Hi, this is Nathalie Walpole, web and graphic designer with Tiny Frog Technologies and today I’ll be talking about hamburger menus. Now I think we’ve started to see a lot of these as a trend on mobile devices. I’ll show you an example here. If you are on a mobile device and viewing certain websites, you will see this icon at the top with 3 little lines. That’s called a hamburger menu. When you click on it, it will expand the navigation bar menu and you can click to go into an interior page.
Now, although hamburger menus work really well on mobile devices, a lot of designers have started putting them on desktop website designs. Unfortunately, they don’t work as nicely on desktop designs. For a graphic designer, it cleans things up because it hides items behind the menu, but it is not user-friendly. This is a very important consideration.
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