Extra option for hamburger menu(s)Author: John S.
As the hamburger menu (and menu in general) is now there is two ways you can use the menus.
1. You use the pop-up for a level. This is done when hovered
2. You hide the pop-up and then you have to specify a page to land on when clicked.
If you use the 1 and you have more levels and/or many menu items, a user will never find out what happens before he gives up. When hovered then the levels pop up and if not all the items can be on the screen and/or you have many levels then it is very difficul to hold focus where you are in all the pop-ups. In case of more levels and many menu items - it is rather useless.
If you use the 2 you will not confuse your users but maybe you will frustrate them. When they in the hamburgers side-panel click an item, the user will land on a page for the next level - and from here he will then have to open a new hamburger if he want to "go down" a further level. And again if he wants to go down another level. The user can see what happens but he will find it very troublesome navigating this way.
I suggest we have an option for a hamburger (or one setting that is for all hamburgers) when you have the side-panel.
The setting should be : If a menu item is a level then replace the level in the side-panel with this level instead of opening the page specified for the level. If menu item is a page then open the page.
This should do that the user can navigate in the same side-panel - he will just see the menu items change according to the level he clicked - or he will go directly to a page if it is a page.
Simple for a user to understand and a very effective way of navigating.