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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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Advertisement and breadcrumb placement on listing page

I just want to place a Google ad on the catalog page. Right now I have placed the breadcrumbs before the ad (option A). I have another option that I can place the breadcrumbs after the ad like in ...
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How to clear filter breadcrumbs when grouped?

I am implementing search filter breadcrumbs. From what I've seen on other sites, a single filter gets its own breadcrumb which can be cleared by pressing an 'x'. example I want the user to be able ...
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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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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 I allow different paths to the same element in breadcrumb?

I have a breadcrumb. In my system, there are cases and objects. Both of them can contain another. So case A can contain object B, object B can contain object C and so on. There are both objects and ...
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Navigation inside an iframe app

The iFrame in this pic is a full featured app with complex structure. The app is embedded into a popular social networking site called vk.com. iFrame apps on this site work similar to Facebook's "...
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What to do with this “wasted” space in my side bar navigation mockup?

I am currently working on a new UI design for an existing desktop application. Being mobile/touch friendly is very important for this project, so I am replacing the tradition desktop "File" menu with ...
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Working with location-based breadcrumbs when you are missing some parent pages

So I am working on a small LMS system and am I trying to find a way make it easier to navigate the system using breadcrumbs. When the admin logs in, he starts on the Courses page which presents a ...
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clickable flow control bread crumb vs next / prev button

I have a checkout flow - breadcrumb UI component at the top of my page that looks like this. The labels are different from what have been shown. A form is associated with each step in the flow. It ...
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Material Design + Breadcrumbs + Mobile

Long time lurker, first time poster. The org Im with is pushing towards Material based design (polymer etc) and we're developing a new app for mobile and desktop. The UX issue Im hitting is the use ...
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Is Dynamic Content in Breadcrumb Navigation Bad Practice?

I've working on a web app where the user (1) selects a search type, such as "company" (2) clicks a given company to view/enter info, and (3) within a record (e.g., a specific company) can navigate ...
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Path-based breadcrumbs v's Hierarchical (static) breadcrumbs

Are there any studies that show whether a path based breadcrumb works better or worse than a hierarchical breadcrumb? Do users find one easier to use than the other? For example, I have a school ...
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Can I use the breadcrumb for the payment process like the progress bar design?

I wonder that whether the breadcrumb model can match to the steps of payment process like progress bar model. My design in the development process, I have delivered my files to developer who's doing ...
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Best way to make breadcrumb look clickable ( without underline and link colour )

I have a header section that look like this , just below the main header. The breadcrumb is on the left side and they are clickable. It doesn't seem obvious. Initially it was in a shade of blue which ...
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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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How to navigate up, down and sideways in a hierarchy of tasks?

I'm working on a workflow application (web) in which users work on projects. Each project consists of a workflow of tasks, which can be nested to an arbitrary level (subtasks). On a single nesting ...
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Non-fully-hierarchical website structure and use of breadcrumbs

I have a web page with a menu on the left. Each choice can bring to either: A single page A wizard Or a hierarchical series of pages, where I can drill down. Left panel Right side Item 1 --...
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Alternative to breadcrumbs in navigating groups of content

I'm looking for other ways on how to help User easily navigate groups. Instead of going back to 'All Groups' via breadcrumbs, User may want to go directly to Group 9 while he/she is on Group 1 Details ...
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What font size should I use for navigational breadcrumbs? [closed]

I would like to know what font size I should use for the navigation breadcrumbs on my website. Assuming that 16px is my default font size, should I am for 11px for the breadcrumbs? Or would that be ...
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Why breadcrumbs should not be used as a primary Navigation?

All of the blogs I have ready about breadcrumbs mention that breadcrumbs are used for secondary navigation and shouldn't really act as primary navigation. What is the reason for this convention?
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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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Use of bread crumbs for hierarchical data?

I have an application which edits Heirarchial data. Consider Level 1 items of Projects, Users, etc. Now lets just consider Project for the sake of simplicity, and Projects are really driving this ...
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Searching for items in breadcrumbs and displaying them in flat list

We've got a highly structured hierarchy, which can be navigated using breadcrumbs. It does contain same keyword in some edge cases. So imagine that our hierarchy looks like this: Beer Beer By Type ...
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Best practices in designing bread crumbs

I'm working on a website with large number of pages and trying to add a breadcrumb. These are a few things i found from researching internet. Are these best practices? Is there a better guideline in ...