I use breadcrumbs a lot! But - I know about them - so when they are there, I
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 5:51 AM, Paola Kathuria <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jared M. Spool wrote:
> > Will Evans wrote:
> >> I think it is bordering on morally reprehensible to put the
> >> breadcrumbs above the branding - at least for a content site
> >> focused on findability.
> > Why is it reprehensible to put something that nobody ever uses in a
> > place where nobody ever sees stuff? :)
> I just analysed my logs on my personal web site to compare the
> proportions of navigation clicks on tabs (main sections), local
> side navigation and breadcrumbs:
> 59% - tabs (major site sections)
> 31% - side nav (local links)
> 11% - breadcrumbs (context)
> (total clicks: 10,720 - doesn't include clicks by me or bots)
> 11% is not an insignificant amount. Or, if you disagree, why not
> ignore the 11%, say, blind users out there and just build for
> people with perfect sight.
> By the way, I can obtain this information on my web site as I add
> flags in the different kinds of links specifically to allow for
> this kind of analysis. Is this the kind of thing you do to collect
> data, Jared?
> I find that on my own site - EVEN THOUGH I built it myself from scratch and
> know otherwise - I find myself clicking on breadcrumbs rather than on tabs
> because I feel as if the site won't have to do so much to display a page.
> Go figure.
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