Monday, June 01, 2009

“Mega” menu? Is it like almost unusable Office 2007 menu?

Usability guru Jakob Nielsen thinks that “mega” menus are good. But is it something similar to Office 2007’s “ribbon” menu?

Office 2007 menu is awful. It's a major step back from a standard and simple Office 2003 menu. Really hard to find what you need, you never sure which main menu bar link to click. My daughter told me to uninstall Office 2007 from her machine because she cannot find anything. If "mega" menu is something like that, I strongly disagree with Jakob Nielsen. The less pictures and other unnecessary graphical elements are in a menu - the better it is.