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The short weekly studies provide us with a great understanding of how our members feel about the various internet issues and trends. Studies are conducted on line, taking a random sample of about 1000 members, who are also encouraged to submit additional comments.

Click any of the Studies listed below to view summary results and a selection of participant comments.


Study Title Conducted Participants
  Q180008. Home Page Menu Mar 09 to Mar 17, 2018 1000
  Q180007. Web Chat? Mar 02 to Mar 10, 2018 1000
  Q180006. Newsletter Format Feb 23 to Mar 03, 2018 1000
  Q180005. Is Quick? Feb 16 to Feb 24, 2018 1000
  Q180004. Must Join? Feb 09 to Feb 18, 2018 1001
  Q180003. It is Personal Feb 02 to Feb 10, 2018 1001

Study Q170030. Menu Options
Question -
There has been a great deal of controversy recently about the optimal length of menus on web pages.

Some people argue that shorter menus with few general options, are better because they are easier to scan. Others argue that longer menus are better because they include more options and therefore allow for a more accurate selection.

In general terms, what do you think is the optimal size of a menu?

Responses -
ID Response %
1 5 or less items 24.3
2 6 or 7 items 41.3
3 8 or 9 items 16.9
4 10 or more 15.5
9 Other 2.1
  Total % 100.0

Participant Comments (randomly selected) -
ID Comment Member From Sex Age
3870699Prefer to be able to see more options and pick what I want faster rather than go through multiple categories (and sometimes you guess wrong at whether what you want is in a category so you have to start over!)TessAustraliaF28
3870752Yes. When there are more menus on the web pages that makes it look richer if they are well presented and the web page beautifully designed. This also allow people to have wider varieties of menu to make choices from a web page without so much wandering or searches on the internet.OnyekachiNigeriaM47
3869546too many menus destroy moods!!Fazrul RezaMalaysiaM36
3870032i do not agree that there is such a thing of the optimal length of menus on web pages. as the web is so huge, n hugely different, a small company selling only dozens of handmade toys, a restaurant, a large supermarket, a giant international company like apple or bp or amazon..... it does not make sense to me to talk about an optimal length of menus on web pages for them......GaryAustraliaM59
38693696-7 will be ideal as main points need to be covered and more than that will be excess..GIndiaM57
3869583I am there to do something in particular. More choices let me "zero IN" faster,JeffUnited StatesM55
3870629if the size of the menu is small then people can read it easier. and they don't tire or bore to make a decisionIoannaGreeceF22
3870333The length of the menu should reflect the content of the sight. If it is a sight about brown bears it would obviously have a shorter menu than a site about all bears which would have a shorter menu than a site about all mammals.DawnAnnUnited StatesF51
3870985Variety is the spice of lifeEmmanuelNigeriaM24
3869910Menus on a web page should be shorter and with clearer and bigger fonts. Use of attractive colors or/and icons steals the viewers attention tooKeshanMalaysiaM36
3870367It gives more varieties for selectionFideliaNigeriaF41
3870120Must show broad contentjohnUnited StatesM32
3870526Menus should be medium.longer menus means more confussion, whereas shorter menus mean inadequate optional.rahaviIndiaM37
3870363Eu particularmente prefiro os menus mais curtos.josť geraldoBrazilM35
3869534Big controversy?ArneCanadaM56
3870844Website menus should be shorter to scan more easily, but when you hover your mouse arrow over one of the options in the menu it should have a drop-down bar with more specific options in the category selected so it is more organisedGiseleAustraliaF17

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