With the new templates, the University is moving to a more consistent navigation structure across sites, which ultimately means a more predictable user experience.

Sites will feature a Top Navigation that is consistently displayed on all pages of your website.  These links represent the main sections and content of your site.  As a rule of thumb, users want to make easy decisions so we recommend no more than 5-7 links across the top.  However, this may vary based on the length of the text for each of your navigation items.

Additionally, sites will feature a Left Navigation that lists out the pages of the folder your user is currently viewing.  This feature helps the user “drill-down” to the information they are interested in regardless of the depth content.