Monday, November 28, 2011

Creating a Blog Navigation Bar

You have most likely come across this situation; you like a blog post and want to look around but cannot find a HOME button or method of navigating around the site. You either have to mess with the URL or worse, you just leave the site.

navigation bar of this blog

A navigation bar is important to let your visitors search your site, it helps with clutter in valuable sidebar real estate, and it lets you decide what you want to showcase.The Blogging Business Artisans have five tabs on the navigation bar: Home, Challenges, Join, Members, and Contact. These important areas are at the top of the blog and do not have to fight a reader's attention with things in the sidebar.

But you need to have a HOME tab or button somewhere on your site.

Luckily, Rose of Random Creative, wrote a very thorough article on the importance of a navigation bar and the how-to. She has numerous links and resources highlighted so it is well worth checking it out!
Read the article here: http://randomcreative.hubpages.com/hub/Blog-Horizontal-Navigation-Bar-What-to-Include

QUESTION: Is your site easy for readers to read and navigate? Are you sure?

6 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Thanks to Rose for this great information! Erika, thanks to you for making this team blog look so great too!

Judy Nolan said...

I agree about the importance of a home button or link. In Blogger, you can often click on the banner to get to the home page of a blog, but not everyone uses Blogger. I use an image of a house to indicate "home" on my site.

storybeader said...

I always thought that if the visitor wanted to go "Home", they'd just click on the banner. That's what I usually do... Maybe I need a "Home" tab, too! {:-D

Rose said...

Thanks for promoting my article here, Erika!

Kathleen said...

Great information! Thanks for sharing =)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I have her post bookmarked! My blog needs lots of help...LOL!
Thanks for the link again :)