Provide Easy and Consistent Navigation
© 1998 by Walt Howe
Think about where people may want to go from your pages, and provide links or buttons or menus to those places. Make it as easy as possible to navigate. Not everyone has mastered the Back function of their browser. Make it easy for them. Some people don't like to scroll pages, so keep your pages short. It is better to have several consecutive pages than one long one. If a page has to be scrolled, consider navigation links at both top and bottom of the page. Be consistent in your buttons or links. Don't change them from page to page without reason. It is much easier to use if it is consistent. For a feature like this, which is broken into multiple pages, start with a table of contents.
(last revised February 6, 2010)