Before talking about Breadcrumbs, let me ask you a general question. How will you define a Perfect Website?
Whenever the word ‘Perfect Website’ comes into my mind, an image of a website flashes up as a perfect structure, beautifully managed where I could find the things easily what I am looking for. Whether I start to use it from the Home page or any Internal Landing Page, I would definitely enjoy browsing it, if it is simple and easy to browse it without any hazels.
If I am not wrong than 80-90% of you will agree with me.
So the first thing we will have to keep in our mind while designing a website how easy is to navigate your website for the visitors. It really doesn’t matter which one was their landing page. Breadcrumbs can be a very option for people to navigate their exact location on a website, whether it’s about a small website or a huge one.
Let’s talk about how many types of Breadcrumbs you can use:
Location Based Breadcrumbs:
It basically shows your exact location on a website or it allows you to navigate the exact location of your current webpage into the hierarchy of a website. It includes Categories that are level up from the page they’re looking at. For example, you may go through the example below:
Attribute Based Breadcrumbs:
You can easily find out these kinds of Breadcrumbs on E-commerce websites, these breadcrumbs indicate attributes or categories recognized to the current page with a site. You may look at the example below:
This type of breadcrumb is the least popular since this type of navigation essentially replicates the forward and back buttons. It will include the previous pages which you have visited previously along with the current one.
While breadcrumbs are not that essential for your website but definitely it adds some extra value to your website and makes it easy to browse your website for people. They will never get lost and can visit the pages as per their choice by keeping their previous page views path in front of their eyes. You may read more by clicking here…