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Re: Which should come first - navigation OR content?


From: ben morrison
Date: Apr 25, 2006 8:40AM

On 4/25/06, Christian Heilmann < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > > Recently I stumbled across some research that said since the majority
> > > of sites have been built with Nav 1st then Content, it is more likely
> > > to confuse most users - annoyingly I didnt bookmark the report.
> I expect the underground to be delayed and randomly stop every 10
> minutes for 4 minutes without explanations. I don't necessarily like
> it and see it as a necessity though.
> People also expect layouts not to resize or reorder when their browser
> changes, but it may be a good idea.
> Far too often in IT we seem to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
> Just because something has been used as a quasi standard for years
> doesn't make it good practice.

I'm all for change and improvements as far as source order is
concerned, but we should also be carefull of changing existing user

The report I was referring to was later posted by Jens and its
conclusions are interesting.

Personally I'd like to see Source Content before Nav.