With the ever increasing use of 'mega-menus' it's useful to see an article like the recent one from Jacob Nielsen reminding us that there are still design pitfalls to be overcome in implementing them effectively.
The key point I took away from his post is that mega-menus are a design canvas — they can just as easily reduce the usability of navigation as enhance it. If you choose to use a mega-menu on your website, you need to organize your navigation in a way that is appropriate for this format.
For more examples of mega-menu design, check out my mega-menu collection over at Elements of Design.
Posted on: November 20, 2010 | 12 Comments