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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Modular tabs or long page scroll

A content heavy real estate website is deciding whether to switch the navigation to using modular tabs, where content opens in the same pane. Currently, the site uses a long page scroll where all ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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TypeAhead with multiple sources problems

So I have a search box which allows you to search for people by first name or three other identifiers. The search box is limited to show only 12 responses maximum. Which when divided by 4 categories ...
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Is this navigation user friendly [closed]

I am new to the community so sorry if you guys feel i am being naive. I am assigned a task to redesign an existing website that sells shopify plugins. The entire idea of the website revamp is to ...
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How to best create a user history bar for your website

So I am creating a new site and would like to have some sort of easy navigation bar for the user, you know the type... Stack overflow >> Web Design >> What is more useful on a... And if ...
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Is it okay to have a modal window with a button that redirects to another page?

In my case, the information written in the modal window is not directly linked to the button. That is, the button is not some action that the user does after reading the information given in the modal....
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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 the tab bar be accessible on sub pages in a mobile app?

I've just joined a team as an UX / graphic designer developing an app for iOS and Android. The app is already in production, and I'm working on implementing new functionality and tweaking the current ...
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Is it alright to combine Profile and Settings?

What do you guys think? Is it alright to combine Profile and Settings in web application? This is quite common approach in mobile apps. Reason to combine these two is to keep the header simple. Not to ...
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What is the name of this scroller component?

I have these arrows that when clicked scroll n cards to the side. I would like to find a React component that does that, but I don't know how is it called.
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Material design - where to place a global navigation draw button

The material guidelines say to use a Navigation drawer when you have over 5 main menu items (as opposed to tabs or bottom navigation bar). https://material.io/guidelines/patterns/navigation.html All ...
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Main navbar and sub-navbar

I have a website that has a main navbar (shown as the top/white navbar in the image). Of the top navigation links, one of them takes you to another page that is much more customizable and offers many ...
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Is it ok to have two rows of bars?

In my standard desktop browser based app, there is a menu bar with a set of essentials buttons (Search, New Search, New Request, etc). Below that, I have added a bar that enables users to organize and ...
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Indiciating within-page links (fragment identifiers)

There are three types of targets for for a link: Different page in a different application Different page within the same application Resource within the current document typically provided by a ...
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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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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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Placement of anchor link buttons in a page with a lot of scrollable content

I am building a profile page (http://giga.brandvertisor.com) containing a lot of of information, visually organized in horizontal sections. For the sake of easier navigation, I have put anchor link ...
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Does Android app need back button?

Do I always have to put "back" button in the top left corner of the app? Following the quote: Sometimes the back button is on the left, sometimes it’s not. They may be physical buttons, ...
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How to use anchor tags in mobile?

In the above image top navigation bar and left sidebar is fixed. When I click on the option 6 it will jump to a section 6. So, the problem I'm facing is how do I translate this view into mobile?
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No logo in app navigation bar - can this work?

Recently I have reviewed some reputed apps (Facebook, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Freecharge). They have removed their logo from their navigation bar. Is this a recent design trend? I am also working on an ...
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How to separate links from buttons?

I am struggling with how my users don't understand the difference between buttons and links. How links look: How buttons look: How buttons look: Is the difference visual understandable? Show ...
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Modal or new page when switching from list to detailed view? (in an issue tracking system)

I am currently working on an issue tracking system (you might want to compare it to Jira, but more lightweight). The main screen of the application is this issue list: When a user clicks on an issue, ...
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Should a collapsed secondary nav open on click of an item in the primary nav?

The Desktop Web Application I'm working on has vertical navigation with a primary nav and secondary nav. The secondary nav displays sub tabs from the primary nav. The user has the option to collapse ...
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Task vs object focused IA and navigation

I'm thinking about the best way to structure UIs for enterprise management tools and dashboards. Often, one could either choose a UI structure that is around the tasks of the users, or then one that ...
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Sorting navigation elements based on tracking data

We have a huge site where the order of the main navigation is not reflected by the usage of these. e.g.: Current: Category 1 , Category 2, Category 3. Category 3 is by far -14:1- the most ...
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How can I make a navigation for an older demographic?

Is there any friendly way to ensure that an older demographic understands a modern toggle sidebar nytimes-esque type of navigation? We currently have a sidebar with endless links and the web ...
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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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What are the best examples of accessible highlighting online?

I'm seeking Accessible Highlighting online and not seeing much. I'm well versed in high-end accessibility, but I am having trouble finding ANY examples of accessible highlight, let alone best-of-...
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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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Register/Login/Sign in pages with or without main menu?

I see a recurring pattern in Register/Login/Sign in/Recover Pass/Etc pages of bigger sites, where they avoid using the full length of the main menu top bar. Frequently, they just leave the essentials ...
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Using tags on the products page

I have a question about the products page navigation. At this moment it is sorted in the tabs f.e. vendor, kit, performance etc. When you open the vendors tab there is categorization by the vendors ...
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What is better to call the menu title?

First take a look at the screenshot below. This page consists of a side menu on the left, and a list of room types on the right. The problem I have found with this, is that some users don't want to ...
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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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Tab navigation: top-level and second-level targets, how to deal with them?

My question is quite straight forward, however difficult to explain. I assume we are all familiar with tab navigation, in my case I'm dealing with bottom-navigation but it's not really relevant for ...
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Should I add dot navigation in mega menu?

Should I add a dot navigation in a mega menu? Or are there other options to show a long list submenu?
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AJAX: What's the best way to show the user that the requested content is loading? [closed]

Should i use the traditional "rotating gif" on a semi transparent overlay? Or should i use a top loading bar, like YouTube and Instagram do? I'm talking about the websites, not the native apps. ...