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Owen Anderson
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I was curious what Café readers thought about placement on a web page.

Does a vertical list of page link buttons down the side look better than a horizontal list across the top?
Is the left or right side more visually appealing or logical?

What pleases your eye?
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If the menu is fairly short I prefer buttons across the top.

For larger menu's I don't mind vertical menu's down the left side.

If the menu is really big, a drop down menu is nice and can be almost any where near the top.

I like easy navigation so I like text links at the bottom of pages as well as a site map for larger sites.

What pleases my eye on a page really depends on the whole layout of the page.
Gigantic, graphic buttons don't appeal to me.
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On a similar subject:
Check out the book "Don't Make Me Think" about website design. He has some great ideas concerning menu layouts.
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In web design, coding is key. Make sure your button coding has keywords in it and appears near the top of the code. This ensures higher search engine placement!
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Where can I find the book "Don't make me think"?

And, Xavier, can you explain your comment in more detail?

Thanks

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On 2005-12-11 22:56, Dave VanVranken wrote:

On a similar subject:
Check out the book "Don't Make Me Think" about website design. He has some great ideas concerning menu layouts.


I fully agree! I bought it some years back and found it very useful.

Simon, here's one place you can get it from...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321344......n=283155
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