It is the most important aspect of web designing the navigation menu. The link architecture has to be set in first - a user friendly architecture that makes it easier for visitor to navigate.
The navigation menu has to be attractive and inviting and not a turn off. The menu list should stand out against the back but should nit look outlandish. The whole idea is to incorporate subtle color combinations that shows various elements on page as distinct.
In case of very large linking architecture drop down menus work the best. They should be neatly laid out with category well defined.Flyout menus can also be used in order to prevent a clutter in page.It i the innovative skill of the web designer as to how he creates the menus on site.