The user needs to browse through a series of tabs without refreshing the page
- Use when there is not enough space on the website to show all of the content inside all tabs – or if such a listing is irrelevant.
- Use when there are more than 2 sections
- Use when there less than 8-10 sections depending on the length of each section name.
- Use when section names are relatively short
- Use when the content of each tab can be viewed separate from each other, and not in context of each other.
- Use when the content for each tab has similar structure
- Use when you need to show what tab is currently being viewed
- Do not use when the content inside each pane would function just as well in its own separate page.
- Present the content of one tab inside a box (content area)
- Place a horizontal bar on top of the content area with links representing tabs
- Refrain from having more than one line of links in the top horizontal tab bar
- Use color coding or other visual support to indicate what tab is currently being viewed
- Present the content of each tab in the same content area
- Only one content area should be visible at a time
- Maintain the same structure of the top horizontal tab bar after a new tab has been clicked
- Only the content area of the tabs and the horizontal tab bar should be changed when a user clicks a new tab
- If possible, the page is not refreshed when a tab is clicked.
- A new page is not loaded when a tab is clicked
- Navigation tabs lends itself from the physical metaphor of a folderes in a file-cabinet and is thus familiar to the user.
- Module Tabs provide an easy way to show large amounts of similar structured data parted by categories
- Tabs place the content area of the tabs into a context as the selected tab has been highlighted.
You can choose to either search for your content at viget or browse the content by category or by chronological order presented in module tabs.