What is Breadcrumb?
A breadcrumb is a navigational aid that shows visitors their location on a website. It shows the visitor the relationship between the homepage or entry page and the page they’re currently viewing.
Breadcrumbs can be categorized into:
- Location-based breadcrumbs
- Attribute-based breadcrumbs
- Path-based breadcrumbs
Let us address the types of breadcrumbs one by one.
Location-based breadcrumbs show the visitor their current location in the website hierarchy. They begin with a link to the homepage, followed by links to the category and subcategories, before terminating with the title of the current page.
Attribute-based breadcrumbs show the visitor the filters applied to the webpage. They are mostly used on ecommerce sites.
Path-based breadcrumbs, also called history-based breadcrumbs, show visitors how they got to the current page. Instead of displaying the pages the visitor visited before arriving at the current page, this breadcrumb usually displays a Back button to redirect the visitor to the previous page.