5 Tips On How Users To Navigate Your Website

By Mohd Aktar on Thursday, 13 December 2012


Your home page is not always the first page your users will see, you can take the test!Many of your visitors will find your site via Google and immediately found a detail page deeper. Or maybe they have clicked on a link from another site? (A link which does not necessarily the name of your website).

Allow people to know they are on YOUR site and where they are on your site is a fairly basic, but that does not mean it is not important and especially easy.
Navigate Your Website


1. POSITION THE LOGO AND YOUR COMPANY NAME IN THE UPPER LEFT - POSITION DEFINED BY THE USER TEST

Put your logo in the upper left corner. If your logo does not contain your company name, your name may appear directly below the logo. And on each page of your site. In this way, people know immediately that they are on YOUR site.

Do not think that putting your logo on the right side will make you special. Of course, you will be different, but not necessarily in a way appreciated by visitors. You will simply make it more difficult to locate on your website. Because this is not the place where people expect to find your logo, they will need more time to see it.

Without a logo or a name in the top left corner, it is not easy for visitors to know they are on a particular site accurately.

2. USE THE BREADCRUMB USEFUL TOOL HIGHLIGHTED BY THE TEST USER

A great way to let users know where they are on your website, is via a breadcrumb. A breadcrumb trail tells you where you are on a site by viewing the site hierarchy, from the home page to the current page.

3. MAKE YOUR PAGE TITLE CLEARLY VISIBLE

A page title should be highlighted. Use a font size larger and perhaps even a different color than the color of your plain text.

According to the test user, it may be appropriate to put the page title in the same place and clearly visible: for example, in the header of the content part of the page, left aligned.

Use the same term that you use in your menu, or at least at the beginning of the page title.Inconsistencies can be confusing.

4. SET THE ACTIVE ELEMENT OF A DIFFERENT COLOR

Navigation plays a very important role in specifying people where they are on a website. A simple way to show users that the main categories and subcategories of navigation are active or not is to the active category in another color (background).

5. USE THE TITLE TAG

Another small item, but not negligible, which can help users determine where they are on a website is the title tag. Perform user testing to determine what capacity will increase understanding user of your site.

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