Local Navigation Best Practices / Trends

13 Jul 2010 - 2:20pm
4 years ago
6 replies
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Lost240
2010

Does anyone know a good resource where I can find information on local navigation best practices / trends? I am primarily looking for navigation information on large scale corporate sites, but any information would be great!

Thanks!

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14 Jul 2010 - 12:20am
JoergL
2010

I'm also very interested in that topic ...

Not only local navigation, but information architecture and interaction design for big corporate sites as a whole ...

Joerg

14 Jul 2010 - 4:58am
Yvonnia Martin
2009

Have you guys checked out "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web" by Louis Rosenfeld & Peter Morville? It's excellent for understanding all the nuts and bolts of large sites.

--Yvonnia

14 Jul 2010 - 9:21am
JoergL
2010

Yvonnia, I'm reading it right now, excellent book. 

But I'm also looking for current trends in navigation (if there is such a thing at all?).

Joerg

14 Jul 2010 - 9:58am
annabellyeo
2010

Not sure about trends but I use this for reference when it comes to navigation structure:

http://www.welie.com/patterns/

14 Jul 2010 - 11:10am
Maurice
2009

Here is another with "All Patterns"
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1107304683 0 0 159 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1073750139 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:purple; mso-themecolor:followedhyperlink; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} http://quince.infragistics.com/#/Main (kwinse)

Another interesting little article:
http://iampaddy.com/lifebelow600/ (Life Below 600 pixels)

Also some great resources over at Smashing Magazine.
Hope these help.

-mo-

14 Jul 2010 - 11:28am
Maurice
2009

hmmm...what the heck was that? What's with the gibberish in my post above?...is that an IxDA bug? Plus, I'm using Firefox....hmmm

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