| 12:54 am on Jul 16, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|The HTML option generates a HUGE volume of on-page code which I'd prefer to avoid. The .js option has just a couple of lines of code that calls an external file and all menu item pages get crawled and indexed via a row of footer links. |
I don't think it's that clean-cut. The ultimate code has to be about the same size, regardless of format. It's just a question of where the user downloads it from-- as part of the page, elsewhere on your own site, or a third-party library-- and whether the work is done in your server or in the user's browser.
Do the footer links exist independent of the dropdown navigation part?
| 1:08 am on Jul 16, 2014 (gmt 0)|
have you checked that the .js file isn't excluded from crawling?
perhaps the "internal links" section of GWT will give you some hints.
| 1:10 am on Jul 16, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|It's just a question of... |
it's worth noting an external file gives you the option of caching reusable code.
| 7:19 am on Jul 16, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|The HTML option generates a HUGE volume of on-page code which I'd prefer to avoid |
I'd look for a better one. There are good pure CSS menus out there that use minimal markup.
See also [webmasterworld.com...] (blocked CSS & JS and Panda)
And finally: [youtube.com...] (Matt Cutts on footer links)
Matt Cutts "We do reserve the right to treat links in footers a little differently". Note that I think here he's referring to the 'sitewide' scenario, but I personally would consider spiderable footer nav an additional / secondary form of navigation, not the primary.
|Martin Ice Web|
| 1:42 pm on Jul 16, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Ipad can't show css drop down as there is no hover support! A workaround is needed. Did you think of a ajax menue? It is best for less traffic and overhead code , plus u can make it more variable dependend on the site u are on: think about siloing.
Keep. Hreadcrumps up for poeple not using js.
| 5:37 am on Jul 17, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|Martin Ice Web|
| 11:06 am on Jul 18, 2014 (gmt 0)|
@frantic i know that this will work. But jet this means much overhead, i keep up the question every time i redesign a site: what do i need for navigation? I see lot of overkill navigation and ask myself where is this usefull in regard of useness and traffic ?