Standard Website Navigation Links

People are accustomed to seeing certain links in specific places, and they expect to see them there on your website, too. If you make it easy for people to get around your site, they are more likely to use it.

On every page of your website, people should be able to find the following links:

  • Home – your snazzy index page.
  • About – explanation of your company, philosophy, history, or service.
  • Contact – email, address, phone and fax number.

If you have Login/Logout, My Account, Help or Frequently Asked Questions links, those links should be on all pages on the site, as well.

Placement of Standard Links

You can have a lot of fun with the color and style of your website navigation, as long as certain links live in certain areas of the website.

The company logo and Home link should always be on the top, normally in the left corner. When browser windows are viewed on small devices or crowded with “Favorites” bars, the top, left corner is always visible. Your logo should be, too.

Contact, Login/Logout, My Account, and Help links should be in the upper right corner, the far right of your horizontal navigation bar, or the bottom of your vertical navigation bar.

Remember: The easier your site is to use, the more people will use it!

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