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Chapter 14. Introducing Site Management > Structuring a Web Site

14.1. Structuring a Web Site

When you build a Web site, you probably spend hours providing your visitors with carefully planned links, helpful labels, and clear, informative navigation tools. You want your site architecture to make it easy for them to understand where they are, where they can go, and how to return to where they came from (see Figure 14-1). Behind the scenes, it's equally important to organize your site's files with just as much clarity and care, so that you can find your way around when updating or modifying the site later. And, as on your home computer, a Web site's main organizational tool is the humble folder.

Figure 14-1. A good site has an easy-to-understand structure. Content is divided into logical sections, and a prominent navigation bar (the row of black buttons in this image) gives visitors quick access to information. When building a site, this "information architecture" provides a useful model for naming and creating the folders that will hold the site's files.



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