A breadcrumb is a clickable hierarchical site structure to indicate a user’s location within the site.
Within the Dell standard breadcrumb, the home icon (tier 0) should always point users to their Dell homepage based upon authentication.
User’s homepage view can vary based on who the user is and their state of authentication. Examples include Dell.com home, Premier dashboard, PartnerDirect, etc.
Sitelets or applications outside of the Dell.com navigation structure that have more than one level can use a custom breadcrumb trail.
Users can click on parent pages within the breadcrumb to navigate upstream to them. The current page within the breadcrumb is always non-clickable.
The breadcrumb is not present on homepages because downstream site navigation has not occurred and therefore there is no site hierarchy to display.
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.
The A11Y Style Guide has excellent examples of markup for breadcrumbs.
The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops standards and support materials to help you understand and implement accessibility.
Please follow the best practices for breadcrumbs from WAI-ARIA authoring practices 1.1.
Please also refer to the recommendations for navigation from WAI-ARIA 1.1.