The hyperlink has been a staple of the Internet since it began. The Web simply wouldn’t be a web at all if we didn’t link from one web page to another. Links make the Web work.
So it would make sense to put a lot of time and effort into how we design our links and navigation systems.
When I finished building my first web app (CompVersions, which allows you to collect feedback from clients), I was surprised at the number of user interface decisions and considerations I hadn’t accounted for at the beginning of my journey. I’d like to share some of those things with you.
FAQ stands for "frequently asked questions." As the name implies, it is a type of web page (or group of web pages) that lists questions frequently asked by users, usually about different aspects of the website or its services. The answers are typically shown with the questions.
FAQ pages aim to make finding answers easy for users. The ideal FAQ page helps people use the website without the need for outside assistance. More often than not, unfortunately, this ideal is not realized.
Web designers should regard every user who comes to our websites as potential newcomers, providing enough instruction and guidelines for them to complete their tasks and get familiar with the site.
Almost every type of website has to help its users, but in different ways. The type of website will determine the type of help system you should be providing.
As designers, we’re always trying to get the most out of our interfaces and maximize whatever space is made available to us. While many solutions have been devised over the years, one above all others has consistently influenced the way visitors access the content they seek.
Websites and web applications are getting more and more interactive each day. Content on websites have the advantage over their printed counterparts in that, if we wanted to, we can let our users interact with them.
Content is what is considered the "meat" of a website. Content should be usable and displayed in a manner that makes it efficient to read and act on. Now that we have discussed website navigation design patterns, let us now explore popular design patterns for displaying content. Below, we’ve included a few current design trends in content presentation, all based on enhancing the user experience.