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[Sigia-l] web applications - to integrate or not?
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 19:09:29 EST
Can anyone advise me on what best practice is when it comes to designing
corporate web applications from an IA and/or usability perspective. Should
they be integrated into the site (i.e. within the site's navigation, and
with stylistic reference to the site), or should they stand alone and have
their own branding and identity? When, if ever, should they open in a new
I am coming at this from an intranet perspective. I manage an intranet
that has both simple, single-page applications, and complex, multi-page,
transactional applications (my sense is that these two types of
applications should be treated differently). Currently, none of them are
integrated with the site - they do not have the intranet's navigation, nor
do they look anything like the intranet. My own feeling is that it impacts
on the user experience (the user has to learn a new way to navigate with
each application, it is unclear to the user that they are still in the
Any help appreciated.
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