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The Unusually Useful Web Book by June Cohen

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Chapter 6. organization & navigation

organization & navigation

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  1. Structuring your site

  2. 6 ways to organize your site

  3. Creating site maps & schematics

  4. 12 navigation systems

  5. Action section: How will your site be organized?

  6. Why section names should be clear, not clever

In many ways, web design is organization and navigation. Although visual flourishes—such as color, imagery, and style—might get more attention, it’s the structure of the site that determines its success.

A well-organized site will lead users effortlessly toward their goals, because its sections correspond with their needs. Its language makes sense to them, and its navigation is ...

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