IMHO, if the user is presented with a big red button for HOME, he will
definitely use it, irrespective of whether the Web site or web app has
a good/bad design. The point for the user would be to simply follow the
I've been using Google toolbar's "Up One Level" button since last one year
on almost all the websites I visit including web apps. And its been an
invaluable shortcut for me. [I never observe/search if the site has a
That said, I dont see any thing wrong in giving some more COMMONLY used
[not 100] buttons on the Browser bar. Anyways there is plenty of space.
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> however, used sites where I couldn't easily link back to a home page. > If my browser provided me the option to get around poor design (which > abounds) that would be great.
Just wanted to point out that both Opera and Mozilla (NOT Firefox)
already had this feature at some point. Probably still have. They used
the information provided explicitly by webmasters in the <link> tags.
Opera 7 had separate buttons for: Home, Index, Contents, Search,
Glossary, Help, First, Previous, Next, Last, Up, Copyright and Author.
Both called it (Site) Navigation Bar.