Tom Von Lahndorff schrieb:
- I think fly out menus on Web pages just don't Feel Good (not to
mention the debatable usability problems they might introduce).
See Mike D.'s comments on that article which pretty much sums up my
rationale and implementation.
Still not convinced, but that's just me. We don't have such a deep
structure or information density, I would simply put a context
navigation on the left (or right) for each section but not on the
homepage, like on this two pages:
Not really. Just the opposite actually, confusing. My design is
certainly more "simple" than mozilla's. Inconsistent page layout. I like
sites that have a consistent layout throughout, including the homepage.
It's confusing when the navigation changes on a page by page basis. In
my case there's no scheme that the user has to *get*.
I agree that the consistency is a hight priority (nevertheless I find
mozilla.org pretty user friendly).
I also think a *visible* 2nd level navigation is very important for
orientation. Maybe we agree on the basic question of a random visitor on
a Web site:
A) Where am I?
B) Where do I come from (or how did I come here)?
C) Where can I go from here?
To answer B the page must either have a navigation system in which the
context is obvious, or at least a breadcrumb navigation trail.
If you have a visible 2nd (and maybe 3rd) level navigation the fly out
menus become redundant. Note: I'm not saying that the navigation must
change on different sections or that the fly out menus must be disabled
to achieve this.
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