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Re: Which should come first - navigation OR content?


From: ********
Date: Apr 25, 2006 10:10AM

This thread has been quite interesting. I hadn't given much thought to the placement of navigation.

Thanks for the resource: http://usability.com.au/resources/source-order.cfm It was a great article!

The article ensured me that for Florida Blind Services website global, local, content, is the best way to stay. It was like the researches did the study just for us. <grinning> In the article's final test, the partipant with the least screen reader experince, who lost her site recently was relying on her preconceived notion of how a web site is layed out. In Florida because we still our a retirement state, the largest number of persons who experience significant vision loss most likely would be like like that particular person.

(Note: I use h1, h2, h3 - consistently across site and have skip navigation will be added a coupld to new design and see what staff think).

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jens Meiert < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Sent: Apr 25, 2006 9:18 AM
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Which should come first - navigation OR content?
>> I am not sure which I feel is better - I'm inclined to think that nav
>> first, content after is more conventional thus far... maybe there is no
>> better option of the two.
>"The source order of a web page is likely to be of little relevance [to the
>majority of screen reader users]" [1]. My experience doesn't let me
>Hope that helps,
> Jens.
>[1] http://usability.com.au/resources/source-order.cfm
>Jens Meiert
>Webdesign mit CSS (O'Reilly, German)

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