I've got a window with a sidebar divided into several Boxes.

The boxes have different controls, sometimes arranged into scrollable tables.

UI looks ok to my users. Clean and simple. enter image description here

Now (the task) - I need to add small amount of buttons (1-3) to all the boxes.

What I got is a button bar below each box which interferes with the adjacent title and makes the UI dense and overcrowded(see below). Please advice...

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2 Answers 2


See if you can replace the buttons with icons and place them in title bar:

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    That's a good option. Maybe if there are several buttons could use a dropdown icon.
    – user97554
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 11:27

inclusion of buttons might look dense in wireframes but by proper spacing and visual design we can make it look normal.

you can simplify the buttons by including simple buttons like

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if possible you can accomodate some of these icons in the title bar.

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