The last version of Internet Explorer, version 11, was released on October 17, 2013. This is a very long time ago when taking into account the rapid development of web technologies. These days it is often difficult and time consuming to get modern technologies to work well in this old browser. More and more frameworks are dropping support, and even Microsoft themselves has announced that they will fully drop support for IE in their own services in 2021.
Consequently, we have decided to not include support for IE in the Design Library website.
Luckily, there are modern options in active development. Please use Firefox, Edge or Chrome instead.
A breadcrumb is a secondary navigation showing the website hierarchy.
We use breadcrumbs to display site hierarchy (rather than navigation path) and to increase findability of parent pages.
Breadcrumbs help users navigate upward in the hierarchy and typically help with back-movement also. They also help with context when navigation is otherwise out of sight (for example in a mobile view).
Breadcrumbs have been proven to reduce bounce rates for search-users, when they are able to quickly find related pages.
Use for sites/applications that have a substantial amount of pages present deeper down in site structures.
The full path may not take up more than one row in the layout. If the path is too long the path is truncated after the root element (i.e. Home ... > Loans > Home > Interest ).
For mobile views we only display the link to the parent page, as the full path tends to take too much space.