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Site Structure 1. Sequential Structure –Information in chronological order –Series of topics progresses from the general to the specific –Set in a linear path –An alphabetical order as in indexes, encyclopedias, and glossaries Example: training, computer based testing, or presentation sites 2. Grid Structure No particular hierarchy of importance Units of information share a highly uniform structure of topics/subtopics Otherwise the user will be confused Information is interrelated among categories 3. Hierarchical Structure –Best way to organize complex bodies of information –Best suited for websites organized around
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Unformatted text preview: a home page Good for most types of corporate or personal websites 4. Web Structure Work best for small sites and highly expert users Positive Aspects of a Web Structure Few restrictions on the pattern of information access Mimics associative thought and enables a free flow of ideas Allows users to follow their interests in a unique and personalized pattern Negative Aspects of a Web Structure Dense with links for maximum flexibility of movement This can create confusion because: Associative schemes are impractical structures High degree of unpredictability...
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