Web Site Navigation Best Practices - Use of Tabs, Mouse-overs, Breadcrumbs and Left Hand Column Navigation
31 Mar 2008 - 10:33am
5 years ago
Can anyone refer me to some material that explores user interaction
design best practices in the context of using various web site
navigation constructs (tabs, mouse-overs, breadcrumbs and left hand
I have managed a number of employee portal implementations over the
years. These implementations have involved a variety of vendor portal
(and web content management) products but they typically, in varying
degrees, leverage some combination of tab, mouse-over, breadcrumb and
left hand column navigation functionality.
>From a user interaction design best practice perspective, are there any guidelines available as regards the following?
1) The use of one or two levels of tabs to govern the high level
employee portal information architecture
2) The use of the left hand navigation column navigation in
combination with the tab navigation construct
3) The use of the mouse-over navigation (to navigate to lower level
pages) in combination with the tab and left hand navigation constructs
4) The use of the breadcrumb navigation in combination with the
mouse-over, tab and left hand navigation constructs.
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