I have built a dashboard where the user can handle totals for all it's shops, in a side-navbar over the items like 'settings', 'exit' and refs to other pages there are all shops listed as tree view, you can open a shop and select the cash-point of which show the data or just deselect a whole shop if you won't see it's data, i think the user must be able to keep an eye on the shops he selected choose to see the data so i decided to place them inside the side-navbar..

There were no issues and it's looked good till i set the dashboard for a client with a lot of shops... and it's horrible... as the shops are listed before the refs to other pages the user just can't see them and have to scroll the navbar...

So i was wondering on how can i manage the way to let the user keep an eye on shops but till not make that nav-bar look so horrible and confusional..

Should i just put the refs to other pages before listed shops?

Anyway here is how the nav-bar looks like

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    Is the number of refs fixed/limited? any reason why stacking the refs above the shops would not work? – bracco23 Feb 27 '20 at 16:30
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    Also, not really related, but if you are designing for a lot of shops like in your images, I would reduce the height of the elements for shops and POS to give a more compact view. There is enough free space to be able to do that without compromising too much readability – bracco23 Feb 27 '20 at 16:34
  • @bracco23 actually there will be more refs as the site is still under development, the shops are generated dynamically, actually i had a doubt for refs above shops cause idk it look's a bit strange to me.. – Igor Mytyuk Feb 28 '20 at 7:37
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    From what I see, refs do not have any hidden menu and such, so placing them above is just like displacing the shops lower. I think you could try a few different solutions (shops above, shops below, two level sidenav, etc) and see what your boss thinks about them. A pair of fresh new eyes is always useful. – bracco23 Feb 28 '20 at 7:45
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    @bracco23 actually i changed it as you suggested by moving refs above and by resizing the shops items, now it look's more fancy i think imgur.com/pMulzvZ – Igor Mytyuk Feb 28 '20 at 9:34

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