Breadcrumbs, a once popular martial arts, it has inadvertently obscure ancient controls.Many interaction designers just heard its name when it retired the rivers and lakes.However, on certain types of sites, it is essential to navigation.Interaction designers today @ US group net Tokugawa bright specially re-sort the data, you know from the beginning with breadcrumbs Past and Present.
What is the breadcrumbs
Allowing users to perceive the hierarchy location of the current page is located on a web page, or control the relationship between the properties of the product.The general pattern is to use bread crumbs link text with ">", horizontal arrangement, there are some other styles.
This uses "perception", that will not be the breadcrumbs page in the most conspicuous place, it just helps the user to understand the structure and properties of affiliation to some extent on the website.
1. Used to indicate the position of the hierarchical relationship between pages and the current page is located.This hierarchical relationship between pages may be no linear relationship between your jump and contain several pages long relationship itself exist.
2. For the show belongs to the relationship between product attributes and position of the current page is located, the presence of these attributes is owned and included relationship
3. It used to display the user''s path with history (some articles abroad have said so, but I do not have a corresponding website to find .)
Effect bread crumbs
1. Indicates that the current page position is located, belongs to the perception of the relationship between product attributes
2. Easy to jump to the previous page
3. On the whole, as a supplement to the main navigation
Use bread crumbs
Not all sites require the use of:
1. Very flat hierarchy information.This is the bread crumbs in mobile products was scrapped one of the reasons;
2. Pages that there is no linear relationship;
3. There are other things replace breadcrumbs functions such as: progress indicator;
Below it was seen in the top left of the page, the main navigation
Bread crumbs "variant"
Progress indicator.For indicating page position in the job step, and the area of the head is generally not jump clicks, only for indicating the role of.
Composite of bread crumbs with navigation, screening items (facets search) and search box.
This "variety" of the advantages of crumbs is easy to jump on a page level, making it easy to filter and search at the current level.
Application Status of bread crumbs
Mobile products and social products could barely see the bread crumbs
Reason 1: The current trend is to design the flat hierarchy information, the various modules as tile, so that an increase in the breadth of the information structure, to reduce the depth of the longitudinal
Reason 2: Social class station, relative to large electricity providers and content type website, its relatively low level of complexity
Reason 3: small-screen mobile devices, high cost of land, it is the role of lower value, put it excluded
Electricity business class and content websites only appears in the section of the page
Of course, it will not appear on the first page, it will appear in the general level of a secondary channel page page
For example, after the Jingdong home page, click into the [Home appliances] channel page, click on the channel page purifier, you can see the bread crumbs
For example, after the iQIYI, click into the [animation] channel page, click on the channel page in "Tom and Jerry", you can see the bread crumbs.
Bread crumbs guess
Mobile end without bread crumbs, more complex site is also completely not use bread crumbs?
Bread crumbs and page title in duplicate content, whether you can eliminate redundant information here, so use the information to get the perfect?
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