Main Navigation Standards & Practices

December 18, 2012

Today Colin discusses some important standards and practices to keep in mind when placing your main navigation.

Video Transcription

Hey everyone! We’re going to talk about main navigation for a little bit. Typically the main navigation is found at the top of the page or at the left hand column towards the top. Users are conditioned to find the main navigation in one of these two places, and they’ll be able to better use your site if it’s located there. It doesn’t mean you can’t put your main navigation somewhere else, but you should know that standards before you decide to go outside the box. Besides that your main navigation should be standing out or look different from your body copy, and lastly a good tip would be to have 5 to 7 items in your main navigation to give maximum readability and comprehension.

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