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Using a JavaScript overlay or separate HTML page?

We're currently designing a portfolio website. On the front page, we have a navigation which takes the user to Home, Work, Information, Blog. On this front page, we'd also have a series of images ...
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How to handle multiple versions of same application with different set of features

Imagine you have two versions of the same web application. Lets call them v1 and v2. The use of the two versions is the same. V1 is an older version which is extremely flexible and customizable but ...
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When to use static (i.e., sticky) navigation bars?

As an amateur web designer I've been paying close attention to websites' designs to improve my grasp on this field, I noticed that some websites are using sticky navigation bars while others are using ...
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Displaying large category menu on a mobile device?

I've looked into this question, and this one as well; I didn't get an accurate answer. I have a fairly large category menu that I want to display for touch mobile devices with relatively small ...
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Is double click on a mega menu item commonly used?

I am working on a design which requires a mega menu to popup when top link is hovered over. The top link is also a link and clicking on it takes the user to a specific page. While this works pretty ...
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How to prevent users from losing direction while browsing between old and newer post? [closed]

I have often found myself "lost" on site where I browse to older articles / post . What elements is the minimum required to prevent this. Focus solely on this navigation and disregard other elements ...
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Resolving consistency of contextual navigation

We're trying to design the navigation for a service that helps digital advertising agencies manage the analytics services of their clients. So far, from talking to potential customers, we know that: ...
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iOS 7 top navigation bar text alignment

I'm working on an app that has 3 elements in the nav bar: a "back" button the title of the screen you are currently on a "logout" button, when you're logged in Now I have some problems regarding ...
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Expanding a tree with radio buttons

I have tree. Each tree node is a radio button. Nodes can be expanded/collapsed by clicking the disclosure icon which is a grey triangle. Some radio buttons are disabled. If a radio button is ...
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mobile multilevel navigation pattern

Hi I currently conceive a mobile website and the navigation. I have a problem with certain pages. in the one hand these pages have 5-7 undersites and on the other hand hand these pages have content. ...
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Should a multi-step process use breadcrumbs for navigation, or a “TOC” page?

I am designing a mobile (and desktop) web app that allows a user to create shareable forms. The "advanced process" is broken down into five steps at the moment, laid out like this (Numbers will be ...
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Swipe gestures in mobile news site design

On a mobile news site, should swipe be used to navigate between articles or should traditional buttons be used? E.g. swiping from right to left to go to the next article. The only issue I can see is ...
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How does it affect user experience if the navigation menu is a sidebar?

I am new to web development but always had an interest of doing things to enhance UX. For a new project, instead of having a horizontal header with a navigation menu i thought of having a vertical ...
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Best title for the navigation menu on mobile?

It seems like the three line (hamburger) icon is becoming the standard for menus, but I'm still not sure of what the ideal accompanying text should be. In my design, I originally put: Menu But ...
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How to handle tertiary and quaternary navigation

attempting to handle tertiary and quaternary levels of navigation in a website. So for example: Energy > Energy Procurement > Sustainable energy > Sustainable Energy within housing. Energy (top ...
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Sorting content by popularity and rating

Most sites seem to keep them separate - providing the user the ability to sort content by rating or popularity/most views. I was thinking of combining them into one metric that gives the user a good ...
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Does multi-line information presented in list format gives bad user experience?

I'm currently experimenting with lists and I would like to know if presenting multi-line information in a list format gives bad user experience. Take for example if we have a record of restaurants. ...
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Why are so many mobile side panels dark grey?

The fact that so many mobile side panels are dark grey (Facebook etc.) - is it based on any research?
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Slide-out navigation and landscape vs. portrait iPad

I'm currently using a slide-out navigation on a website for handheld devices and tablets. Some of the stakeholders on the project are concerned that using the slide-out for landscape orientation is ...
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Trying to merge a navigation menu with breadcrumbs

Preview I got so far of both Navigation Bars First I'll show the preview of what I got so far. I'm trying to find an equilibrium in the page I'm slowly developing (an online university). I'm showing ...
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“Home” link to indicate one's home, rather than the home page

A client is developing an ecommerce website with category links in the primary navigation. The links are to be named "Garden", "Home", etc. I'm concerned that the "Home" link will be mistaken for a ...
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Best Practice when dealing with long user first names in UI

For the app I am currently developing, I have a vertical navbar which contains the main menus required for the user. One of the menus is for User Admin, which is a profile picture with the User's ...
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iOS navigation bar buttons design considerations

I have some questions regarding the buttons placed in a navigation bar that I don't know if actually meet the iOS Human Interface Guidelines: 1) I'll need a button at the right side of the nav bar ...
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Is it bad navigation to separate individual emails from the general contact of a “Contact Us” page?

The question title says it all, but to elaborate ... I have a "Who We Are" page with individual team member bios, and I have a "Contact Us" page. I want to give users the option of contacting our ...
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iOS Global Tab Bar Navigation - Reset navigation “stack” when switching between tabs?

I have an iOS app that uses a tab bar global navigation scheme (UITabBar), with 4 tabs. Some users are getting confused when they go from Tab A, to Tab B, and then back to Tab A, where they see the ...
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Best ux design for year selection in music chart radio/video app

I have this website called billboard.fm where people can listen to the top 100 songs from each year and recently launched a responsive design at http://beta.billboard.fm that uses YouTube instead. I ...
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Mobile navigation - off-canvas or dropdown?

I'm working on a responsive site where the main navigation gets compressed to a "menu" button when at a mobile small-screen size. I feel like there are 2 strong methods for handling the navigation: ...
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Primary Navigation with Hover Dropdown clickable or not

We've got a design with a primary navigation menu that uses dropdowns when hovering over the links. We have two options: Disable the primary links and mirror them in the dropdown so the user ...
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Submenu or second nav bar?

I find myself in a bit of a pickle with a website I designed and coded myself. Basically, I've gotten to a point where I need some sort of secondary menus on certain pages for example user profiles ...
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On a Wizard, what's a good way to present a dozen different paths in a user-friendly manner?

I'm creating a wizard for importing files as part of my desktop application. This isn't the main focus of the application, but it is an important feature. When a file gets imported, depending on the ...
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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 a new feature pop-up load after page finished?

When trying to expose a new feature to a site I'm using a pop-up that explains the change. Similar to what Google is doing across their products. An example: My question is if it is important to ...
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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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How do I handle transitioning a mobile user to a desktop experience?

My team and I are making iterative changes to a site, slowly converting it to a responsive site. During this transition there may be some instances where a mobile user (who is on a responsive page) ...
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Links to other sites in dropdown menus

I work for a company that has several sites. They have requested I put links to the smaller sites in a drop down menu on the menu bar. Is this a good practice or should they be seperate. Also there ...
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double tab navigation - what are your thoughts on this exprience?

UPDATE: I ended up getting rid of the double set of tabs to simplify the experience. You can see the result on the site. I have a UX issue I was hoping you could help with. I'm redesigning our nav ...
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Should web mega-menus that open OnClick close OnClick or Mouseout?

I have been doing some research on this site regarding whether a mega menu on a web site should activate/deactivate via hover or click. I found a question with good answers regarding actuating the ...
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Double click to edit, but how to navigate?

We are working on a online dictionary tool, e.g. you have different dictionaries that you can browse. Now we would like the possibility to in-place-edit the settings by double-clicking on the text. ...
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Selecting a folder in a drilldown / column view

In my web app, I'm looking to allow users to select 'folders' from their filesystem which will then be stored and scanned to build a library of media files. But I'm having trouble designing an ...
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iPhone app - bottom menu vs hamburger menu

I'm working on a news and prices app, and I'm currently working on the menu. The team has 2 different approaches: a traditional bottom menu or a hamburger menu (like on Facebook app). Which approach ...
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What is the purpose and origin of in-page navigation

Attached is an in-page navigation example, user expectations are managed by a visual glimpse into the page structure at the side to the right edge of the viewport. Users can jump to different in-page ...
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Why is the navigation below the brand strip at the top in the new Twitter & Vine app?

I am curious to know the science behind the new kind of navigation I've been seeing lately, mostly with bigger screen phone where there is a lot of space to utilise and sometimes it's uneasy for the ...
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How to handle “Facebook style” slide in / fly in / side navigation menu in iOS7?

With the recent announcement of iOS 7 a new system wide slide from left edge to right gesture to go back has been introduced. This appears to affect applications that use navigation controllers. When ...
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Is there a standard name for ios-style cross-sliding lists?

I'm looking for a name of iOS-style nested <ul>'s. I'm simply talking about the extremely common navigation where you tap a list item (usually with an arrow next to it) and then the screen ...
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Is fixed, persistent navigation now considered good UX?

I've noticed a massive trend with sites making their navigation menus persistent (always visible when the user scrolls), and am considering doing it on a site I'm working on (it may likely have fairly ...
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Where to put element controls?

I have the following: I think it's less than ideal because the edit/delete buttons are requiring me to waste a bunch of vertical whitespace within the element. Options that I can think of: ...
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A case against multi-colored navigation buttons

I am trying to find some evidence against multi-colored navigation links, however it seems to be surprisingly hard to find.. perhaps not so many people have come up with the "innovative" idea of ...
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Relying on Android 'back' button to close a modal window

I tested an app yesterday that my team is working on. It has a hamburger navigation, and one of the items inside that nav is a callout to leave feedback. When you tap the feedback row, a modal screen ...
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Keyboard navigation of editable fields skipping other controls

I've been browsing StackExchange, the MS UX guidelines, etc and have yet to find an answer, or even a suggestion about this. In a Windows environment, Tab usually moves focus from control to ...
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Redundant navigation icons in iOS ap

One of our clients want to have on the home screen of their (iOS) app the same buttons that are on the bottom tab bar, we see that as redundant and not user friendly at all, is it acceptable to do so? ...