Questions tagged [navigation]

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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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Is it recommended to open the details of a master-view in a new tab or in the same page?

We're developing a web application using React for the FrontEnd part of the various modules. One of the pages of the application is a master-detail view. On the master we're going to show a simple ...
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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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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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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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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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Best way to display categories tree in mobile apps

I'm developing a little hybrid mobile application, it is an e-commerce app, I've designed all from scratch. I am designing it in such a way that the admin at anytime can add categories and ...
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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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iOS App with two states and mostly different content categories

I’m working on a medical iOS app for university. Our users are usually 55+ years. I’m currently struggling with the navigation flow of the app. We basically have two states, pre and post-surgery. ...
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How to tell the user to click to edit data

I'm developing a website which basically contains all the info about a series of projects (a few hundreds). Each project has its dedicated page with all info about it (dates, classifications, schedule,...
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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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Placement of anchor link buttons in a page with a lot of scrollable content

I am building a profile page (http://giga.brandvertisor.com) containing a lot of of information, visually organized in horizontal sections. For the sake of easier navigation, I have put anchor link ...
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Sticky panels on a desktop web app. Conventions and debate

Is anyone aware of current debate or conventions on the use of sticky headers/footers in web apps? I'm designing a screen for trading investments. This is an inherently complex task for most users. ...
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Two columns content switcher

There is a docked panel with two columns. I need to give users possibility to choose what content will be visible in which column. There will be probably 7-8 different content types. My first thought ...
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Application navigation when there are multiple main navigation possibilities?

What's the best way to present main navigation for a site where you login and have access to two products, that have some different navigation. 3 navigations: 1) External page, about us, products ...
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Modular tabs or long page scroll

A content heavy real estate website is deciding whether to switch the navigation to using modular tabs, where content opens in the same pane. Currently, the site uses a long page scroll where all ...
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Dynamic home screen, looking for a better solution

I really didn't know how to name this question. The problem is that our app should show a different home/start screen depending on the state the user is (Searching for a job/ inside of a recruitment ...
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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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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 are the best examples of accessible highlighting online?

I'm seeking Accessible Highlighting online and not seeing much. I'm well versed in high-end accessibility, but I am having trouble finding ANY examples of accessible highlight, let alone best-of-...
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Toolbar position relative to active menu item

I'm working on a system where a user can manage content for a group he is a part of. The image below shows the structure of the menu. The top menu is the user menu. The second menu is the group menu. ...
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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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Hide sidebar or show small side bar for web app

I am looking for feedback on the navigation structure for a web application. In the application, we have: A sidebar on the left where all the projects are listed A list of views with all the tasks ...
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Is there a better approach for sidenav dashboard layout with subnavigation?

I have the following scenario in terms of navigation. It's a dashboard admin layout. Some pages have sub-navigation. The Events menu item in the left-hand menu will render the Event List Page on the ...
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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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Form navigation mental model

If an user comes from Windows based software, where in forms you navigate through the inputs with enter key and save by ctrl+s, to browser based software where the default navigation is done with the ...
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Links within an iPhone app

Imagine an iPhone app with a tab bar (5 items) and a link to the user's profile in the header. Now let's say that you're somewhere in tab 5 and you'd like to make a link to a screen within the user's ...
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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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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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Senior Usability and Navigation

Does anyone have any current resources for senior usability? I'm specifically researching navigation: tabs and accordions. The Jacob Nielsen site has a report that's over a decade old. I'm looking for ...
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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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How to show a consumer products in a eCommerce Site with only filters?

I have an eCommerce site that sells baby clothes. When i think of the different ways i can arrange/organize the main menu i get frustrated on trying to make sense. I start to think of how a physical ...
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Favoring consistency over elegance?

This is a bit of a difficult question to explain in the title but hopefully it will make more sense after reading the question. I'm in the process of designing a web app with a basic design ...
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Complex channel based navigation modal

The application I am re-designing has a channel management modal for managing its customers. The admin hierarchy is as follows: My Company Admins Channel Admins Resellers Admins Customer Admins End ...
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Does Android app need back button?

Do I always have to put "back" button in the top left corner of the app? Following the quote: Sometimes the back button is on the left, sometimes it’s not. They may be physical buttons, ...
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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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Save & Continue Button

In the app I am working on the user is presented with a list of item on the left and a panel contained with input fields on the right. The user will navigate the list and edit pricing criteria for ...
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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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Tabbed navigation in search result templates: Can users appreciate it?

Google.com has tabbed navigation in their main search result template (although they don't style the tabs as such). However, my UX colleagues believe these tabs are not in much use, and they believe ...
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Indiciating within-page links (fragment identifiers)

There are three types of targets for for a link: Different page in a different application Different page within the same application Resource within the current document typically provided by a ...
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Creating an accessible, animated, and responsive navigation system

I've been struggling for the past couple weeks to design the perfect navigation (menu) system for my personal website which I am designing. First, I need a system that is completely accessible as I ...
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Responsive UI Pattern for selecting from a list of exact values greater than 5?

I'm designing a page where users should be able to sort between exercise videos categorized by "phase." (see image). These phases start with "Pre-Op" then proceed linearly 1, 2, 3, etc. Since these ...
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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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Design patterns for switching workspaces on mobile

I'm working on a mobile responsive web-app whose users can potentially have one, two, or three workspaces (we call them "zones") depending on their user privileges, i.e. Admins get all three zones ...
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Is there a “nice” way to show navigation icons so they don't clutter the UI?

I've got a small desktop application that scans music folders and randomly chooses an album to play. The first version is WinForms and has "previous" and "next" buttons next, to the album art, that ...
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Is it a good idea to have a large footer containing many links?

In recent years, it's become quite a common design pattern to have a large footer on every page, containing a 'mini sitemap'. For example: This has supposed SEO benefits but would also seem to be ...
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External links: Whether & how to distinguishing them from internal links, and to open them

How do other IAs/UXD's treat external links & what are the perceived pros/cons of different options. Specifically looking for recommendations on: whether & how to visually distinguish ...
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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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Button bar: criteria and position

Me and my team are (re)thinking some UI details of our main application. It's a "traditional" desktop application for the Windows platform. It's a business targeted application, and our customers are ...
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(How) does capitalization affect readability

TLDR In short, given the following two options: This is sentence case This is Title Case Has any research been done into which one is more user-friendly, especially considering dyslexia and other ...