[thelist] scrolling news tickers

Jake Stetser jake.stetser at headhunter.net
Fri Jan 19 10:09:39 CST 2001

I defer to the site of another member of this group (I believe) for the
answer to that question :)


Look at the bottom of every page.

According to his research, he's had good luck with it.

On the other hand, there's the minimalist approach. What are the chances
people really NEED to know all of the other pages on the site at the same
time? Don't you think they'll probably be looking for a certain specific
topic? What about a short list of "related topics/pages" higher up with a
site map at the bottom? Script a little solution to record which navigation
elements are used more frequently.. :)

I understand the dilemna... I'm not sure what's better either.. ubiquitous
one-click availability or tightened focus.

Jacob Stetser <jake.stetser at headhunter.net>
Website Development Manager
P: 770.349.2906

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard H. Morris [mailto:richard.morris at web-designers.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 4:27 AM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Cc: neuro at well.com
Subject: RE: [thelist] scrolling news tickers

William Anderson [neuro at well.com] wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> > probably achieve with a drop-down selector.
> yuck
> read why this is bad: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20001112.html

Yep. Been there, read that.

OK, how would you suggest - on every single page where the content is most
important - that a user can be presented with a clickable list of every page
on a 120 page web site?

This must work in the most up to date browsers on each platform together
with the immediate-last generation browsers (the 4.* series ones) and recent
versions of say Opera.

There is an option of having an include page listing each page in an
hierarchical menu tree, but not in this case as it would take away screen
space for the main body text in each page.

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