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Navigation and sidebar questions

For a forum type service that has a calendar, files section, photos section, etc, we use a sidebar on the left side to provide navigation to these pages. The sidebar has about 13 items, including ...

navigation information-architecture  
user avatar asked by Mark Fletcher Score of 2
user avatar answered by Kishan Score of 5

How many error icons are enough in a nested configuration menu?

So I have been developing a way for users to track where they left mandatory fields blank, so that they can freely go back and forth between menus, the input field would just turn red. In the example ...

usability user-behavior user-expectation ux-field ux-designer  
user avatar asked by Gene Lee Score of 2
user avatar answered by Kishan Score of 1

Long Horizontal submenu

So there is a challenge, lets say we have a selection and sub-selection, when few items in sub-selection menu it looks great(image 1), but problem occurs when many ( image 2 ) I drafted solution in ...

menu tabs contextual-menu  
user avatar asked by tkeija Score of 2
user avatar answered by Danielillo Score of 4

Use of T menus for text editing in mobile

There is a very interesting article on the 'invisible' problem of editing text on mobile that highlights the lack of novel and tailored UI design patterns for text editing. In particular, the idea of ...

design-patterns menu touch-screen mobile-text-entry mobile-text-editing  
user avatar asked by Michael Lai Score of 1
user avatar answered by ScottJenson Score of 0

Products are grouped in categories, but can too many categories hurt the UX?

I am working on an e-commerce platform, with products such as vouchers, gift cards, health subscriptions, gym subscriptions, etc. as employee benefits. The users can log in and choose a few ...

navigation e-commerce information-architecture  
user avatar asked by Mimy Polina Score of 1
user avatar answered by Izquierdo Score of 1

Does objects cause less cognitive load than tables

I have a feeling that if you make card view or similar object that represents an item from the real world, such as a 'car' or 'person', then it causes less cognitive load than a table view - except ...

tables info-visualisation information-architecture cards cognitive-load  
user avatar asked by Niels Brinch Score of 1
user avatar answered by Michael Lai Score of 1

Multiple switchers in sidebar

I am working on a design framework that is used by multiple applications and I have a sidebar which need to include following things: User can change application User can change company and name of ...

menu toggle sidebar  
user avatar asked by Marko Kos Score of 1
user avatar answered by Michael Lai Score of 0

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is a "toast notification"?

Microsoft mentions the toast as a visual element in the package manifest for Metro-style apps with the attribute ToastCapable="true". What does this mean?

notification terminology  
user avatar asked by Dave Andersen Score of 84
user avatar answered by Ben Brocka Score of 105

OK/Cancel on left/right?

Should OK button be on left of Cancel button or vice versa? Are there any studies suggesting either of the solutions?

forms layout buttons placement labels  
user avatar asked by Art Score of 406
user avatar answered by Rahul Score of 227

Common screen resolution?

I'm developing a web application which is quite information heavy. This means that every pixel available in the screen for display helps a lot, to avoid the UI looking too cluttered and to display ...

layout screen-resolution  
user avatar asked by Pere Villega Score of 68
user avatar answered by JonW Score of 58

Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...

gui-design ios dropdown drop-down-list  
user avatar asked by sabziwalla Score of 42
user avatar answered by Paul Score of 13

Why is it impossible to deselect HTML "radio" inputs?

In HTML, there are currently two types of "checkbox" style controls: Checkbox: Allows toggling on/off, multiple values can be selected Radio: Only one value in a group may be selected, does ...

forms html dropdown checkboxes radio-buttons  
user avatar asked by Wesley Murch Score of 177
user avatar answered by Ben Brocka Score of 153

How do you create a taxonomy for products?

I have the broader question, which is what is the definition of 'taxonomy'. What does it actually mean to create a taxonomy for something... Then I'd like to apply that to an example. Lets say the ...

information-architecture categorization taxonomy  
user avatar asked by Reloaded Score of 20
user avatar answered by Rumi P. Score of 39

Is there an optimal font size?

For most website projects I've been involved with, the font size for the bulk text is usually 12px - 13px, but I'm wondering if this is a good size. I remember reading an article saying that font ...

website-design accessibility legibility standards font-sizes  
user avatar asked by googletorp Score of 60
user avatar answered by Rahul Score of 20
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