By | No Commentson March 23, 2009 9:44 AM
We've used CSS-based drop down menus for several years now in some of our Yale University sites, and our site metrics show that these header-based menus are one of the most heavily used navigation tools on the sites. Amazon has used them since their last redesign, but we first saw the idea well-executed on the New York Times site about three years ago. Ironically, the Times abandoned the approach just as other sites were adopting CSS-based drop downs. See Jakob Nielsen's recent article on the technique.