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General Discussion

Layout and single page site

With single page site is a nav bar necessary? In terms of UI will a basic user understand to scroll down? Is it easier on UI to make your sections or DIVs short (height) so visitors know there is more to come?

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I'm not a fan of a nav bar in that scenario.

31,206 Points

It's really going to depend on how much content or total pixel height your going to have on that single page. If it's small, you could do away with most forms of traditional nav I imagine. However, the more content you have, I think you'll want some form of navigation. For single page sites, what I've seen trending is usually a sticky top nav, and maybe even some flashy parallax scrolling.

Referring to the comments above, it's all about how much content would be placed on the page. The user may think to scroll, but the point of a great website is to make it simple and easy for users to navigate content. You may not want a full blown navigation bar but perhaps simple links or anchor points would help if there is a lot of content.