Quick: What is the most important navigational element on your website? No, it isn’t the creepy pirate animated GIF pointing to content. It is your main menu.
The main menu serves a critical function on your website: It helps users find all the other content. A poorly designed main menu can be detrimental to your website and your business.
Here are a few major mistakes to avoid with your website’s main menu:
The internet is a relatively new contraption in technology terms. It has really only been popular with the masses for around 20 years. As any teenager will tell you, being cool 10-20 years ago, or even 3-4 years ago, does not translate to today’s sense of cool.
Right now you’re probably thinking one of two things: “Who cares? I don’t need to be trendy.” Or “I want to be trendy but I don’t want to reinvent my website every 2 years!”
If you aren’t ready for a full overhaul of your website, perhaps consider updating some telltale signs of age:
In this digital world, your website is going to be one of the first and best impressions you can make on potential clients or customers. Web “people” go by many names: web designer, webmaster, web developer, Chad. Because of their technical prowess, they have an uncanny ability to speak in a totally different language.
Before you commit your time, energy and cash toward building the perfect website, ask these 10 questions: