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1. What does the component do?

It is used to display the navigation hierarchy of the current page.

2. When should the component be used?

On every page where the user should be able to navigate quickly to a sister or parent page.

3. Rules

  • The breadcrumb is always positioned directly beneath the header. The exception is when a ghettobox is shown, then the breadcrumb follows immediately after the last ghettobox.
  • The breadcrumb can be multi-line for long entries.
  • All levels are always shown on the desktop and tablet.
  • Only the last levels are written out on the mobile. Preceding levels are shown on a single one with ‘…’. All intermediate levels are show if ‘…’ is clicked on.
  • If the horizontal width of the viewport on the mobile is not sufficient to show all levels, the breadcrumb content is scrollable.

4. Variants and statuses

The component has the following statuses:

  • Default
  • Hover

The following statuses exist for the ‘mobile’ viewport:

  • Full
  • Overflow

4.1 Standard

Image of the breadcrumb component in the standard variant

Design specification

Code specification

4.2 With sister pages

This variant also has the following statuses:

  • Expanded
Image of the breadcrumb component with sister pages
  • Clicking on the designator or arrow opens the dropdown.
  • All sister pages are listed in the dropdown.
  • This closes again when clicking outside of the dropdown.
  • The active page is highlighted in the dropdown.

Design specification

Code specification