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Module 2: Checkpoint 15—Site navigation

Conformance: Mandatory

Requirements

The site navigation bar must be located horizontally below the site branding.

The site navigation must appear identically on every page including the homepage.

The height of the site navigation must be flexible to allow navigation items to wrap to more than one line when necessary.

The site navigation must be a straight text link, a pop-up menu or a combination of both depending on the navigation requirements of the site.

The site navigation must be left aligned.

The first link must be ‘Home’ and link to the site homepage.

Site navigation text must be in sentence case, not uppercase.

Benefits of conformance

  • Increased consistency.
  • Increased readability.

Risks of non-conformance

  • Increased cognitive load.
  • Increased inconsistency between websites.
  • Users will be unable to move around websites easily.

Implementation advice

Examples


Correct implementation

Incorrect implementation: Title case has been used, instead of sentence case.