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How Easy Is It to Navigate Your Site

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

How annoyed did you get the last time you visited a site with a long list of links.  You probably had to actually read the links to figure out what you wanted.  Consider the following two columns of links.  Which one is easier for a visitor to find something of interest to them.   

List 1

Home
 
About My Company
 
Services My Company Provides
 
My Company Corporate Officers
 
My Company Property Managers
 
My Company Brokers
 
Contact My Company
 
External Maintenance Company
 
 
Accounting Request
 
Announcements
 
Classifieds
 
Comment Card
 
Community Demo Site
 
Management Proposal
 
Report a Violation
 
Submit Maintenance Feedback
 
Architectural Forms
 
Maintenance Request
 
Related Site Links
 
Requests
 
Administrator Login
 

List 2

Home

For Residents/Boards

For Realestate Agents

Our My Company

Announcements

Management Proposals

 

While it takes additional time for the website owner to think about how people will want to use their site, if you want people to actually use the site and not be frustrated, then spend some time designing good links.  The main page links just have to give people an idea of what the site is about and where they want to go.  You can have drop down menus for all the extra information.

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