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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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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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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?
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Double tab navigation - What are your thoughts on this experience?

UPDATE: I ended up getting rid of the double set of tabs to simplify the experience. You can see the result on the site. I have a UX issue I was hoping you could help with. I'm redesigning our nav ...
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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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How to handle cascaded navigation in mobile design?

I'm designing an app for HR use. As you can see in the screenshot below, there is a dropdown box where you can select the person to view. There are a few different subsections of that (Details, ...
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Navigation with icon to open page and open popover top

This is my first participation here so apologies if I am not doing this right. My question is about about using icons for navigation. For example: All items are clickable 1) The first item (My ...
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Features of a complex interface: learnability or discoverability?

I am currently working on a new version of a Saas which clients can use to manage all of the content on their screens, which is going to be quite extended and complex. To make sure it will be easy ...
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How to best present multiple statuses in a table?

I have a table of data, each row represents a quote that can have several statuses. A while back when the status system was less complex I decided it would be best to enrich the status data and ...
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Why do many companies hide their navigation during the Sign-In and/or Sign-Up flow?

I have been tasked with designing a sign in flow, but I have noticed that many companies hide their site navigation during their sign in/sign on flows. I've seen quite a few articles on designing ...
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One single button or two buttons

I'm working on a transportation service. We offer 2 services: Buy a bus ticket, much like public bus Book a car, similar to Uber We have a mobile app, and I'm having problem with one of the screens....
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Examples of mouse-over “quick preview” in a Windows app [closed]

I'm working on a UI in a Windows desktop app where the user is given a textual list of names of icon galleries; clicking on one opens that gallery. I'd like to add a "quick preview" feature so that ...
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How to make 2 items in primary navigation more prominent than the others

I'm working on the redesign of an existing website. The website currently has a main navbar consisting of 8 items. The content structure (the 8 main links/categories) should be preserved in the new ...
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Should I use <aside> for off-canvas navigation? [closed]

I want to create an accessible off-canvas navigation and most tutorials say you should put it inside the <aside> element, however, since it is my main navigation which will appear on one line on ...
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Bilingual Navigation

I am working on a pro-bono project. We are designing a website for a bilingual parent workshop (80% Spanish Speakers and 20% English Speakers). Funders for the organization are English speakers. That ...
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Ellipse-shape arrangement of menu items

I have stumbled sometimes upon web pages with an ellipse-shape arrangement of menu items and I have found them to feel somehow more comfortable over the standard orthogonal arrangement: Is there any ...
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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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How to deal with multilevel menus

I trying to design a horisontal menu that sometimes will go three levels down. The thing that drive me crazy is to know if I should show all the levels. For example: About us, Products, Contact ...
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Type of screen/UI pattern?

What is the common name for this type of marketplace browsing landing page? I'm looking for inspiration for the UI (and interactions patterns) for this type of screen - a marketplace landing page ...
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How to improve 3rd level navigation selection

I have a responsive dashboard web app, as shown in screenshots. The left navigation menu has two levels of navigation, and then there is a blue tab strip running along the top for the third level. ...
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An icon to tell users that a button opens a modal or popup

When a link on a page directs to an external link, we use an external link icon Ref: Should we tell users that a link or button will open in a new tab or window & how to do so? Is there a ...
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Gaps between active areas of menu items [duplicate]

What is a better solution to make gaps between active areas of menu items or place them close to each other? I'm asking just about active areas of links not about visual styles. For example, maybe ...
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Best practice to best illustrate side navbar children

I have this Side Navbar with children. I am not sure that the way I am illustrating the children is the best way of doing this. Questions - Is this the best way for me to illustrate navbar item's ...
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Nav Bar or No Nav Bar

I am creating a mobile app that has a flat hierarchical structure. Users will primarily navigate using a slide-out menu (nav drawer). The screens at the top hierarchical level of the app have toogle ...
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Top logo linking to different page on same domain, bad design?

I have a situation with a company's homepage at somecompany.com and a different web application at the subdomain tracking.somecompany.com which provides a specific function for users (tracking ...
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Subnavigation on iPhone

If your app has a bottom tab nav, and you want to open another page that has a contextual sub-nav, where do you place this sub-nav? How do you decide?
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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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Is a floating, collapsible bottom navigation bar a good pattern on mobile web?

I’m working on a mobile web app that has two pages (tabs) of equal importance. As the user will switch between the two frequently, I’m worried that displaying a classic navigation bar at the top of ...
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Vertical navigation UX - Scroll or collapse

Which is preferred? Toggleable Expansion (Figure A) - 2nd level only visible if initiated by user (e.g. accordion or expand/collapse) Scrollable (Figure B) - 2nd-level always visible, scrolls if ...
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Capitalized words in navigation for phone app

I read that capitalized text reduces reading speed, but does it apply to navigation text? For example, at the top of the app I would have 3 navigation elements: HOME BOOKMARK SETTINGS Will it ...
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Is it ok to Quick Nav selectively, not universally?

First, to keep us on the same page this is what I mean when I am saying Quick Nav. (Example from Lonely Planet) It is supplementary navigation to inform you what is on the page and send you down to ...
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Optimising large navigation bars

How would you go about revamping a navigation as long as this while keeping all the links visible On desktop On mobile
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Adding ads to a top bar of a paid platform

What's your opinion about adding banners to the top navigation sticky bar of a paid platform for professional users? 2 important considerations: Some of them are paying up to $5500 each year to use ...
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How close should a link mimic the underlying URL?

Situation: We have a website where a link is present with the following text: iPads & Tablets This link refers to the following URL: https://www.website.com/tablet-watch Question: Is it ...

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