Design sticky headers that will delight users

The sticky header: you either like it or you hate it. It's also a pretty commonly used design pattern now, and it's here to stay for a while. There are arguments, like most things in our industry, that point out its merits and the problems it causes.

Using a sticky header can reduce the user's need to scroll around as they navigate your website. It's also a visually interactive way to make the user take note of the site's navigation scheme. However, a sticky header can take up valuable screen space which can be frustrating if the page is mostly for reading – like with news articles or blog posts. The list of pros and cons can go on, so I'll let you decide for yourself.

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