Quartz head to the bottom for mobile navigation
Another day, another Quartz announcement, this time about their site design (which is in continuous evolution):
Still, sometimes we make enough changes all at once that it’s worth pointing them out and, as we’ve done in the past, explaining our intent.
There’s a bunch of stuff in version 4, much of it focused around speed and simplicity (which should be the design focus of any website now), as well as the launch of Quartz Africa.
However, this is a nice choice:
On phones and tablets, that navigation bar now appears along the bottom of the screen to save your thumbs from performing calisthenics to get around the site. This seemed particularly important as readers’ phones get bigger and bigger.
Habitually replicating a top nav is a bad habit a lot of sites have, which just doesn’t work for mobile. This is a good call.
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