A 'next' and 'previous' link to pages that come before or after the user’s current web page.
About this component
Sequential navigation is displayed at the bottom of content pages where there’s a clear next or previous page, such as a step-by-step guide spread over several web pages.
If it’s the first page of content, the ‘previous’ link will not show. If it’s the last page, the ‘next’ link will not show.
On mobile, the ‘next’ link displays stacked above the ‘previous’ link.
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Why we use this component
Sequential navigation allows users to navigate without having to go back to navigational links at the top of a page.
Analytics shows sequential navigation is used by users across mygov.scot and gov.scot, especially on mobile devices, where it is more prominent than other forms of navigation.
To understand user behaviour, clicks on sequential navigation links can be tracked through the original page path, the click URL, the click text, and a data attribute showing the action.
The data attributes are added automatically by the Design System’s ‘tracking’ script.
Feedback, help or support
If you need any help or want to give any feedback you can e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org