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@crestodina I have tried to take your advice but just can't bring myself to reduce the nav buttons to less than 9 items. I did put it both top and bottom. Added a Google search box at the top of each page tied in with Google analytics. I did notice that out of 4200 visits in December, only 260 landed on my home page so perhaps I am over-thinking it. I had picosearch previously and their stats showed that not many people used the search box. I thought that was a bad thing but after listening to your advice maybe that is a good thing.
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@crestodina When you talk about mega drop-downs for a large site I am not sure what you are calling large. For example , with 550 pages my site is not huge but hard to find some items unless you use the search box. It is a travel site with information not readily put into a navigation menu and therefore not easily found. So to may way of thinking a drop-down would be useful.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Since I don't have the capability for drop-down right now I guess I should be happy. My site is a travel website with lots of pages of various destinations plus also information on cruises, car rentals, etc so I do not know if people find what they are looking for or not. If you get the chance, could you look at my site and tell me if you think the menu is OK? One other factor to consider: only about 50% of visitors land on my home page, the rest are spread all over the place. Don't know if that impacts the opinion on use of drop-downs or not. I am pretty much a beginner at web design so I have many more questions than answers.
Again---I really appreciate the time you took to reply.
Well, now I am confused. You had me talked out of the drop-down then you mention mega drop-downs. With over 500 pages and growing I thought drop-downs would be a good way to go. So any further guidance?
Of course at the moment it does not matter because the program I use does not allow for drop-downs but sometime in the future I (or they) will probably change.