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Chapter 8. Design Issues > Navigation and Site Structure Design

Navigation and Site Structure Design

By its very nature, the web demands its own very distinctive theory, protocols, and techniques with regard to navigation.

Although print media has always had navigational systems and its own traditions— tables of contents, indexes, and even the Dewey Decimal System, for instance—most of these systems have been fully developed for centuries. Because books have been used for hundred of years, and the methods for assisting the user to find information in books have developed slowly over vast periods of time, consideration of navigation was just not the urgent priority it has become on the web.


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