Making web menu labels more effective

Look at the main menu of your website & test the menu labels against these 5 criteria:

  • Accurate: Are they true to the content?
  • Concise: Do they contain just enough words and no more?
  • Familiar: Do they use meaningful words to describe options, not requiring users to already know what’s available?
  • Comprehensive: Do they adequately describe all of their sections’ content?
  • Front-loaded: Do they start with the most information-carrying word(s)?

See Four Dangerous Navigation Approaches that Can Increase Cognitive Strain for more info.

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