This year’s navigation trend might be the end of mega menus for good. Streamlined navigation styles are definitely taking over.
While this might seem like a risky idea at first, it actually makes a lot of sense. Most users get to your website via search engine and might not start on the homepage. Less navigation creates a more direct path to where you want users to engage most with the design. Streamlines navigation styles provide more room on the main canvas area for messaging and content.
So why not try?
Bikebear uses the most common form of streamlined navigation, with menu items inside an icon. The icon opens nav into a full-screen list of options.
Uniel also tucks navigation into a small, corner hamburger icon. It pops out on desktops and mobile in the same manner, creating a consistent experience.