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    Navigation

    Do you think it's best to use a vertical navigation or a horizontal (like the Home | Articles etc. that Site Point has)?

    I used to hate horizontal navigations, but they are so much more space efficient. What do you think?

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    Use both if you think that you are going to need a few links.

    You would most likely want links pointing to the major sections of your website along the horizontal navigation while smaller sub pages listed in the vertical navigation.

    At least this is how I would go about doing it depending upon how many links I would need total on the page that is.
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    @ yahn - Its all depend on the structure of your site?

    Is your site a 1, 2 or 3 column?

    Do u have header(800x150) above the fold? if it is? i think the horizondal navigation will be a good option below the 'header logo'.

    Just play with it!! until you reach to the point and say: Wow I think using this style looks good.

    My preferences: I used both(horizontal and vertical).

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    Previously mentioned, but it all depends on the structure of your website. Either horizontal or vertical navigation will work just fine. It's really up to you when designing it.
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    If you've not got too many links in the top level of your navigation then either horizontal or vertical will do but if you have a lot of links in the top level of your navigation then you are probably better off with vertical only as it will look tidier.
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    I agree with SpacePhoenix. If you don't have many navigation links, then go horizontal, but if you have a lot, then use vertical. Or you could always do some sort of hybrid, with main links horizontal, and sub-pages vertical.


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