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Action button needed to trigger Drop-down list selection?

I have a question about when (if at all?) to include an action button to trigger the selecting of an item in a drop-down list for these 3 scenarios: Scenario 1 - I have ONE drop-down list that is ...
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UX Patterns for Multi-Monitor Thick Client Apps

I am building an application (Thick Client/WPF) that will run on systems that vary in specifications from a single monitor to multiple monitors. I am trying to think through the navigation and screen ...
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Alternate Navigation options for my web app?

I'm working on a Desktop Web App. (Mobile is in future planning phase) I have a dynamic page that can change depending on the compination of the dropdown and tab buttons. Here is the diagram: ...
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Navigation drawer icon vs Back icon (Android & iOS)

I'll use Gogobot as an example. From the home page of the app, the user can click the "Trending" link, to navigate to the trending page. In this workflow, the icon in the top left becomes a back/up ...
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How to style jump links to a named anchor in the same page?

I have a long page with a list of anchors underneath a hero image. Currently I have Seciton 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 ------------------------------------------ | ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for navigating a hierarchy — without hindering text-editing

I have an application where many forms are collected in a hierarchy. The hierarchy is presented on the left side, and a form with text-entries, tables, comboboxes, etc. occupies the main portion of ...
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iOS: table view “Close”, “Edit” and “+” button placement in a navigation bar

There seems to exist some ambiguity when a table-based, multiple-item view needs to combine navigation ("Close"/"Back"), editing mode switching ("Edit") and aggregation ("+"/"Add") in a single ...
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Are one-page web apps always better?

Does anyone have some instances or cases where onepage web applications (for example, a lot of AngularJS apps) are inferior to full loading pages? I'm not including technology, SEO, etc. Only from a ...
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Group Naviagtion type into a Catogory

I am trying to group all the naviagtion type listed in Ui pattern (found below) Module Tabs Navigation Tabs Breadcrumbs Shortcut Dropdown Home Link Fat Footer Vertical Dropdown Menu Horizontal ...
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Navigation on side – dealing with link lengths – different font sizes?

At the moment I am building a webpage where the main navigation is located on the side, not at the top. The page uses a CMS where the user can create own menu links. That means if someone enters a ...
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Has user testing found that the “three horizontal bars” for main menu on mobile is commonly understood?

"Three horizontal lines" aka "hamburger icon" seems to be becoming a convention for the "main menu" button, especially on mobile sites: Has anyone done any user testing of this convention, or got ...
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Where would you place scroll indicator buttons? Left or right of content?

I was wondering if there were any A/B tests carried out for where scroll indicator buttons should be placed. See for example Acquia.com, they have up and down scroll buttons placed, which is good for ...
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Handling long text wrapping in multi-level navigation sidebars

This is something that's always bothered me, and short of 'make the text smaller' I've yet to find a real helpful solution to this anywhere. As an example I'm going to be using this admin theme I ...
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Usability of a mobile navigation consisting mostly of accordions?

I have a fairly simple site map with two levels of pages in several categories: Landing A - A1 - A2 - A3 Landing B - B1 - B2 - B3 etc. Would having a mobile navigation consisting mainly of ...
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What is the best way to design an ecommerce search bar

I would like to design a search bar on my ecommerce website that would be the extension of the navigation. A user can navigate to a category and then search localy to it. Or search to to the entire ...
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Drop-down menu navigated using hand gesture

I wanna put hand gesture on webpage. Usually, in webpage, there's navigation bar that located at the top of webpage. Often nav-bar is in a form of multi-level menu, like drop down menu. And by hand ...
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Should I reduce the number of menu items when showing on smaller devices, or use a 'hamburger' responsive menu?

So I was thinking about how I could make a responsive menu a better experience rather than just firing it into a drop down on mobile that has a hamburger as an icon. Would it perhaps be a better user ...
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Do you include the sitemap on your storyboard?

I have designed my website layout which includes all my pages. The pages are all linked to the home page. I also have a site map included in my website. Do I include it in the layout as well? It ...
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Is there any research or data on horizontal vs. vertical navigational menus?

I've seen many sites using both horizontal (top) navigation, vertical (left) navigation, and both across web sites for a long time. My understanding is that they're both conventions, but I would ...
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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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What is this type of navigation is called?

I came across the term for this style of navigation on a site but I failed to save the url. Anyone know what this type of navigation is called?
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For usability testing - How do you handle external links in main navbar?

We are currently creating a new test homepage that we will divert part of the traffic from the main site to so that we can test conversion rates. This site unfortunately will not have all the pages ...
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Should you be able to open in-page tabs in a new browser tab and retain the chosen tab state?

Our test team have just raised a query with me about in-page tab content and how that should behave should you choose to right-click and open in a new tab. OK, it's a very fringe case here, but it ...
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iPad - How to emphasize the difference between a browser toolbar and a web app toolbar?

I'm looking for suggestions on how an iPad app that includes web browser controls can distinguish these controls from ones that may be provided by the web content. Here the chrome toolbar on top is ...
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Can navigation (same content) be repeated in different sections of a website? What is the best way to do this to ensure the user is not confused?

I am putting together a site information architecture/structure and I'm not sure how to represent some content that could fit into two sections (it is relevant to two audiences who have been ...
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Why is 'Up Navigation' a recommended Android guideline?

In android the recommended way to access your applications menu is to click on the logo in the top left-hand corner. The guidelines also advocate re-using this touch area as an Up navigation, which ...
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Back and Forward navigation arrows in gmail search

I've been trying to figure out what these back and forward errors are meant for in gmail search view. They seem to always remain in a disabled state while the 'Done' button is always enabled. I ...
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Sign Up and Sign In widget on every page: Slide-down Panel or Lightbox

I have a question about implementing a sign up and sign in widget that works on any page on a site (i.e. without redirecting users to a sign in page when they want to log in to interact with content ...
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How to make a user setup an extension in third party?

There are 3 steps of setup and registation of a web app. the 3 step is activate in 3 party web page [google page] the step before should explain the user that he is about to continue to a new page, ...
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Name for a refill on an entire funnel

In SEO/UX/IA is there a term used to describe when a user enters a funnel (e.g. a Search) reaches the end of the funnel (e.g. results) and then repeats the process (e.g. starts another search). In a ...
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Navigation / Information Architecture

In the application I am designing, I have 4 entities, customers, contact, employees and organizations. Each of these entities has their own profile. Within each of their profile's there is an ...
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Back button in Navigation Drawer on iOS?

Description: The Navigation Drawer pattern of Android fits my needs pretty good. The app includes several applications. Within applications there are several tabs and the user can open additional ...
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Is it advisable to combine a single- with a multi-page site?

I'm not sure what this is called, but when a site's navigation takes you to the relevant section on the same page that the navigation is on. Here's an example (click "Home" at the bottom): ...
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Information Architecture and Navigation

The Main Screens of an application are listed in the main navigation. When a user goes to one of these screens they have the ability to open the navigation and get to another Main Screen. If a user ...
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Modern mobile browsers hide the URL bar when scrolling up. If I have a fixed navigation bar, should I prevent this behavior?

I have seen both used frequently throughout the mobile web. Some examples are news sites with fixed nav bars: Time keeps the URL bar static, which keeps their nav buttons in the same place while ...
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Determining when to use questions vs. statements in a navigation

I'm working on a project with a psychology office and I'm mulling over an issue that I haven't seen a lot written for. Namely, when is it best to use inquisitive categories vs. statements in a ...
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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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Show nearby results first or search screen in search application

We are building a search app for finding nearby openings. I am currently debating on my choice of showing a map of nearby openings to give the user immediate value as soon as possible. The others ...
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Navbars that hide when scrolldown and show when scrolling up

I've noticed this trend on several popular websites (linkedin, Google+) and personally really dislike it. I'm wondering what other people's experiences are. Basically, there's a navbar on the top of ...
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Should I use pagination for longreads?

I'm working on a website redesign where a lot pages have long content (economical analysis) that the user comes to read. They spend between 5 and 10 minutes on those pages I was wondering I should ...
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Sending users to a 3rd-party site and then back

My client is building a tool that makes it easier to fill in certain types of web forms found on third-party websites. They would like to provide help for the user while the user is filling in the ...
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What's the best way to view a deep hierarchy?

I've been pondering the best way to show a deep hierarchy for a desktop application I'm working on. Here are some alternative designs I'm considering... Mac OSX Finder: If you understand what ...
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Tagline AFTER Sign In

After the user signs in to your website, should we include taglines? If not, we can have a nice file menu style effect with the navigation bar. Examples: twitter and facebook. The question is ...
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How to hide main navigation?

I'm designing an application where the main nav is on the left. This is because there isn't enough space if I put the main nav on top (to fit both the main nav and the utility nav). So this is how ...
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Two-level menus: Why? and When?

Two level menus: should they be used? Why are they important? I never found any resource explaining this. Should I avoid them and only use them when you really have too much stuff to present?
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What is the best way to transition between chapters using a dragging/swipe motion?

My team and I are developing a book reading/Bible app, and we want the user will be able to switch chapters. We are considering implementing it in one of two ways: By dragging past the end of the ...
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Will users know to click the top item in navigation menu?

I've got a navigation menu on my website which has several levels of submenu. In the example pictured below I'd like users to be able to click "Services" in the top level menu and go to a "services" ...
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Best Practice: HTML/CSS Anchor Styling

I have a column layout (left column is the main article and right column is the sidebar) for a website. All of the links are orange, but I want to make the sidebar menu links dark gray. Could this be ...
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Inconsistencies in hamburger menu direction a mobile vs desktop problem?

This question isn't about placement of the hamburger icons nor is it about the usefulness. I've noticed on several websites/apps that the direction in which the hamburger icon opens a menu differs. ...
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How should I name my menu's links?

Suppose a conceptual web application where a user is supposed to: Choose a meeting in a list (that would take place in a near future) and possibly participate to one. Create its own meeting, waiting ...