Archive for 'Navigation'

How to Design Content Filters for Better User Browsing

How to Design Content Filters for Better User Browsing

Where does one start when they visit a website and want to find content that interests them? They could start from the beginning and browse through all the content until they find something they like.

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Why Content Navigation Links Matter More Than Menus

Why Content Navigation Links Matter More Than Menus

Before you spend hours debating with your colleagues and clients on how your menus should look, there’s something you should know. Users spend more time with content navigation links than they do with menus.

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5 Big Usability Mistakes Designers Make on Carousels

5 Big Usability Mistakes Designers Make on Carousels

A carousel isn’t just a device you’ll find at the airport or amusement park. It’s also a widget that’s found on websites. Designers use them to display visual items in a way that’s quick for users to browse.

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Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good

Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good

Do you know how your hover menus are affecting users? Hover menus are a popular way to navigate. But the way they open can cause usability problems that most designers aren’t aware of.

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Why the Contact Us Page Always Goes Last

Why the Contact Us Page Always Goes Last

Have you ever wondered why most websites put their Contact Us page last in their navigation? Most websites do this because users follow a natural pattern when they visit a new website.

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Designing Tab Navigation the Right Way

Designing Tab Navigation the Right Way

Color contrast plays an important role in design aesthetics. But for tab navigation, color contrast plays an important role in design usability. Tab navigation is a metaphorical way for users to navigate through content.

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Infinite Scrolling Best Practices

Infinite Scrolling Best Practices

Infinite scrolling is a new interface technique you’ll find popping up on various websites. It allows users to browse through content without clicking on pagination links.

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Accordion Pagination: A Faster, Smoother Way to Paginate

Accordion Pagination: A Faster, Smoother Way to Paginate

When you put too much content on your pages, users can easily get overwhelmed. To avoid this, most sites use a numerical pagination to divide content across different pages.

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Whitespace over Vertical Bars for a Minimalist Navigation

Whitespace over Vertical Bars for a Minimalist Navigation

Around the web there’s a common habit of websites using vertical bars in text navigations. The purpose of using the vertical bars is to visually separate each navigation link.

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Top Navigation vs Left Navigation: Which Works Better?

Top Navigation vs Left Navigation: Which Works Better?

Which is better for users, a top or left navigation? Web designers have been debating this issue for a long time. Many have drawn their own conclusions. Many have mixed feelings. However, the truth is that there is no absolute answer.

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