Currently, we've 100+ categories on homepage. So many categories 'might' be creating information overload for the new user so we are planning to show the categories (around 30-40 in number) that are clicked more as compared to other categories. Remaining categories (that are not visible on UI on page load) will be shown only on search (search results will be in a drop down like Google autocomplete) or on click of a button to load all the categories. Here are my dilemmas:
How can we effectively communicate to the user that there are more categories so user should search or click on 'load all the categories' button? Here is the UI that we are planning for (at the end of the homepage):
- What are the better UI + UX options to improve this?
PS: We have a search bar at the top of the homepage as well (above the categories).