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I received a question about website navigation, and I believe this post should also help you.
Menu navigation (also called a header) on a website exists to help us find content, and it should be clear, intuitive, and straightforward.
The most common pages linked to these menus are Home, About Us, Services/Shop, and Contact.
Here are the fundamentals of navigation:
5-6 items in your navigation
With fewer menu items, your visitors’ eyes are less likely to miss essential items. Don’t have more than six items on your main navigation.
Use responsive navigation
Using a responsive website will ensure that your website will look great on every device that a website visitor might use. The hamburger menu helps ensure website responsiveness for both mobile and desktop devices.
Link the logo back to the home page
Your logo should be linked to your homepage. This convention is best followed as it is so widely implemented.
Use familiar structure and user-friendly language
Use words that everyone will understand: Home, About, Blog/Podcast, Services, Shop, Contact. Remember to be specific!
Add a search bar
Perhaps you have a lot of information on your website and need to add a search bar. This search bar can make it easy for website visitors to find the needed page.
What about your main navigation? I’d love to see it; comment below and share your website.