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Re^2: Too much NON-front-paging!

by tye (Sage)
on Sep 24, 2004 at 12:32 UTC ( #393577=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Too much NON-front-paging!
in thread Too much Front Paging

From what I can tell, the largest fraction of visitors visit about once a day and hit the front page. The front page should be mostly brand new every day.

- tye        

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Re^3: Too much NON-front-paging!
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Sep 24, 2004 at 12:49 UTC

    So given 2 screenfuls as the scroll span of the average user 4 nodes/day ought to do it :-)

      If 2 screens is the "scroll span" of the average user, then it needs to be one node per day and only one section. That'd suck as a web site. *shrug*

      If you don't like scrolling, then certainly the front page is a lousy place for you to bookmark. If you don't like clicking (especially on a site that is rather slow compared to most web sites), then scrolling can be fabulous.

      Yes, I saw the smiley; I still felt the point was worth commenting on.

      - tye        

        The interesting thing with any form of research is that you can argue against it. For example if you look at scroll length you can find sites that say long is OK and yet they say it in under 2 screens ;-) Personally LaTeX one screen pages with endless next/up/down/home/yada buttons annoy me too.

        So what do I like? I do like pages 200 screens long (probably for the same reasons as you do) provided they have 2 things. An index at the top, and a [Top] button to get back to that index. That's about it. Just the usual. Gimmee what I want now. And don't make me scroll for it. Whadayareckon?

        What I don't like is hitting a 100 screen page that you have to use Find on to find whatever bit of text you entered in the search engine.....

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