Navigation Menus

  • Avoid excessively long menus.
    • Ideal menu length is 7-10 items.
    • Try to keep submenus to 3-5 items.
    • Keep menu titles short, 1-3 words at most.
  • Think about improving menu organization.
    • More links are not necessarily better.
    • Utilize sidebars on the right as well.
    • Consult your Google Analytics data for popular pages.
  • If you reorganize menus on highly visible sites, avoid changing links.
    • People have bookmarks.
    • Search engines have pages and links indexed.
    • Can generally cause confusion.