4 reason why you should use vertical menu?
2015 is really controversial year for the web design community: site optimization for IE6, Flash-animation abuse, as well as the use of the vertical menu in the web design?Â You can say many bad things about the vertical menu but today I want point outÂ four reasons why you should use the vertical menu?
For one page websites, vertical menus usually look appropriate. The lack of a large number of sections eliminates the need for tinkering from the main navigation barÂ with countless subsections. The basis for navigation in this case is quite obvious.
A good example of the vertical menu on the single-page template is a portfolio siteÂ of Jorge Rigaberta. The body of the site is divided into four colorful sections, between which the transition is carried out through the scroll. Nothing more, pleasing to the eye and most importantly – it works.
But what is allowed to Jupiter is not allowed a bull, and not everyone can make a one-page website. In the case of multi-sites cap, the vertical menu is often combined with a logo or title: to do so, in particular, the company McDonald’s, has done a really good job.
Most sections are equipped with sub-items that are unfolding to the side, which, incidentally, is not so typical for this type of navigation.
Plain and simple
Application of vertical menu often imposes certain limitation: this requires a very well thought-out navigation layout of content, font size adjustment, and in case of failure – the preferences of some sections of the other if the other does not fit. The following mantra helps: “Simplify”. Simplify menus until the necessary balance between content and design doesÂ achieve.
An excellent example of minimalism – blog Web Designer Wall. Bright blocks of text on beige and pink background coexist here with tiny icons when using the site it is possible not to spread the pixels; it seems like some miracle. On large screens, Blog section has a submenu displaying the site in addition to the main categories key tags.
We give our special attention to theÂ sliding menu. Some consider them a sign of bad taste, but this type of navigation has several advantages. They can illustrate the example of a site marketing agency Kick Point.
The menu is revealed here by clicking on the icon of the hamburger. By the way, the menu is beautifully displayed on any monitor resolution that frees users from the potential need to acquire new-fangled devices. Open the menu remains fixed and is not related to scrolling.
But the main charm lies in the fact that each section which is fixed in this case for their own page. This is especially useful for resources to the regular replenishment of a large array of data: browsingÂ such sites would be handy not only on different monitors, but also on different hardware.
You can argue on some topics endlessly. However, we see that the vertical navigation is not only gone into oblivion, but, on the contrary, in some cases, remains one of the best solutions when creating the site. The sticking point, perhaps, is always the only criterion of the appropriateness of our choice, even if it comes to flirting with Flash animation, or optimizing your site for unpopular browsers.