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A dashboard is a very different UI than an application, so there is an argument that the navigation can be different. For example, the features are different, the purpose and goals are different, so what works for one might not work for the other. Consistency comes with advantages, so as a general rule of thumb the consistency argument should trump ...
Changing the top bar navigation by page is a problem. The user needs to feel safe and always be able to find their way home if is necessary without clicking too much. If you start changing navigation patterns per page at some point the user is going to loose track. Example: all google products, Facebook, Jira, stack exchange. They are all keeping the same ...
Whether it's the hamburger menu or the menu bar, navigation should be consistent throughout your system. This features throughout most accessibility guidelines, is good for SEO, and is just generally good practice.
The simplest solution would be to contact some network engineers and find out what screen sizes they are using. I imagine you'll get a wide range of answers but that a few of them will be more popular than others. Weed out the extremes and you should be able to use these results to find the (sensible) minimum screen size.
1280 is widely preferred resolution but 1366 is recently topping the chart. More here: http://www.screenresolution.org/year-2016/ and here: http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp
To start with I recommend you use colour combinations with high levels of contrast. http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ You can also play with the alpha opacity (CSS3) to distinguish between hierarchy with the more opaque element being the most prominent. Primary: background-color: rgba(203, 244, 203, 1); Secondary: background-color: rgba(203, ...
Mobile experiences are, almost by definition, brief and focused. The concept of a dashboard is a great one for this type of data, and your parallel to a fitness app here is actually quite a good one. I'd do some research on mobile fitness app card design and see if you find something that sparks some ideas. For my money, I'd go after something like the ...
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