SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Right-hand navigation
Re: SIGIA-L: Right-hand navigation
From: Nam-ho Park (npark_at_mac.com)
Date: Wed Mar 27 2002 - 09:51:10 EST
It seems that from a graphic design point of view, right hand navigiation
allow better framing of the content area.
The left side of the frame is always anchored by the browser and in most
cases there are headers and footers that frame the top and bottom of the
page. Having the fixed width navigation archoring the right (while allowing
the content to be resizable when the browser is resized) closes the final
side of the box.
I'm not one to speak for the usability, but it certainly make the page look
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Olsen" <george_at_interactionbydesign.com>
Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: Right-hand navigation
> But while we're on the subject, it's worth noting that the main reason
> hand navigation developed as a convention was that back in the early days
> of the web was that coding-wise it was easier to deal with variable
> window sizes by anchoring it to the left.
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