Anchored Nav

Anchored nav provides a persistent set of links for navigating to sections within the page.

All Anchored Nav

  • The links within an anchored nav not only navigate to the principal sections on the page, but also communicate to users what sections exist, which has proven to improve page scroll.
  • Alternatively, one or more of the links (such as Deals) within an anchored nav could navigate to a new page.
  • The current link within the anchored navbar gains focus when selected, or when users reach the corresponding page section through scrolling.
  • On smaller breakpoints, an anchored nav is either hidden, or it becomes a list of links that open corresponding off canvases (see Tabs on smaller breakpoints). This decision is made by the content strategist for the page.
  • Avoid using anchored nav with tab components on the same page because they look too similar and may provide conflicting off canvas functionality at smaller breakpoints.

Horizontal Anchored Nav

  • The links are arranged in a horizontal bar layout.
  • Its initial position is typically beneath the fold or near the bottom of the visible content
  • Anchors to the top of the viewport when users attempt to scroll past it.

Vertical Anchored Nav

  • The links are arranged in a vertical bar layout.
  • Typically anchored to the left of the page content.
  • Remains on-screen while users scroll.

Do's and Don'ts

Common Button Labels and Usage

Title case, 2-3 words maximum.
Do not combine actions in a label (exception: "Customize & Buy").
If standard labels don't fit the button's purpose, align label with the task the user is attempting.

Please refer to the Dell Technologies branding website, https://brand.delltechnologies.com/faq/#voice, for further information regarding call-to-action labels and usage.

Button Label:
Corresponding Action:
Add to Cart
Search
Cancel
Save
Edit
Delete
Continue
Next/Previous
Submit
Select
Sign In/Sign Out
View Details
Ok/Cancel
Learn More
Close
Takes users to Cart page, with item added
Used for search buttons
Takes users back to entry point for a task
Used to save an item
Navigates users to change an item
Deletes an item on the page, usually with a verification step
Used as progression
Used as forward and backward navigation (Next is primary, Previous is secondary)
Used to submit a task or info
Used for choosing items in a task flow
Authentication standard, for consistency do not use Log In/Log Out or Signin/Signout
Used instead of “Select” in cases of product details or within learn content
For use in modal verification steps when more specific CTAs will not fit due to space
Used to link users to more learning content or contextual help
Used within modal windows