I this podcast, Jared Spool and Brian Christiansen discuss how hiding links in slick dropdown, flyout, or pop-up menus hurts the user experience.
The problem with these menus is that if people are looking for something specific, hiding their options isn't very helpful. Also, many of the menus require us to use awkward movements to make our selections.
So what to do instead? According to Jared, we should help users find what they are looking for by creating home pages and sections with visible options.
- Usability Tools Podcast: Mouseovers in Navigation
- December 25, 2007
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