Home Page and Navigation Principles

Keep Menus Short and Sweet

An extensive menu might work well for your desktop site, but mobile users won't have the patience to scroll through a long list of options to try and find what they want. Consider how you can present the fewest menu items possible.

Menus are short and sweet.
Menus are short and sweet.

Macy’s, a major department store refined the product categories on its mobile site, presenting study participants with a shorter, more clearly-defined list than on desktop.

Updated on 2014-08-07


Pete LePage

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