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The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites, Second Edition by Jason I. Hong, James A. Landay, Douglas K. van Duyne

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Chapter I. Designing Effective Page Layouts

It can be difficult to design structured, ordered layouts for Web pages. This pattern group describes how to create layouts that your customers will find clear, predictable, and easy to understand.

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Grid Layout

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site has a strong grid layout. The navigation bar runs along the left side, and features like Recent Additions and Search run along the top. The main content is in the center, and relevant side content is on the right.

Figure I1-1. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site has a strong grid layout. The navigation bar runs along the left side, and features like Recent Additions and Search run along the top. The main content is in the center, and ...

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