publication . Article . 2006

Web Page Layout: A Comparison Between Left- and Right-justified Site Navigation Menus

Kalbach, James; Bosenick, Tim;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Feb 2006 Journal: Journal of Digital Information (issn: 1368-7506, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Texas Digital Library
Abstract
The usability of two Web page layouts was directly compared: one with the main site navigation menu on the left of the page, and one with the main site navigation menu on the right. Sixty-four participants were divided equally into two groups and assigned to either the left- or the right-hand navigation test condition. Using a stopwatch, the time to complete each of five tasks was measured. The hypothesis that the left-hand navigation would perform significantly faster than the right-hand navigation was not supported. Instead, there was no significant difference in completion times between the two test conditions. This research questions the current leading Web ...
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