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Recommended IA and Navigation Architecture for a single long page scroll?

Website with several pages functioning as a long page scroll determining the optimal navigation architecture. Are there any general usability suggestions for content rich websites with pages designed ...
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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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Footer links necessary if navbar is fixed on small business website?

I'm developing a website for a friend's startup. It's a really small website with only 4-6 pages. Currently I have designed the website with a fixed navbar (and a fixed menu toggle button on mobile). ...
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Persisting tab selection for pallets

I have a web page that has multiple providers configured (Lets assume Google, FaceBook and Yahoo!). When you select each of these providers, a pallet opens up which has 2 or more tabs (could be common ...
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Should logging out bring you to a login page?

When a user clicks logout it logs them out then redirects them to the login page. My question is should I do this or should I bring them back to the page they logged out from?
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Communicating to user that content is associated with a specific record?

Lets say a main page provides navigation to two sections: Doing X and Doing Y. Doing X is associated with a single record, however, Doing Y is associated with zero to many records. Upon clicking Do ...
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E-commerce quickview with navigation, useful or gimmick?

A lot of e-commerce sites offer users a Quick View or Quick Look feature on their product listing page: I've seen a few sites where they offer user the ability to click to the next/previous SKU ...
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When I should hide a toolbar in an Android App?

I'm designing an app navigation flow. It has a login screen from which we can go to a "Forgot password" screen. Once we logged in we go to the "Main screen" there I've a toolbar with a gear item that ...
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Position of content above the main navigation

Had a meeting with our Product Manager yesterday and he's requested that we put content above our site design's main navigation. Specifically, his request was to put the end-clients logo in the top ...
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How to best organize multiple taxonomies when the content resides on categories?

I'm working on a website about public health that has a somewhat confusing data structure. It currently opens up to a list of location categories (one-to-many) that contain a content page and a list ...
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Tabs placement on a product view

I'm working on an app, its primary feature is rating/commenting on some kind of product (I used a banana as an example). I've got a problem with the tab navigation, please take a look: In the ...
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Going back to a list of pages after reading a page

I'm prototyping a website which will display a list of services on a single page, in the following format. When a user clicks on the Learn more > link on a service, they will be taken to a page ...
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What is better : Disabling sub-categories or auto resetting the filters

I am working enhancing UX for filters on our eCommerce (desktop site). The navigation structure is broken into Categories and further sub categories. Filters can be applied at each level (categories ...
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Why are websites center aligned instead of stretched to fit?

Trying to figure out the exact reasons why websites or web applications on wider screens 1. have space on either side (aligned center as a container) 2. instead of being left-aligned or 3. stretched ...
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Opened dropdown menu - should I hover over, or push down content?

We're building a web app, to be used on tablet devices predominantly, but desktop too. We have menu items at the top of the page that have children, I've been told that for good accessibility reasons ...
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What's the name of this one page navigation pattern?

I'm looking for a specific navigation pattern I saw some years ago, which I can't find anymore. In this pattern the same navigation is repeated multiple times on top of each section on a single ...
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Site Navigation to Content: Ratio for Best Practice

I'm working on a revamp of an existing project where the non-mobile site navigation takes up about 40% of the page area. Obviously this is far from ideal. Although I recognize and appreciate that ...
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Are iOS iPhone tabs + context-dependent side menu the right choice?

The app is about inventory management. It has a bottom bar with 5 tabs (the last is a "More" tab). Each tab is a fairly independent functional unit. Many of them need the user to select an inventory ...
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Swipe Views using Tabs

I am working on a android app, which has two major flows One where user looks at a feed of items, and choses to click on anyof them Or when user wants to enter/edit his personal information. I am ...
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What's a good scrolling hint for partial-page content in iOS?

I'm developing an exercise app in which the bottom half (right half in landscape) of the screen is the "live" portion of the app. It runs a timer, along with a donut graph and counter showing elapsed ...
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Mobile Application breadcrumb navigation: is it a good idea?

I have a mobile application developed for Android & iOS. The application displays a set of hierarchical items. The application main navigation is designed as a Master/Detail flow where tapping a ...
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Why do apps rarely indicate the selected icon on their navigation bars

i'm looking for a suitable way to indicate that the user is on the cart page on an ecommmerce app by differentiating the cart icon from the rest of the icons on the navigation bar. there's obviously ...
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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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Advice / pointers / research on UX design for single pushwheel button [closed]

I'm in the unfortunate position of having to design an UX for a mineral analysis machine where the input/output hardware is limited to an 8" LCD (non-touch) and a single "pushwheel" button (a wheel ...
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How to layout a page with very long list of sub-navigation items?

We have these few pages that have an inner navigation but for some pages, the number of items are very long. For some pages, the number of navigation items are short. See below for the ones with a ...
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What is the best way the user quickly identify a product [closed]

I am developing a game portal , where the main User 's task is to seek details of the products in a wide displayed list. First the image of the product is displayed , followed by its title , its price ...
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Android UX - When to use navigation drawer

A friend and I were discussing the use of navigation drawers in an app and had a disagreement about when there should be one. Basically, my point was that if there is a back arrow in the toolbar, ...
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Why haven't more sites used the nav bar vs. the hamburger menu? [closed]

A lot has been said about the drawbacks of hamburger menus, and we've been seeing a lot of mobile apps moving away from this navigation model in favor of a nav bar (recent example). In general, I'm ...
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Web application & scalable left side navigation

Background I am redesigning the navigation for a B2B web application, we are currently using a dropdown menu to help users navigate to different products. I would like to move towards left side ...
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Contextual sidebar and consistency

I am designing a website service for coin collectors and have a question regarding navigation. The control flow is as follows: User selects country (from map or an alphabetized list). User selects a ...
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Back Navigating with Android Fragments and Navigation Drawer

I'm developing a fairly complex Android application (used for a Home Automation system) which is basically a One Activity - Multiple Fragments Application. The Navigation in the application primarily ...
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Mobile app navigation: Back vs. cancel

I am designing a mobile app in which there is at least one multi-step process. Throughout the app, I want the back button to mean back one step, but not up a level in information hierarchy. During ...
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side hand nav - to be or not to be

For e-commerces sites we often see side navigation, comprising of many other categories, in the hope the the visitor will see them, and go to these other categories and buy more items. In reality this ...
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What are the differences between Hierarchical drill down navigation & Hierarchical multi-level navigation

What are the differences between Hierarchical drill down menu & Hierarchical multi-level menu? it seems there is a thin line between these two. Please help me with examples which navigation ...
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How to design multi-level navigation menus for web and apps

We're creating some applications that need a multi-level menu navigation. This navigation menu should be presented in these environments: Web (large browsers) Web (responsive for devices) Android ...
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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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Responsive sidebar sub-navigation

We're working on a new, responsive version of a large website and need to support the main navigation and sub-navigation that changes based on the department. Below is a mockup of how we are ...
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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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Best practices for deep hierarchical long scrolling pages?

Are there any best practices on affixing navigation for a deep hierarchical page? Specifically, is it ok to affix just the sub navigation while leaving the global navigation at the top of the page? ...
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An intuitive way to look around in web based first person 3D

In web based 3D experiences, where the world in observed from the first person perspective, which of the following two ways is better for looking around: When the mouse is moved, the camera is ...
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Second navigation level with pills

Not sure why I'm struggling so much with this :). We're using horizontal pills navigation on a site I'm working on (like this: http://getbootstrap.com/components/#nav-pills ) I need to add a second ...
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UI design recommendations for application which uses trackball instead of mouse?

Does anyone have any recommendations for designing a (non-web) application for use with a trackball instead of a mouse? If you know of any guidelines, standards or just your own experience in this ...
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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 to implement for fixed (or something like that) navigation without the header if I have 1 up to 3 links?

I have a following web app (important parts translated manually, it's in Russian originally): How can I decompose or remove the top bar navigation? The problem is in the following: Some of ...
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Do I need arrows to indicate hover menus in main navigation?

The main navigation of a website I'm working on uses hover menus and every main navigation item has children that reveal on hover/tap. Do I need to include a down arrow (chevron) that indicates to ...
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Horizontal or vertical navigation on mobile saas apps? [duplicate]

Is there any (new) research on whether to go with horizontal or vertical navigation on mobile-responsive saas apps? I've seen a bunch of articles from 3-5 years ago and was trying to see if anyone had ...
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What breakpoint width to switch to mobile menu?

Sounds like it should have an obvious, clear-cut answer, but I couldn't find much mention of it: When building a website, what breakpoint / width is most ideal to switch from a horizontal tab-style ...
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Back button on mobile web app

I have 2 main questions about the back button and its functionality on a web site when running on a mobile. This isn't an app, but a responsive website working like an app. The first question is ...
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Combining menu navigation with numerical survey results

I have a website where users answers a set of questions and are then provided different feedback depending on their answers. The answers on the questions are translated to a numerical value between 0 ...
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Difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation

Quick question from reading Steve Krug's Don't make me think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability What's the difference between pervasive navigation and primary navigation? Could someone give me ...