On 5/22/13 12:46 PM, Jared Spool wrote:
In most cases,
mega menus are driven by the organization's desire to put a lot
of stuff in front of the user all the time. However, if you
watch users on the site, I'm going to bet that most of the time,
they don't need or care about all that stuff.
Very true, Jared. So the next question becomes
(and we all face it all the time): how we we convince the client
that not everything is equally important and therefore not everything
should be available all the time from every page?
I also wonder if users will get used to mega-menus as the new
norm...if not today or tomorrow then within the next few years.
Will users come to expect what is the equivalent of a full index
of the book (as opposed to a "table of contents," which is more of
what left and right navigation are...essentially chapter headings)
to be available in global nav, and sites that don't have it will
become something frustrating? It'd probably make our jobs a
Time will tell, I guess...
- Jonathan Lane