Making it easy for people to navigate around a website or application helps everyone find what they need quickly and effectively. Clear wayfinding especially helps people with visual, mobility, or cognitive impairments who may otherwise find it difficult to understand where they are and how to get where they want to go.
When you plan and develop the framework of a website, through templates that will be reused across multiple pages and through site-wide visual design, there are a number of ways you can support easy way finding:
- Provide consistent, reliable navigation aids on each page so that no matter how a user arrived at a page, they know where they can go from that page.
- Support navigation through different methods, allowing for preferences for navigation
- Provide a clear indication of the current location within the site