Killing Off the Global Navigation: One Trend to Avoid | Nielsen Norman Group

Traditionally, global navigation appears on every page of a website, and serves 2 functions: Allows users to switch between top-level categories easily, no matter their current location Ensures that even users who don’t enter through the homepage can quickly get a sense of what is available on the website Recently, some websites have begun putting

Killing Off the Global Navigation: One Trend to Avoid | Nielsen Norman Group
Fight Against “Right-Rail Blindness”

Unfortunately, the prolific use of the right rail (also known as the right-side column of webpages) by website creators to feature advertising has forced users to train themselves to avoid looking in this area. Does this mean you should abandon the right column? No. The right-hand side of the page consumes maybe 20% of your

Fight Against “Right-Rail Blindness”
Top 10 Application-Design Mistakes of 2008

It’s hard to write a general article about application design mistakes because the very worst mistakes are domain-specific and idiosyncratic. Usually, applications fail because they (a) solve the wrong problem, (b) have the wrong features for the right problem, or (c) make the right features too complicated for users to understand. Any of these three

Top 10 Application-Design Mistakes of 2008



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