SpecificationPattern SummaryPattern Summary (2014): Why Use This Pattern?To help users access the action choices at a glance.To help them quickly choose the specific actions they want to use, depending on their permissions.The easy- to- access navigation encourages users to take action.What is the Solution?Always display the Action Bar across the top of the page to make it easy for users to access their choices immediately upon login.When the user hovers over each action box, it is highlighted.When to Use This Pattern?To allow the user to see most of the important actions that are available for those who have the permissions to perform those actions.Provide a personalized experience based on user needs and roles.RestrictionsOnly display the Action Bar across the top of the page.Do Not Use This Pattern WhenWhen the user needs a step-by-step process to complete one task at a time. In this case, it is better to use the Progress Indicator/Wizard flow to show one task or action at a time. Interaction SpecsInteraction Specs: 1. Placement and maximum number of actionsDisplay the Action Bar across the top of the page to make it easy for users to access, and provide a personalized experience based on user needs and roles.With2. Display total number of the itemIndicate the total number of a particular item, such as Total Alerts, Total Users, etc. on a red circle. 3. Hover stateWhen the user hovers over each action box, it is highlighted. Visual SpecsVisual Specs: Technical Specs Your browser does not support iFrames. Use latest Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or InternetExplorer.