College of Veterinary Medicine

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Web Site Organization

by Bryan 8. August 2010 14:15

Just a brief post to pass along yet another spot-on XKCD Comic sent to me by my son.

If you have spent any time trying to find information on websites (and who has not?) it will likely resonate.  Institutions and organizations want to market ... users want to find information quickly and simply.  This singles out universities, but the application is nearly universal.

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Comments (6) -

8/8/2010 9:48:30 PM #

Rick DeBowes

Website are RARELY intuitive it seems.

Rick DeBowes United States

8/9/2010 7:37:12 AM #

Richard Link

I have been thinking about this for quite some time, and when I saw the comic, I started laughing really hard.  I have what I think are some really good ideas of how to move forward (some of which are detailed in this comic)

Richard Link United States

8/9/2010 1:04:22 PM #

bruce heimbigner

This is one reason why most people do not enter a site from the sites home page, instead they start with a search. Putting massive effort into a home is not as useful as you think. The only sites that I enter from the home page are news sites, otherwise I do search. The other day I realized I hadn't been to http://www.microsoft.com/ for years, even though I go to sub-sites nearly every day.

bruce heimbigner United States

8/9/2010 1:09:55 PM #

Richard B. Link

Bruce, while this may be true for technical users of technical websites, it does not hold true for the VetMed site, where the home page is 3:1 most popular over all other pages.  Given that, the status of the home page IS important.

Richard B. Link United States

8/11/2010 9:06:12 PM #

lifelongseo

Website are RARELY intuitive it seems

lifelongseo United States

8/11/2010 9:07:08 PM #

lifelongseo

Website are RARELY intuitive it seems

http://lifelongusa.com

lifelongseo United States

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