The user needs to locate content and features necessary to accomplish a task.

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Accordion

There are too many items to fit into a limited space without overwhelming the user.

Alphanumeric Filter Links

The user needs the ability to look up information alphabetically within a large data set.

Breadcrumbs

User needs to navigate potentially large quantities of information efficiently, without becoming lost.


Navigation Bar

Called 'nav bar' for short, this is any component in a page design that provides persistent navigation assistance.

Pagination

The user needs to view a subset of data that will not be easy to display within a single page.

Tabs

The user needs to navigate - possibly through one or more stacked panes - to reach content and features in a context offering a clear indication of their current location.