Breadcrumbs

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.

Do's and Don'ts

Types

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

Standard Breadcrumb

<nav aria-label="breadcrumb"> <ol class="dds__breadcrumb"> <li class="dds__breadcrumb-item"> <a href="#"> <span class="dds__sr-only">Home</span> <i class="dds__icons dds__home" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a> </li> <li class="dds__breadcrumb-item"><a href="#">Level 1</a></li> <li class="dds__breadcrumb-item"><a href="#">Level 2</a></li> <li class="dds__breadcrumb-item"><a href="#">Level 3</a></li> <li class="dds__breadcrumb-item"><a href="#">Level 4</a></li> <li class="dds__breadcrumb-item dds__active" aria-current="page">Level 5</li> </ol>
</nav>

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Redlines

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumb redlines

The breadcrumb consists of a set of links that is structured using an ordered list.

A nav element labeled "Breadcrumb" identifies the structure as a breadcrumb trail and makes it a navigation landmark so that it is easy to locate.

To prevent screen reader announcement of the visual separators between links, they are added via CSS.