SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: Page identification codes i
RE: SIGIA-L: Page identification codes in ID
From: Cantor, Judy, ALSVC (jcantor_at_att.com)
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 08:11:07 EST
There are a few things to consider. Page idenitfiers are useful if they
provide information about the user's navigation, and the site structure.
Things like page titles, navigation bars that shows the current state, and
breadcrumb trails can all help. Page idenitifiers are less useful if they
take up too much real estate and push down the real content, or if they
require much effort to learn and understand. If your unique coding is unique
to users, then their attention and effort will be distracted from your
> From: Cook, Peter[SMTP:pcook_at_qantm.com.au]
> Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 1:39 AM
> To: 'sigia-l_at_asis.org'
> Subject: SIGIA-L: Page identification codes in ID
> I am new to this list, and I hope the following question is on-topic (no
> doubt I will find out soon enough!).
> I am a project manager for developing a fairly large distance education
> site. We are currently developing the information design. I am wondering
> whether it is a good idea to develop a way of giving each page in the site
> unique identification code, when drawing up the design. The code may be
> useful for mapping content and ensuring that all team members can
> what page is being referred to. Can anyone share their experiences on
> issue? Is it a good idea, or is it sufficient to go with using (textual)
> page titles as the de facto page identifier? If it is a good idea, any
> suggestions for how best to structure such a code (ie what kind of coding
> Many thanks in advance.
> Peter Cook
> QANTM multimedia
> Brisbane, Australia
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