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What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiding sub-levels of navigation ref. DIY.com?

I'm specifically referring to DIY.com here and I have not seen this type of navigation before (have you?) My question(s) is(are) this: what are the reasons why www.DIY.com have hidden some of their ...
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Best way to indicate which application you are currently on, in the top navigation

I've seen a couple of link related posts but I feel this one is a little different. I'm currently working on an application where we have links to other products at the top of the screen, and we're ...
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split screen layout pros and cons

I'm in the research and planning phase of a new website for a company that consists on 2 persons with different areas of expertise. I was thinking about designing a split layout inspired by this ...
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Navigation that leads to microsite with different layout

Currently I need to revamp a university website. The problem is some of the links actually go to different microsites (within the same domain) that have different layout. The only way to link back to ...
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Best UX approach to redesign the information architecture of a website?

I'm going to get started on a new project mainly focused on information architecture. The IA of the site I'll work on is extremely messy, complicated and not logical at all. We need to completely ...
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Navigation where one set of items is more important

I have a webapp where users can create different "events" and manage these events (assign employees, edit date, edit location, etc.). Apart from these event objects a user can also interact with other ...
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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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what happens when my vertical finger tab navigation is longer than my content area?

i'm designing a work area in a web application where i use a vertical finger tab navigation on the left (a bit like this: http://patternry.com/p=vertical-module-tabs/) The content tab with which the ...
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Should primary navigation items always link to a page?

I'm always a bit thrown when a primary navigation item doesn't link to a page. However I do sometimes see primary navigation items used as category headings for a drop down menus. Should primary ...
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Good design patterns for tiered multi-select [duplicate]

How should we go about re-creating a tiered multi-select? Are there any good variations on the example below? I think we'll need to cater for 4 or 5 levels in the hierarchy. The primary use will be ...
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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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What is an effective method for in-page navigation when none of the other pages have in page navigation?

I'm updating a help page that is sectioned and navigated using a list of links at the top of the page. Since there is so much content in the help page it is easy to get lost, and the only way to ...
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Do I still need to show a header if I'm just replicating the title of a tab?

I have a user management section in my CMS. The content is contained in 'tabs'. However as the title on each tab is basically the name of the page itself, do I need to still include a heading ...
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Product navigation versus marketing site navigation

Are there any best practices associated with integrating the navigation of your Web based product with the navigation of your marketing pages? Another way of describing this is: Does it make sense ...
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In a modification flow, should I allow user to delete the form while editing?

In my case, normally the flow is to first search and then modify/view/delete from the search result list. 'Modify' and 'View' need to open a new page as there is further information in the details. ...
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Does duplicate content/links make content more findable?

We're having a bit of a disagreement of where certain content belongs on our company's website. We have an Events page, where upcoming events are listed. However, this page was traditionally for ...
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Adding “submit your story idea” to navigation bar

We have multiple websites that have similar designs, just for different industries. Recently, to all our sites, we added a series of forms where people can submit photos or information to give us ...
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How do i represent content in a really long navigation bar which cannot be sectioned?

Im working on this really complex product for storing people & company details. The people and company details has tons of different tabs for entering information (around 20 tabs). How do i ...
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Should closing a modal “blockade” of walled content take the user back to the previous page

The user navigates to content that requires registration to view, and a modal box appears over that (blurred) content and offers options to 'register' or 'not'. Should the 'not' option navigate back ...
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Does the 'mile high menu bar' still apply to web apps?

In this article from Joel on Software, Joel talks about how the easiest parts of the screen to click are the edges, and how putting menu bars at the absolute top of the screen increases usability. Can ...
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Where to put 'Home' button in iOS UINavigationController

I'm currently working on an iPhone App that uses the UINavigationController as a means for navigating throughout the App. The navigation-stack can go fairly deep, so It's quite a hassle for the user ...
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How to make a contact list accessible from every screen of a mobile app

I'm working on app, something like intranet, groupware category. Though all the functionality is now here, I'm not quite happy with the navigation. There is a list of contacts, currently accessible ...
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Is using an accordion in a mobile footer better than a long list?

I'm working on a mobile website and I have to consider quite many links within the footer - depending on the country version from 13 to 18. The links have to be in the footer, so there's no discussion ...
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Best practice for scrolling and orientation within non-touch displays: line-wise vs. page-wise scrolling?

I've been searching the web for quite some time now, but either I am always using the wrong keywords or there is no literature out there on this topic... What is the best way for a user to orientate ...
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iOS 7 on iPhone 5 [migrated]

Can anyone advise how large are the icons usually on the left and right side of the navigation bar? See this: ...
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Should I explore alternatives to the drop down menu on this site?

Before I say anything else, I should note that the use case is fairly specific: The site is security related, allowing the customer to manage remote connections, video libraries, and user access. The ...
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Information architecture for a restaurant menu for a mobile application

I'm currently designing a mobile application (android) for ordering food. The purpose of the application would be similar to the justeat app. The biggest challenge as yet is structuring the menu and ...
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Is it better for website accessibility to have the menu before or after the content

I have seen two approaches to menu/content markup order in relation to accessibility for keyboard only users: Menu first then content with a skip to content link at the top Content first then menu ...
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Home button vs Logo link?

Is a "home" button on the navigation required if there is a link to the homepage using the company's logo? Increasingly I have noticed more and more websites using the logo as a link to return to ...
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Acceptable to use the logo as the only link to the home page? [duplicate]

I would like to remove the Home Page button in the navigation bar from a website. My reasoning is that the logo itself can act has a link to the home page. Is it reasonable to assume users will know ...
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What are the UX design considerations when placing all navigation and action controls of an Android app in the Main Action Bar?

Google's Android design guidelines include detailed information regarding Layout Considerations for Split Action Bars. While it doesn't seem to go aligned with the guidelines, some apps have ALL their ...
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How do I make a lot of steps (and sub-steps) on limited space?

I'm looking for a better solution to visualize the steps shown on the images below. With ~5 steps it works just fine, although when I use more they start breaking the grid. I really want to keep the ...
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Using a section title as a link to deeper navigation

After selecting data and filters to narrow it down, the user is taken to a 2nd level of the navigation where he is presented with content displayed in a table like in the following image: Each row ...
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Passive tabs on a drop down navigation menu?

Asumming I have the case of a menu where I have several options in only some categories (products): Should I always put some content on the button "Products"? Or I can skip it so people go to ...
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Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?

The back button is a great "get out of a flow's dead end" option that browsers provide. Should a UI rely on the back button as the only method to allow a user to get to the previous page or should the ...
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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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Different styling for different tooltips on a single page?

I am working on a web application, and we are focusing very much on the consistency of the look&feel. When we are designing tooltip styles, we can see there is the 'plain style' tooltip and all ...
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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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Matching Navigation Names to Page Titles?

Upon reading the "Navigation" chapter of Don't Make Me Think, I saw the point 'The name needs to match what I clicked.' Obviously, this is a book of guidelines and is not law, but I'm confused about ...
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Menu Contextual Order

The application I'm working on maintains lists of timezones, countries, cities, & venues, and it allows the user to manage those lists (list/add/edit/remove) via a menu. My initial approach was ...
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Hamburger menu on big screen - what do you lose?

The notorious "Hamburger Menu" () is now showing up more and more on large desktop and laptop screens. The actual navigation menu that summarizes the site structure requires clicking on it to show. ...
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Android App - placing elements close to android nav (back button and co)

I want to place a element (which can be often used) on the bottom left corner of my app but i'm not sure if it's a good ui choice. this app will run on IOS, desktop and android devices but it will be ...
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Implementing a 'ViewCube' for 3d navigation

Autodesk has published a research paper (2008) on a ViewCube, a method for user navigation in 3 Dimensions. It is used in the software 3D Studio Max. When searching for viewcube, I found one ...
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Guiding the user through a multi-step form

We are building a kind of wizard driven by rules which will assist the user to complete a number of stages each consisting of a set of steps - I asked a question about this earlier on a different ...
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Switch from top nav to icon based left sidebar on dashboard views

I've been noticing an increasing number of new dashboard design that use an icon based left sidebar as oppose to top nav. Is there a UX reason for this change or is this strictly a design trend? e.g. ...
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How to show two brands of the same business in the navigation in one website?

I need to show two different brands in same website. Each has a different logo and navigation which should be visible by default, but they share a common sign-in/sign-up interface and currency change ...
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(Mobile-Only) To Stick or Not To Stick?

I have a somewhat long landing page: http://POPteam.io/ It takes about 5 swipes to get to the bottom. The content is super important and I don't want it to have any distractions, however part of me ...
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Android- Navigation Drawer with sub-menu

I am designing android app in which I have some categories and sub-category. What I am doing? In first image I have placed category menu item with sub-category menu item in Navigation Drawer. Sub ...
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Sub menu with same name?

I was wondering what was the best practice when having a menu that could point to a page, but contains sub categories. Here's my case : Contacts Listing <-- This is my issue Additional fields ...
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Mobile Multi level navigation with “split” button (access to sub-levels)

I was wondering how you would handle a multi level off-canvas navigation menu with split buttons. By split button I mean that the user needs to be able to click on the text (level 1) to access level ...