[Shenlug] Web design: Multiple pages or long-scrollers?
huboxwood at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 2 08:48:39 EST 2006
Hi All, purely an opinion question for you:
I'm starting a big redesign/update of my website
and I'm wondering what is the best way to set up the longer articles. A
good example is the article on feeds and feeding, which starts at
When I did the first site design, I set that article up as 11 separate
pages, internally linked.
I've read some recommendations that I haven't been radical enough, that
a single page should never have more than *one* screenful of content.
But I've also seen recommendations that it's a bother clicking from one
short page to another in a long article.
Certainly, having multiple pages is a pain for me--a lot more work, both
when I design the site and when I add new content, and have to update
internal links. I'm inclined to set up an article such as the one on
feeds as one "long-scroller," with a "back to top of page" link at the
end of each section.
What's your preference when reading a longer piece on a site--multiple
pages or long-scroller? Thanks for input.
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