When you think of what makes a successful website, what comes to mind? Strong visuals, functional Online Store and great content, right? When you land on a stunning website, you don’t generally think, “Wow, that website navigation bar is impeccable!” do you?
That being said, if you land on a business website with a navigation taking a good portion of their homepage, “What a mess!” may come to mind.
You see, website navigation is a funny thing. It isn’t given it’s due credit when it’s good, but it definitely get’s the raw end of the deal when it’s bad. When it comes to building a professional website, although it may be seemingly low on the totem pole, great navigation is key.
Today, we’re going to give you the key details in cleaning up your website navigation in just a few easy step. The star of today’s show will be flyover menus.
To kick us off, let’s talk a little bit about what your website navigation should include. A professional website’s navigation bar will be limited to only the pages most important to every site visitor. This includes (but is not limited to) your:
- Contact page
- Features/Services page
- About us page
- Frequently ask questions page
- Online Store
Think of these pages as categories, and the rest of your pages as subcategories. For example, if you have a physical business with multiple locations, it may be necessary to give each of the stores their own pages, but it’s not necessary to put them all in your top level navigation. This is where flyover menus come in.
While in Yola Sitebuilder, hop into the “Page” tab and click “Navigation.”
Once in your Page Manager, drag and drop your subcategories below your main category.
Once your subcategories are below your main categories, click the green arrow, to turn them into flyover menus.
Voila! You’ve created a flyover menu, and you’ve cleaned up your website navigation.
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