I own an application managing some meetings (conceptual example).
Of course, my website is responsive so that it's fully usable on mobile devices.
Before showing some screenshots of my navigation menu, some people (family, friends, since it's a beta app), are "shocked" that the menu isn't a side-oriented hamburger menu (like Facebook web mobile does for instance).
I prefer the advice of real UX guys :)
So, here the simple screenshots:
When clicking on the menu:
Of course, a click on any link hides the menu and shows the corresponding page.
Note that the menu's height takes only 15-20% of the entire page.
I just cut the bottom of the page.
Meetings display a list of the actual meetings. Create your meeting allow any user to create its own. Invite people you may know => facebook interaction to let some friends try the app.
And on Meeting page, when clicking on "refine your search", a filter area is shown:
The matched meetings list would appear under the filter area, and one click on the "click here to refine your search would close the filter area".
Is it acceptable regarding UX, (no matter the actual graphic design is) ?
People are "shocked" since they have the high habits of using Facebook app.
Facebook displays a left-side hamburger menu.
Therefore, in the mind of a lot of people, a lot of lambda users consider that nowadays, applications MUST have a left (or right) side menu rather than another form.
(The real application is not dealing with "Meetings", but it's a conceptual example).