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Rethinking the header - its visual weight and its navigation purposes

Introduction: A web site's navigation menus usually get placed at: a) the top area of a web page - filling the header, that is; b) the top (the header), on demand - by means of a hamburger menu button;...
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is there a limit of list items displayed on mega menus?

So I've redesigning this web that has a lot of menus (> 100 menus total in my app). Is there a limit of list items displayed on mega menus? and what should be the best behavior for "See More&...
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Menu Tree Structure - Online vs In Store products

I have a website that used to display a number of products which are available for purchase in-store. It was more like a product portfolio/catalog using WooCommerce. Given the pandemic, we had to ...
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Are dynamic menus an anti-pattern?

I'm analyzing the menu of construction management software. I don't know if I don't have the same user mental models and what was the research behind those decisions, but I wonder based on HCI and ...
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Careers links in mega menu

I am designing a corporate website career page. Should I use a mega menu for the career page? Here are some of the items related to the career page: Who we are! What we do? Life at Our Company! ...
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How to test a mega menu

I've been asked to test a mega menu. I can't use a tree test because that tests the information architecture and I'm looking for a way to specifically test the layout and organisation of the mega menu....
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Redesign of megamenu

I've been asked to redesign a mega menu. The mega menu lists selected child items from a particular parent in the IA, but not all children. There must therefore be an option to 'view all' from a ...
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Hover vs click on mega menu

Now implementing a new mega-menu. The current mega-menu's submenu options are shown on user cursor hover. Would a more explicit action like mouse click be more appropriate for this (like the example ...
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Considerations regarding hamburger menu in HP and traditional menu in subpages, for desktop

I know hamburger menus in desktop are not optimal but our team is stuck with it. Therefore, we wanted implement a normal main nav for subpages, which will result in a inconsistent experience. Wanted ...
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What is the best pattern for opening Mega Nav on touch device when parent Nav items are link to landing pages?

I have a mega menu opening on desktop, on hover over a parent nav strip. The parent nav items are links on click. The same menu is to be used on landscape tablet. Without on hover, click is used to ...
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Should I add dot navigation in mega menu?

Should I add a dot navigation in a mega menu? Or are there other options to show a long list submenu?
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Submenu or navigation bar at 10th level

I am designing the webpage for content management system where user have to search content at submenu level(1-10th level sometime) .How to arrange menu navigation on the page .Please advice.
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Looking for the best mega-menu-solution when placed above search-input

as its written in the subject, im searching for a mega-menu-solution on a site. Given specifications are, that the brand logo itself must stay where it is in size and position and is NOT allowed to be ...
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Search box on a mega-menu: Strange? Scope understood? [closed]

I have a mega-menu with links to different pages, a search field and a dropdown menu related to the search. However, the search is not for the items in the mega-menu, but for the items throughout all ...
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Responsive design - 3-level navigation

I'm currently working on a site with a quite complex information architecture. The IA has 3 levels and each level can have up to 12 items. Level 1: 4 items Level 2: up to 12 items Level 3: up to 9 ...
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How to deal with mega-dropdown menus with inconsistent content?

Context: desktop site which shows data. The main menu has from two to four levels. Without the possibility to change the page content and the menu architecture, we have to optimize the menu view. The ...
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When loading a megamenu, is it better to push the content down or lay the menu on top of the content?

I'm working on a library website and we're leaning toward a megamenu. In a recent meeting, we had a discussion about whether the megamenu should push the rest of the content down when it opens, like ...
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How to cope with long texts in menus?

we have a standard horizontal menu bar with submenu items with long texts. These texts are really long and we can not make them short, every word is necessary. Like: download bmml source – ...
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Usability of an alternate mega dropdown menu

I noticed on the Mozilla Firefox website that there is a link/button on the top right of the screen that moves the entire page down to reveal the navigation menu, which is a variation of the mega ...
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What's the most preferred navigation type?

I'm creating a website for streaming music, viewing lyrics, music videos, photos, artists, reviews, news, etc. I've been wondering, what do users like best? I've been caught between a basic drop ...
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Large Number of Menu Items and UX

I have a client who has a menu with 14 items. Currently my client dropped menu items like contact, home, about, blog, etc. into the footer. To me this is bad design as I would assume most users will ...
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Directly access sub menu

I have a menu with main items and sub items like this: Ferrari Testarossa F40 Volvo V40 V60 Saab 9-3 9-5 I now have this selection in one drop down menu with sub menus, which works but I have three ...
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Navigation drops down immediately

Yes potentially a cardinal sin, however, we were wondering whether our navigation should drop down immediately on our website when the user visits it? For example, Amazon.co.uk drops the navigation ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiding sub-levels of navigation ref. DIY.com?

I'm specifically referring to DIY.com here and I have not seen this type of navigation before (have you?) My question(s) is(are) this: what are the reasons why www.DIY.com have hidden some of their ...
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Massive data in mega dropdown - looking for inspiration

I need to design a mega-dropdown navigation for an online store and I'm looking for some inspiration. Here is some information about the project. The content is categorized at two levels. The main ...
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Should web mega-menus that open OnClick close OnClick or Mouseout?

I have been doing some research on this site regarding whether a mega menu on a web site should activate/deactivate via hover or click. I found a question with good answers regarding actuating the ...
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Menu restructing quandary

http://www.scic.com is the site. We have a menu structure similar to this on our site using jQuery Simplemenu. -----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------| | MENU 1 ...
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Are mega footers good UX? [duplicate]

I've noticed that several websites — especially universities and web development sites — have recently started placing mega-menus in their footers. Here are some examples of what I mean:...
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Mega Menu Width

I have a mega menu that's supposed to have a fixed width within certain boundaries. I am discussing with my designer and developer colleagues cases where the content of the mega menu increases in ...
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Responsive Menu that has a LOT of menu items

We have a responsive menu that on mobile just shows the top-level menu items (x8), but on desktop also shows hover dropdowns with service areas within the parent menu item. The problem is we need the ...
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Drawer Navigation vs. Drop Down Menus

Are there any studies on drawer type navigation such as: http://www.ibm.com/us/en/ where the navigation pushes down content, compared to traditional drop down menus where navigation covers up content? ...
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Task-based navigation with menu-items expanding to Mega Menus

First let me apologize for the length of this question, but I want to explain it pretty thoroughly. Some background/rationale first: As part of the design of a new travel website I've gone with a ...
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Is swapping out the entire Left-Local-Side-Nav a bad idea?

We have a large Website with hundreds of pages. We have a horizontal global navigation, and a left-local-side Nav to navigate through a group of related pages. As I was browsing clicking down from ...
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Making mega-menus accessible for keyboard users

Here's the situation. A large corporate site has a mega-menu in the primary navigation. The secondary-level page areas are available from within this dropdown (in this example the secondary levels are ...
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Collapsing header / mega-menu

I have a website with a mega-menu. On the homepage we're looking for maximum exposure of the website categories (and we can spare the room) while the internal pages have plenty of content. So I've ...
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