I know at the last web developers meeting that was much discussion on the limit of showing 5 sub navigations sections before the "More..." was invoked, but I would like to show an example where this needs to be reconsidered. Sometimes there are needs to allow more sub navigation levels without the "More..." being invoked.
If you go to the website http://snr.unl.edu/cbas
(I know its the old templates) and hover over Research Specialities You will see that we have 10 specialities. If we use the NEW template 5 of these where be hidden from view until the user presses "More..." My faculty do not think this is acceptable.
With the current design you are asking the planners/designers to choose which are the 5 most important specialities leaving the other 5 partially invisible. This can also be said for departments that list their degrees as a sub navigation; which degrees do they determine as "Second class"?
In most cases we have been able to come to an understanding that alphabetical is acceptable for organization. But limited to 5 sub navigation levels makes this organization biased.
I propose that there be a switch on the template that will allow for the "More..." to be turned off completely in certain cases. Make it standard that it has to turned off, so it is extra work, but at least make it an option.
There are just some cases where five is not enough.