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Chapter 3. Organizing Your Content > Developing section‐level information archi...

Developing section‐level information architecture

As with your page‐level information architecture, you'll find that within your sections there are main pages and subordinate pages. As you consider how to structure your information, keep in mind that users don't like having to click through too many links. About three levels of information is a good amount. This means that from the home page of a site, a user should have to click through only two pages maximum to reach the deepest level of your content.

From the home page, you drive your traffic into your section content areas. Make sure your section page and secondary pages reward your users with useful information. Make sure it's high‐level, summary‐type information so that you can quickly fill the needs of visitors. The summary approach also benefits visitors by letting them know that they're headed down the right path. For instance, on the home page, you can feature a teaser with some marketing‐type language about caring for house plants. Include a picture of a beautiful plant with an enticing blurb about what the visitor can find in the House Plants section of your Web site. End the blurb with a Click here to get more information about caring for house plants (or similar) link.


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