Monday, July 6, 2009

Principles of Navigation Design in websites.

10 Principles Of Navigation Design And Why Quality Navigation Is So Critical

If content is the heart of every website publication, navigation is its brain and a fundamental pillar of information architecture design. When dealing with large quantities of content, the critical importance of navigation cannot be overestimated. Content that can’t be found can’t be read. If content can’t be found and read, this means a lot of cost but zero value.

Navigation is the website’s “table of contents”. In traditional publication you have page numbering to help you navigate. You can hold the publication in your hands and flick through it. If its large publication there is usually an index at the back that can be used. You can’t hold a website in your hands.

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