Breadcrumb Navigation

A type of website navigation that allows the user to see how they’ve arrived at a subcategory or a page that’s specific relative to the rest of the website pages. From the user’s perspective, you can navigate from a specific webpage all the way back up through the page hierarchy to the home page by following the breadcrumbs.

  • Example: At the top of an online shoe shop, you might see Home > Women’s > Boots > Rainboots. You could click back up through those subcategories to navigate back up to the store homepage.