frontend developer

It is critical to have easy-to-use website navigation. And this isn’t just something we believe; it’s supported by evidence with the help of a frontend developer. 

It‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌difficult‌ ‌to‌ ‌see‌ ‌why‌ ‌visitors‌ ‌value‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌so‌ ‌highly.‌ ‌It‌ ‌makes‌ ‌it‌ ‌simple‌ ‌to‌ ‌locate‌ ‌the‌ ‌

data‌ ‌they‌ ‌need,‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌product‌ ‌page‌ ‌or‌ ‌a‌ ‌blog‌ ‌post.‌ ‌It‌ ‌can‌ ‌also‌ ‌assist‌ ‌customers‌ ‌in‌ ‌finding‌ ‌

the‌ ‌information‌ ‌they‌ ‌didn’t‌ ‌realize‌ ‌they‌ ‌required,‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌price‌ ‌plan,‌ ‌contact‌ ‌details,‌ ‌or‌ ‌email‌ ‌

signup‌ ‌page.‌ ‌This qualities of a website can be made with the help of a frontend developer.

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Customer‌ ‌experience‌ ‌and‌ ‌website‌ ‌strategy‌ ‌both‌ ‌depend‌ ‌on‌ ‌effective‌ ‌navigation.‌ ‌A‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌

system‌ ‌that‌ ‌makes‌ ‌it‌ ‌easy‌ ‌for‌ ‌users‌ ‌to‌ ‌search‌ ‌and‌ ‌browse‌ ‌for‌ ‌information‌ made by a frontend developer ‌increases‌ ‌the‌ ‌likelihood‌ ‌that‌ ‌visitors‌ ‌will‌ ‌stay‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌site‌ ‌longer‌ ‌and‌ ‌take‌ ‌action.‌ ‌

Frontend developer  is the one who processes a website’s graphical user interface using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript so that people can see and interact with it.

Let‌ ‌us‌ ‌look‌ ‌deeper‌ ‌at‌ ‌website‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌and‌ ‌how‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌use‌ ‌it‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌location‌ ‌to‌ ‌ensure‌ ‌you‌ ‌

develop‌ ‌a‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌system‌ ‌that‌ ‌fulfills‌ ‌your‌ ‌visitors’‌ ‌demands.‌ ‌After‌ ‌that,‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌look‌ ‌at‌ ‌

real-world‌ ‌examples‌ ‌and‌ ‌learn‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌practices‌ ‌for‌ ‌creating‌ ‌a‌ ‌user-friendly‌ ‌interface.‌ ‌

Let‌ ‌us‌ ‌get‌ ‌this‌ ‌show‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌road.‌ ‌

What‌ ‌Is‌ ‌Website‌ ‌Navigation?‌ ‌

The‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌website‌ ‌is‌ ‌made‌ ‌up‌ ‌of‌ ‌various‌ ‌user‌ ‌interface‌ ‌elements‌ ‌that‌ ‌make‌ ‌it‌ ‌easier‌ ‌for‌ ‌

users‌ ‌to‌ ‌locate‌ ‌specific‌ ‌pieces‌ ‌of‌ ‌content‌ ‌and‌ ‌functionalities.‌  ‌Link‌ ‌text,‌ ‌menus,‌ ‌and‌ ‌buttons‌ ‌all‌ ‌

serve‌ ‌as‌ ‌building‌ ‌blocks.‌ ‌

This‌ ‌final‌ ‌point‌ ‌is‌ ‌significant‌ ‌for‌ ‌navigation,‌ ‌so‌ ‌let‌ ‌us‌ ‌briefly‌ ‌go‌ ‌through‌ ‌what‌ ‌a‌ ‌menu‌ ‌signifies‌ ‌in‌ ‌

web‌ ‌design‌ ‌terminology.‌ ‌Let‌ ‌us‌ ‌look‌ ‌deeper‌ ‌at‌ ‌website‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌a frontend developer can make and‌ ‌how‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌use‌ ‌it‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌location‌ ‌to‌ ‌ensure‌ ‌you‌ ‌develop‌ ‌a‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌system‌ ‌that‌ ‌fulfills‌ ‌your‌ ‌visitors’‌ ‌demands.‌ ‌After‌ ‌that,‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌look‌ ‌at‌ ‌real-world‌ ‌examples‌ ‌and‌ ‌learn‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌practices‌ ‌for‌ ‌creating‌ ‌a‌ ‌user-friendly‌ ‌interface made by a frontend developer.‌ ‌Let‌ ‌us‌ ‌get‌ ‌this‌ ‌show‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌road.‌ ‌

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What‌ ‌Is‌ ‌A‌ ‌Navigation‌ ‌Menu?‌ 

It‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌table‌ ‌of‌ ‌links‌ ‌to‌ ‌other‌ ‌web‌ ‌pages,‌ ‌generally‌ ‌internal‌ ‌ones,‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌website.‌ ‌Visitors‌ ‌may‌ ‌

rapidly‌ ‌reach‌ ‌the‌ ‌essential‌ ‌pages‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌website‌ ‌using‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌menus,‌ ‌which‌ ‌are‌ ‌most‌ ‌often‌ ‌

seen‌ ‌in‌ ‌page‌ ‌sidebars‌ ‌or‌ ‌headers.‌ ‌

It‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌simple‌ ‌to‌ ‌leave‌ ‌things‌ ‌as‌ ‌they‌ ‌are‌ ‌now‌ ‌and‌ ‌go‌ ‌on.‌ ‌On‌ ‌the‌ ‌other‌ ‌hand,‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌

does‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌guide‌ ‌us‌ ‌from‌ ‌one‌ ‌web‌ ‌page‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌next;‌ ‌it‌ ‌also‌ ‌reveals‌ ‌the‌ ‌connections‌ ‌

between‌ ‌the‌ ‌pages‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌website.‌ ‌

Also‌ ‌known‌ ‌as‌ ‌information‌ ‌architecture‌ ‌(IA),‌ ‌this‌ ‌refers‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌design‌ ‌principles‌ ‌a frontend developer that‌ ‌underlie‌ ‌a‌ ‌website’s‌ ‌user‌ ‌experience.‌ ‌There‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌sense‌ ‌of‌ ‌connectivity‌ ‌and‌ ‌categorization‌ ‌among‌ ‌the‌ ‌information,‌ ‌which‌ ‌helps‌ ‌visitors’‌ ‌requirements‌ ‌and‌ ‌expectations.‌ ‌Still,‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌reveal‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌charts‌ ‌and‌ ‌tables‌ ‌used‌ ‌to‌ ‌identify‌ ‌and‌ ‌organize‌ ‌the‌ ‌relationships‌ ‌between‌ ‌your‌ ‌content.‌ ‌

Here‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌illustration‌ ‌of‌ ‌how‌ ‌the‌ ‌hierarchy‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌website‌ ‌may‌ ‌appear.‌ ‌At‌ ‌first‌ ‌sight,‌ ‌it‌ ‌seems‌ ‌a‌ ‌

little‌ ‌frightening,‌ ‌do‌ ‌not‌ ‌you‌ ‌think?‌ ‌The‌ ‌three-section‌ ‌titles‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌level‌ ‌are‌ ‌likely‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌

only‌ ‌ones‌ ‌displayed‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌significant‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌menu.‌ ‌A‌ ‌sub-navigation‌ ‌menu‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌required‌ ‌to‌ ‌

nest‌ ‌the‌ ‌web‌ ‌pages.‌ ‌

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What‌ ‌Is‌ ‌Sub-Navigation‌ ‌On‌ ‌A‌ ‌Website?‌ ‌

Sub-navigation‌ ‌sometimes‌ ‌referred‌ ‌to‌ ‌as‌ ‌local‌ ‌navigation,‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌frontend developer ‌interface‌ ‌via‌ ‌which‌ ‌site‌ ‌visitors‌ ‌may‌ ‌access‌ ‌the‌ ‌IA’s‌ ‌more‌ ‌granular‌ ‌sections.‌ ‌It‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌subset‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌primary‌ ‌navigation.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌primary‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌menu,‌ ‌for‌ ‌instance,‌ ‌features‌ ‌the‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌item‌ ‌”Support”‌ ‌upon‌ ‌that‌ ‌

non-profit‌ ‌website‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nashville‌ ‌Zoo.‌ ‌A‌ ‌sub-navigation‌ ‌menu‌ ‌shows‌ ‌when‌ ‌you‌ ‌hover‌ ‌over‌ ‌all‌ ‌

that‌ ‌product,‌ ‌allowing‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ‌choose‌ ‌how‌ ‌you‌ ‌would‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌the‌ ‌zoo.‌ ‌There‌ ‌are‌ ‌also‌ ‌

buttons‌ ‌for‌ ‌donating,‌ ‌applying‌ ‌for‌ ‌jobs,‌ ‌and‌ ‌volunteering.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌frontend developer ‌interface‌ ‌allows‌ ‌site‌ ‌visitors‌ ‌to‌ ‌navigate‌ ‌the‌ ‌IA’s‌ ‌more‌ ‌detailed‌ ‌sections:‌ ‌

sub-navigation.‌ ‌The‌ ‌secondary‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌subclass‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌primary‌ ‌one.‌ ‌

There‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌option‌ ‌called‌ ‌”Support”‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌main‌ ‌menu‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nashville‌ ‌Zoo’s‌ ‌non-profit‌ ‌

website.‌ ‌Choosing‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌support‌ ‌the‌ ‌zoo‌ ‌is‌ ‌made‌ ‌easy‌ ‌ through the help of a frontend developer with‌ ‌a‌ ‌drop-down‌ ‌option‌ ‌that‌ ‌appears‌ ‌when‌ ‌you‌ ‌hover‌ ‌over‌ ‌any‌ ‌product‌ ‌images.‌ ‌Donations,‌ ‌job‌ ‌applications,‌ ‌and‌ ‌volunteerism‌ ‌are‌ ‌all‌ ‌

available‌ ‌via‌ ‌the‌ ‌site’s‌ ‌buttons.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌user‌ ‌interface‌ ‌allows‌ ‌site‌ ‌visitors‌ ‌to‌ ‌navigate‌ ‌the‌ ‌IA’s‌ ‌more‌ ‌detailed‌ ‌sections:‌ ‌

sub-navigation.‌ ‌The‌ ‌secondary‌ ‌navigation‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌subclass‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌primary‌ ‌one.‌ ‌
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