Pondering the design #1
I’ve been thinking about the grand tidy up of this site. Looking at the top of the page, there’s a menu containing links to the Home Page, Guy, Helen Message Board and Search. This menu flows through most of the site whilst the items on the right only occur on the home page. Why did I do this? Originally it was because this site was supposed to feature both Helen and myself but ‘blood’ and ‘stone’ spring to mind when attempting to get Helen to do anything. So, I think she shall become a silent partner and I’ll get rid of the ‘Guy’ and ‘Helen’ links from the main bar. This leaves a link to the Home Page, Message Board and Search.
The ‘Message Board’ is being used less and less because people can add their comments to individual posts on the site. It’s no longer the main source of interaction. So, this link should be relegated to reflect this fact. This leaves the home page link and search. These are two extremely useful links as they lead to the treasures found within the site. Firstly, the ‘Home’ link takes you to my blog. Often I will deep link within the site to something but never add an item to the menu. So if you don’t catch it there, the chances are you never will, unless you are explicitly searching for said item. The ‘Search’ link is very useful and brings up stuff even I’d forgotten existed. Occasionally, I wonder why we’ve got a link to a search page seeing as the search form is on the home page as it is! So, maybe we’ll lose that link too. This leaves a solitary link to the home page. So maybe I’ll redesign the top part of the site altogether. And yes, I’m well aware that the site has no logo. Anybody want to design me one?
Tags: Web design