Which menu position and orientation is best for my website?

Visitors expect to find horizontal menus across the top of the website, and vertical menus down the left side. Putting your site menu bar in these standard places makes your website easier to use.

Horizontal site menu

This is the most popular and effective menu bar design because people are used to seeing the menu bar horizontal across the top of the page

Benefits of a top menu bar:

  • People are accustomed to reading left to right across a screen. So a horizontal menu bar will be more efficient for visitors to read.
  • A top menu bar conserves more vertical space.
  • Top navigations are easier to find because they are usually accompanied by the header and logo, both of which are visually dominant objects on the webpage.