Breadcrumbs (a.k.a Breadcrumb Navigation) refers to the series of navigational steps taken to reach the desired location (information) in a website’s content. Breadcrumbs are also found in file management software such as Windows Explorer, Mac OS Finder, Nautilus, Dolphin, etc.
Examples of Breadcrumbs for a website and in a file manager could look like these:
Home Page -> Books -> Children’s Books -> Age Category
Local Disk (C:) -> Program Files -> Mozilla Firefox
The term comes from the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm.
- By Akemi Iwaya on 12/28/13