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    Navigation menu

    What is the best alternative for tabbed navigation.

    which is the best navigation interface when it comes to Information Architecture.

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    If by tabbed navigation you mean a horizontal menu at the top of the page, the best alternative would be a vertical menu, either to the left or the right. It shouldn't matter much which - in the old days, left-side menus were the norm, but it seems more and more pages (especially blogs) use right-side menus now.
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    thanks christian.

    My problem with the horizontal tabbed menu is I have a page which is not part of the menu, when user visit's the page I do not know which tab should I highlight. Or I should not highlight any tab is it the correct way of doing it

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    Do you have a link, if we could see the problem we could help you more (in terms of usability), however if you are having problems with tabbed menu's it might be worth perhaps having a breadcrumb system where people go down the various levels (and have a drop down menu for each breadcrumb item in the hierarchy showing sibling pages), I've not really seen many like that before so it could be pretty unique and overcome your current issue.

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    Hi! Alex

    Thanks. Let me try doing it as your suggestion.

    In case I find problem I shall get back to you with rough mocks.

    Thanks a lot
    Deepakraj


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