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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Going directly to page vs clicking on a button to go to that page

On my website i have a tab menu which has 3 tabs across. The third tab takes them to a table where they can view their subscriptions to a certain product. This is where I'm scratching my head should ...
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Filter vs Page Tabs?

Any UX issues, mainly on consistency, on mixing “filter based tabs” and “page based tabs” in a reporting system? Filter Tabs: In the below example, the content columns will remain the same however it ...
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Tab-based design for a productpage?

Let me sketch what I'm talking about. I work for a company that sells courses (commercial education-branch). The website contains a productpage per course, and there is a lot of content per course to ...
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Best Practice: even tab width or dynamic tab width

So this tab width is dynamic, the benefit is being able to say that perhaps all tabs will have 20px padding on either side of the label. Avoids wide tabs with small labels ( if that is a terrible ...
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How to keep easy access to the first tab from other tabs (scrolling tabs), in a mobile app consisting of multiple tabs (5/6)?

My mobile app requires the use of multiple tabs ( 5/6) , but the 1st tab is the primary one and I want to keep easy access (one click access, rather than swiping all the way back again) to it from all ...
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In-content tabs and nesting

My intention is to present installation instructions for a software to the user. The document has 3 versions, the second of which has 5 sub-versions: Binary installation (default for windows and OSX,...
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Android tab tap to top

I was wondering whether it is a habit of scrolling to the top of the list when a tab was tapped. I looked into the Android design guidelines and I couldn't find any information about this. However ...
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Elegant and simple nested tabs UI?

I have case in which user can choose location of service clicking on tabs. In second, step if user choose to use option on right, he can choose managed type of VPS service or unmanaged VPS service. ...
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Swipe views using Tabs in Android app

I am working on an Android app, which has two major flows: One where user looks at a feed of items, and chooses to click on any of them Or when user wants to enter/edit their personal information. ...
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In a tabbed interface, where should I put the record count

I have an interface for an order which has many different relationships. We have a section with tabs for each of the relationship types and I want to put the record count of each tab in the tab title. ...
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Dynamic tabs or dropdown list for the same view but different data

I have the following scenario and I'm not sure what is the best UX I'm working on an android app where the user is a parent and they are viewing some data for their children (i.e. it's the same view ...
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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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Infinite scrolling within a tabbed listview on Android

Is it a good experience to give an infinite scrolling view across tabs in Android if there are tabbed list views in the app? Basically if a user scrolls through a list in a tabbed view, the tab auto ...
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Tab based layout or not?

The app I'm designing initially had a tab based layout in its early stage (Android version). Since working on the iPhone version I've gone with just using ViewControllers to allow the user to navigate ...
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Dropdown with tabs?

Any ideas for a dropdown to choose a topic? The problem, there are 20 or so fixed (predefined) topics, but the user should also be able to choose from a (separate) custom list to which he can add/...
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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 page....
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Designing an expandable UI with plugins

I'm working on a game server, that will allow mods and plugins to be installed. I'm also working on a creation kit, or content management suite (CMS), to aid in the design of various aspects of the ...
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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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Regarding spacing on tabs and making them similar to buttons

I was checking out some apps on how they handle tabs and the spacing between them. Myfitnesspal has three tabs right next to each other with the right and left side having rounded corners. The app I ...
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Name for property of “infinite distance” for tabs at top

I recall that there is a technical term for the property of browser tabs at the top of the browser window having "infinite distance" for the user's mouse pointer movement, but I cannot recall what the ...
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Stacked segmented control tabs in iOS - help me convince my client

I'm designing a bookings page for a delivery app and we need to segment the sections into the following categories: New, Active, and Completed. Under the "Active" category are jobs that need to be ...
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Seperating buttons

I have a tab control in a c# application with a number of tabs along the top. One of the tab is named services (As you can see in the screenshot below). .. For services the user should be able to ...
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common buttons across tabs

I am designing an Webapp in which there are four tabs. I also have 4 buttons which are common across and should be accessible from any of these tabs. The scenario is user may be in any tab and they ...
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How Should Tabbed Content be Loaded?

There are several approaches to loading content inside tabs. For example, Load all content initially, then just manipulate the DOM to show/hide tabs Load only the content of the active tab ...
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Grouping unrelated settings

I'm setting up some options/settings pages for a wordpress theme. There are a lot of options and I think splitting them up will help navigating the different controls. I'm thinking of splitting the ...
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Contextualized / Scoped tabs?

I'm trying to investigate existing designs that solve this problem: We have three major contexts inside our application, let's call them Build, Analyze, Configure. These contexts are bound to a ...
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Is it good UX practice to expand the tab on demand?

For example, There are 3 tabs. Once I select any one of the tabs, is it okay to expand the width of the tab and show the options in selected tab along with other unopenedtabs. http://framebox.org/...
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Keyboard navigation through form with multiple tabs

To avoid any confusion, I am not talking about the tab key, I am talking about a form with tabs at the top that can be selected by clicking the tab or by pressing Ctrl+PageUp/Down. The latter is not ...
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Alternative for carousel view (scrollview) within tabs on Android?

For an iOS app we will use a scroll view type UI within one of the app's tabs. The mock shows this: the first tab is activated and it shows a selection of categories that can be swiped to. One ...
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Should different pieces of content be sectioned within tabs on a web page?

I'm in the process of designing the layout of content on a product page of an Ecommerce website. Included is information such as product details, specifications, fine print, shipping, returns, etc. ...
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Side Tabs Text Vertical Alignment - Text Orientation - What is better to read upside down or read bottom up?

I have a page with tabs on the side vertically aligned, with two options. Questions: What was your gut reaction to the text orientation changes? What is the best practice for text orientation. (...
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Multiple “Tab-Group” Navigation

I am working on an addition to a page where university students can get an estimate of the work remaining for them to finish their degree. Essentially the page as it exists today allows them to choose ...
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Should I put this in a seperate tab?

I am currently developing an IPython launcher written in PyQt. I am creating the UI layout with Qt Designer, but I have a question. Should I keep the log in the same tab or in a different tab? I've ...
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What is the best way to present tab with unavailable content?

Windows guidelines are saying that you shouldn't disable tabs, since it doesn't explain why content is unavailable. They recommend hiding/disabling all content inside tab and explaining the reason ...
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A suggestive User Interface for accomodating Multiple Tabs

I have been reading and researching on multiple tabs, and one thing is pretty clear on the usability aspect, that having multiple rows of tabs is a pretty bad idea, and should be avoided. Also ...
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Moving block of tabs with buttons

I'm trying to display informations from a Json object in 5 tabs at a time with two buttons to go to the next or previous 5 tabs What do you think would be the better way of you doing it?
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Which one is better in our case if MDI is considered bad?

We are developing a financial reporting system, which is able to display many, I mean MANY, different reports from different angles. For example, the reports for position, deal, market risk, for ...
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Tabs design pattern, solving for “N” tabs

I've seen many design patterns that help solve different content presentation issues by leveraging "tabs". Assuming I do want to display grouped content on a page (complex content or simple) and ...
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Vertical tabs don't fit in fixed content height

I'm designing a work area in a web application where i use a vertical tab navigation on the left (a bit like this: http://patternry.com/p=vertical-module-tabs/) The content tab with which the tab ...
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What's a good way to select a single pane of other controls?

I am building an Windows Forms application that will have to select a single style of a particular device, but each style has a variety of unrelated configuration options that must be chosen. The ...
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Tabs vs Scroll in content heavy website

I have a content heavy website. In a particular page there will be lot of data to be presented to the user. There are two options. Full Scroll Just present the data grouped properly with proper ...
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How to display 5 plus horizontal tabs on mobile device

This is purely for a mobile website that must have horizontal tabs. The difficulty is that there could potentially be 5-7 tabs, with 5 being more likely. The text for each tab is long, which could ...
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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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Substitute for tabs in mobile website

I have a set of tabs that appear in my website. When making it responsive i cannot use tabs as i have 5-6 tabs and the width will exceed the screen size. What is the best suitable substitute for a tab ...
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What is the recommended practice for using scrollable tabs for date navigation?

I am experimenting with using scrollable (aka swipe-able) tabs on Android as a navigation solution for browsing through weekly reports generated by an activity tracking app. Users should be able to ...
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Ways to group too many tabs & views?

In our software users have to deal with lots of nested tabs and floated panels. I was wondering it could help the user to understand and keeping track of the underlying data structure. That are ...
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Preserve list scrolling in an Android tabbed view?

I'm creating a music player on Android. It has tabs for switching between looking at a scrolling list of Songs versus a scrolling list of Artists. If the user scrolls through the Songs (say to songs ...
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Going to Next Tab in a series of Tabs: refresh view at top of page, or at top of tabs?

Here's the situation: At the bottom of all pages, there is a NEXT button that links to the next Page. There is a series of tabs, of which the tabbed content can be exceptionally long. So, on ...
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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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Nested tabs on landscape mobile. Best Practice

I have a problem organizing tabs on landscape mobile screen. Input: It's a game. Screen named "Inventory". User can own hundreds of items. All items can be grouped into 4 categories. There should ...