titled "Campaigns" with two children sections titled "Rules" and "Results". When the parent section is clicked in the drop down on the right (please forgive the rough ...
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Does a user's knowledge of operating system interactions carry over to a browser?

My coworkers and I recently discussed an article criticizing the hamburger icon + drawer navigation approach, and began to debate whether Window's "Start" button utilizes the same approach. There ...
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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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Should you use hamburger / hidden navigation on larger desktop sized screens? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of sites hiding their nav on desktop and simply showing a hamburger-esque menu. Obviously this looks more "minimal" But I can't help to think this isn't the best approach from a UX ...
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Android - Navigation Drawer “everywhere” drawbacks

I have an engineering background, but for the current project I'm trying to help my client out with UX and navigation. My client has drawn an Android app that I am implementing. In this app, the ...
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Choosing the hover color of a link, logically

The menu color of the apple website fades out when you hover it, which I believe is wrong because hovering an item is like activating it, hence a positive action. With that said, what's a logical ...
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How to navigate through multi-select menu

We have to build a menu with multiple campaigns. When the user selects 1 campaign, details should be shown for that campaign When the user selects multiple campaigns, he should be able to compare ...
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Shouldn't the logo be linked to the About page of a website? [duplicate]

For example the Apple logo takes you to the homepage of apple.com from any page. Even I link the logo to the homepage, but doesn't it make more sense if we link it to the about page?
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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 http://codepen.io/EduardL/pen/...
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About text and navigation hierarchy on mobile

I'm making a mobile page that is heavy on content and I was wondering what people's thoughts are on hierarchy in regard to an "about" text and the main page navigation. A quick outline of the product ...
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Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?

As the web continues to evolve and more complex applications emerge, there is a need to let the user quickly navigate between applications. This action is different from the navigation menu we see ...
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Is a list of records page needed?

I will be building an application to create simple websites. The backend user will be able to add, delete, and modify the following: Users Pages Menus (can be added to pages) Widgets (can be added ...
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Pros/Cons of placing Login/Account in line with the main nav bar?

Currently our navigational header is mostly left side and central of page, account is on upper right. A proposed design shows the account moved down, into the main nav bar. There's some space in ...
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What are the benefits of a white navbar over a colored one?

I am creating a thin fixed navbar and am debating between having it be primarily colored (our color is a type of turquoise) with white accents or primarily white with the turquoise color accenting it. ...
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Why is it standard for a website logo to navigate to the home page?

Why has it become an industry standard for logos to redirect a user to a website's homepage? Where was this first seen?
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What is the best way of displaying nested categories with very long names?

I'm creating a website that is going to contain a lot of structured information (material for passing the final high school exams in Israel) The information has already been structured into ...
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How do I indicate that clicking a button will remove their search results?

This is about a complicated application that holds 50 years of archived data. Some things are illogical and we can't change it because it's stuck in 50 years of rusted customs. But slowly I'll try and ...
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Criteria for a valid sticky top bar

I see lot of websites that has design responsive for all devices, with css styling that as a user [, designer, and developer] can say that put effort upon. They use a banner/header/menubar on the ...
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Other layout strategy for table of content as navigation

Our website has many nested pages (more than 200) and we are asked to create a navigation that is not menu bar since it's so many. So I have designed an iframe, fixed on the left side of the screen, ...
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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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File Picker vs. Drag and Drop for Tablets

Imagine that you're creating a presentation on an iPad. You want to create a presentation, add content to it, and rearrange it as needed. You have a catalog of content to choose from, sorted by ...
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Are expandable/collapsable accordions in iOS an anti-pattern?

I'm trying to find examples of expandable/collapsable accordions in iOS but I cannot seem to find any. I haven't seen any official statements from Apple but it seems as if all native apps prefer menu ...
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What are the accessibility concerns of a checkbox based navigation?

This is an old css-tricks article demonstrating some of the cool things you can do without javascript using checkboxes. I want to use an updated version of this pattern on my site, but I am worried ...
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Which is the best navigation pattern for the Apple Watch?

I'm having a bit of an internal debate over which navigation pattern is more suitable for use on the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch enables you to use a) Hierarchical navigation - a list of items ...
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Is the folder structure dying?

In our digital world we have previously been forced to know the location of digital content. The obvious one being the local hard drive or a shared file server where sometimes extreme structures have ...
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Sub-menu dropdown vs tabs on mobile

I am trying to figure out what a better UX is on a mobile phone. Either having the sub-navigation as tabs, or have it be a dropdown. Method 1 - Dropdown on mobile In the following images, the sub-...
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Why don't we use Left navigation for website?

Left navigation is becoming a more widely used trend in Web Applications; for example, it is utilized by Zoho Books, Slack, Gmail and others. More valid reason to move Left navigation, like screen ...
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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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top navigation vs bottom navigation which is better?

We are thinking of developing a site with navigation after the main image and not the top of the page is that ok? Is there a best practice on this? Is top nav important or better
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Alternative to dashboard/portal page menu pattern?

Right now our application's opening page is a bunch of buttons vaguely grouped into categories which link to assorted areas of the application. Some of these links bring you to deeper application ...
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Non-Linear Site/App Navigation

I'm looking for examples, or guidance otherwise on a good model to implement navigation for an application who's data is not linear or hierarchical. A few examples ... hierarchical information ...
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Navigation pattern between search/filter results on Single Page App

I have a Single Page App that runs in full screen without back/home/forward buttons and no URL bar. All navigation is done in a left column that updates a content area on the right. On one part of the ...
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Tabs under tabs in Android

I am moving away from a hamburger menu style app to use tabs. (This article basically summarizes why I want to do it.) However, under one of the tabs I have newsfeed, which has to sections: Current ...
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How do I display a lot of account information in the Navigation bar?

My client wants to display several numbers: How much cash you have How much cash you saved How much cash you gave to charity My proposition was along the following lines. Just display your ...
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What approach the IOS user of my app would prefer?

We started the redesign of the app following Android guidelines. We are now trying to port the design to IOS, however I am not so sure what to push. Either a "Navigation Drawer" similar to the ...
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Why the material controls are displayed on top?

I'm working on a new web application specifically designed for android devices and consequently it needs to be based on the Material principles though this question is about IA in general not only the ...
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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 ...