Taking some famous websites both at home and abroad as an example some thoughts about web page navi

[core tips] about page navigation, seemingly simple design, what are some of the logic behind


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this article is our reader Weiyangliang’s thinking about web page navigation design, and analyzes some ideas and ideas about web page navigation design.

often encounters paging navigation when browsing a web page. Paging navigation has four main functions: tell the user the amount of information you want to browse; let the user quickly skip some information that you don’t want to see; facilitate location and search; reduce page size and increase loading speed. In addition, paging navigation actually gives users a certain pause on the page, which allows the product " to be more rhythmic, ", and reduces the fatigue of browsing.

below, to a few common websites at home and abroad (mainly for search engines and e-commerce sites) as an example, from several aspects to talk about page navigation design.

1: paging navigation length

paging navigation can neither be too long nor too short. Too long paging navigation, increasing the burden on the user; too short paging navigation, can not play a good role in navigation.

The number of page navigation pages for

, Taobao, and Jingdong is 6, and Google, Bing and Yahoo are 10. Baidu and Amazon adopted a variable length format. The starting length of Baidu is 10, and as the page goes down, the page number of the page increases gradually, and finally maintains the length of 20 pages. And Amazon originally only has 4 pages, and finally maintains the number on the 5 page.


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Taobao paging navigation


Jingdong paging navigation

can see that the number of page navigation pages on e-commerce websites is generally less than that of search engines. The main reason, of course, is that the search results are far less than the search engines. Secondly, because the electricity supplier website mainly >

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