I'm looking for a clean expandable solution to have many tabs (that end up being in multiple rows), but UI is not necessarily my strong suit.
I'm planning a rewrite of an old application that is used extensively in a manufacturing environment. Currently the top of the application looks like this. Where the tabs are stacked, taking up space, and jump around.
This application basically provides statistics of each piece of machinery or part of the process.
I've read over this solution Is it ever okay to have multiple rows of tabs?. I don't believe this will work for me though.
I would prefer not to use any of my side to side spacing on my UI. I need to maximize the width for charting purposes. So if possible keep everything at the top.
All options need to be visible at all times. For the best user experience (especially the guys on the floor) I don't believe it would the best solution to have a "More" tab that would drop down additional options to choose from.
It needs to be a solution where more options can be added without cluttering up the UI. There is going to be a good chance that more options will be added.
I'm open to any ideas as this will be a fresh start.