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Bootstrap nav bar with variable background color - best way to handle this?

I'm working on the UX for an application with a bootstrap top navigation bar whose background color will not be consistent because resellers can change it to match their branding. At the moment, the ...
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In a website, how to make two segments of users follow the desired path

I was asked to design a website for a company that has two different segments: B2C (business to customers) and B2B (business 2 business)... The company says both segments are equally important. How ...
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What's the best way to view a deep hierarchy?

I've been pondering the best way to show a deep hierarchy for a desktop application I'm working on. Here are some alternative designs I'm considering... Mac OSX Finder: If you understand what you're ...
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Q: What's the name of this type of keyboard filter interaction?

I want to know a name for the type of keyboard filtering where a each time a user enters a character, the rest of the keyboard disables all characters which aren't relevant anymore because no word can ...
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Hamburger menu or back button on Android?

Should I display hamburger menu icon (in the place of the navigation icon on the top App bar) on every screen that comes directly from the navigation drawer on Android or should it be the back button? ...
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Best practices for navigation menu positioning in a responsive header?

Assuming you have a responsive header that always takes up the full width of the viewport (such as the one in https://mailchimp.com), are there any best practices to follow for positioning the ...
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Linking a Navigation menu item to external URL

3 of 7 links on my navigation menu are external links to others websites (same company but other services/not the same domain). Those websites are not the core of the business. Linking a navigation ...
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Should users know advanced and low priority features of the app?

Financial apps have lot of features, most of these features are nice-to-have features (e.g. changing PIN CODE, reports of income/outcome.. ) and advance features which few people may need (e.g. paying ...
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Responsive sidebar sub-navigation

We're working on a new, responsive version of a large website and need to support the main navigation and sub-navigation that changes based on the department. Below is a mockup of how we are ...
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Navigating back to the previous page from current selection.

Need help in understanding the interaction. Me and my friend are stuck in one interaction where right side gets updated, when we select an item in the left. Right side has default little amount of ...
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Segmented Control for big texts

Do you have an alternative for the segmented controls in iOS? We'll need 4 tabs, medium to big size words, no icons. You can see an example (not real words) in the image below. It's too tight we ...
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Breadcrumbs when there are multiple paths user can take to same page

I was tasked with improving the confusing breadcrumbs on a website I'm working on. They are evaluating if they want to keep or remove breadcrumbs. The problem: Users can navigate to certain pages ...
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Do average users expect the Esc key to work on websites?

I'm currently working on a fairly standard website where one page lists a series of projects - clicking on a project leads to an animation and then displays detailed info for it. I've got a back link ...
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Is it ok to have a bottom tab bar on a website?

I'm currently looking into web responsive navigation patterns. Tab bars on a mobile version of a website is rather uncommon. A few years ago I know that there was an issue on some browsers with ...
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How to design a flat design wizard?

We are migrating our modal based wizards to be "flat" and included in the main navigation system. They should be accessible via a navigation bar. How do we place the different buttons and explain the ...
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Menu sidebar height on small screen resolutions

I'm currently having a challenge on a SaaS I'm helping designing, regarding small screen sizes. That SaaS has a menu sidebar on the left as its main navigation, with 2 levels of navigation. The ...
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How would you call a navigation option that contains chats, call history and booked calls?

I am designing an app that allows users to connect with experts from any field via chat or video calls. On the navigation bar there will be an option that contains the chats between user and experts, ...
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Inverse navigation on iOS

I am designing an iOS mobile app where I have parent-child data sets. Imagine that you have a list view of objects (where you can do regular operations like add, delete or edit). When you tap on an ...
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Use top-looking arrow when navigate between screens [closed]

When I was designing something in Adobe XD I thought about an icon which will display in search bar to go backwards in app. My activity uses slide up to open another activity with search bar. Let me ...
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Adding Items with Multiple Components

Are there any examples sites that add information to an item with several components and data? For example, a home property might have additional components and views to add: images, amenities, ...
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Highlighting parent in the top-most navigation

I'm using an always-visible side navigation bar for a web app I'm helping design. This bar serves as the topmost navigation throughout the app, providing fast access to top-most categories even from ...
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Should nav items be hover or click to activate dropdown?

When theres a dropdown option, should users expect to hover on it or click on it? I have seen this done either way. I recently visited this lightspeed's website. They have a dropdown menu for their ...
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Too many menu items for a mobile tab bar

For my mobile app, ideally, I'd fit 6 top-level buttons into the navigation tab bar: Overview Tracking Jobs Notifications Search Menu ("hamburger") Profile Log out Settings App info etc. This is ...
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How to route two different audiences through one web page?

I have 2 audiences on one product(services) page: some of the services available only for "rich" people, and some for poor. Most visitors are of course poor people. So how would you solve this? How to ...
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Displaying report based on data table selection

First, hello to everyone since this is my first post in ux.stackexchange.com. Now to my question: Right now I have really simplistic view containing a search input + button and a jQuery datatable ...
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WE, US, or something else in a navigation menu [closed]

I've seen a lot of "About Us" item in the nav section of almost every comercial site, but wonder what can be used instead. I realize that I can shorten a bit to get something like "US", but recently ...
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Sidebar buttons navigation [closed]

I'm building a new website for my own. I'm a student but in my spare time I try to earn a bit by being webdeveloper. However from now on I want to focus a lot more on user experience, maximum ...
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Navigation with multiple panes/panels

There are numerous IT and Enterprise applications I work with, and many of them require the display of large amounts of data (most often, tables, but also other visual displays) simultaneously. There ...
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Multistep/page form navigation best practices?

I think that making a multipage form navigation is not so simple as it seems, especially for next/prev buttons. Generally, within a multipage form (for example a cart, but in my case I've got a HUGE ...
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URL paths: to change or not to change

I work for a website that allows users to browse and discover live theater. We offer one experience under the /shows/city path where users can browse the complete list of every show in a city. In ...
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Usable navigation for a shop with a long top-level category

I have a shop site in which the client wants to remove a left category navigation which currently is used on the desktop version of the site. This seems mostly to keep up with fashion, and it does ...
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Navigation between dashboard and landing page

I'm working on a printing and drop-shipping website which has been growing fast lately with users and features so it becomes difficult to manage IA. Here is the situation. It has a landing page, ...
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Why are the j and k keys associated with forward/back, respectively and why not vice versa?

This is a multiple-part question: Why is it common to see the j and k keys implemented respectively as forward and backward navigation in web apps? I think it because of Bill Joy's work on vi and the ...
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Best Place for a Back Button on a 7" Tablet Menu

I'm currently building the interface of an Android Tablet digital restaurant menu. The user is going to be able to navigate between categories and dishes lists and navigate back as well. I'm finding ...
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Adding a filter on a tab nav bar

I have a list of posts that are sortable by type/category. The default is 'all'. Other types are 'messages', 'files', etc. When a user clicks on the tab, these posts are refreshed via ajax to their ...
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Dashboard: how to navigate the sidebar through a lot of items

I'm working on an analytical dashboard to help an owner of a restaurant chain to analyse performances of his restaurants. Restaurants could be filtered in groups, depending on places (ie "Show me all ...
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Why would a mobile app have its home screen in the center of a navigation bar?

I've always seen icons in navigation bars display icons in order of importance from left to right (at least in the US), with the Home icon being aligned to the left. However, I was testing out an app ...
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Top and side navigation bars

Here is our website user interface for desktop and mobile devices. Basically, what we wanted to achieve on desktop, is to give visitors the ability to easily browse among all the purchase related ...
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How to Format Displaying Users “MyBids”

I am working on an Auction site and I am trying to show the users the items that they currently have bids on when they click "My Bids". The format I currently have it is to separate in two columns the ...
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Responsive secondary and tertiary navigation

I'm working on a responsive Product Customization feature for an e-commerce website that has a hamburger primary nav, but will also need a secondary navigation for selecting the main Customization ...
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Best Interface for an Auction Website MVC [closed]

I am designing an auction website using ASP.NET MVC. I am trying to get a home layout that is both appealing and functional for the users. Here is my basic site as I have it now: And here is what my ...
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Which of the following options best draws attention to the “buy tickets” action without detracting from the surrounding visual hierarchy?

I'm working on touching up (as much as I'm allowed) some of the design elements for a website. One client requirement is to draw more attention to the "buy tickets" link as this action is one that ...
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Should Dashboard be included in breadcrumbs as homepage?

When users press on site logo, or when they login, they land on Dashboard, which is considered as homepage. They can go to other sections of the system from the sidebar menu - Messages, Events etc. ...
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Pros and cons of a Single Page site versus a Multi page site

I am working on trying to re-design the site for the agency I work for and a recommendation was made that we should move to a single page site with a vertical scroll which which walks through all the ...
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What is this type of secondary navigation called?

I am wondering what this type of secondary global navigation is called - it is always placed above the global navigation. Since my organisation is thinking about implementing it, I would like to read ...
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A better name for “Content” in Global Navigation

I'm working on a client's website and I want to categorize Articles, Videos, and Past Newsletters under a classification in the global navigation to save space. I'm between the words "content" and "...
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Better suggestion for name “Closed Loop Automation”

I am adding a new feature that enables closed-loop-automation. This involves creating an object that has a trigger and an action. Whenever the trigger happens, the associated action will be taken. ...
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Research about search vs navigation

In 1997, Jakob Nielsen wrote that more than half of the users use search rather than navigation. Here is an answer from 2012 that says that percent of users using search is between 5% and 30%. My ...
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What is the difference between Hamburger icon and Ellipsis icon? [duplicate]

I'm working on an enterprise application with a possible responsive design in future. What is the difference between the hamburger icon (3 horizontal bars) and the Ellipsis (3 horizontal / vertical ...
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Breadcrumb or tabbed form or best of both?

We have a web application that allows users to query a database. The results are returned in a breadcrumb style interface. We brought this change in at a new version, and our users have been ...