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Pattern Group K. Making Navigation Easy > Use Separators to Show Relationships ...

Use Separators to Show Relationships among Categories

There are many implementation variations of location bread crumbs. To show how each category leads from one to the other, designers use symbols such as >, /, and |. While each of these symbols has a different meaning in another context, we recommend > as the best separator because it suggests that one category “points” to the next level of detail. Also this symbol is widely understood in the most popular directories, such as Yahoo!. Here's an example of how this symbol might be used:

Home > Arts > Performing Arts > Acting


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