Building blocks of navigation

May 22, 2011

Navigation system components:

  • Global
  • Local
  • Understanding the difference between children and siblings
  • Avoiding purpose-less pages
  • Prioritized local navigation
  • Faceted search
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Utility
  • Related links
  • Social filters
  • Quick links
  • Site map
  • Process/navigation
  • Pagination
  • Tag clouds
  • Spatial navigation

Navigation patterns and behavior

  • Tabs
  • Vertical links
  • Filmstrip
  • Accordion
  • Standard hyperlinking
  • Landing pages
  • Sub-navigation bars
  • Drop-down menus
  • Fly-out menus
  • Cascading menus
  • Mega menus

From NN Group training syllabus

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