It can seem brilliant to setup fancy animations and fade-in effects for each of your sub-menus. And with the jQuery UI library it’s never been easier to scale these out into your own solutions, either. But everything fancy and sleek will simply not fit into each design. The purpose of any navigation is lead visitors deeper into your website by the simplest methods possible.
While preparing my HTML workshop, I’ve been re-reading W3C specs in far further detail than I ever would’ve imagined. The reading experience is far from delightful. Not only is the text the entire browser width in measure, but it’s dense and laborious to read. No wonder browser vendors have traditionally missed subtle details.