“Please, publishers, lose your vanity, and kill the sticky navs. If I’m reading a story on Slate, have no need whatsoever to be reminded of the headline at all times — in extra-bold all-caps, to boot. […] If you give me my browser window back, I’ll be much more avid, and much less resentful, when it comes to consuming your content.” – Felix Salmon
Sticky navs1 are trendy right now2, but you should carefully consider whether or not to to use them. Sticky navs take up valuable screen space – especially on mobile devices – while adding little functional value. After all, if your users scrolled down the page, they can certainly scroll up to use the navigation3.