Breadcrumbs are used when you have a large amount of content organised in hierarchical structure with defined categories (multiple sections that can be divided into more sub-sections). An excellent example is e-commerce site, in which a large variety of products is grouped into logical categories. They inform visitors of their current location in relation to the entire site hierarchy. Whereas they also improve the find-ability of site pages. The structure of the site is more easily understood because it is laid out in a breadcrumb.
It’s a fundamental part of your interface that users need to press to make the action you want them to take. Button groups are a collection of several related actions that a user can take.
When to use
- To group several actions with similar purposes.
- Not all buttons in a group require an icon, but buttons with icons should always be of a higher priority than ones without icons. If the most critical action in a group doesn’t have an icon, don’t use icons in the remaining lower-level actions.
- The order of button priority should match the alignment of surrounding text. When text is left-aligned, buttons should be arranged so that the leftmost button is the most critical. When text is right- or center- aligned, the most critical action should be the furthest right.
- Be thoughtful about how multiple buttons will look and work on small screens.
- Group together calls to action that have a relationship.
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