Questions tagged [breadcrumbs]

"Breadcrumbs" or "breadcrumb trail" is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It allows users to keep track of their locations within programs or documents.

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Can the current page in a breadcrumb be considered disabled, allowing it to not meet contrast requirements?

Our UX and design teams were discussing breadcrumbs, and if the current page is considered a "disabled" element. We already style the current page so it is obviously not linked, like the out-...
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In breadcrumbs, how to name a selected entry/location with no clear name?

Imagine a breadcrumb like this: Example: Projects > "My Project" > Accounts > "Hans Muster" > Details (If we omit "Details" (the current location) or not, is ...
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Breadcrumbs with action menu - what are the best practices?

I am curious about best practices for visualizing additional actions in breadrumbs. Details: the user should be able to copy the IDs of the elements from the breadcrumbs. Is it a good way to add such ...
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How to approach breadcrumb structure for non-existent page in hierarchy?

I'm trying to assess the options for creating a breadcrumb component for app that I'm working on. The thing that I'm finding tricky is that the structure of the navigation of the site uses dropdown ...
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Icon or text for "home" in a breadcrumb?

What is a better way to convey the home position in a breadcrumb - "home" as text or an icon representing a home? An argument for the sake of an icon would be that a picture is easier to ...
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Custom back button vs multiple user paths

I'm working on a Hotel chain website that has custom back buttons on their hotel pages. The back button takes users to the previous level in the navigation. E.g: A user in "Hotel page" ...
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Can we use the breadcrumbs just like pagination where a user can go back and forth between the pages?

I want the user to be able to go back and forth on any of these pages. And this is all pdf pages, and the important thing is the hierarchy. In the sales order we are informing how much we will charge ...
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Breadcrumbs in account - necessary?

I absolutely understand the need for breadcrumbs and have found them to definitely improve e-comm performance, however I am struggling how much I need in account settings. As the only parents links ...
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Users are not figuring out that they can use breadcrumb to navigate to go to the previous page

[ This is the screenshot of the breadcrumb navigation where users face issue,
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Should Dashboard be included in breadcrumbs as homepage?

When users press on site logo, or when they login, they land on Dashboard, which is considered as homepage. They can go to other sections of the system from the sidebar menu - Messages, Events etc. ...
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Is it ok to show all the subsections in a breadcrumb navbar?

I have the following hierarchy Home Page -> Tools ->-> Campaign Editor ->-> Scheduling ->-> Packs -> Analytics ->-> User ->-> Campaigns ->-> Packs Is it ok to ...
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How to deal with jumps in a navigation flow?

Say you have features A and B with following pages: A: List -> Detail -> Edit B: List -> Detail -> Edit On page Edit (B) you have a dropdown to select a record of type A. You might want ...
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Breadcrumbs - what should they display?

I'm sorry for the mysterious question, I'll do my best to explain here. I do get the idea of breadcrumbs in general. But what should I do, if there a few ways for the user to get to one location? For ...
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Editable name in a breadcrumb

I am searching for use cases that provides the user to edit the name of an asset in line, when is part of a breadcrumb. Is that case exist somewhere? (Saas) please mention the brand so i can have a ...
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Are breadcrumbs necessary on the home page?

Our SAAS product uses breadcrumbs throughout the platform to improve user navigation. However, I'm wondering if it is necessary to display breadcrumbs on the start / home page that the user lands on ...
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Correct breadcrumbs structure for the dropdown navigation

Situation - navigation menu that contains both single links and dropdown. I used colors as an example (in the real product these are not colors). I'm designing breadcrumbs, and the tricky part is, ...
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Is it a bad practice if we position breadcrumb to the right side of page header?

Our website is a marketing based site. We don’t have more than 4 levels in breadcrumb and have lots of space in the right side of the website. Is there any issue if we put the breadcrumb on the right ...
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Is there something like 'chronological breadcrumbs'?

The MoinMoin wiki engine has a UI element I would like to add to my web application. It looks very similar to breadcrumbs, but it behaves in a different way. According to UI Patterns, Breadcrumbs ...
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Breadcrumbs to show non-functional web pages?

Side Nav Bar Child 1 Page Item 1 Page I'm always faced with the same issue when trying to design breadcrumbs. I would like to know what is the most accurate breadcrumbs for Item 1 Page, or should I ...
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Should breadcrumbs contain non-navigation elements

I am working on an admin interface which uses a left menu as well as a breadcrumb at the top of the page. I have items grouped into different levels in the menu as below: In this menu, "...
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Would Breadcrumbs be effective if they incorporate Dropdowns?

I'm currently thinking about adding a quite comprehensive section to a website: the section I'm talking about starts at level 3 of the overall website and itself has another four structural levels. ...
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Should I put actions dropdown in the right side of breadcrumbs?

I'm designing a user page for the back-office web application and thinking of the best place to put the actions(change user password, remove user). The solution I came up with is to put them under ...
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Multiple breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs allow users to keep track of locations within websites. They show the path used to achieve the resource. But if the resource could have different categories, has the sense to create ...
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Styleguides: In which category do breadcrumb trail menus fall?

I am designing a new style guide from an existing style guide. The breadcrumb menu is an essential part of the design. I am organizing the new style guide in categories such as Colors, Typography, ...
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Breadcrumb and search behavior

How should the breadcrumb menu behave when entering the sub-page via search autosuggest? We have a global search and this kind of breadcrumb structure: Overview > Company > Group > Person. How should ...
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Breadcrumb history decision

Imagine that we have the following example: We have a customer that has documents and accounts and we provide two ways to reach the documents or accounts, either from: MAIN -> CUSTOMER -> ...
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Should I show breadcrumbs on application form?

I would like to know if it is necessary to show breadcrumbs while users have converted action on the application form, and the reason. i.e. wework detail page has breadcrumbs wework application page ...
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A 'Close' button, a 'Back' button and user journey branches

We have an interface where users can search for a customer. The customer details page has a 'close' button which at the moment means the user will go back to the Customer Search page. In other words: ...
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breadcrumb trail design for mobile

I was trying to make my website mobile friendly. I have gone through many reviews about breadcrumbs in mobile websites. Some say it is good and some say it is bad. After going through the reviews, I ...
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Best way to implement breadcrumbs on mobile [duplicate]

I would like to know about the use of breadcrumbs on mobile, is it a feasible practice today?
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Should steps in a wizard display in breadcrumbs?

The application I'm working on displays historical breadcrumbs. There's one section of the app that utilizes a wizard. Should the steps in the wizard also be displayed in the breadcrumbs, or just the ...
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How to display deep nested forum names?

In the backend of the company-intranet there is an area where you validate the rights of an user. Since the intranet comes with a forum, you can set rights for users to moderate a specific forum. ...
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What is the name of the breadcrumb/workflow UI component?

What is the correct/best name for the UI component which acts like a breadcrumb trail but also indicates where the user is in a defined series of steps? You see it all the time, something like: ...
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Breadcrumbs - vertical or horizontal?

I am planning to keep breadcrumb in my project. Which one is a good approach: Keeping in vertical or in horizontal form? What are the pros and cons?
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Breadcrumbs when there are multiple paths user can take to same page

I was tasked with improving the confusing breadcrumbs on a website I'm working on. They are evaluating if they want to keep or remove breadcrumbs. The problem: Users can navigate to certain pages ...
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What are alternative patterns to breadcrumb navigation for an e-commerce account page?

I am designing an account page for a responsive e-commerce site and I was wondering if I need breadcrumb navigations for customer's account page especially when they access deeper into the levels such ...
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Breadcrumb or tabbed form or best of both?

We have a web application that allows users to query a database. The results are returned in a breadcrumb style interface. We brought this change in at a new version, and our users have been ...
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How to best handle many breadcrumbs

I have a site that allows users to dig arbitrarily deep into a graph, and the user can always use breadcrumbs to navigate back to where s/he first began. Here's the ideal state: However this quickly ...
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Clicking a Breadcrumb Link, Trigger Browser Back Button, or Forward?

Background I have a set of breadcrumbs for a web site: Question When a user clicks on these, should I trigger the browser's back button using JS? Back n times? Or should these be regular a tags that ...
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How to prevent getting lost when updating an item from a filtered list?

I have a list of Widgets that can be filtered by their State (Active, Pending, and Deactivated). The default view when navigating to this list is the Active State (and page 1): Switching the State ...
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Are the breadcrumbs correct here?

I am wondering if the breadcrumbs I put there are correct. As far as I know breadcrumbs are supposed to show the longest path a user can go to a particular place. So here it is. However I'm not sure ...
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Should I use breadcrumbs when they are valid on only a few pages throughout the website?

I am currently working on a website that does not have a lot of content. I've read that breadcrumbs should be used when there's 2+ levels of content. In my case mostly there are just two levels - home ...
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How to simultaneously open pages from different places in the hierarchy in the desktop app?

We have a desktop app where user has to enter information on different pages. All pages in the app are placed in a hierarchy. For example: Item 1 Item 1.1 Item 1.2 Item 2 Item 2.1 But you can ...
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How to show page titles that are really long generated strings, as well as in the breadcrumb?

Throughout our product we have some pages that are generated strings that can, and often are, really long. But, we also have pages with set titles that aren't such as: Deployments, Blueprints, ...
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Should breadcrumbs reload your current page?

Let's say i'm in the lowest level of my breadcrumbs. If i click on it (the current page i'm in): a) Should it reload the page? b) Do nothing.
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What does this pattern signify in breadcrumb?

What does this breadcrumb pattern signify? Is it Under All products you have selected lighting or Does it say All products or lighting? Isn't it confusing? Usually, we do use "/" for or option.
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What is an attribute-based breadcrumb?

What is an attribute-based breadcrumb? How is it different from location-based breadcrumb? Is it selecting two options at the same level?
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How to handle expandable menu in breadcrumbs?

There is a sidebar menu. Some menu items can be expanded and can contain child items. As a user, you go to Settings and then General. Since there are no such a page as Settings, the breadcrumbs would ...
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Is a back button a good idea for mobile?

Is a back button a good idea for mobile? (Disregard breadcrumbs on mobile in the image - those are addressed here Breadcrumbs: OK to use on mobile site?)
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Where is the Best Placement for Breadcrumb, top or bottom?

Usually I see that every website put their breadcrumb on the top, but apple put their breadcrumb on the bottom before the footer. Does that work better than when we put it on the top?