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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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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 long should I wait before animating the navigation bar in/out when the user scrolls?

I'm currently working on a new design for a site and I've encountered a problem I've never found before. I want to collapse the navigation bar up when the user scrolls down to increase available real ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Navigation order for cancel and save buttons

I'm currently defining the order of tab navigation for a form. At the bottom of the form there are two buttons, "Cancel" and "Save". Following the tab order from left to right, the ...
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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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Is there any logic when arrows are used before or when after the content

Just wondering if there is any logic defined to use a certain arrow position (left|right or front|back or before|after or whatever ...) in a navigation item or if it's merely a matter of choice and ...
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Navigation rules for bottom tab bar

I'm working on a mobile app which has a bottom navigation bar. There are 3 tabs: Payments Home Settings When I am on the home section I have a menu, where I can go deeper, inside this section: ...
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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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Using the Title in Navigation Bar for a page status

I'm designing an app on iOS & Android. My client wants the title in the Navigation Bar/App Bar to be a status rather than a page title. Instead of "Registration" he wants to switch between "...
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Is it recommended to open the details of a master-view in a new tab or in the same page?

We're developing a web application using React for the FrontEnd part of the various modules. One of the pages of the application is a master-detail view. On the master we're going to show a simple ...
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iOS App with two states and mostly different content categories

I’m working on a medical iOS app for university. Our users are usually 55+ years. I’m currently struggling with the navigation flow of the app. We basically have two states, pre and post-surgery. ...
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Design patterns for navigation of menus on mobile devices/views

I have noticed that many web applications displayed in mobile devices or views seem to be simply moving or displaying the same content in a different viewport rather than trying to tailoring content ...
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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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What's the tradeoff for using an icon driven navigation?

It seems a common theme these days for the UI design of many web applications to use icon driven navigation (so fixed sidebar on the left consisting of only icons for navigation) Wondering why this ...
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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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What is this UI element called? A horizontal scrolling menu?

I'm talking about a horizontal scrolling menu with "left" and "right" arrows to scroll. I have been seeing this thing everywhere since I started working on a design that uses them. What are they ...
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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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Favoring consistency over elegance?

This is a bit of a difficult question to explain in the title but hopefully it will make more sense after reading the question. I'm in the process of designing a web app with a basic design ...
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Wizard component - current state vs active state

The system is used for executing tests. Each test has to go through a number of stages that include user interaction with the system, meaning that each step also has a dedicated screen. We have in ...
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Dynamic home screen, looking for a better solution

I really didn't know how to name this question. The problem is that our app should show a different home/start screen depending on the state the user is (Searching for a job/ inside of a recruitment ...
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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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