Chapter 7. ASP.NET Site Navigation

“Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation: the four pillars of our prosperity . . .”—Thomas Jefferson, First Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 8, 1801

Although navigation may no longer be the pillar of our nations‘ prosperity, for a Web site, navigation is indeed the pillar of its prosperity. Most usability experts stress that there is a strong correlation between the effectiveness of a site‘s navigation system and a user‘s satisfaction with that site. Because all Web applications require some type of navigation system, that is, some mechanism for moving from page to page within a Web site, every ASP.NET developer must spend some time constructing this navigation system. Previous chapters have shown ...

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