If you select camera in the tag cloud on the products page, the system
returns with search results for camera and a tag cloud that allows you
to narrow your search further. Does anyone know of other examples of
sites that are using tag clouds in this way?
I'm sorry I don't have any research to support these comments, but on
a gut instinct level, I don't think clicking in the top navigation to
activate the drop-down menus is good usability. Especially if
sometimes when you click, you get taken to another page.
I assume that on the pages with the drop-down, you'd have to repeat
the parent page name if there is one, so that users can then click to
go there. This sounds confusing.
In helping my boyfriend prep for upcoming interviews, I stumbled across
dontclick.it. The experience was a little jarring at first as I kept
hitting the back button while navigating through the site and even
attempted to <gasp!> click on a few 'links'. This is the complete
opposite experience of what they are trying to achieve; the navigation
scheme is structured such that the application shifts its content as the
user moves their mouse, avoiding the use of mouse buttons.
Hi. My name is David and I like right navs (better than left navs).
Thank you for hearing my confession.
Why I like right nav...
Content in the main body of the page takes center stage. The body
content is the first thing you see when the page loads. Yes the nav is
always there but its not in your face. Its there when you need it but
doesn't seem to compete with the body content as much.