Why Does it Matter?
Navigation menus allow users to make their way through a site by hitting important pages and other links that make up the site. While a creative menu can get major style points and make your site look great, functionality is key to make sure the pages you want your users to look at get clicked on. In order to get the best of both worlds, it’s important to know what type of navigation can be supported on your theme so you can get that right design and what you want to highlight so people click where you want them to.
What Kind of Design Should I Have?
This is the part where you can get creative and really think outside the box. While you can go with a straight-forward look with a couple of pages in the top menu bar, there are plenty of different options to choose from. You can have your menu only appear while scrolling to give it a clean look on top (maybe some room for a full-width banner) or have it appear from the side, the choice is up to you! However, make sure that this style reflects your team and what your company is all about, that way when people visit your site, they know that your style will reflect the kind of company you really want to show the world.
What Should be Included?
This is also up to you, as only you know what people really need to see when it comes to your website. Usually a contact page, pages that contain sign-up forms, and the home page are highlighted in this area, but if you feel there are more important areas that people need to see, make sure those work their way in somewhere. Ultimately you know what is best for your site, so make sure to highlight the best and most functional parts so that you know people are seeing the best of your business!