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From: Kon Lovett (klovett_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-11 10:28:58

If we take 'navigation' to mean 'web-site navigation' then the Jakob
Nielsen site places the navigation links along the top, from
left-to-right. The right-hand side is used for links to related
stories, or what could be called 'web navigation.'

On Apr 11, 2005, at 8:07 AM, Rene Rivera wrote:

> Boris wrote:
>> While I don't know of any clear recommendation to put a navigation
>> bar not on the right side in my opinion it violates Jakob Nielsen's
>> rule "Do the same as everyone else" (see #10 of "Ten Good Deeds in
>> Web Design" at There have
>> been some links posted to websites that have the navigation on the
>> right side. However I would rather follow the mainstream. Look at all
>> the explorer-style windows in your operating system: Navigation is
>> always on the top and on the left. If you really want to make an
>> exception and put the navigation bar on the right side you need a
>> strong reason to come up with something unusual.
> What a specious argument for conformity :-(
> But since you are referencing Jakob Nielsen.. I suggest you take a
> look at the website for his company "Nielson Norman Group"
> ( Where you will notice that text on the left
> with navigation on the right is the norm. Here's one example..
> "About Us" (presenting company info on corporate websites): Usability
> Research Report from Nielsen Norman Group
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