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Breadcrumb basics

This page applies to:MindTouch Responsive

To ease navigation, to orient the user on your site and to give context to a visited page, each MindTouch page displays a breadcrumb trail at the top of the page:

Image of breadcrumb trail

Breadcrumbs fulfill the following functions:

  • Provide context for the article visited by displaying parent categories and guides and allowing users to verify the information they are viewing pertains to their product, task, etc. 
  • With hyperlinked breadcrumbs, users users can quickly navigate to any higher level sections to look for further information by clicking  on any breadcrumb icon and title.
  • As in the story of Hansel and Gretel, users can find their way back to previously viewed sections if they navigated through the site. 
  • Using the breadcrumbs allows for a more quick and convenient way for a user to locate and drill down to where they need to be in the hierarchy.

The MindTouch breadcrumb trail does not display articles and does not show the current page viewed, only its parents.


What's next

Learn more about MindTouch search and navigation

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