Writing for the Web

Planning: Assign Content to Your Pages

Once you've chosen an organizational structure, decide what you'll put on each page. Most Web sites have a home page, or the page that serves as the main entrance to the site. Depending on the size and complexity of your site, you might also choose to create main pages for categories of information on your site. Once you've selected these pages, you can consider where the remaining information on your site should be placed.

Experienced Web designers debate whether it is best to select an organizational pattern before deciding where to place content. It's likely that you'll move back and forth between steps two and three until you've arrived at an appropriate organization and division of content on your site.

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