Navigations is both how the users know where to go in the application, and how to find his way back.
We use global navbars to show users the big categories in our websites and contextual and local navigation to provide routes within a section.
Product designers used to simply figure out what the menus should be on each section of the site. This is the smorgasbord approach to navigation: give the user every conceivable choice they might need in a ginormous dropdown menu.
All are user flows through the website, with navigation that is designed to help the user find what they’re looking for.
Some best practices for navigation center around mental mapping and memorization. Can users grasp the big picture of your website’s organization at a glance?