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Derek Hollister

Fixed Sidebar Subnav Menu

Hey Community, I'm curious how I can simulate a fixed sidebar subnav menu on interior pages. If anyone knows, please share!

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador
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Thanks for reaching out here in Community, Derek! So that I understand correctly, can you please provide an example of the behavior you're attempting to achieive?

Additionally, can you confirm if you're trying to do this in a regular Prototype/Project rather than a Studio prototype? Fee free to provide any other relevant information to the functionality you're looking for in your response.

Look forward to hearing back soon,

Shaina

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Dorothea Brockmann
InVision ambassador Dorothea Brockmann , ambassador
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Hi, I have the same question. To answer Shaina's question, in my case it is a regular prototype built in Sketch and uploaded using the Craft manager plug in. As an example, see screenshots from a website below. The sidebar (red outline) is fixed even though the content on the right side was scrolled. How can I achieve that with InVision? Thank you for your support.

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador
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Hi Dorothea,

Thanks for providing those details requested above, as well as adding in some screenshots. Currently, when you prototype in the InVision web app (or via Craft in Sketch) you are only able to have fixed headers and footers, and fixed side navigation is not possible.

This is a potential feature that our Product team is tracking, though. That being said, I will open a ticket on your behalf to track your interest for this potential feature. Please keep an eye out for an email confirming that we've formally tracked your interest.

In the meantime, I suggest trying out Studio! Prototypes created in our Studio app can have fixed objects through the use of pinning.

Sorry we couldn't give you a more immediate solution.

Thanks,

Shaina

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Anne-Marie Zahar
InVision ambassador Anne-Marie Zahar , ambassador
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Hi Shaina

Thanks for your answers

But what should i do in craft to ask that my bottom bar on mobile keep fixed when scrolling ?

so today we can't fix a background image while scrolling ?

and we can't fix a button that i want to put on the bottom center of the page while scrolling ?

 

Thanks

Anne-Marie

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Caitlin Cambron
InVision ambassador Caitlin Cambron , ambassador
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Hi Anne-Marie!

You can keep a bottom bar fixed while scrolling and fix a button button to the center while scrolling. To answer your first and third questions, please refer to this video "How do I create a fixed element using fixed headers or footers?". The only difference is that you would make the button a full bar - or whatever you like!

Fixed backgrounds while scrolling are available on desktop. Check out Configuration Settings in this article for more info - "Prototype Settings."

Hope this helps!
Caitlin

 

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Talana
InVision ambassador Talana , ambassador
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I would also like to add my name to support this feature! There should be a sticky side nav option like there is for Headers and Footers. Fixed background doesn't work if you have different background band colours that the side nav bar needs to move over. 

Could you please submit a ticket on my behalf with another request for this feature to be prioritized?

Thank you!

Talana

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador Edited
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Thanks so much for adding your support for this feature here in Community, Talana. I've opened a ticket on your behalf to track your interest for this. Please keep an eye on your inbox for an email confirming that we've formally tracked your need for this.

Have a great day,

Shaina

If anybody else would like to add their feedback about this potential feature, please ADD YOUR VOTE using the button above or email [email protected] detailing the feature you are looking for.

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Jaime Foll
InVision ambassador Jaime Foll , ambassador
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I would also like to have this feature for a stick sidebar navigation in mobile specifically.  Is there an option to vote for this added feature? I've seen posts back from 2017 on the same topic but we still can't create sticky sidebar navs in invision. Is this something in production?

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Michael S
InVision ambassador Michael S, InVision Employee , ambassador
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Hi Jamie!

Thanks for reaching out about this functionality. I will go ahead and create a ticket for you to pass along your vote for the ability to utilize a sticky sidebar! I definitely understand how helpful this would be. Keep an eye out for an email from me soon!

Thanks,
Michael

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Talana
InVision ambassador Talana , ambassador
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Hi,

Can we get a status update on this feature? I haven't heard anything since I originally posted 8 months ago.

Thanks!

Talana

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Camille M
InVision ambassador Camille M, InVision Employee , ambassador
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Hi Talana,

Unfortunately we don't have any updates to share on this feature at this time, but we appreciate your continued interest!

Have a great rest of your week,

Camille

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Sean Ogawa
InVision ambassador Sean Ogawa , ambassador
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Hi,

I just wanted to add my name to the list of requesters for a fixed side option. Love the product, big fan. Thanks!

 

-Sean

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador
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Thank you so much for the kind words, Sean! I will open a ticket on your behalf to track your interest for this potential feature. Please keep an eye out for an email confirming that we've tracked this for you.

If there's anything else we can help out with, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

Have a wonderful day,

Shaina

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Willem
InVision ambassador Willem , ambassador
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Hello,

Yeah this would be a big addition for me (and my team) as well. An option to have fixed elements on scroll will improve our user tests around navigation big time!

- Willem 

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador
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Thanks for taking the time to chime in about this potential feature, Willem! I'll be sure to open a ticket on your behalf to share your feedback with the Product Team and track your interest for this. Please keep an eye out for an email confirmation.

If anybody else would like to add their feedback about this potential feature, please ADD YOUR VOTE using the button above or email [email protected] detailing the feature you are looking for.

Have a wonderful day,

Shaina

 
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Norbert
InVision ambassador Norbert , ambassador
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Fixed sidebar would be very handy! Similar to fixed header/footer. Actually I could need it right now.

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Katherine Lu
InVision ambassador Katherine Lu , ambassador
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I agree, i need this right now. I am trying to add the side menu as an overlay and it's just not working.

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador
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Thank you each for adding your feedback about this potential feature, Norbert and Katherine! If you haven't already, please be sure to ADD YOUR VOTE using the button at the top of this Community thread.

Have a great day,

Shaina

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