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Old 07-30-2012, 07:43 PM
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I'm in the process of re-designed my site, and have a problem I'm trying to workout, I'm adding a few mote pages (a lot in fact) but I don't have anymore space to add pages to the navigation, so I now have three rows. of tabs, with some dropdown menus.

I'm not sure what to do to get the navigation working.

The only idea I can think of is to increase the page width. In wordpress.

I have placed my site onto a test domain while I do the work. Can anyone suggest any is ideas?

I have attached a screen shot of the page.



the menus below have the tabbed heading under them

Business Support
---Google Apps
---Hosted Exchange
Repairs
---Desktop Repairs
---Laptop Repairs
Legal
---Cookie Compliance
---General T&C's
---Remote T&C's

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:54 PM
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I think its too much. Consider sub-dividing to logical categories, ie 'services', or keeping the top menu simple and use in-page links for further navigation.

A sidebar would achieve this, or beef up the home page so the links are there. (this will also help your SEO!)

1. For the top menu, consider collapsing everything 'repair/services' related under a 'repair/services' menu

- ie everything between 'backup services' and 'networking' then 'remote support' and 'smartphone repair'

2. 'about' , 'contact' , and 'finding us' could be collapsed into a single page and heading

3. 'news' is probably not a big sales vehicle, and may not get as many hits as your services pages, so could be removed from top nav and linked from pages. Footer, maybe?

4. Think in terms of top menu being 'big ticket' items; the things your customers will be looking for straight off the bat. Anything else can be in-page nav.

5. BTW, "bussiness support" is incorrectly spelled
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I think you need to create a Services heading with a dropdown to all your other services like smartphone repair. Alternatively you could have a Services Link with Smartphone, laptop and desktop repairs and then have a a vertical seb menu on the services pay.

But I would definitely suggest making the links as simple as possible for people to understand.
Similarly group the About , FAQ, finding us, legal and contact us under About us. That might help reduce the clutter.

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Thanks, made a few changes to the navigation, i will update the thread once i have done the rest of the changes.
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You could also consider using a sidebar style menu system.
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