I too much prefer single-page articles. I like the fact that they * are easier to navigate; * are easier to print properly; * load faster (no waiting between pages); and * are easier to maintain; However, I think that multi-page articles have their place -- and that is when you have extremely long articles that have a lot of graphics and other heavy downloads on them. I recently read this article at Tom's Hardware: http://www.tomshardware.com/mobile/02q2/020408/index.html Can you imagine that entire thing crammed onto one page? (Note that the TOC at the end of the article contains links to sections of the article; there are quite a bit more pages than sections). For huge articles, it makes sense to break them down into a few _titled_ sections. But for everything else, I much prefer a single-page view. -- Jonathan McPherson, LMIT/SD&I Software Engineer & Web Systems Analyst email / jonathan_a_mcpherson at rl dot gov -----Original Message----- From: ashiel at sportsinteraction.com [mailto:ashiel at sportsinteraction.com] Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 6:37 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Single- or multiple-page articles? At 21:05 26/06/2002 -0500, Joel Konkle-Parker wrote: >I'm interested in your thoughts on whether online articles (reviews, >etc) are better represented as one long page, or as multiple shorter >pages. Any thoughts? Both from the perspective of the reader, and >that of the webmaster. As a reader, I prefer a single page. This may be because coming from a unix background, I have an aversion to the mouse, and don't like to click much while using the web. There's also that annoying delay as the next page loads, and if the connection is slow, I can often completely lose the thread of the article. As a webmaster, I also prefer the single page - it's simpler to code, easier to link to, and I think it makes customers happier. I suspect that the only real reason to use multiple pages is to get more advertising spaces. Drew. Drew Shiel webmaster at swiftpay.com +353-1-2365705 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Swiftpay -- The best way to pay online -- http://www.swiftpay.com -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !