I realize the larger problem is they don’t trust my design expertise, but in the meantime, how do I convince the client that putting images above the navigation menu on their site would negatively impact their business? The images are basically complex logos (with small writing, so they can’t be too small) for various awards and certifications they’ve won. I understand these awards help sell the company, and I’ve tried to argue that the footer would be a better place, if they want them on every page.
Does anyone have any metrics or experience with a site that did something like this? Or maybe an article that explains why it’s important to have nav at the top of the page and not confuse users with distractions above or near the nav?
Also suggestions on a better way to show the achievements would be appreciated. I’ve suggested the footer, adding a menu item with a page for each achievement, adding to an existing page that talks about why a user should chose their company, and adding banners to the home. Any other ideas?