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Drupal®: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites by Cindy McCourt

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CONTENT ANALYSIS

Content is the reason your audience comes to your site. Add to this the fact that you have chosen a CMS to develop your site, and you have two pretty big factors encouraging you to understand your content needs fully. The content analysis is an in-depth look at your content needs.

Making Content Decisions

Content influences several design decisions. It also influences the site structure (how the site is organized), the interface (how the content is laid out), and some user interactions (how the content is loaded to the site). Table 4-5 provides a brief introduction to the various content-related analyses discussed in the pages that follow. Each decision in the table can affect content decisions you need to make later.

TABLE 4-5: Content Analyses

ANALYSIS DECISIONS
Types of content Identity all the types of content your site needs Ultimately determine the best strategy for distinguishing between one type of content and another
Content purpose Identify the purpose of the content
User-content relationships Determine whether/how the content and/or its data relates to your audience
Content data Identify what data makes up each type of content
Content sources Identify where your content or data will come from
Data reuse Determine how content data will be used outside the node to which it was originally assigned
Content categories Determine whether your content should be categorized Deside whether you want your categories to be links Deside whether ...

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