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2.4. How to Use the Patterns

Pattern groups are organized by letter and by name, as Table 2.1 shows. Each pattern group contains a collection of thematically related patterns. For example, if you wanted to improve the search feature on your Web site, you would go to Pattern Group J—Making Site Search Fast and Relevant. Or if your testing showed that customers were having problems navigating your Web site, you would consult the patterns in Pattern Group K—Making Navigation Easy.

Generally speaking, the earlier the pattern group in this scheme, the earlier it should be used in the design process. For example, Pattern Groups A and B discuss Web site genres and creating a navigation framework for the entire Web site, respectively. Continuing, Pattern Group F looks at basic e-commerce issues, and Pattern Group H contains patterns that help customers complete tasks. These patterns are useful after you set the high-level goals and design of your Web site. Moving to the end, Pattern Group K deals with things like links and navigation bars, and Pattern Group L looks at speeding up a Web site.


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