Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of Ticket #21942


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Apr 14, 2017, 8:08:01 PM (3 years ago)
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linda
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  • Ticket #21942 – Description

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    2323The three main observations about the structure were that it was abnormally structured, too flat, and messily interlinked. More details about this below: 
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    25 1. The current structure of the website does not follow any of the standard design patterns:
     251. '''The current structure of the website does not follow any of the standard design patterns: '''
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    2727[[Image(an-example-hierarchy.png, 400px)]]
     
    3030Currently, the website structure is asymmetrical, and of various depths. This can be irritating to users where some pages just "end" whereas other pages require 2-3 clicks to find the information that they need.
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    32 2. the website structure is very flat.
     322. '''the website structure is very flat. '''
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    3434[[Image(flat-vs-deep.png, 600px)]]
     
    3737Content is more discoverable when it's not buried under multiple intervening layers. Users can become overwhelmed with cluttered menus. Hierarchies can be helpful if categories are specific and do not overlap, which I do think is the case for many of the content in torproject.org.
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    39 3. there is a lot of inter-linking and duplicate links to various pages.
     393. '''there is a lot of inter-linking and duplicate links to various pages. '''
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    4141You can get to to a pages' subpage from another page's subpage. There are links with different text ("learn more" and "about tor" both lead to the same place) that lead to the same place. On one page, there are multiple ways to get to the same page (you can get to the donate page from the header, subheader, and footer, and occasionally a side bar tip). All of these things are confusing, and we should find out where the best placement for something is, and keep it there.