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Navigating Deep links

Im working on a mobile flow that allows a user to deeplink to separate jobs within the same app via toast messages and/or notifications from a notification centre. Im struggling with getting back to ...
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Is a bottom sheet dialog “unfitting” for navigation?

I am developing an application with a somewhat special main screen, from where the app is divided into two main parts. These parts are fairly independent and basically form a 50-50 relation of the ...
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UI for enlarging image, showing next image

I have a website that displays items. Each item can have multiple images, but only shows one at a time, along with the item text. The user can click anywhere on an image to show the next image. You ...
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Collapsible navigation sidebar and Bootstrap Dropdown, are these similar?

This is a control panel for administrators. The collapsible sidebar you see below contains links to other pages related to administration. This image shows me navigating with the TAB key, ...
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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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Having a choice selection pop up right after main navigation use

I am working on a web-based application (only desktop) where users could enter new sets of data to the system by using preformed templates. As this is one of the main actions in the system, we will ...
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Emoji vs. Switch for choosing light/dark theme on a navigation bar

The previous version of my website had a toggle/switch for changing the color theme between light and dark modes (for fun and practice). Here's what that looked like: More recently, I decided to ...
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Dark theme navbar: Lighter or darker than the main background?

I don't have a lot of UI/UX experience and am trying to learn as I work on my personal website. With a light background, I 100% agree with the advice to use a darker navbar, as that helps to sort of ...
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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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Organizing two kinds of navigation in a mobile app

The problem: There are usually 3-4 tabs on a mobile navigation menu, as shown below. This is considered to be best practice. However, we have 5-6 features we would like to display there. We are ...
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Best practice to link main website page to BETA website

I will explain briefly. I am working for a new booking accommodation platform. They currently have two different websites: the main website [landing page] with all the info about the business the ...
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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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Any alternative to Carousal Tabs for mobile?

I am designing a mobile application for enterprise , so for desktop view we are using tabs as you can see in the image below. I want to design the same for mobile, so if we use carousal tab navigation ...
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Expandable/Collapsible menu

dear community members! I'm currently working on the solution and have a need to make a blue menu expandable and collapsible. Probably someone has good examples on this pattern? Here is how this is ...
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What's the best practice for screen navigation after invalid user input? [duplicate]

Consider an Angular app with many user inputs over screens A, B and C. Screen C needs valid inputs from A and B; B from A only; and A is independent. Suppose while on screen B the user enters invalid ...
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good ux design patterns to add/edit/remove entities in a mobile app?

I'm looking for Android apps which have good entity management (add/edit/remove) UX. The home page of my app displays a list of configured entity instances. Now I need to give the user the ability ...
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Home or back button as first item in navigation bar?

A bit of background: I'm in a project where we're building an android system service (meaning it will work regardless of which app is currently in the foreground) for an action bar that will overlay ...
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Show/Hide Select All Tree Checkboxes

We are using a 3-level nav tree (Sport-Country-Competition) with nodes being selected only on the third level. Upon running usability tests, we identified that the absence of a "select all" option ...
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Including a specific 'Home' link when a sites 'Home' is equivalent to another function

I am designing a blog site where the Home page is a list of blog posts. In this situation is there any research into the validity of using a Home navigation link which takes you to the list of blog ...
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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 ...