Is it necessary to label the hamburger icon?

There has been some discussion as to the usability of the hamburger symbol. Jeremy Keith has a brief summary in his journal.

The question becomes, is it necessary to label the hamburger icon. I bought a new PVR recently, I think the remote control answers this question nicely.

PVR remote with all buttons labelled, including well known symbols.

Published by Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson is a Senior WordPress Engineer at Human Made and contributor to WordPress core. Peter has worked on the web for twenty years on everything from table based layouts in the 90s to enterprise grade CMS development. Peter’s a big fan of musical theater and often encourages his WordPress community colleagues to join him for a show or two in New York or in the West End.

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