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breadcrumb navigation
Last modified: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 

A type of text-based Web site navigation that breaks the site into links of categories and sub-categories allowing major categories of information to be linked in a range of sequential order. Breadcrumb navigation is displayed to the user, so they can easily see exactly where that Web page is located within the Web site. While many types of Web sites use a breadcrumb navigation, it is becoming increasingly common for electronic commerce Web sites to display categories of products in this way.

An example of a Webopedia breadcrumb might look like this:
Webopedia > World Wide Web > Web Development > breadcrumb navigation

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Creating a breadcrumb navigation for a website can be a daunting task if not planned properly. Once the categories of the website start to grow and alter, the breadcrumb can become outdated if not automated. Some of the techniques are discussed in this article.

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A study at Wichita State University suggests that investment in breadcrumb navigation may be well-rewarded. It showed a significant improvement in the usability of a site where breadcrumb navigation was present and users were shown how it worked.

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