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|Now I'd like you to add a further tweak - the structure illustrated on the previous page is a bit rigid and whilst you should be able to get anywhere by going back up the tree and then across and down why make life difficult? If you are looking at the Programme pages and want to check the club's address or the map - no need to do all that clambering about so just put a note at the bottom of the programme page 'find us here' and hyperlink it direct to the map. It's a simple principle - you find it on loads of sites and it makes life easier. So go round the site and see where these kinds of additional hyperlinks will be helpful but just don't go mad with links everywhere.||As you go make additional links on your piece of paper.
Now look at it hard and take put yourself in assessment mode. Does it pass the one click importance test? Trace how you get around, does it seem easy, logical, clear.
Don't forget that some of the page to page links might need to go both ways.
|Not many people seem to know about these.
So far all the hyperlinks go from one page to the top of another page. However with an anchor a link can go to any specific spot on any page.
You need to consult your software to establish the exact mechanics but it is quite straightforward.
Now suppose that you have (as some clubs do) a long list of the club members with pictures and pen portraits - this page will be very long (I hope).
|If the front page's Latest section says that Fred Jones
has won the annual competition wouldn't it be a good idea to add a link from
the home page to the portrait of him on the Club members page.
Fred will be chuffed and new members can bowl up to Fred and ask him about
his winning film etc.
A few of your pages may be very long (not many I hope) - perhaps a technical article or pictures of the club trip. (I found one club news page which required 16 'page downs'). Be kind to visitors: put a 'back to the top' hyperlink at the bottom. Just link it to the page you are already on and this automatically takes you back to the top of a page.
|Your map might now look like this:
Now you have a clear idea of how the site looks so you can implement the links. Of course, as you do this you may see other links that might be useful - you can always add them later.
|Finally consider all the external links - there is of course no limit
to this. They might divide as follows:
If you are tempted to reorganise your website - be very careful - I guarantee you will end up with broken links or wrongly directed links. Some software will warn you and offer to help keep links working but otherwise just check and check... Alternatively if you are going for a root and branch revamp it is often better to start again and copy across the bits from the old site - that way you can make sure it all works before it goes live.
Website Makeover Guides - Introduction
What Should the Content Be? |
| Anchors & Links |
Getting Pictures |
Getting & Using
A Beginner's Guide to Creating a Club Website with Weebly
Don't Panic! |
Signing up to Weebly |
Making your first (elegant) page
| Adding more pages and