Help Readers Navigate the Site

The following features show readers where they are in the site and help them get where they want to go.

Site map
Table of contents
Other navigational features

Site map
Include a site map or index.

Example

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Table of contents
Include a table of contents--internal links--at the top of long pages so that readers can jump directly to the information they want.


Example

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Other navigational features
  • Include a back-to-top button or textual link on long pages. Don't make readers scroll to the top of a long page.
  • Include a link to the home page on every page. You don't want your readers to get lost and be unable to get back to the home page.
  • Include redundant textual navigational links at the bottom of the page. Readers who have turned off the graphics will be able to use the textual links. In addition, readers with vision impairment use special software that understands textual information but not graphics.

Example

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