Consistent navigation is about making the user interface predictable. The user should be able to find navigation and links in consistent locations. Common methods to provide a consistent experience for visitors include persistently located:

  • Header
  • Main navigation 
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Footer
  • Search bar

Failure would constitute:

  • Moving the main navigation around between landing pages and subpages.
  • Reordering the navigation items.