I've working on a web app where the user (1) selects a search type, such as "company" (2) clicks a given company to view/enter info, and (3) within a record (e.g., a specific company) can navigate through several detail screens.
The site owner breadcrumbs to navigate that hierarchy. They want the selected record (e.g., company) to display in the breadcrumb, something like:
Company > ABC Company > Addresses
Or, in another part of the app:
Key Personnel > John Smith > Projects
I smell trouble ahead, with the second element in these lists. Just for starts:
- The company name might be much longer
- The personal name might not be unique
Are there any published best practices that apply to putting dynamic content in breadcrumbs? Does anyone have first-hand experience with trying something like this, or some better alternative?