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The horizontal navigation bar is the most common layout. It lists the most important internal pages side-by-side in the website’s header.
If you have a lot of internal page links you could consider using the dropdown navigation menu. This will help you reduce cluttering up your navigation by allowing you to list out your general or most important links in the top-level navigation bar and then add the rest in a dropdown menu.
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This type of menu is more commonly known for its use on mobile web designs and is a great option when there is limited real estate on your website. In some cases, desktop websites use hamburger menus in order to have longer or larger top navigations.
The vertical sidebar is less popular than the horizontal navigation, but it allows you to stack your navigation links on top of each other and gives you more freedom to have longer page link names.
Typically paired with any of the previously mentioned navigation types, the footer menu is a great place to add social icons, additional page links that couldn’t fit in the upper navigation, contact information, or hours of operation, since there is much more room.