A problem many sites face is that they serve up a huge volumes of content. Users encounter big chunks of information that could easily be segmented into separate sites, yet the web designers and developers packed them into a single site. As a result, helping people navigate such diverse sets of content is incredibly important. This site of the day, for the WordPress theme developer Inspect Element, totally nails the navigating-mountains-of-content challenge. Notice the prominent and easy-to-use primary navigation on the site. Navigating to the key sections of the site even takes precedence over the firm’s logo. I genuinely appreciate the clarity here. Use this as a model when you’re designing a site with large and disparate buckets of content.
Need more design inspiration? Check out the Web Designer’s Idea App for iPad, with hundreds of stellar websites selected by Patrick McNeil. Or catch his presentation at the HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco this month.