This post originally appeared on babich.biz, written by Nick Babich. Nick is a software developer who’s passionate about user experience.
Breadcrumbs (or breadcrumb trail) is a secondary navigation system that shows a user’s location in a site or web app. The term came from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale in which the main characters create a trail of breadcrumbs in order to track back to their house.
In this article, we explore the use of breadcrumbs on sites and discusses some best practices for applying breadcrumb trails to your own website or application. Highly recommended read!