Designing Search Box And Breadcrumbs Navigation

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In this post we will refer to great articles posted at Smashing Magazine: «Designing The Holy Search Box: Examples And Best Practices» by György Fekete and «Breadcrumbs In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices» by Jacob Gube.

Search box is simple, and I guess, there is no need to explain what it is. As for the breadcrumbs or breadcrumb trail, for those who are not familiar with this term, – it is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. Breadcrumbs typically appear horizontally across the top of a web page, often below title bars or headers.

“On websites that have a lot of pages, breadcrumb navigation can greatly enhance the way users find their way around. In terms of usability, breadcrumbs reduce the number of actions a website visitor needs to take in order to get to a higher-level page. They are also an effective visual aid that indicates the location of the user within the website’s hierarchy, making it a great source of contextual information for landing pages”, – states Jacob Gube in his post.

So, basically breadcrumb is of great use on websites with multiple pages, moreover for online-store websites it should be a must!

Jacob Gube reviews the types of breadcrumbs, the cases of breadcrumbs usage, benefits and mistakes of breadcrumb trail implementation.

You can continue reading the full post here, and also keep in mind that TemplateTuning team is always ready to help you with breadcrumb navigation!

When to use search? What is search box? How to make it clear what users can search for? Where can I find search box showcase? If you are concerned with any of these questions, feel free to read the full post «Designing The Holy Search Box: Examples And Best Practices» by György Fekete. The post will for sure answer most of your questions about site search and search box design!

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