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Proven Portals: Best Practices for Planning, Designing, and Developing Enterprise Portals by Dan Sullivan

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Organizing Content around Taxonomies

The organizational techniques just described provide the skeletal structure of well-designed portals. They provide a logical organization that spans individual pages up to the entire portal. It is now time to turn our attention to the fine-grained structures required to organize the content that surrounds the coarser-grained organizational structure. In this section we discuss taxonomies—a commonly used organizing framework—that organize information reflected in facets.

Classifying Content with Taxonomies

Taxonomies are quickly gaining prominence as navigational tools in portals and with good reason. Taxonomies, or classification schemes, provide a high-level view of the content and other resources available ...

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