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Figure 1-11 Linear Web site structure.
A variation of a linear Web site structure includes the addition of a link to the home
page of the Web site, as shown in Figure 1-12. For some Web sites, moving from one
Figure 1-12 Linear Web site structure with links to home page.
module to the next module is still important, but you also want to provide users with easy
access to the home page at any time. In this case, you would still provide links from the
module Web pages to the previous and next module, but each Web page would also have
a link back to the home page. In this way, the user does not have to click the previous link
multiple times in order to get back to the home page.
A hierarchical Web site structure connects Web pages in a treelike structure, as
shown in Figure 1-13. A hierarchical Web site structure works well on a site with a main
User Interface Design
The user interface design
is an important aspect
of a Web site. If a site is
designed poorly, users
may not be able to find
the desired information
or complete a task, which
makes the Web site
Figure 1-13 Hierarchical Web site structure.