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HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Your visual blueprint™ for designing effective Web pages by Rob Huddleston

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Chapter 3. CREATING HYPERLINKS

Plan Your Navigation

A key, often-overlooked ingredient in having a successful Web site is creating good navigation. Ideally, your site's navigation should be second nature to your users. They should not have to think too hard — or at all — about how to get from one section or page in your site to the next. Some examples of sites with fantastic navigation are Amazon.com, Yahoo, and eBay. All three have very intuitive links and buttons that just about anyone can understand instantly.

Good navigation does not happen by accident. It must be carefully planned from the beginning to succeed.

The best way to learn good navigation is to study these examples and other sites and figure out what they are doing right so that you ...

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