Working on this tumblr theme. I’m trying to decide were to put page menu. Right now I have it at the footer with the search bar. Links for the ask, submit, and custom pages are there:
I didn’t want to clutter the top. But I was putting myself in the shoes of a user and thought, “man it would kinda suck to have to scroll to the bottom every time I wanted to jump to a specific menu item.”
So now I’m thinking add a hamburger menu up top for quick access to links (don’t judge the design of the menu, just a quick mock up):
I’m agonizing over this. Is it absolutely necessary? probably not. Would it be more convenient Maybe. I think a better question is that as a blog reader and browser, would I even use those links? Maybe they truly are secondary. I keep thinking, whenever I’m directly on someone’s tumblr, I’m usually scrolling through the content first, then explore the nav at the bottom. Would it be better to use that hamburger menu as jump page pagination?
I know at this point, I’m not crazy about adding a hamburger menu at all and just keeping it simple. I probably just needed to write my thoughts down to understand what I wanted to do for this first version tumblr theme.
Just had a thought. What if I just use the menu button at the top as a scroll-to button instead. So clicking it just animate-scrolls to the bottom for actionable content?