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Mega Menus are quickly becoming ubiquitous. So I thought I would share some design considerations as people build these into their website designs, but first I want to distinguish between Mega Menus and traditional dropdown menus. The main difference between the two type of menus is that Mega Menus allow you to surface up sub content and provide the user with structured choices by grouping the content. Mega Menus also give you the opportunity to illustrate choices by including images within the menu itself. Here are some examples of both types of menus:
Traditional Drop Down Menu Example: www.imdb.com
Mega Menus Exampleswww.nike.com
Mega Menu Benefits
Like most interesting things on the web, Mega Menus can be easy to abuse, making them less meaningful and confusing for visitors. Here are some of the things to consider: