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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 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 ...
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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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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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How to link back to the original site the user came from after he jumped to a subdomain with a “different” product?

lets say you have a site called "example.com", which is the homepage of a company that provides a login for its customers and different functions like a personal backoffice, learning material and ...
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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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Back button look bootstrap which one to use?

I have a multi page web app where the user first selects some information and uploads a file to import, then the file will be sent to the back end for processing. After that the results will be ...
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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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Implementing different levels of drag/drop functionality?

I'm working on a tablet app for a motel. Initially, the app was going to be tested on one floor. Essentially, the app would be used to move guests from one room/bed to another room/bed. As you can ...
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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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Manage long tab list menu in responsive

I'm actually working on an interface with a long tabs list menu (seven tabs. It's not so long in english, but in German version it begans to be complicated. It works perfectly in HD desktop but in ...
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Does a user's knowledge of operating system interactions carry over to a browser?

My coworkers and I recently discussed an article criticizing the hamburger icon + drawer navigation approach, and began to debate whether Window's "Start" button utilizes the same approach. There ...
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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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Can an app have dashboard menu as a first screen?

I'm designing an app for pharmacists and their clients. The app holds many options and the pharmacists would like their clients to compose their own menu. For now i have a tabbar menu with 3 options ...
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Intuitive method for users to select either of 2 destinations in a search results interface

I am trying to design an interface where users navigate to modules (from a list of 2 or 3 modules) from a search results page. Notes: Every user will have a default module: example ModX Every user ...
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Making complex user-interaction more intuitive

I've created a "poke" functionality for a social networking web app I maintain. I need help in presenting this feature to my users in the most intuitive way possible. How it works: A user can poke ...
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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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Different behaviour of links in site navigation

I'm working on a website for an IT firm. It is mostly a single page website with only two exceptions (Careers, Data Privacy). Is it considered bad practice to have a navigation bar where some of the ...
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IA Structures Similar to Salesforce?

Scenario: I'm working on the information architecture a new product that in many respects has the same design considerations as Salesforce; a platform that has it's own core functionality, but the ...
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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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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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Alternatives to quick links?

I have some links in sub menus, e.g. animals> dog, cat, rabbit and most of the users are interested in cats, is it good idea to make cats link as a quick link? If not, what is good alternative to ...
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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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Only show a sidebar on some pages

In our application, we've got a dual sidebar design. On the far left is the main navigation sidebar, with all the top level pages. Next to this is a contextual sidebar, with links relevant to the page ...
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iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
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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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On Android, how do you design a very shallow navigation?

I need to create a simple account section in my mobile app with 1-level deep navigation: ___ Register / Account -- \___ Login On iPhone, I'm using a grouped table view:...
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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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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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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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Single Page Application - In-app New Tabs

I have a table of items and when I click on an item, the details open in the same view. So, to view another item, I need to go back and click on another one. To avoid the back and forth, I want to ...
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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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Primary Navigation with Hover Dropdown clickable or not

We've got a design with a primary navigation menu that uses dropdowns when hovering over the links. We have two options: Disable the primary links and mirror them in the dropdown so the user doesn't ...
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Duplicate links in a navigation structure

Does anyone know of any research or studies regarding usability concerns of duplicating links within a navigation structure? When I say "duplicating links" I mean repeating a menu item within the ...
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Set of navigation actions in Material Design

I am an android developer. There is a screen of Completed level in my application. There are several options that user can choose: go to the next level or next chapter (if it was final level) repeat ...
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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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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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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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What's this kind of menu called?

When you click a link, it opens another tab and puts a link to the previous one on it's top. It solves my problem, but I can't find what it's named (english is not my 1st language). Here's an ...
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Select as title vs. Tabs

I'm trying to decide between using a custom css select as a title versus using tabs on a page I'm working on. The select version is a bit cleaner and it takes up less vertical space, but I'm afraid ...
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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?