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Multiline text in navigation

Should points of a left-side navigation bar be single line with ellipsis or multiple lines? I have a strong opinion that single lines are preferable, because eyes are reading first words/characters ...
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Less clicks or less choice?

I'm currently working on a new IA for a webshop. I've drawn out two examples. OPT 1 (option 1) (more a flat(ter) hierarchy) This 'could' be our new IA (it's restructured). More choice (of categories)...
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Button appears in two important locations and feels redundant

I'm building a log in page but ran into an issue with my nav bar. As you can see the "Log In" button appears in two locations. What's the best way to approach this? To me it looks odd to have it ...
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Why do most interfaces rely on sticky top bars instead of sidebars?

Most web interfaces have the classic sticky topbar + 2-3 columns layout (just like StackExchange). Some but few websites use a different approach and, instead, have a collapsable sidebar (i.e. ...
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Sequential Menu (Drill down) or Accordion

I have 3 levels in my information architecture for my desktop dashboard. In the vertical navigation which measures H:500px W:200px I have; Top level: 8 items Second level: 9 items in total (one of my ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for what goes in a footer rather than a navigation bar?

I've noticed a lot of sites from bigger companies put information (e.g. about page) in the footer and save the main navigation for core content. Is there some rule of thumb for when something should ...
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Using cards as navigation to other cards

I am trying to become good at web design, but feel I am missing that 'visual eye' that so many of you have. The general flow of what I'm trying to make is a top-level subject (ex. Math), will bring ...
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Where should my nav logo link back to? [duplicate]

Yes, In standard practice the company logo in the nav should always link back to the homepage right. However, let's say I am in a new subsection or micro-site and the user starts down a conversion ...
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How to solve the ambiguity of selected state in a segmented control with just two segments?

I'm working on a web application that has two similar data grids in a page. User should be able to switch between these two data grids within the same page. I have used segmented buttons to navigate ...
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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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Saving the user's position in the nav

We have a client for whom we assist in maintaining/designing their web based application. Their system is very robust, it's a matrix I can't even understand. Because of the multitude of entry points,...
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Why does Tinder/Bumble put navigation at the top? [closed]

I noticed on the two most popular dating apps, Tinder and Bumble, they made the decision to put tab-like navigation at the top of the screen. Admittedly this is a stretch to reach, and I've always ...
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Navigation in web app with wide tables

What is the best approach for choosing main navigation for a web app, when: most of the views are very wide table/grid the number of menu items is around 10 or more (and might grow) 2nd level of ...
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What is the difference between a 9 dots menu icon and a 7 dots? [closed]

What does it possibly mean? Can it be used as 'go back to menu'? https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/social-media-vol-3/24/_dots-512.png
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Should we repeat menu items in the main navigation if they fall into two categories?

I am working on navigation for a retail site. I have a typical account menu (My Account, Sign In, Create Account etc) and I have a main hamburger menu with department pages etc. The site experience ...
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Dropdowns & Chevrons for Right to Left languages

Assuming we have use a dropdown with a chevron to indicate that it is in fact a dropdown, does the position of the chevron change depending on the directionality of the language? I.E. does the chevron ...
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Page jumps and separate pages in primary navigation

We're working on a website and I was wondering what the best practice for this scenario is. We are designing a website for our company and we aren't too sure if it's good practice to link to separate ...
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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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What is a user-friendly approach to exiting a preview screen?

I have a mobile Android application that allows users to specify through a form the layout of elements displayed to the screen. The user can also preview the customized layout in full-screen. However, ...
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How to do information architecture of a UGC based website/app?

What's the best possible way to make a user-generated website classify its content into categories or topics or tags to make the content searchable and discoverable? How does one start redesigning ...
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Why utility nav shouldn't be in the upper left?

folks - I'm wondering if any of you know of a source to explain why utility nav shouldn't be in the upper left of a web design? I've always considered the upper left above the logo a blind spot, but ...
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feedback on navigation with multiple level of hierarchy

I am designing a responsive website with 3 levels of hierarchy. I wanted to get some opinions and feedback on the following navigation. Level 1 contains a list of body systems ex: cardiovascular ...
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Example Lateral, Forward & Reverse Navigation in Desktop Applications

I'm researching Material Design in how it's related to layer based navigation. Navigational directions Based on your app’s information architecture, a user can move in one of three navigational ...
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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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Your progress VS Team progress [closed]

I'm in dilemma here. There is a big (can't do anything about it) survey a group of people should take, and when there are enough responses to make the data anonymous some reports are available. I'm ...
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How to present two business models within single app navigation?

i need your help here. we have two business models in single app, the first model is car classifieds and the second one is buying car online, and most of our users cannot tell the difference between ...
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Website with different coloured navigation per product page

I have a client asking me to change the navigation colour scheme on a website design im doing to match the individual products. Personally I think its: a bad idea it wont work with their ...
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Mobile Navigation - Endless loop issue with two mutually referencing screens

One part of my app is a collection of tasks that the user has to do. For each task, he will be able to create so called "reports", where he describes certain steps that he took to accomplish the task ...
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Links in content (ie box and cards) vs Navigation

I see a lot of discussion in UX circles about search VS browse. What I don't see a lot is any kind of testing or research on how soon people reach for the menu of a site, and whether different people ...
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Nested navigation approaches

I'm looking for a good way to have primary and secondary navigation. The idea is to have 2-3 big categories and 5-6 small categories for every big category. I don't want to use nested navigation. I'...
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Are minimized sidebars useful in web apps?

When vertical navigation side bars are used in web apps they often have the ability to minimize them which reduces the width to just the icons rather than the icons and text. Is this better than just ...
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Inferences you can make about users leveraging footer navigation vs main nav?

I am using FullStory to study some user behavior on some client sites and have noticed a trend in a few client sites where users will opt to use the links in the footer navigation over the main menu. ...
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Is the tab bar generally accessible from subpages on iOS?

The answer at this StackOverflow question clearly explains that the Material Design guidelines recommend showing the bottom navigation (or tab bar, as iOS calls it) on subpages. Is the same practice ...
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Any recommended keyboard accessibility solution for user to navigation to the menu efficiently? [closed]

We have this top bar on the page and the menu is on the left. Every page has lots of content within it (could have 100+ tabbable elements). For screen users, they have shortcuts to invoke the ...
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Navigation from a filtered list to default view?

Suppose I am designing a web site to display a list of items. I'd like to add a category filter to display only the items of a given category. Now I'm wondering how user should move back from the ...
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Data for NOT removing navigation on marketing page

We have been having some heated discussions lately. The marketing department wants to remove the top navigation from their marketing sell pages. (Marketing sell pages are basically VERY long web pages ...
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Show categories both on homepage and on categories page?

I'm creating a "directory" website that has many pages, each belongs to a category and a sub-category. I have category pages that will list all the pages that belong to the categories. Example: ...
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Left side navigation tablet/mobile app

I have a task to build app for elderly people(Users). I work in a med tech company therefore my users are often very sick. App will be distributed on our own tablet devices and there will be limited ...
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Use tabs or just present all the content out in an accordion?

For a design project, we are deciding whether using a tab within the accordion or just lay out the data with subtitles within the accordion will best help categorize the content for the user. What do ...
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Step left design pattern for large number of steps on mobile

I'm trying to create a meal ordering process which is split across 5 steps. I wanted to know what might be a good way to design a stepper pattern for mobile. After researching i have narrowed down to ...
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Using a select for navigation instead of tabs?

Is a select box appropriate to control navigation on a page? For user profiles, I'm considering putting a select box in the header to change views, so a user can select from 'About', 'Calendar', '...
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Which is correct? Whether to use the icon after the label or the icon before the label? [duplicate]

To Use Icon after the label? Ex: (Or) To Use Icon before the label?
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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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Changing a navbar to show 'contact us' only on scroll

My navbar changes on scroll - hiding all links and just showing our contact details. Docked: On scroll: Is this a good idea? Bad idea? The objective is to drive phone calls and contact form ...
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How long should I wait before animating the navigation bar in/out when the user scrolls?

I'm currently working on a new design for a site and I've encountered a problem I've never found before. I want to collapse the navigation bar up when the user scrolls down to increase available real ...
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Features of a complex interface: learnability or discoverability?

I am currently working on a new version of a Saas which clients can use to manage all of the content on their screens, which is going to be quite extended and complex. To make sure it will be easy ...
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How to best present multiple statuses in a table?

I have a table of data, each row represents a quote that can have several statuses. A while back when the status system was less complex I decided it would be best to enrich the status data and ...
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Is scroll to top with Android native back button a common pattern?

I have noticed that e.g. Facebook and Instagram use the Android back button so that instead of taking you to the previous screen or out of the app, it takes you first to the top of page (if you have ...
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Can some part of my app have their own tabbar in a iOS app?

I trying to design my iOS app, and I’m going to 2 bottom tab bar on different page. I would like if it’s good and a another better way exists. Here is why: When I log in my app, I would like user to ...
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Why do many companies hide their navigation during the Sign-In and/or Sign-Up flow?

I have been tasked with designing a sign in flow, but I have noticed that many companies hide their site navigation during their sign in/sign on flows. I've seen quite a few articles on designing ...