What makes a successful site?
- Site Design
- Content Design
- Page Design
Site Design: Decide how your user is going to navigate your site. To do this
effectively, you must define your audience.
- Who are they?
- educational level
- economic level
- Where are they coming from?
- computer platform
- Internet speed
- monitor size
- Why are they at your site?
- Why will they come back?
- it is easy to find what
they are looking for
Four basic site navigational designs
- User must progress through the site in a specific order. Good for simple
training materials. Leaves user with little sense of control.
- No material is more or less important than other material. User can travel
down or through a site. Grids can be a great way to organize a lot of non-similar
content but can be difficult for a user to understand and navigate through
properly. Best for sites with experienced users.
- Most popular format. Set up like an organizational chart
- Free flowing. User can jump throughout a site by following navigation
or links. Can quickly become unwieldy and difficult to maintain.
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20 November, 2003