A navigation bar, also referred to as a menu, is the lineup of hyperlinks to various pages of a web site. It is generally placed horizontal at the top of a page or vertical on the left side of a page. The navigation bar includes links to a site's important pages including the contact page, the about us page and numerous other pages the webmaster wants the visitors should know about.
Why Use A Navigation Bar?
A navigation bar helps a user find their way around the site. If links to the sites internal pages were spread out all over a sites pages the end user would have to search to find them. By having a navigation bar a site can be made easy to navigate and therefore more user friendly. It is also a great way to get a user to see the product or services page.
Setting Up A Navigation Bar
There are several collections of free navigation bar software downloads which are search engine friendly. Many come with explanations of exactly what features they will provide with samples of what the navigation bar will look like in advance of the download. Navigation bars also have several modifications including drop down bars which are designed to save space on a web page. These modifications can be completed using Dreamweaver or another editor with similar capabilities.