The dropdown menu has long been a venerable entry in the web developer’s toolkit. It is so widely used because it can be terribly useful: the dropdown menu tucks away all your pages until a user hovers over a button. It frees up a lot of space for content.
Most commonly, the dropdown menu appears as a horizontal bar of navigation labels at the top of a website. Hover over any particular label and a further submenu will appear, offering instant access to a range of pages within that category. Very often, items in that list will in turn ‘drop down’ further lists.
The trouble is that dropdown menus can also pose challenges to a savvy web developer. Because they can feature so many labels – and once collapsed take up so much space – that it can make the website look quite unappealing. Unless – that is – you follow our top tips:
Dropdowns have detractors. But follow theses rules of thumb and you’ll have success.
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