I recently switched the navigation on the SEO Training subdomain to be on the left side rather than the right side. The reason for doing this was that it has folding tree navigation based on where you are in the training part of the site, and having the navigation change over on the right side of the page was probably a bit confusing for some users.
But now the navigation on the training part is on the left side and I still have the navigation for the blog part of this site on the right side. Should I move the blog navigation to the left side or no?
- makes site look more uniform, which could aid usability and be considered important now that we have 3 major subdomains on the site (community, tools, and training)
- this could also make it easier to run seasonal specials and marketing promotions in the navigation area of the blog
Potential draw backs:
- Having the design look different really helps people see when they are in a different part of the site. Blending it all together may undercut that a bit.
- I am quite used to right rail navigation on this blog...ever since 2003! but maybe sentimental reasons have little value here
What do you think?
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