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element that displays various forms of information to the side of an application or desktop user interface

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Is there a best practice for sidebar width on mobile?

What is the best practice when it comes to sidebars and user experience on mobile? Is it better to have one that is full-width or one that is 85% width with 15% backdrop? What are the benefits or ...
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Sidebar modal - pros & cons?

Do slide-out modals work well in your experience? Our requirements are to present deeper, specific content to users without taking them out of a flow, so linking to another page is not being ...
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Combining two panes into a single one?

I am working on a UI design which has two left panes: the first shows the type of project that the user works on (i.e. custom web application, Shopify, Wordpress and so on)... the second needs to be a ...
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How to choose between a Popover, Inspector, or Toolbar to edit properties?

macOS apps have the following patterns (and possibly others) for editing properties of selected items: Popovers (See here) Inspector Panels (Right Sidebar) Toolbars In the following example, the ...
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Responsive nav sidebar with company logo and information

Currently, our team's browser app looks like this: up to this point, we built our app to target desktop. However, because we're moving to Android, it is imperative that we can also effectively ...
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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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Select elements in the sidebar, which is better?

So, my friend and I are building a web app and we were having a little argument. We need to have two select elements in the sidebar and one of them is not relevant to a few pages. Which of 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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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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SaaS admin navigation through lower tiers

I'm working on a Saas platform that will provide its user with an SDK for their apps. Users will either be able to create multiple apps (tier 1) in their account or only one (tier 2). Within each app, ...
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How long should a swipe action be to open a sidebar?

How long/quick should a left or right movement be in order to indicate it's a swipe rather than user scrolling the page? I was thinking, if user isn't scrolling in the y axis and performed touch ...
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Actions inside a dropdown

We need to allow a user to select a project as primary and quick action, he should also be able to add a new project, edit and delete projects (as secondary actions) this is all done in the faceted ...
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What problems exist with removing the navigation bar during the checkout process?

I am working on a application that allows users to buy games. There is a sidebar with the global navigation throughout the whole app. And I am now wondering if I can hide the sidebar during the ...
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Is it ok not to place headers on pages?

Do I need a header on the top of every page I have or is a prominent indication of category in the sidebar enough? I keep jumping back and forth and cannot come up with a permanent solution. It also ...
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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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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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Expand sibebar menu with a home button?

I need a way to user expand sidebar menu, but I can't remove the logo (links to home page) to put a sandwich button. In the second screen I placed an arrow to the right when cursor is hovering the ...
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Are two sidebars good for a website design?

I am working on a website which is learning content based and I am planning to have two sidebars, one for the main navigation and other for the table of contents. Is that okay to have two or three ...
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Is it ok to use Bottom Nav Bar with Tabs for sub-level?

I am trying to design and app with Material design which has 6 top level destinations and 4 of them have sub-levels. Is it ok to use Bottom nav bar for 5 of them and put 6th one in side navs along ...
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How to show long navigation list horizontally?

We have a screen as below that has a long left navigation list that spans the whole height of the page and is scrollable (a lot of rows). We also have an info panel that is basically tabular data. ...
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Floating sidebars of different widths under different modules of the same application

I'm designing a web application with multiple modules, and am using floating sidebars for new event creation. Currently, the sidebars have different widths since the number of form fields is ...
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Is it useful for users to have different UI of side menu in each page?

This is what I got today while navigationg agoda.com Here you can see same content but different presentation. Does this help user?
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UI: add buttons to Sidebar boxes

I've got a window with a sidebar divided into several Boxes. The boxes have different controls, sometimes arranged into scrollable tables. UI looks ok to my users. Clean and simple. Now (the task) -...
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Validation in Slide Outs (desktop)

I have slide out with a bunch of filters.(sorry, because of private info I can't publish them) I can apply 1, 2 or 5 filters by clicking "Apply Filters". By clicking on filter I can get to its ...
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Thin left sidebar instead of hamburger menu for mobile

I'm interested in designing a mobile-friendly search results page where users can refine their results. I'm thinking about using a left-hand sidebar with the filtering options similar to this Dribbble ...
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Minimalistic expandable / accordion menu button style

I'm trying to make a sidebar/panel to filter products and overall I use minimalist/flat design. Here is the layout, collapsed and expanded. My problem is, as you can see, the accordion button (filter ...
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What to do with this “wasted” space in my side bar navigation mockup?

I am currently working on a new UI design for an existing desktop application. Being mobile/touch friendly is very important for this project, so I am replacing the tradition desktop "File" menu with ...
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Home link inside sidebar. Sidebar opens on click. Clicking home should open sidebar or home?

I have a page layout where the sidebar occupies the whole height. The sidebar is a list of different Project links, and the top element in the list is the Page Home link (a in this case). The sidebar ...
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Should an opened sub-menu collapse when the user opens other sub-menu?

Take for example Google Material design website, that has big sub-menus in the sidebar's menu. The sub menus are closed on page load. Material design Motion Style Layout ... Clicking on a menu ...
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What is the best position for a submenu in a page with a sidebar?

I'm currently working on a project in which navigation positioning is key for the UX flow of the user. I've been trying several options, but I'm not sure I've found a solution that captivates the ...
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I need to justify why having two sidebars on the same side is wrong

Background I have a right sidebar and a left sidebar, both are shown all the time, the right sidebar purpose is to change the background in the middle editing frame by selecting one of the options in ...
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How to fill up a side bar which only has a form with 3 fields?

So I have a page where left sidebar takes 25% and the actual thing takes up 75% on the right. Basically a user would select something from the main app and fill out the form in the left side bar and ...
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Filtering list of items by folders

We're introducing folders into our app and I'm having a hard time figuring out the layout. Here's what I know: The items will be draggable onto the folders. One item can be added into multiple ...
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Mobile ux: How to indicate the presence of side panel/drawer/sidebar

The company I work for has had a desktop website for ages, but recently I had the task to make a small mobile version with limited functionality. It's been online for a while now and I've been ...
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How to display two sidebars on mobile?

I got stuck with dealing making two sidebars for mobile screens. How I can make responsive to display nice on mobile? Maybe it's some pattern? Thanks.
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When using a grid for a web app, does a sidebar /side tray fall within the grid or outside of it?

I have had this problem for a while. Designed many applications with a sidebar navigation but have never fully concluded on how to best use it within the grid. A, inside the in grid just included ...
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Material Design - bottom navigation with upper tabs?

Prototyping a new dialer app based on Material's framework and style guide. Side navigation is not an option. Instead, I would like to use bottom navigation for 4 main pages/features. Recent Calls ...
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RWD - Drag to background

I have the following setup for a responsive website. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The problem I'm running into is that on mobile devices, when the sidebar is ...
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Hide sidebar or show small side bar for web app

I am looking for feedback on the navigation structure for a web application. In the application, we have: A sidebar on the left where all the projects are listed A list of views with all the tasks ...
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Contextual sidebar and consistency

I am designing a website service for coin collectors and have a question regarding navigation. The control flow is as follows: User selects country (from map or an alphabetized list). User selects a ...
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How to make user aware of the secondary (right) navigation drawer?

I have a second navigation drawer on the right. But I have no special indication for it so the user doesn't get to be aware of its existence. I don't want to open it every time the user opens the ...
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Where to put login field in a mobile app?

I normally put a login/register/avatar button at the very right of the navigation bar for webapps (desktop). However I use this space for actions like edit or add for my mobile apps. Where should I ...
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Is it OK to use hamburger menus in iOS?

So, I have about 7 actions users may need in my app, and I have to use text instead of icons because it is a customer requirement. I can add only 3 actions to my toolbar on iPhone 6. On Android you ...
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How should I minify my menus?

I design a dashboard for a service. I have a main menu at the top of the browser. The menu has 5 points and take up much space. I also have a sidebar on the left to navigate to the selected page. I'm ...
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Are iOS iPhone tabs + context-dependent side menu the right choice?

The app is about inventory management. It has a bottom bar with 5 tabs (the last is a "More" tab). Each tab is a fairly independent functional unit. Many of them need the user to select an inventory (...
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What's the best scrollbar position for window with docked sidebar on the right?

In LibreOffice, scrollbar isn't on the screen edge (for maximized window) when sidebar is enabled: This breaks the Fitt's law, as screen edges are important target for cursor movement. On the other ...
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Fixed Sidebar with Accordions

I've been constructing a page with a fixed sidebar, that has lot of info placed into collapsed accordions.When user remains at the top of the page ,all is well, he can expand the accordions ,say 5 ...
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Vertical Icon Side Menu

I am planning to have a vertical Icon Menu in my website containing about 12 icons. I am planning to have the icon either like http://codepen.io/nikhil/pen/sicrK or http://codepen.io/EduardL/pen/...
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Does apply 'mystery meat navigation' to sidemenus on web applications?

Recently I noticed several popular web applications which go for sidebar navigation without labels. E.g. Evernote or Taiga Is it ok for sidebars? As most users will use those applications several ...
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Multiple Sidebars?

I have a site I am developing. The site has a lot of articles on the site's topic. Most article pages have the main content of the article then, to the right, a sidebar which contains new content that ...