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When you are concerned about familiarity you should structure your component left-aligned as 99% of other sidebar-account-header-components. It also creates a consistency of reading-flow from left i.e. icon or profile image to right i.e. micro-copy name. E.g. the user doesn't have to change his reading or eye movement flow or direction when looking at all ...


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That seems like it could be confusing to the user, especially if each menu has a different set of functions per side. To cut down on clutter in the navigation pane you could let the user pin their most used functions to the top of the navigation pane or create a dynamic/or contextual section at the top of the navigation pane. (Forgive the crude mockup.)


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I'm not sure I understand this part: if the user is creating a job (which would mean they're filling out a form), if they inadvertently click "< Back", then the entire screen is going to get replaced by the Home page. However, to address the highlighting of a default item: IN GENERAL, you should never highlight or default to an option. ...


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You likely need to repeat the menu items due to using the label "Popular". The popularity of a page/section would normally imply a separate level of categorization above and beyond how things are normally organized. It may also imply a level of time-sensitivity if what is popular changes frequently. It can be a nice shortcut, but it probably ...


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