Structure content groups
Understand the importance of structure in Web sites
When information is hyperlinked, as on the Web, it can become confusing and hard to
find. The purpose of a Web site is to provide a logical, organized structure so information
is easy to find.
In traditional media such as books and video, pages
and frames are viewed in sequence. Traditional media
have a linear structure in which information is strung
together like beads on a string, front to back,
beginning to end.
Hypermedia, in which it s possible to jump from page
to page and screen to screen, are non-linear. Unlike
traditional media, hypermedia have no built-in
organization. It s easy to get lost.
Web sites are organized hypermedia. Web sites show
people where they are, and where they can go.
Information is structured and organized so it makes
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