Mega Drop-Down Navigation Menus

Jakob Nielsen recommends using mega drop-down navigation menus over regular link-only drop down menus because of better usability.

His reasons are:mega-dropdown-menu-foodnetwork-300x189

  • Easier to present all the links without scrolling, instead of hiding them
  • Can easy group related items together
  • Illustrations can help explain links

Mega drop down menus may be the appropriate solution to use on a clients website if they have more than a few navigation links.

What do you think?

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