Pages and Navigation

Most traditional Windows applications are arranged around a window that contains toolbars and menus. The toolbars and menus drive the application—as the user clicks them, actions happen, and other windows appear. In document-based applications, several equally important “main” windows may be open at once, but the overall model is the same. The users spend most of their time in one place, and jump to separate windows when necessary.

Windows applications are so common that it’s sometimes hard to imagine different ways to design an application. However, the Web uses a dramatically different page-based navigation ...

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