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Rule n° 152 - Active menu items are identifiable.

Among the essential questions that Internet users may ask themselves, Where am I is one of the most frequent. So, to answer this question, you might spontaneously think of the breadcrumb trail. But there is a simpler way: make sure that the active menu item is marked.

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  • Give users an additional way to find their way around the site's architecture.
  • Improve the accessibility of content for people with disabilities.


Differentiate the active menu item corresponding to the current section or page from other menu links, at least visually.


Check for each navigation menu that the active menu item corresponding to the section or page displayed is at least visually different from the other menu links.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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