Some web designs don’t have a lot of room for navigation / menu titles. This can be a problem if you really want to have an item, you consider important, in your top navigation as opposed to a dropdown.
One of the ways I resolve this is to simply shorten navigation item titles, when I can.
Typically, it can just be a matter of dropping one word. For example,
About Us > About
Contact Us > Contact
Sometimes just this tiny bit of editing will give you the room you need.
If you need more room, you can try …
About Us > Us
Recently, one of my clients complimented me on how I had made his website sound more youthful with an item in the menu called Brags.
Actually, I wasn’t trying to be youthful, I was just cutting down the long word Testimonials.
On other sites, I have shortened Testimonials to Applause and Raves.
Easy Web Tip 334: Shorten longish navigation items to make more room and to add interest to your navigation.