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Faceted Overload: Simplifying the Sidebar Navigation

Faceted Overload: Simplifying the Sidebar Navigation

The benefit of using a faceted sidebar navigation on your website is that you aren’t constrained by vertical space. You can list as many links in the sidebar as you need.

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Why Scrolling is the New Click

Why Scrolling is the New Click

Which is better for users, scrolling or clicking? This is the question that designers have to think about when they’re designing page flow. Clicking offers users a menu of links that take them to a new page.

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How Facebook’s Poor Usability Led to Missed Messages

How Facebook’s Poor Usability Led to Missed Messages

If you use Facebook, you could be a victim of missed messages. Some of these messages could have little importance, but some could change your life.

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Innovative Navigation Techniques to Save You Header Space

Innovative Navigation Techniques to Save You Header Space

The header is an important part of a website. It usually has the logo, navigation, login, sign up and search. Making room for all these elements in your header is no easy task.

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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 Users Click Content Links More Than Menus

Why Users Click Content Links More Than Menus

Before you spend hours debating with your colleagues and clients on how your navigation menu should look, there’s something you should know.

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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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Global vs. Scoped Search: Which Gives Better Results?

Global vs. Scoped Search: Which Gives Better Results?

Search is an essential feature for websites to have. Without it, users would have to rely on the navigation to find what they want. With it, users can find specific information faster.

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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 menu is 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? They do this because users follow a natural pattern when they visit a new site.

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