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Chapter 6. organization & navigation > 12 navigation systems

12 navigation systems

1. tabs

Use this when your site is organized into categories—especially product categories.

Used most famously by Amazon.com, tabs create a visual reference to folders, allowing users to understand conceptually that they’re within one of several parallel areas on the site. When a user clicks on a tab—say, the one that says “Music”—the corresponding folder moves to the front and the contents of that conceptual “folder” are revealed.


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