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All Public Patterns. 3-04. Amazon works to avoid no results. Guide to Website Navigation Design Patterns. In web design, there are certain common design patterns that are used for interaction.

Guide to Website Navigation Design Patterns

Site navigation has a wide variety of common and familiar design patterns that can be used as a foundation for building effective information architecture for a website. This guide covers popular site navigation design patterns. For each site navigation design pattern, we will discuss its common characteristics, its drawbacks, and when best to use it. Top Horizontal Bar Navigation Top horizontal bar navigation is one of the two most popular kinds of site navigation menu design patterns out there. The top horizontal bar navigation design pattern is sometimes paired with drop-down menus whereby hovering on a navigation item reveals second-level child navigation items.

Common Characteristics of Top Horizontal Bar Navigation Navigation items are text links, button-shaped, or tabbed-shapedHorizontal navigation is often placed directly adjacent to the site’s logoIt is often located above the fold Tabs Navigation. UI Scraps: user interface designs found by Jason Robb. Hi friends, A list of excuses why I haven’t been posting scraps might be nice.

UI Scraps: user interface designs found by Jason Robb

But what would be better is to just start posting more scraps. I have seen plenty of great interface designs worth sharing, but my workflow has been all kinds of messed up lately. I’ve switched jobs and switched computers. Both have had an unfortunately huge impact on how often I’m able to collect and post new scraps. Rest assured, I’ll be posted again in the very near future. Cheers, Jason R. One of my readers mentioned they received some spam. I apologize for the inconvenience and annoyance! 40+ Helpful Resources On User Interface Design Patterns - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement If there is a commonly reoccurring need for a particular solution, there is a great probability that someone has – by now – solved that need and has finished the legwork involved in researching and constructing something that resolves it.

40+ Helpful Resources On User Interface Design Patterns - Smashing Magazine

At the very least, you will find documentation on general solutions to related problems that will enable you to gain insight on best practices, effective techniques, and real-world examples on the thing you are creating. A design pattern refers to a reusable and applicable solution to general real-world problems. For example, a solution for navigating around a website is site navigation (a list of links that point to different sections of the site), a solution for displaying content in a compact space are module tabs.

There are many ways to tackle a specific requirement – and as a designer – the most important thing you can do is selecting the option that best reflects the needs of your users. Yahoo! Flickr Collections and Groups. Mobile Web Design Pattern: Vertical List. UI Design Patterns and Library Builder. Collecting Snippets of Good Design. Interaction Design Pattern Library -

Suggest a pattern Have you seen new examples of patterns out there that have not been described on this site?

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Send me a link to an example and I'll add it to my to-do list. Suggest a pattern Latest comments Form (Lucas Gwadana) Sometimes the ERROR handling is not explicit enough because when a user makes an... Map Navigator (Marcus) For print pages etc static maps are still relevant. Accordion (dellmre) Ajax accordion samples with source code Autocomplete (Zorg) I believe the name of this pattern to be misleading. Slideshow (Joshua) Slideshows on Homepages can be very beneficial.