The 3 Line Menu Icon: What is a Hamburger Menu?

The 3 Line Menu Icon: What is a Hamburger Menu? - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://smallbiztrends.com 1762 days ago
Made Hot by: steefen on January 24, 2015 3:10 pm
Should your mobile site use the word MENU or show the hamburger icon. The hamburger menu is the three horizontal lines you see now at the top of many screens, either on the far left or the far right.

Some developers love the hamburger 3 line menu icon because it enables them to pack more features into their apps or navigation. The tiny icon takes up a minimal amount of screen real estate. It gives the app or site a clean minimalist look.

However, other developers and some users absolutely detest the hamburger menu icon or simply are puzzled by it. Why? Because it isn’t obvious to all users that the three lines actually are a menu icon, and it doesn’t tell users what is in there.





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Written by tiroberts
1760 days ago

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing this with us.



Written by lyceum
1760 days ago

I am getting hungry for a hamburger now! ;)

My podcast site, EGO NetCast, is built with Squarespace, and it shows the hamburger menu icon on the mobile version. It is located (center) under the banner and has a thin square around it.



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