SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] log as link to home
Re: [Sigia-l] log as link to home
From: Whitney Quesenbery (wq2_at_sufficiently.com)
Date: Wed Sep 04 2002 - 11:21:35 EDT
At 06:23 AM 9/4/2002 -0700, Amanda McGuire wrote:
>Actually, in usability testing I've conducted, I've
>found that users did NOT understand the use of a logo
>as a home link (which really surprised me). While I
>agree that this is becoming a standard, I would also
>recommend having an alternate "Home" link available
>somewhere in the navigation.
I saw the same thing with general consumer-type users...but they did tend
to look in the upper-left corner for the home link.
One of the more successful design patterns had a home page link (text or
graphic text) immediately below the logo, and sometimes slightly separated
from the rest of the menu if there was a horizontal menu.
I suppose you could incorporate the words directly into the logo graphic as
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