The menu of your site if extremely important. It’s available to help direct your website’s visitors to the areas of your site that are most important. Each website has its own unique structure in terms of the content, but the general placement of the navigation menu is the quite similar to many other sites. Throughout the years, this has stayed somewhat the same, even with fad themes that were common with website owners in the blogosphere.
In fact, the navigation menu is sometimes a hard area for a lot of web page owners to put together. And sometimes even a professional web designer doesn’t always understand the importance of how a navigation should be set up.It might be because of the right order, or trying to decide what pages should be first and foremost, especially if they have a website that has a lot of static pages or blog posts.
Throughout the years, I’ve taken the time to see thousands of websites, both small and large, popular, and just starting, have a lot of common design in regards to just navigation design, at least in its placement on the web page.
Of course, there are sites that don’t march to the same tune, but they are also not part of the majority. That is quite alright too, as some menus work better for some types of websites, but don’t always work well on others.
Below is an infographics on the most common placement of website navigation menus.