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26. Using ASP.NET Navigation Controls

Overview of Navigation Systems

What is the most overlooked aspect of most sites? If you said it’s the navigational structure, you’re exactly right. Many web designers spend a considerable amount of time creating great-looking graphics and carefully choosing just the right colors, and then they quickly slap down an inefficient site navigation structure.

A good web designer will tell you that content is the most important aspect of any site. I certainly wouldn’t disagree with that, but I’d give navigational structure the same importance as content. After all, what good is great content if your site’s viewers are unable to locate it?

One of the most popular navigation techniques in use today is the hierarchical ...

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