Questions tagged [navigation]

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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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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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How can I make an essential navigational treeview sidebar work on mobile?

I'm currently working on a web application that will have significant user-created content. I would like to organize this content hierarchically, with a side-bar on the left to navigate, some buttons ...
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Multiple tabs vs multiple menu items

I am in the process of designing a new settings part for a section of our Saas. With my non-ux team, we are discussing wheter we should change the overall navigation of this section by removing the ...
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Is there a specific name for this type of navigation?

Currently, I'm working on a project that requires a lot of repeated navigational options. For example: System 1: Transform; Require; Pipeline. System 2: Transform; Require; Pipeline. System 3: ...
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Is a feature landing page necessary when there's only one feature?

We have a web portal with a main menu and submenu. The items in the submenu link to an overview page of more articles. There are 6 submenu items. 5 link to an overview page which let the user choose ...
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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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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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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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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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In a SPA shoud I load before navigating away?

I'm developing a Single Page Application (SPA) design framework and need some thoughts on the navigation/loading approach. I couldn't find meaningful answers in this regard on the internet. Question ...
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What's the best practice for placement of settings menu in a webapp or website?

I was wondering is there any reason behind placing "settings" alongside other menu items and placing it inside profile or some other menu? Can anyone tell me what's the difference?
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How to showcase additional menu level items within the current menu UI without breaking it

We have an app that lets users modify their face as they are taking selfies. Under the Beauty option, users have the option to Smooth their skin, add Lipstick, edit Eyes, etc. The user can see in real ...
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Best practices/rationale for unified vs separate keyboard/mouse navigation of lists?

Context I'm in the process of designing/implementing a filterable object creation palette with categorized results for a visual content creation application. I'm trying to decide how to handle ...
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Tabbing into a hidden navigation menu

This is a question about the interaction between navigation via keyboard (tabbing) and initially-hidden navigation items. I’m asking from both a UX and accessibility perspective. My site has a slide-...
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How to handle 2 side navigation bars on a web app

I'm working on a web app that can briefly be described as the following. Every page has a table, and there's a primary side navigation bar that allows users to jump from one page (table) to another. ...
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Shortcut Key for OK Button on Dialog Box with Grid

In a desktop app, I have dialog boxes that contain one or more small grids, various other simple controls, as well as the usual OK/Cancel buttons. Grids pose a problem to the usual use of Enter as a ...
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How to balance user-led vs. user-centered design when it comes to navigation labels?

We just completed some research with card sorting and tree testing. Two of the categories were consistently labeled the same by a large percentage of participants. It seems to make sense to name the ...
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Browse and select from a list at the same time

We're looking for a way to cut down on pogosticking - users popping back and forth between a summary view and various detail views. One pattern we're experimenting with is pager arrows, for when users ...
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Layout for many independent navigation in a section of a webapp

There are many sub section in my project and I am not able to find right pattern for the layout the user navigates into the section from side navigation bar and then there are close to 25 sub sections....
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Suggestion in putting nav bar in centred website design

Can anyone suggest where I can add navigation bar in this kind of design. items I want on the nav bar logo (optional) call to action button one more link user/profile/login/signup Can anyone ...
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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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Tips for my project navigation menu

I am a software developer developing an online rugby union manager game as a side project. I am not that good at design but I've been reading a lot recently on this subject and I'm trying to improve ...
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iOS inconsistencies (modal vs push)

The iOS settings app has some inconsistencies I want to bring up to discuss the reasoning for their choices. Settings > General > Language & Region > Region uses a modal with a filter ...
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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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Navigation - photo albums & chat

We are currently building a community site (hobby-project) and are having some issues with some ux-patterns. Our site has a header with some navigation, left sidebar used for filters or other stuff (...
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Informative mobile scrolling by tag or category

A designer came to one of our iOS engineers to show us some inspirations she saw with some iOS apps where they allow users to scroll by tag or category Some examples include Snapchat where if you go ...
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Cross mobile platform interface navigation

I have to architect a mobile web responsive interface that will be the same for iOS and Android clients. The app has several areas which I would like to switch using bottom navigation/tabs with icons ...
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iOS and Android app - data download or page navigation first

What is the best perceived UX for mobile applications which require data downloaded midway through the journey. I cannot find this information online in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (or I am ...
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"Back to category" button for product belonging to multiple categories

I'm working on an e-commerce website and I'm faced with this issue: I need to place a "Back to category" button on my product pages but some of these products are linked to 2 or 3 different ...
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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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Is a good user experience to display actions on the top of the screen on the web?

Navigation on the top of the screen is common on the web. To add actions like "Edit", "See details", "Copy" in the navbar is more specific on the desktop. Fluent UI, ...
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Should keyboard navigation be enabled for field option/helper buttons in a form?

Some fields in a form have additional options buttons. A common example is rich-text editors (like the one I'm using right now) have many buttons associated with them that control formatting (e.g. ...
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What title could differentiate an "Inventory" page (containing items on-hand) from an "Ingredients" page (containing a full list of existing items)?

I'm making a recipe app with an inventory. When making a recipe, the user can add ingredients from an included list of available ingredient. If the users cannot find an ingredient, he can add a custom ...
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What is the best way to handle external event registration within a web application?

My organization's platform has two types of events that can be created by admin users: internal and external. If the event is internal, the registration is completed within our web application and we ...
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Step shaped visual layout of cascading filters

I find this layout of cascading filters: much more intuitive and much more "welcoming" to use, over the traditional, horizontal axis layout: I am trying to explain to myself why this is so....
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How do you manage creation of a heavy and complex Information Architecture?

Please share your techniques If you have ever been working on a design or redesign of a bigger website or an app that has a complex Information Architecture. While drafting it all manually (and ...
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Desktop Application Multiple Level Navigations on the page!

I am having 2 options as mock-ups wherein i am here to collect your opinion on the same. The user will be clicking the global menu and he will land on the listing page. If the user needs to check the ...
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Book a demo conversion rate

My employer would like to delete navigation on book a demo and retarget landing pages. What do you think about this practice? He believes that the landing page should convert the user and he shouldn't ...
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Search - autocomplete - hover a result to features in dropdown

I am working on a project where a user has to navigate to any feature for any product. So I came up with a search box component. Here the user can search for a product and when a user hovers on a ...
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What are real examples of content-driven navigation?

Reading Apple HIG Guideline I came across an explanation of the content-driven navigation. It says that games, books, and other immersive apps use this navigation type. But what other immersive apps? ...
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How to handle side-nav with multiple items?

I have built a dashboard where the user can handle totals for all it's shops, in a side-navbar over the items like 'settings', 'exit' and refs to other pages there are all shops listed as tree view, ...
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Focus behavior in a modal navigation drawer?

How should focus ideally behave in a modal navigation drawer (much like the one from Material Design)? The modal would appear when I webpage is viewed on a small screen, be opened using a hamburger ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...