The original version of navigation on the site. The solution of the problem. The concept of "deep."

    The beginning of this article was laid here . There I described the situation, the problem and the statement of the problem. In this article I offer my solution.

    In my first article, ganzer expressed an idea similar to the one that occurred to me: “I propose to place the entire site and services on one page.” Yes it is! There is something in it. Another user 366gave a link to the Webby Awards nomination "Navigation and Structure." I looked at them and realized that they did not differ in simplicity and accessibility. These are magnificent examples of technical thought, skill of programmers and designers. This is almost an art, but I find that like any art in everyday work, such techniques are simply redundant, unusual, unusual and even repulsive. In my first article, I described the target user as "an ordinary, average person without any technical training." The user, whom my resource is sometimes oriented towards even you with a web and a computer, may well be frightened off by all the innovative performance that is available, for example, on the website or on the winner .

    Separately, I want to mention the . The navigation ideas of this site have what I would like to see in my decision: a user-generated context. As you will see, my concept is somewhat similar to the solution of the site .

    First, a few introductory words about the main task at hand - navigation and, as the main reason for navigation, the search for information. Personally, the search for information on the site reminded me of fishing, a kind of goldfish. The goldfish in this case, obviously, is the final URL where the user will find the information he is interested in. In this case, the site is a kind of pond in which a large number of fish is found and only one or several are gold, that is, necessary. As in the pond, the site has the concept of depth, as in the pond, the deeper the goldfish, the more it takes to take action to catch it. Such a simple concept.

    I present to your court my implementation of the goldfish pond: the “deep” concept, which is located at not consider advertising, the resource is still regional).

    • deep provides the fastest way to catch a goldfish (that is, go to the desired URL). After loading, deep works without the slightest pause, there are no requests to the server, deep does not even make ajax requests;
    • The concept of deep is simple: in essence, these are ordinary hyperlinks. Navigation by the user is not difficult, all actions are familiar to anyone who has visited at least one site;
    • deep is understandable from the very beginning; in the deep implementation neither flash nor silverlight nor any other technologies are used. Using deep is not like using innovative, original, or extravagant navigation concepts. All that the user does and all that he observes are standard actions on the web that the user does many times every day. Thanks to familiar elements from the “tag cloud” technique, navigation in deep becomes even more intuitive;
    • after all, deep is original, I have not seen a similar implementation anywhere.

    - I ask you not to pay attention to the appearance and implementation of all other content on the site;
    - if you are somewhere faced with the same or similar navigation implementations - be sure to let me know;
    - Do not confuse deep with a tag cloud. In deep, there is no concept of tags at all, information is not tagged anywhere, and similarity stems from the dependence of context on user actions (this is one of the tasks);
    - in case there is a need, I could write another article describing the internal implementation of some deep concepts;
    - deep is a concept, a kind of alpha-version, which is subject to further technical optimization (scripts and css). But at the same time, now deep fully realizes what is required.

    PS: “there are no errors in the article!” - unfortunately it is impossible to say this, but I will be glad if you pay my attention to the error you found.

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