Let's fight about the hamburger


I’ve just finished reading this article about the great hamburger backlash. I have always been fairly ambivalent about it, but this one line has convinced me that I’m a supporter.

[SIZE=15px]It was originally a list icon that has been press-ganged into its current role, but since a menu is simply a list of options, it’s semantically correct to use the list item in this way.[/SIZE]

That is bang on as far as I’m concerned.

So doubters… let me have it.


We wrote a little history on the hamburger icon: http://blog.placeit.net/history-of-the-hamburger-icon/

Im partial towards it. Some apps have the correct use for it (a list or extra features) but some want to hide everything there, forcing the user to take an extra step to do anything.