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Adding the functionality of a sticky navigation bar would allow for ease of access to a website’s core functionalities regardless of where a user may be in the midst of a page’s content. (anchors & links to separate important destinations) The advantages to fixed navigation bars are that they, make browsing a website far easier. Having a main menu of options at your immediate disposal is a major feather in the impatient user’s cap, especially if the website has an exhaustive amount of content contained within. This is a huge benefit for a quick and easy flow throughout the website.
There are studies that indicate that 100% of surveyed users preferred sticky navigation without realizing it. (Given the choice between two interfaces, one with fixed navigation bars and one without, 34 out of 40 users preferred the latter. The remaining 6 all replied that they had no preference. Though this is by no means a comprehensive study, it is certainly a telling statistic, even if it is told in isolation.)
If you think about how Facebook operates. You always have the search, home, profile, friends, messages, notifications and technical options in the fixed navigation bar that allows the user to go to-and-from different pages at a speedy pace, which now-a-days is preferred with people on the go constantly. This is an excellent example showing multiple benefits why a sticky navigation bar would be useful for Leadpages to add as a functionality to templates.
A sticky, or fixed, navigation should be a website menu that is locked into place so that it does not disappear when the user scrolls down the page; in other words, it is accessible from anywhere on the website without having to scroll.