Web 2.0 Bringing Back Mystery Meat Navigation

I first heard the term ”Mystery Meat Navigation” several years ago, and I have to admit, I have been guilty of creating the odd site with mystery meat navigation. Things seemed to be getting better, but recently I have been coming a cross a lot of Web 2.0 websites that are brining back mystery meat navigation with a vengeance.

I won’t post links to the sites, but I just have to rant a little. Why do websites that use Javascript and/or Flash for navigation think they have to reinvent the wheel. Use what works! Put the menu someplace easy to see and use. Don’t make it spin, rotate, fly across the screen or appear and disappear. The fastest way to lose a user is to make your site hard to navigate. If your web development company is not capable of doing something that simple, then call me and I will fix it for you.

Categories: web-design