Monday, January 2nd, 2006

BabyCenter: Timeline Navigation Header

Category: Showcase

BabyCenter has a very simple, clean, navigation header that makes sense for its target users.

At the top of the page there is a timeline, broken into week segments. The usability folks realised that time really matters for families, and a common way to look at things will be “What is going on in my 20th week”, so they give you a simple way to get access to that data, while giving you a timeline that let’s you feel how far you are along in things.

The header happens to be Flash-based, and scrolls around nicely. It is another example of adding a Flash widget to your page without it seeming out of place. It feels like part of the navigation.


Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm

2.8 rating from 9 votes


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What does this have anything to do with ajax? It’s just Flash in a header.

Alright, it’s “non irritating flash”, but that’s the only thing worth mentioning here.

Comment by Johnny — January 2, 2006

While I like the navigation concept, I don’t like that the whole browser blanks out and reloads the whole page, flashing and shifting content around as the page redraws with every click on the timeline.

Comment by Eric Burke — January 2, 2006

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