Mega Menus

Baymard Institute recommends to place the main product categories directly in the main menu. This means that the level 1 navigation in the header menu (on desktop) or the burger menu (on mobile) is your main categories. That way, visitors can get a quick glance at what your site offers without having to click, hover, or scroll.

Here’s the best combination I figured out so far:


On desktop…

If you have about seven or fewer main product categories:

If you have more than seven main product categories or a lot of sub-categories:


On mobile…

Show a collapsed Shop menu item for the product categories.

If you only have fewer than about 7-10 main product categories:

Also consider having a Link Bar.


Hope this helps! Thoughts? What kind of menu layout do you have on your site, and why?



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