Your website navigation is one of the most crucial parts of your overall design. Not only is it used to help visitors orientate themselves in your digital space, but it can also affect everything from your conversion rate to your bounce rate.
If you don’t know what the “hamburger menu” is, it’s a mobile app design icon used to indicate the presence of a hidden menu. The familiar icon includes three horizontal lines of equal length stacked on top of each other, representing an abstracted, flattened hamburger in its most basic elements. Its cutesy name has stuck […]
Designing effective navigation menus should be a core competency of any decent web designer. A good navigation menu will be short, well-organized, sufficiently descriptive and effective at corralling user intent. There no secret recipe involved: it comes down to empathy for the user and understanding of their intentions.
Constructing a website from scratch has become easier and less stressful over these past few years. I find myself ripping out fewer and fewer hairs as more open source projects become available. One of the most common UI elements would be a dropdown menu for multi-tier navigation. In the past I’ve written about coding a […]
Most designers are familiar with the huge collection of freebies released every week. Graphics designers are more than happy to share PSD or AI files related to interfaces, icon sets, buttons, and other website elements. I’ve put together this selection of free PSDs with some amazing menus and navigation items. If you’re designing a mockup […]
Content is essential to a web site’s success, but it’s not the first thing that visitors see. A site’s visual design is an extremely important factor that can determine visitor retention and loyalty; a poor design will make it forever difficult to attain a reader base. As a short case study, consider the differences between […]
It’s not always easy creating a navigation menu that stands out, and also serves its purpose without getting in the way. Sites that have a huge number of category pages in particular can be quite daunting as the navigation can soon get out-of-hand.
Other sites may want to show off a beautiful design, and have the navigation work to compliment that. We have selected 30 inspiring navigation menus that have been crafted carefully, fit the personality of the site perfectly and remain creative & interesting whilst still being useful.