Showing Visitors Where They Are
By greimer on Dec 20, 2006
This blog design tries to keep the visitor informed of where they are. So often, visiters land somewhere in the middle of a site, having no idea where they are, meanwhile we as blog owners assume they're loyal visitors who've memorized our blog's structure, when in actuality they're just passing through. So, I've tried to implement some stuff to counteract that.
1) There's a "Current Location" section at the top of each page. It always tells what page you're looking at. If necessary, it includes paging links to let you move to previous or next screens full of content.
2) If you're browsing a category or viewing a post under a certain category, that category tab is hilighted to indicate you're under that category.
3) If you're viewing something that corresponds an item in the sidebar, that item is bolded and un-hyperlinked in the list.
4) I've separated the bookmarks (links to other sites) off into a visibly separate block, which is placed below the main navigation bar. Hopefully this will reduce any confusion that the links are links to other parts of this blog.