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From: Matt Sutton (matt.sutton_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-11 10:32:47

> > I like it at the right. I don't see any reason why it can't
> be in the
> > right. Could you give us a link to a W3C reference that says
> > navigation bars should be in the left?
> 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.

Out of curiosity, have you experimented with the look of full
justification for the text? At least for sentences that span multiple
lines. I not a web designer, and like most other suggestions this is
purely subjective, but I wonder if a subtly sharper edge on the right
might further instruct one's eye to perform a carriage return/line feed?
Kind of like a newspaper.
Matt Sutton

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