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Part: II Patterns > Making Navigation Easy

Pattern Group K. Making Navigation Easy

Navigation is an integral part of every Web site, but customers cannot always find links and don't always know where links will take them. This pattern group describes several well-known techniques for organizing and displaying navigation elements to make them easy to find and easy to understand.

K1 UNIFIED BROWSING HIERARCHY

K2 NAVIGATION BAR

K3 TAB ROWS

K4 ACTION BUTTONS

K5 HIGH-VISIBILITY ACTION BUTTONS

K6 LOCATION BREAD CRUMBS

K7 EMBEDDED LINKS

K8 EXTERNAL LINKS

K9 DESCRIPTIVE, LONGER LINK NAMES

K10 OBVIOUS LINKS

K11 FAMILIAR LANGUAGE

K12 PREVENTING ERRORS

K13 MEANINGFUL ERROR MESSAGES

K14 PAGE NOT FOUND


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