C’mon guys, give that ajax script a rest and go back to the basics of what makes a good navigation system !

Read it all at A List Apart: Articles: Where Am I? by Derek Powazek

In short, make sure your navigation systems answers 3 questions:

  1. Where am i?
  2. Where have i been?
  3. Where can i go?

And Tips:

  1. Avoid links to the page you’re on!
  2. Show where you are
  3. Think before you add a link to your main navigation, ask yourself: “Will users really need this link every single time they visit?”