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Home page content for a data aggregator website?

We're creating a data aggregator site for different activities one can do in our city. We're not sure of what to include and what not to on our front page. Right now we have a big search function on ...
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When to use the folder-metaphor?

For a top-level navigation I am currently working on, I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use folder icons to communicate that an item in the list is actually a container (a folder) of ...
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Navigation in your android app via Up and Back button

I needed some clarity on navigation via device back button and up button. The android app has a NewsFeed view, a Chats list view and a Chat window view. The app is minimized and user clicks on a chat ...
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What is the better way to create navigation for 2 pages application?

I am working on wireframes for small application, which has 2 screens. One of them is primary, the other one is secondary. Now I am thinking of what is the best way to create navigation for this kind ...
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Should navigation mirror side nav VS side nav being filtering only?

Should the top navigation of an e-commerce site be duplicated in the side nav or should that area be reserved for filters only? For example
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Displaying lots of blog articles

We have a blog on our Shopify store which we are pulling into our marketing site via RSS. It will display the articles' titles, date, and full content. We're using a Bootstrap 3.x template and are ...
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Is there an intuitive way of creating Boolean rules without requiring knowledge of Boolean logic? [closed]

I need help please see the screen shot attached, can someone help me to come up with good UX for the problem. 1)How do i make it simple and easy. 2)The customer wants the screen more of a card view ...
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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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How to bring the detail view into a sidebar

I have an sidebar similar to this example Home Objects Management* Foo Bar Baz Objects > Management is basically a list of all objects. Each object has a detail view. Workflow: Navigate to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best way to paginate a large number of products, three at a time?

Some background: I have a large number of products that need to be presented like example below (3UP) and shifting by 3 each time (the layout and three at a time functionality is require). I am ...
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Which type of navigation is more suitable?

I am working on a user interface design for an application on Android. Currently, I am struggling to choose a suitable form of navigation as it is my first time creating such a design. The design is ...
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Animated scroll vs jump for a “back to top” button

I am looking at implementing a back to top button for documentation pages that tend to get very long. The button will be shown in a fixed position at the bottom right of the screen. My question is: ...
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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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The best pattern/solution for a detail page

I have a system where we have a hierarchical structure of items (x nr of child items) where data from the parent is displayed as a "header" and the child items (and data associated with them) are ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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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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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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What is the way to display and navigate 40+ products at a time?

I've attached an image of the current implementation (custom control and arrows), but to me it feels too clunky and awkward because of the custom slide control. Our client seems to like the "3-Up" ...
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Responsive design - 3-level navigation

I'm currently working on a site with a quite complex information architecture. The IA has 3 levels and each level can have up to 12 items. Level 1: 4 items Level 2: up to 12 items Level 3: up to 9 ...
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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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Keyboard hiding lower buttons on small Android screens

I have a application (Android) which have scroll activity form. On which there is a button for next screen (lowest of scroll). It's looking fine on large screens of android devices. But keyboard hides ...
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Persona based navigation vs regular navigation?

In our redesign, our agency chose a persona based navigation where we had links to our top 4 personas in the primary nav (only items and no sub-menus). Each persona page provided content that are most ...
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Sidebars - How useful are they?

We're considering putting information in sidebars and are wondering how useful they are or do users simply ignore them? The project in question is for a heavy content news site.
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Should mobile navigation maintain state between pages?

I'm creating a typical mobile website, with top navigation revealed by the "hamburger" button. My questions: Should this menu maintain state between pages (you open it, click an item, and a new ...
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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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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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Back button in Navigation Drawer on iOS?

Description Android’s Navigation Drawer pattern fits my needs pretty well for primary navigation. My app includes several child applications. Within child applications there are several tabs ...
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Differences of UX opinion for primary nav - which is best for my website?

I'm part of a team designing a new website - I'm by no means the UX expert on the team but there are two clashes of 'philosophy' around how the user will access the content. It is primarily a resource ...
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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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Help with chat feature

I'm building the chat feature for a web project. We have a couple of specifications: Support for general messages that will be broadcasted to all users subscribed to the room chat, and for that I ...
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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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Back button on iPhone

There is an opinion that in iPhone apps, there's no point in placing the Back button on screens that are directly accessible via the main navigation menu (at the bottom) - because the button just ...
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UI to quickly build a tree

Our users need to build trees with unlimited hierarchy containing several types of nodes, and they need to control the order of the nodes. A user will start with a root node, and add child nodes to ...
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Are there alternatives to hamburger + drawer menus?

On the internet there is a lot of bashing on the Hamburger Icon & the matching Nav Drawer. I realize it sometimes might be a pattern which should be avoided when simpler, more explicit options ...
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How much is too much when it comes to letting the user know what page they are on?

My site contains a list of reports that a user can browse. The main navigation of the site is done through a left-aligned menu. This is a mockup of the layout: The report name which they are ...
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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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How to handle multilanguage when most of the contents will be available in one language only?

We are designing a large institutional website with lots of content. The site will be in Spanish, but the client needs some of the content to be available in English as well. Most of the content, ...
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Navigation in one page view

I am trying to design an ecommerce iOS app. I want to show the list of categories, sub categories and the products in just one screen so that I don't have to navigate from one screen to another. The ...
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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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Navigating through app with follow-up screens

For my internship assignment I'm making a (iOS) reporting app for a client that will be used in-house. My client and I both have little experience in the design of iOS. I went to my client with paper ...
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Wayfinding and Orientation on Nonlinear site structure?

I have an interesting quandary. We are building a web application that is structured in a way whereby there are many ways to get to the "destination" pages. Some pages can also be part of multiple ...
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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 ...