Blog Navigation Elements

A few months ago I was chatting with Dunstan about some navigation changes he was making on his site and I started thinking hard about the standard navigation elements on a blog.

Most blogs have these standard internal navigation elements:

  • Archives by month/week
  • Categories
  • Search
  • Calendar

Other common elements that aren’t quite as universal are:

  • Previous/Next post navigation
  • Previous/Next page navigation
  • Latest posts
  • Latest comments

Let’s have an informal poll: which of these do you find yourself using on sites you visit?