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Rule n° 153 - Navigation blocks of the same nature are in the same place on every page.

A few minutes browsing a site and you instinctively move your mouse to the location saved as the menu location. If the navigation suddenly moves it will confuse or potentially annoy your visitors.

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  • Facilitate users’ learning of how to navigate the interface.
  • Simplify the identification of information.


Maintain the same positioning on the screen of the navigation menus throughout the site.


During the other checks:

  • Check that the navigation menus are displayed in the same place on the screen.

The verification can also be carried out upstream of the project, during the design of the graphic models, and downstream of the project during the final integration to check that this best practice has not deteriorated due, for example, to the implementation of third-party services.

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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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