a tab widget presents one out of a number of same sized panels to interact with. Which panel is presented is chosen from a list along one edge.

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Fixed Feedback button on the side of LEFT or RIGHT side of the window?

My start up [WEBSITE] is going to be launching in private beta soon and we're trying to decide where our feedback button/tab should go. We've looked at how UserVoice does theirs (bottom right) and ...
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Active tab state

I found myself confused today using the Adobe Reader Android application when navigating it's tab interface. I wasn't sure which tab was active becuase the active tab state was recessed and dimmed, ...
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Sort by recent / popular: Use tabs or buttons?

I need to sort my content by recent and most popular. I see Reddit uses tabs, but unfortunately tabs won't fit into my layout. Would I be breaking any UX principles by using buttons? This question ...
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Android UX - when to use Tabs and when to use Navigation Drawer?

I'm looking for guidelines regarding when to use Tabs vs. when to use a Navigation Drawer(sidebar). For example, as of these days, Facebook and Dropbox, which are extremely popular (+100M users), use ...
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Is a popover that opens from a tab bar good practice in an iOS app?

I have an iPad tab bar app and I want a popover to open when tapping one of the tabs. Is this good practice or should I avoid it? For example, the bottom tab bar displays the following items: my ...
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Do people who are not power users open links in new tabs?

I know there is a lot of similar questions to this stating when you should or shouldn't open links in new tabs. But what I want to understand is if someone who's not a power user will open a link in a ...
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How to select a tab first to reveal the details?

Scenario: A customer calls in to a store and places three separate orders using a single account/number. Now he wants to cancel two of them and calls in the store. The store owner picks up and to ...
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Are there any examples of changing a tab bar's items within a mobile app?

In other words, when transitioning from one view to the next having the menu items on a tab bar change. I know this is common within the top navigation bar but how about on the bottom?
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How to collectively refer to Followers and Following?

In an application I’m working on we have a user profile which has currently two tabs — Followers and Following. This lists the people that are following the user and list of people that the user is ...
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horizontal vs vertical tabs

I was wondering, in which case are horizontal tabs better, and in which case are vertical tabs better? There is one answer I can already give, but I'd like to see if there are more. Because you ...
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In Android, is it good UX to have a tab navigation go 3 levels deep?

I'm working on an Android application with an information architecture consisted from about 3 levels deep. Assume the following IA: Home Nav Option A Sub Level A.1 Sub Level A.2 Sub Level A.3 ...
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How to structure a form within a tab?

I'm developing a online clothing store where the user could save their measures of the body in the cloud, so we'd calculate the size of the garment automatically. Then I have a form to do this which ...
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Listing of a schedule/itinerary

I've searched for the discussion about tabs and accordion and the differences between them. I'm currently designing a layout for an application displaying the itinerary for a holiday/vacation. I'm ...
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A tabbed Android UX element similar to iOS App card?

Is there a standard Android layout that allows for tabs within a context menu? Something similar to the iOS app card would be great.
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How and when to gently prompt user to save between pages

I am working on a complete rewrite of a complex, multi-step and enterprise-/internal-facing web application. The existing application's UI was literally based upon Excel spreadsheets that had been ...
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Should I combine pages that manage “settings” and “private user information”?

I am currently building a web application and am trying to come up with a way to manage private information and account settings. Currently, they are in 2 different tabs: download bmml source ...
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Alternate to nested tab controls for a windows desktop application

I develop a complex LOB windows desktop application. Right now it has only one feature say A. All menu and toolbar is for A. You can open multiple document related to feature A, each within a Tab ...
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How to handle navigation that occurs inside a Tab in iPhone

I'm confused on how to handle navigation inside tabs in iPhone. Questions: Once the post is created, does it belong in the create tab? If it doesn't, how an 'orphan' page should behave in ...
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Can Tabs also serve as Page Titles?

I have a full page where there are several Tabs across the top. The content type is a data table in the example but could be anything. Question: Is there a need for an explicit Title if the Tab ...
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iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
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Choosing between Tabs and ActionBar spinner

I need to show group of objects in two ways: in the list and on the map. I can use tabs or action bar spinner. As Android guide says both modes are acceptable (In Android application, when to use View ...
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What are tabs used for and what's the difference with Ribbons

I was designing an interface which was a popup showing a document (pdf) and right below its metadata (user who scanned it, doc name, doc-relative metadata, etc). Since I was tasked to make an Editor ...
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In Android application, when to use View control instead of Tab

I develop a shopping application for one company. First time I design to use Tab to categorize product in shop. But I am not sure Ishould use "View control" instead of "Tab" or not. Tab and View ...
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Multiple tab systems

I am designing a multiple tab system to replace an accordion. Each section of the accordion now holds a tab system with lists. I mocked a solution, but have no contact with final user to run the two ...
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Guidelines for ordering of tabs?

I am wondering if there are some guidelines for ordering of tabs. Typically we see General tab as the first which makes sense. What if there is no general tab? How to decide which ones should follow ...
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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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iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
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Do good UX guidelines exist against little JS windows inside the browser

I encounter a lot of web applications that essentially implement a small windowing system inside the browser. On you web page there exist a number of little boxes that look like windows, which can be ...
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Should I hide the tab bar on iOS when I'm creating a new item?

Background I'm building an application with a tab bar at the bottom showing two different object types - for example, buildings and trucks. Each of these tabs shows buildings and trucks in separate ...
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Tabbed “wizard”: next vs save?

I'm currently working on designing a setup flow where the user will create a study in 6 steps. I've decided to split the different steps into tabs based on what the user will have to do in them, i.e : ...
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Should the middle mouse button close tabs?

Most modern web browsers now close tabs when the middle mouse button is clicked on them, is this an expected behavior for other applications where tabs cans can be opened, closed and changed whilst ...
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How can I show 2 different products, see both of them but interact just with one first and THEN switch to another one?

Ok, this is my first question here, please forgive me for the long text :) Let's consider we have 2 products to show: product A and product B. They are the result of a process I asked someone else ...
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Alternative to Tab View in Dashboard

I'm working on designing a prototype for an internal dashboard, and the customer is very adamant about having a horizontal tabbed view for the information displayed. Each tab will allow the customer ...
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Are editable grids and split pages with tabs bad web UX?

I'm rebuilding an Win Forms application that handles a lot of product data. I'm building the new application as a Web App with angularjs. The UI of the existing app has a ton of editable grids and ...
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Is there evidence or rule in UX against showing tabs within wizard steps for forms?

Is there evidence or rule in UX against showing tabs within wizard steps for forms? For e.g If there is a 4 step process and it needs to be brought down to 3 steps, we are thinking of combining 2 ...
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Tab controlled website

Has anyone designed a website where they have used the tab key on the keyboard as a primary method to navigate within the navigation of the website? I am doing a website where the client wants to rely ...
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What do you think of double tab navigation? Could you provide a better solution in this case?

We are currently thinking of a redesign of our corporate site: http://www.active.hu/en/introduction I would like to replace the double tab navigation in the top, because it takes a huge amount of ...
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Accessible Disabled State

Is there a best practice for disabled/inactive buttons or tabs that meet accessibility color contrast requirements? A greyed out treatment seems to be the most common, however grey on lighter grey ...
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Tab index of pages

I am creating a website with lots of form fields and was don't know where things should sit regarding the tab index of the page. As you would expect, the log in fields at the top of the page have a ...
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How to handle many data related to the user(profile)?

I want to create profiles for employees which hold all their personal data; general data, vacations, salary details, etc... All in all it's about 30 categories. I have tried to create a different tab ...
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Omitting pop-up based navigation

I'm currently working on an Android app designed like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have a ActionBar containing tabs that represent different ...
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Alternative to 2 tab bars in iPhone app

I am working on an iPhone app. I am in the early stages of designing the structure. I will be using word department as a node in the information architecture structure of an app. I encountered a ...
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Master-detail and tabs

I have a master-detail view. Which is the best practice to add new items to the list? Now I think when user clicks the new button a new tab item can appear with close button, so the user can navigate ...
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Expected behavior of the Back button in a non sequential process?

I'm working on an app that lets the user combine different options to build a product. The process is as follows: Screen 1. A first screen where the user decides what to build. Screen 2. Second ...
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Usability of having content in tabs versus being stacked

I am currently working on a project where we are discussing internally about the benefits between putting content inside of tabs versus stacking that content with anchor links above it. It is a ...
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Best experience for copying tabs from multiple document types?

Requirement: User can create a new online specification from multiple previous specifications Each specification is made up of multiple online tabs. The only way I can see to do this is to do ...
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Scrolling Tab Bar Mobile app

Scrollable Tab Bar... ...or 'More' button? Which is more user-friendly? I am new to mobile design and don't have a device myself so I could not say which is more used. I'm targeting Android, ...
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Segmenting tabs without sub-tabs

For a desktop application, I'm trying to design form pages for business objects that can have a dynamic amount of child objects (at least 1). A business object has a "general" form (that covers all ...
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Is there any difference between switcher and tabs when you have only two options?

I wonder if there is any difference between tabs and a switcher when you have only two options to choose from. Switcher is slightly different from tabs. I think that switcher is a better solution, ...
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Toggle Buttons vs Tabs

What are the problems with using toggle buttons instead of of tabs? I have a design where action buttons and tabs share the same row. I have 1 row with action buttons in it. In this same row I will ...