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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 am ...
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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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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 should we call the mouse-over heading link pattern, and where is it best documented?

I want to be able to refer to the UI pattern where each heading / h-tag on the page is automatically turned into an appropriately named link, and hovering on the heading reveals an icon that can be ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Multiple Navigation Options

I'm facig kind of a problem having to many navigation layers, my next step it's to try to reagroup some tabs but basically my client wants something like that. What do you think about it? any ideas? ...
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Can we use the breadcrumbs just like pagination where a user can go back and forth between the pages?

I want the user to be able to go back and forth on any of these pages. And this is all pdf pages, and the important thing is the hierarchy. In the sales order we are informing how much we will charge ...
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Help with naming a certain "tag" on screens

I'm currently working on a no-code platform that has screens with lots of information/data/boards etc. Some of these screens are visible entirely, and others are only visible through other screens, in ...
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In B2B applications where are the T&C and Privacy policy placed usually?

I'm designing the legal modules for a B2B application that is accessed via a browser. This application mainly shows different kinds of performance reports. When logging in for the 1st time, users need ...
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New link to a new web page in navigation

I have been asked to add a link to the sites current navigation that links to a new page added to the site. As this is a small change to the nav, adding one link to a drop down menu, is there an ...
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navigation bar as drag and drop component

For a plafform for build mobile apps, I'm working in a concept about how to propose a flexible personalization of navigation bars (bottom and top). The technical solution proposed by developpers is ...
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Dot navigation with TOC?

Reading this old question/answers, it's true that navigation dots is something not extremely necessary although it's established as a norm. I found a fairly technical web page where the content of ...
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Navigate with tab key and use text editor with tab key

We have an application that includes a text editor. As you know, it is a good practice on the web to let the user also navigate with the tab key (WCAG 2.1.1, 2.1.2). My question is that if you need to ...
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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 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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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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