The thing that makes navigation difficult to work with in Web design is that it can be so versatile. Navigation can be simple or complex: a few main pages or a multi-level architecture; one set of content for logged-in users and another for logged-out users; and so on. Because navigation can vary so much between websites, there are no set guidelines or how-tos for organizing navigation.


Designing navigation is an art in itself, and designers become better at it with experience. Its all about using good information architecture: the art of expressing a model or concept of information used in activities that require explicit details of complex systems.



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