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- Apr 2020
One thing is certain when it comes to navigation trends, users and designers seem to be fed up with completely hidden styles and demand options that work in similar formats on desktops and mobile devices. This might be one of the reasons a vertical pattern is trending.
The common theme is that many hamburger icons open into vertical sliding navigation.
One more word of advice when thinking about vertical navigation: Don’t be tempted to cram it too full of elements just to fill up the depth of a standard-resolution screen. White space is totally acceptable – and even highly recommended – as a design tool in this format.
- avoid duplication
- avoid the need to rewrite for different contexts/platforms
- focus: websites (not apps)
- visual design: designing for small screens
- mobile app
- visual design: white/empty space
- visual design: designing for different screen sizes
- app design: navigation: side navigation
- navigation: side navigation (vertical navigation)
A left navigation is faster and more efficient for users to scan. In just three visual fixations, users scan six items in the left navigation compared to the three items scanned in the top navigation. The left navigation also facilitates a vertical scanning direction that is natural for people