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5 Simple Rules To Know Your Site's Navigational Taxonomy via @Curagami

5 Simple Rules To Know Your Site's Navigational Taxonomy via @Curagami | UX Design | Scoop.it

Knowing your website's navigational taxonomy can mean the difference between millions in traffic and money. Here are 5 Simple Navigational Taxonomy Rules.

* It's About THEM not YOU.
* Create A Commons.
* It's FREE and EASY.

* Srart with Brands & Work OUT.

* Find Engagement & Work IN.

Easy to follow rules so your site's nav WINS traffic, hearts, minds, SEO and loyalty needed to be around for a bit.


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RETHINK Web Design: Unusual Web Navigations Inspire | AWWWARDS

RETHINK Web Design: Unusual Web Navigations Inspire | AWWWARDS | UX Design | Scoop.it
Beautiful Unusual Navigation Designs for Inspiration. Selection of Awwwards websites with a strong presence of unusual navigation. An effective navigation design is crucial for a website

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, June 26, 2014 9:29 PM

Navigation feels old and moldy. There are few things MORE critical than navigation. We've moved from left nav sitting firmly in the "golden triangle" to horizontal top navigation.

Neither of these options inspire and both are feeling long in the tooth and stupid. The social / mobile web requires a RETHINK about navigation. Can we find ways to make very page a homepage?

Can navigation be more relevant and less middle of the road boring? Here are some navigation examples from AWWWARDS.com that don't solve the problem...yet. But the dialogue helps begin the process of reducing our dependency on static, boring, "has-been" ideas like left or horizontal nav.

Are you as surprised that navigation hasn't been on the "top changes" list for web design in 2014? Has to be on our 2015 list because every current option is BAD and getting worse.

BOUTELOUP Jean-Paul's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:21 AM

Merci ! il est bon de repenser aussi le webdesign pour une nouvelle expérience utilisateur

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Exploration Of Single-Page Websites | Smashing Magazine

Exploration Of Single-Page Websites | Smashing Magazine | UX Design | Scoop.it

Navigation is evolving aligned with new technologies and the multi-device landscape. Web sites show advanced behavior implemented by java script and flash. Global and hierarchically structured layouts are challenged by one page layouts, with a dynamic information surface that adapts according to the interaction with users. Sometimes it's great to have the Web site under control, never being sent to an unknown destination wondering "where am I", "where can I go from here" etc. but sometime it can't get worse and instead it makes you wonder "where in the wild west can I find my information". I think architecture and interaction must be balanced according to the Web site's content and functionality in order to be usable. This article presents a few inspiring examples. /Hans


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Hans's curator insight, December 11, 2012 11:59 AM

Navigation is evolving aligned with new technologies and the multi-device landscape. Web sites show advanced behavior implemented by java script, html5 and flash. Global and hierarchically structured layouts are challenged by one page layouts, with a dynamic information surface that adapts according to the interaction with users. Sometimes it's great to have the Web site under control, never being sent to an unknown destination wondering "where am I", "where can I go from here" etc, but sometimes it can't get worse and instead it makes you wonder "where in the wild west can I find my information". I think architecture and interaction must be balanced according to the Web site's content and functionality in order to be usable. This article presents a few inspiring examples.

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How Responsive Web Design Works [Infographic]

How Responsive Web Design Works [Infographic] | UX Design | Scoop.it
This infographic illustrates what responsive web design is, how it works, and why you should make the switch.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, October 4, 2014 1:18 PM

Responsive Web Design 
Here is an email I wrote to a friend this morning about responsive:

NO ONE understands mobile seo btw (lol). Not a huge leap to think that what makes a site responsive could also confuse the spider. Could also HELP the spider since the re-imagining of the information architecture should do things like:


* Move from novels to linked snippets. 
* Rely on tags (tags are about to be HUGE because they create new dimensions into the data). 
* Can open a site's content for social (reduce distance between THEM [customers] and US [site creators / managers]).
* Create clear meta data (goes with connected snippets). 

That last bullet puts stress on current database thinking and tech. With this many windows into the same data a developer must know about how to cononicalize a URL (or the dupe penalties will be crushing). Responsive websites become an evolving puzzle. As new pieces get created they must fit the existing framework or blow the whole thing up. 

That said, I don't see any way BUT thinking mobile first from here on out. In the end that is going to be a good thing for all of us, but transitioning is a bear :). Marty 

 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:28 AM

This infographic describes what responsive website design is and how to best accomplish it.

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Master mobile navigation | .net magazine

Master mobile navigation | .net magazine | UX Design | Scoop.it

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Hans's curator insight, February 12, 2013 4:47 AM

Mobile navigation can be a challenge due to all constraints of handheld devices, like small screens, touch screen interfaces and varying contexts of use. At the same time mobile design is far from defined and new ways of applying gesture based interaction develops rapidly as the medium adapts to the users. So it's not a simple mission to master the evolving field of mobile navigation. But this article might be a helpful piece along the way with guidelines and examples regarding the most common solutions right now.

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10 Tips How To Handle Responsive Navigation Menus Successfully - The Usabilla Blog

10 Tips How To Handle Responsive Navigation Menus Successfully - The Usabilla Blog | UX Design | Scoop.it

Did you ever experience trouble navigating on a site because it is not optimized for the device you are using? I did, and I think it's the most important part of responsive design - to make sure that all components of navigation are suitable for mobile use. Content mangement and web site architechture make the information useful, logic and easy to find. But without a great navigation the user will never leave the first page anyway. /Hans


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Hans's curator insight, December 11, 2012 1:12 PM

Did you ever experience trouble navigating on a site because it's not optimized for the device you are using? I did, and I think it's the most important part of responsive design - to make sure that all components of navigation are suitable for mobile use. Content management and web site architecture make the information useful, logic and easy to find. But without a great navigation the user will never leave the first page anyway.