06) Navigation

Navigational Menus – position in the header or along left or right-hand side, or even in the footer of the site.

Street signs: Up & Horizontal

Who wants to talk to you?

Page Name should match what was clicked.

Scope of Search

  • whole site
  • part
  • whole Web


Breadcrumbs

about.com

Tabs: Every browser has them; how about your theme?

wordpress.org/themes/search/tabs

Dropdown Menus / Pulldowns: Good (conserve real estate) & Bad (too twitchy!)

EVALUATE

  1. Site ID?
  2. Page name?
  3. Welcome Blurb?
  4. Major sections/subsections?
  5. Local navigation?
  6. Location indicators?
  7. Search?