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Important points for design and placement of website navigation

lillianabe
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Navigation of the website plays an important role in improving the user friendliness of web design and leading your visitors to the pages the way you want. Web sites with thousands of pages, good navigation plays key role in making all the content easily available to visitors on which you have spent a huge amount. Here are some points for good navigation. Even search engine crawler also finds all the pages with good navigation structure.

Avoid fancy Java script menu : It will be difficult for users to reach at all the pages of your website from browsers with Java script disable. Give alternate option for the browsers which don’t support JavaScript.

Avoid adding into flash:
Menu embedded in flash may take little more time to load. Just like Java script, visitors will abandon your website with browser disable of flash.

Define simple style of navigation: Even if you have a fancy web design with full of animation and flash, try to keep the navigation simple as it is built for the purpose of allowing a clear path to your visitors to different pages of your website.

Do not exceed the certain level in bread crumb navigation:
Use of breadcrumb navigation is good practice but keeping the level to certain limits will be a wiser option. I have observed in many websites which leads users to 4th or 5th level of final page and 3 inner navigation stages. For IE. Menu>step2>step3>step3>final page. Avoid implementing such navigation.

Place your navigation at both ends of the page at footer and header, so after getting at the end of the page, he doesn’t require to go up to navigate to another page.

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Topic starter Posted : 07/12/2011 10:30 am
johnywalter2
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Re: Important points for design and placement of website navigation

one thing that I always tell our developers is that when they are designing a website for us (aside from our instruction about it of course) is that whenever they design a navigation for the users, they should try it out on their own as well. if they find it easy to understand or easy to use then it's time to get other people say something about it.

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Posted : 15/12/2011 11:50 am
mathyusheff
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Re: Important points for design and placement of website navigation

Most important thing for any website design as bellow:

1. Mention your title,
2. Add all information about your company and organization,
3. Used dark color for create more attractive website.

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Posted : 20/06/2012 7:08 pm
webdesignvalley
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 I’ve been working in SEO for years and I still learn something new from each of your articles. Thanks for the intro.

 

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Posted : 14/03/2022 3:41 am
thon_em
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Little choices have a big impact on your results, especially for your navigation since it’s on every page of your website. So careful planning is key.

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Posted : 15/01/2023 3:56 am
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