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Re: [ia-55] Mega Dropdowns Good or Bad?

From: user 5.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:35 PM
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 little easier.

Time will tell, I guess...

 - Jonathan Lane

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