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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.

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Study Title Conducted Participants
  Q180025. Your Password Jul 06 to Jul 15, 2018 1000
  Q180024. Your Dot Com Jun 29 to Jul 08, 2018 1000
  Q180023. Is Useful? Jun 22 to Jul 01, 2018 1000
  Q180022. Site Maps Jun 15 to Jun 24, 2018 1001
  Q180021. Navigation Jun 08 to Jun 17, 2018 1000
  Q180020. Flashy or Not Jun 01 to Jun 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
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 StatesF52
3870211shorter menus is okJeyasudhaIndiaF23
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
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
3869488eu acho quanto mais melhor pois traz qualidades, seguranša e facilidades reais e satisfatoriamente utilmaria defatimaBrazilF58
3869708I prefer shorter menus. They are easier to scan and appear more organised.David KihuroKenyaM30
3869322Longers menus are betterAdemolaNigeriaM20
3869494para mim uma 5 e ideal onde eu encontro facilidade para vigiar e observar tudo mais faciljoao antonioBrazilM58
3870313sub menus within broader menus will do the trickNormaAustraliaF45
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
3870340Menu items shouldnt scroll all the way down to cover the whole screen, submenus is always an optionMichaelUgandaM37
3869778less Menus means less confusion.NOORPakistanM24
38701946 or 7 items are enough only if they are fully specified and will redirect you corectly to anything you are seaeching forHristinaBulgariaF25
3870788a minimal but comprehensive menus are needed in order search the web effectivelyPiaPhilippinesF34
3870828more options caters to more people. shorter menu for fast food restaurantsJovinaMalaysiaF25
3869345Maybe they don't have to list everything, the important thing is the menu have enough general options for them to understand it easier.RhytaPhilippinesF27

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