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    no navigation

    Hi, I've just finished a first page mock up and it has no central menu. On the page there are four icons that will take you to the total four pages. On each page I intend to offer 3 links to the other 3 pages. I really like this design and think a menu would spoil it. However, would the general consensus be yay or nay?

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    For that, it's so simple. The simple it gets the better. That's yay for me.
    I love musics

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    Thanks.

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    Less is more.

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    Follow: @AlexDawsonUK silver trophybronze trophy AlexDawson's Avatar
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    There is nothing wrong with using icons, navigation comes in many forms and it's acceptable to link however you choose as long as you are consistant

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    thanks for all the feedback

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    Menus help clarify your conceptual model. How clear is it to use your website? If it's very clear then you don't need a menu. However, if it's a little complicated or tricky you might do well to include a menu

    do you have an example you can show us?
    Check out my web design blog.
    http://www.bolducpress.com

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    no, it's still on my hd. maybe i can find time today to upload it and then i'll post a link. although that could be considered as a website review.

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    lahive, if the icons are self explanitory and represent the content (like an icon of a newspaper for "news" or a ? icon for help) you won't have a problem, it's all about making things as obvious as possible, though you could always have a "hover" effect which displays the text explaining the page name

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    I agree, as long as the icons are self-explanatory, and there is no 'mystery-meat' navigation - where people have no clue where to look to find a page link, then by all means go for it.

    As Alex says, when someone hovers over the icon, you could use a 'title' attribute that shows what the icon represents.


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