Patrick Marsceill is currently a Senior Designer at Happy Cog in Philadelphia. There, he focuses on the ideation and execution of beautiful, user-centered, system-driven design. In his spare time, Patrick continues to hone his craft by designing and building side projects, plays music, and rides his motorcycle.
The navigation system is often the most important and complex user interface component of modern websites. In recent years, small screens, responsive website techniques and ever-evolving hardware and software have only added to this complexity.
A quick query of “mobile navigation” returns thousands of opinions on navigation patterns, including the “hamburger” menu, front-end plugins, frameworks and plenty of other tools. Despite this changing landscape of tools and design trends, a successful navigation system sends users on the path to the exact content they need at the right time.