17 October Menu Web: As creating the perfect menu for your webpage
Today I want to speak to you of something so simple but as complex as your menu Web, because I have seen lately pages Webs with somewhat peculiar menus, to say it somehow.
We must think that the menu navigation Web is first that is going to find the user when arriving at our webpage, as or I have commented to you in other occasions, the users scan the webpage in search of the content which they need, in only two or three seconds decide if they continue sailing in our webpage or and the menu does not play a key role, since it comprises of the usability Web and the SEO.
As certainly you do not want to lose users because of the menu Web I am going to give some tips to you to create the perfect menu for your webpage or blog
As creating the menu perfect Web for your webpage or blog
1- A horizontal menu chooses, is a simple menu, clearly, for all type of users whatever its profile, in addition, he is perfect if we are going to create submenus so that they unfold of a form ordinate visually.
2- It fixes the menu so that when the user does scroll in your webpage it accompanies to him in his visit
3- Form it in addition so that it stands out with a different color in what section of the menu is sailing.
4- The size matters, the menu must be visible and to have a size that does easy to as much make click from a computer as from a movable device.
5- The structure of the menu must go of the most general category to the most specific categories in the submenus
6- The number of categories cannot be infinite, is necessary to learn to group them by sections like in the submenus. Between 6 and 8 at the most.
7- In the menu it only must include the most important categories, so that therefore you can control the behavior of the user within your webpage and she is not lost between thousand options.
8- The order of the categories also is important, we read from top to bottom of left to right and, for that reason the most excellent categories we must put them more to the possible left in the menu and more above possible in the submenus.
9- In the menu we must use clear and concise words that they describe without doubt that it is what we are going to find, we do not have to invent words, nor to use metaphors. I have seen menus in which I have had to let fly the imagination to try to find out, often without success, that is what it was going to find to me. The originality not always is synonymous of usability.
10- Not to use images or icons, first because its meaning can not be sufficiently clear for the user and on the other hand because Google cannot read images.
You have a menu perfect Web? If it is not thus, ponte hands to the work following these tips!