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Sticky Menus Are Quicker To Navigate

By Hyrum Denney

Most designers would agree that navigation is one of the most critical components of a website. Despite this, it is not always easy to use or access. Traditionally, users must scroll back to the top of the website to access the navigation menu. I recently wondered whether sticky menus makes websites quicker to navigate, and I conducted a usability study to find the answer. Let's look at the results of the study, a few implementation techniques and some related challenges.

Sticky Navigation Sign

Sticky Navigation Defined

Sticky, or fixed, navigation is basically a website menu that is locked into place so that it does not ...

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