Navigation in Hypertext
The following diagram summarises the design cycle for your Web site's construction.
Theodoros suggest that before even coming close to the "world of URLs" you need to to do four things:
- Determine your objectives: What do you want to achieve by creating your Web site ?
- Define the potential users of your site: Which audience you want to contact ? What information do they need ?
- Plot a structure for your site: Use pencil and paper!
- Validate the structure of your site: Does it meets your initial objectives ? You can set some criteria for the "success" of your structure (e.g. What do users should do while visiting ? How long are your pages ? How many links do you want to give to users ? etc.)
After completing the above steps, one can write HTML code, test it, adjust it and then release it to the Web community!
Last modified: 6 Nov 2002 by Kathy Nguyen Dang