Website navigation is not supposed to be an adventure for the visitor. It should be more like cruising on a superhighway than sailing in uncharted waters. The visitor clicks on a relevant button, clicks on one or two more and reaches his or her destination – unless he is on an mega website with hundreds or thousands of pages. Navigation and sub navigation are followed by more navigations and sub navigations, leaving the visitor befuddled and irritable.
Any large organization that offers a wide range of services or products is in the danger of spawning mammoth websites. Untangling the labyrinthine navigation of an enterprise-level website can be the ultimate test of one’s “designerhood”. Whether you are designing a website for a large organization or trying to knock some sense in the navigation of an existing enterprise website, the following navigational solutions will help you in your quest.