Hamburger menus are easily recognisable buttons which toggle a menu. They’re called hamburger menus, because they look like hamburgers!
Generally speaking, you should make your menu items clearly visible, without needing to open a menu. It’s all about making it easy for users.
|Scenario||Use hamburger menu|
|Less than 5 links||No|
|More than 5 links||Yes|
Be mindful, if you place your links inside a hamburger menu, it generally communicates to users that those links are less important.
If you have less than five items, avoid using hamburger menus.
Also, having less than five items in a hamburger menu is redundant.
You just made it harder to find those links, which could be displayed prominently.
Hamburger menus are really good at cleaning up your page, especially when you have a lot of links, or for mobile devices where space is precious.
Be careful, users are less likely to click on hamburger menus if they are placed in areas of mobile devices that are harder to reach.