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As a UX consultant, I always think what is better a regular menu or hamburger menu. In mobile version obviously but in desktop?

Let me explain the pros and cons:

The hamburger menu is an actual navigation element you can find on sites, landings, webs, apps, and programs. It’s a design of three horizontal lines. Is an icon and a button that typically opens a sider menu or navigation.

Created by Norm Cox almost 40 years ago!

This is the hamburger menu: bread, hamburger and bread.  So, that’s why the name.

Hamburger menu

 

Let me share my thoughts:

 

PROS: These are a list of why use the hamburger menu:

 

  1. It’s SIMPLE and very clean.
    It’s easy to access to the navigational menu.
  2. It’s recognizable for users. People know that in a hamburger menu there is a navigational menu, so we are used to.
  3. It’s the other access. If you have a menu or other navigational items, the hamburger helps to add a new one.
  4. It uses for a mobile version.

 

CONS: These are a list of why NOT use the hamburger menu:

  1. Hidden navigation
  2. Make pages less important  and less effective
  3. Low engagement: the click rates go down and down…
  4. Two clicks is an extra step to get to the goal. To achieve the content you click twice.
  5. Not for a desktop version.

So, here my  recommendations,  as Nielsen Norman Group:

Hamburger menu Recommendations:

 

Desktop:

  • Do not use in desktop user interfaces

Mobile:

  • Use it if you have more than 4 level navigation links.
  • Provide footer with page links to important information on your site

A picture speaks a thousand words.

An image of SEO must speak. In my last three works, I made different consultancies for customers and I detected the same issue: the images.

The images are always forgotten. And Google likes images and users also.

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In 2016, we created in EBAVS / our Christmas postcard to wish Happy Holidays.
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Tió, or The pooping log is a Catalan tradition, typical in Christmas.

It’s a log, for the first time is a relation with fire and connected nature, protection, fertility and winter solstice. It’s very scatological, because we feed the log with food like nuts, cookies, fruits and the log eat magically; then in the Christmas Eve, we beat and yell it, singing:“Caga tió, ametlles i torró, no caguis arangades que són massa salades, caga torrons que són més bons.
Caga tió, ametlles i torró, si no vols cagar et donaré un cop de bastó
Caga tió!”
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Finally, here it is, our new site: ebavs.net.
A few months ago, Victor and I thought to refresh the site, and now we are happy to present our little kiddo.

We are very tough with us, so we wanted a new site, but with specific requirements: responsive, clear, fast, SEO friendly, in English, beautiful, simple, user-friendly, extended portfolio, products, reviewed blog, etc..
We developed like 3 or 4 versions.. and at least we chose the one we relaunched the last week.

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Again, as last year: finalist at Cartell Gràcia 2014 we are a finalist at Cartell de Gràcia 2015.
We are very proud to participate and again ranked among the 30 best 160 posters.
We are in an exhibition until August 2015 at  Alzina street nº9, Barcelona, with our tribute to the shield Gràcia.
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In 2008 I created a friend a little design studio called CLARISSIM, we started to participate in all posters competitions Barcelona. We became experts on that, and both won awards. Clara won the award for best poster of them Fiestas de Gràcia, and I won the poster Fiestas del Guinardó. Read more