• John Williams, 3 years ago

    Bottom Nav should not always be recommended. Bottom Nav only works if your app has 5 main navigation items like Instagram. Amazon has so many department pages it makes sense for them to keep the hamburger menu. Let's say you have a new 6th page that needs to be promoted, what happens next? The Bottom Nav doesn't scale as your app grows.

    -2 points
    • Matthew O'ConnorMatthew O'Connor, 3 years ago

      The comment you replied to has no mention of "bottom navigation". And with that I'm not "always" recommending it as the only option.

      I'm concurring with Perttu and the notion that we as an industry are moving away from it as a primary form of navigation. And that any "up front navigation" (be it bottom nav or what ever) is a better alternative, then say obscuring primary features of an app behind mystery navigation.

      p.s. please don't discard a bottom nav as an option because you have more than 5 items. Restructure your main nav until all/most primary actions are simply discoverable, then relinquish any lesser nav items to overflows.

      0 points
      • Perttu Talasniemi, 3 years ago

        Yeah, if you are willing to hide the entire navigation behind the Hamburger icon, why is it a problem hiding only a part of the navigation behind More icon in bottom menu which is becoming more popular these days. I'm not big fan of this but at least in that case you provide for the user the most used parts upfront.

        3 points
    • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 3 years ago

      bottom nav where you can see 4 primary actions + "More" > hamburger menu where you see nothing.

      0 points