What is The Hamburger Icon!?

What is The Hamburger Icon!?

The hamburger icon has become a common symbol when visiting websites on our smartphones, tablets and even computers but what is it and what does it mean?

It has become a staple of website design, even as I type it’s at the top right hand of my browser and it’s usually on any mobile sites I visit, whether it be on my tablet or phone.

The three horizontal lines stacked on top of one another lead to a menu – when stripped back to it’s basic parts, it looks a little bit like a hamburger inside two halves of a bun.

Hamburger Icon
Hamburger icon – top right.
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Hamburger icon shows menu when clicked.

The hamburger icon comes in to play when the Kuka Studios website’s mobile responsiveness kicks in, there’s no need for it on a desktop but when the website is displayed on a smaller screen we use it to collapse the menu and improve usability.

We’ve used many variations of the hamburger icon throughout our website designs, sometimes by itself, sometimes in a box or even alongside a word such as “menu”.

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