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When to use which navigation in android

I'm planning my app design with material design and they offer good description on navigation:They describe which option with how much content to use. In general: my choices are either the ...
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Can I use the same share icon for different functions?

So, in a nutshell, our platform gives people the chance to edit maps and data. These maps can be shared through a link with other people (or embedded) with the use of some templates we created. We ...
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How to best handle many breadcrumbs

I have a site that allows users to dig arbitrarily deep into a graph, and the user can always use breadcrumbs to navigate back to where s/he first began. Here's the ideal state: However this quickly ...
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Should I make more than one way to do something?

I'm designing a single page app built around productivity. It's a website to get a lot of things done as easily as possible, not to consume information. In software development, its considered a bad ...
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When to use Tabs vs. Button Group?

https://react-native-training.github.io/react-native-elements/docs/button_group.html http://docs.nativebase.io/Components.html#segment-inside-header-headref My particular use case is a user will have ...
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Is it a good practice to extract some menu items from the main navigation on medium sized screens?

A designer I work with often creates a navigation for websites that looks like this on different screen sizes (mobile, tablet, desktop): On small screen sizes (mobile): there's a burger menu holding ...
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The flow of a payment page where the status of payment can't be updated immediately after a payment — manual payment

The payments via some payment methods on a website are automatic -- you pay on a payment page via you bank card or PayPal and can see that a payment has been done and confirmed immediately. For some ...
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Use of Website Category Landing Pages

OK, here's the situation: A reasonably simple website with a primary navigation menu including drop-down list of sublevels on hover. Each navigation level may have 3 - 6 sublevels below it, none more ...
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Clicking a Breadcrumb Link, Trigger Browser Back Button, or Forward?

Background I have a set of breadcrumbs for a web site: Question When a user clicks on these, should I trigger the browser's back button using JS? Back n times? Or should these be regular a tags ...
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Long form on tablet, show all questions open or use expand/collapse sections

Im designing a long form on tablet. The form is made up of 5 case studies and 8 questions per case study so 40 questions. The form is linear but users can choose to jump between sections (i.e. you ...
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On Click or On Hover for mega menu in responsive design?

I am working on designing a responsive site which will have a mega menu for almost all the menu items. The initial consensus was to show the mega menu on hover but the challenge is that that the ...
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Is there a name for this drop-down anti-pattern?

Recently I have seen a small UI issue in mouse-over drop-downs. Here is an example of such a drop-down (although Bloomberg is not the only offender): https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-...
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Linking a parent section link straight to child section

I have a parent section titled "Campaigns" with two children sections titled "Rules" and "Results". When the parent section is clicked in the drop down on the right (please forgive the rough ...
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Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?

The back button is a great "get out of a flow's dead end" option that browsers provide. Should a UI rely on the back button as the only method to allow a user to get to the previous page or should the ...
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Is the folder structure dying?

In our digital world we have previously been forced to know the location of digital content. The obvious one being the local hard drive or a shared file server where sometimes extreme structures have ...
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Best practices for scrolling and navigation on touch interfaces: horizontal vs vertical

It's well known that on traditional (mouse/keyboard) interfaces horizontal scrolling goes against user expectations, however in touch devices the matter is not so clear. Are there any best practices, ...
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What you guys think about bottom tab bar for mobile versions of websites? [duplicate]

I would like to hear what you think about bottom tab bar for mobile versions of websites. It is called bottom navigation bar too. Here an example: https://pitchfork.com/. I am trying to use it to ...
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Should the primary navigation link be duplicated in the secondary navigation?

Consider this basic homepage. If I click "About us", the page loads, I see content and also a secondary level navigation appears. My question is whether I should have a page called "About us" as ...
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How to prevent getting lost when updating an item from a filtered list?

I have a list of Widgets that can be filtered by their State (Active, Pending, and Deactivated). The default view when navigating to this list is the Active State (and page 1): Switching the State ...
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Developing a native app works like a shortcut - Is this a good approach? [closed]

My company is making a native app for smartphones, which is just using a web view directly linked to one of our web pages. I'm very skeptical about our approach and looking for better one if exists. ...
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Header that changes on scroll

Is there an official name for a header who's characteristics (e.g. background color, height, etc) or that of its content change as the user scrolls? An example can be found on engadget.com where the ...
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What's a good way to design a menu in which some menu items are dependent on others?

My company likes to design interfaces with side menus that look like this: The problem with this design is that it allows the user to click on links like "Profile" before they've selected which ...
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When to use the folder-metaphor?

For a top-level navigation I am currently working on, I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use folder icons to communicate that an item in the list is actually a container (a folder) of items....
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What are the best practices regarding the usage of both horizontal and vertical navigation that duplicate the same menu items?

The reason I ask this is I am in the process of doing a competitive analysis of four websites and two of the sites duplicate the same menu items on both their top navigation (drop downs) and left-hand ...
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Fixed primary navigation and secondary navigation pit bar right below

I am currently designing an ecommerce site that has a fixed primary navigation, but further down the page we have a secondary navigation (Product Specifications, Additional Information, User Reviews) ...
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How to treat recursive navigation

Imagine the following navigation in a generic marketplace mobile app: You can go from the product list to a product detail You can go from the product detail to the product list by clicking a back ...
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Can I display heading below its tabs?

Look at the navigation. In the upper mockup I have User's profile with a few tabs and there's no header, just the information about the user below (something like here on UX Stack Exchange). Also I ...
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How do users expect dropdown navigation to work?

This question is in regards to expected behavior with drop-down navigation in web pages. This is part of an email I just got from a client: ("Admissions" is one of the top level navigation links) ...
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Hovering Navigation Arrows

Is there any modern and accessible approach to implementing "hovering navigation arrows"? I was given a website layout to implement which features "hovering navigation arrows" to navigate to the ...
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How to handle many tabs [duplicate]

If we try to create a page which contains tons of data about each employee. These data are categorized in tabs and every tab opens nested tabs! The tabs appearance looks overwhelming especially after ...
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Display logo twice in Material design menu

Is it a bad design to have a logo twice in Material Design menu, One with collapsible mode and the one when the menu is expanded as below? Since I make the logo two places here, our marketing team ...
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Best way to handle multiple navbars for a products site?

I'm designing a responsive website which has different software products (apps) and one main homepage. Desktop Homepage navbar menu has: Website name (right side) | Apps | About-us |...
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Is it useful to have navigation/location labels and the page title duplicating information?

Navigation already tells you where you are. Do we need a title? Is it useful or is the title information just increasing interaction cost? Example:
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What should be the ratio of sidebar navigation to screen in ios?

I am working on designing a native iOS app. For one of the screen need to design a side navigation bar. Android navigation bar standard size details are available here - https://material.io/guidelines/...
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How to solve navigation in this case?

I am working on a game-related web app which has a global navigation in a sidebar. There are going to be a few categories, with currently "My profile" and "The games" on the mockup below. Those ...
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Travel planning app — best navigation pattern for horizontal scrolling?

I'm designing a trip planning app that allows users to create events under vertical 'Day Columns.' It scrolls horizontally. However, the 'Day' columns containing events are potentially infinite and ...
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Top area of a e commerce website. Popular way or Innovative way.? [closed]

Mostly we see one common way of presenting the top area of e-commerce websites as below. I have heard most technical people complain about this. They say their should be more exciting way or users ...
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Should toggleable sections only allow one section to be opened at a time?

It's common for website pages with long text content to split that content into sections that can be opened and closed individually. For example, on an FAQ page, you might initially only see the ...
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Can we simply change/rearrange the order of navigation?

Can we simply change/rearrange the order of navigation? My manager asked me to bring the "Jobs" to the top part, instead of "Newsfeed". Because he said according to data analytics, more user is ...
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Guidelines in designing intuitive navigation

I have a site with about 6 loosely related items/pages where a user might want to navigate. I'm a bit stuck trying to design an intuitive layout. At the moment I have a list of those 6 items on the ...
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Should we anticipate when the user is asking for the menu when we hide the navigation on scroll?

A lot of websites nowadays, admittedly more so in desktop view, (which is now seen by fewer thanks to the world of mobile) hide the navigation bar when you scroll down. This is a good thing as it ...
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Are self-referential links in a navigation bar harmful?

The most CMS produce by default a navigation bar, where the current entry contains the link to the page which is actually open. When you look at the web usability: is that practice harmful - and if ...
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Should we lock UI?

Traditionally, a rule of thumb for designing a responsive UI is that the UI should never lock up. However, with some record editing patterns, allowing the user to edit what's on screen is pointless ...
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Mobile subnavigation: correct wording for a category “View all”?

I’m designing a mobile navigation, where subnavigation options are hidden under the accordion. Science + ↑ Closed nav section Science - View all ← Link to science category Health ...
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Lengthy forms with scroll (on Web)

Is there any recommended way to tackle very lengthy forms, with long scrolls? I'm talking about web interface. My use case requires the user to fill up a lengthy form for each operation ("operation" ...
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What is the difference between the horizontal three dots menu and the vertical one?

First of all, does anyone know the name for this type of navigation? And second of all, what is the difference between these two? In what case you use the vertical one and in what case the ...
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Why opt for right-sided nav drawers?

Why, in some instances, do some (desktop) web pages open the navigation drawer on the right hand side of the page? Is there a specific reason why the left side isn't always preferred? If yes: Why ...
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How can I guide users through my navigation metaphor (or replace it with a better one)?

My application is a large suite of educational games for children ages 6-13. There are about 100 games, organized into a kind of map showing top level categories as balls around a "hub": (I'm ...
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Navigation for dependent pages

I'm working on a location analysis dashboard. There are three main sections that are somewhat but not really related and somewhat but not really in a hierarchical system. There's the main page. A ...
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Should I include a “back” button on a responsive website? [duplicate]

Do you believe there should be a back button on a responsive website or should we rely on the browser's controls? If you believe there needs to be a button in the design... Would you have it appear ...