Archive for 'Navigation'

When to Use “Your” or “My” on Menu Items

When to Use “Your” or “My” on Menu Items

Is the user interface an extension of the user, or is it a separate entity that speaks to the user? This is a question that designers have trouble answering when labeling their menu items.

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When You Should Use a Breadcrumb Navigation

When You Should Use a Breadcrumb Navigation

If you’re ever lost in a large territory, the first thing you’d want to know is where you are. Once you know that you can figure out how far you are from your destination.

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Why Motor Impaired Users Need Skip Links

Why Motor Impaired Users Need Skip Links

How well could you use a website if your hands had limited muscle control and movement? One task you’d have trouble doing is scrolling through web pages.

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Where to Place Your Accordion Menu Icons

Where to Place Your Accordion Menu Icons

Accordion menus are a type of display widget found on desktop and mobile apps. They allow you to display a large number of menu options while conserving space.

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The Navigation Bar Is an Affordance, Stop Removing It

The Navigation Bar Is an Affordance, Stop Removing It

What do you notice about the website above? It doesn’t have a navigation bar. The text links are floating in space and obscured by the background image.

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How Hamburger Menus Can Increase Your Conversion Rate

How Hamburger Menus Can Increase Your Conversion Rate

Did you know that your website navigation can affect your conversion rate? Several studies have found that minimizing navigation on signup pages increases conversion rates.

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Why Users Aren’t Clicking Your Home Page Carousel

Why Users Aren’t Clicking Your Home Page Carousel

A website study found that out of 3 million home page visits only about 1% clicked a carousel slide. How could a large, graphical element on the home page get such few clicks?

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Inline Modal Windows: More Content Without Losing Context

Inline Modal Windows: More Content Without Losing Context

Most modal windows on the web take over your screen when they open. They pop up on the page and block you from viewing the content underneath until you close it.

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Avoid the Pains of Pagination

Avoid the Pains of Pagination

Everyone has scrolled to the bottom of a web page before and seen that row of numbers. That row of numbers is a website’s pagination.

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Increasing eCommerce Conversion Rates: Category Page

Increasing eCommerce Conversion Rates: Category Page

Every user who visits an eCommerce website is a potential customer. A successful online store is one that converts a high number of visitors into buyers.

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