Web Navigation is the process of navigating a website or a web application through its various contents or features. A Menu helps to guide the user through the web by listing out the contents or features in a structured format which can be easily accessed. As a result a Menu is the most important aspect of a web design for a better user experience. So the best way to design a menu is to make it simple, intuitive and conventional.


There are different types of web navigation practices used across websites

  • Hierarchical Navigation

Hierarchical Navigation grows from general to specific. This provides clear, simple path to all the sections of your site/application in a single place.

  • Global Navigation

Global Navigation shows only the top level sections of the website/ application. Further pages and sections are listed on each page as you navigate through the site.

  • Local Navigation

Local Navigation is the links within the text to another page or section of your website.