[Freegis-list] FreeGIS web pages

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan@intevation.de
Thu, 17 May 2001 09:34:58 +0200

On Wed, May 16, 2001 at 11:02:14AM -0700, Matt.Wilkie wrote:
> > The major aim is to increase usability.
> I like the menu being on the right hand side, next to the scroll bar.
> An argument could be made for not doing so since the defacto standard
> is for the left but I personally would resist that. (now if only I
> could persuade the powers that be to do the same for our corporate 
> site... :)

navigation on the right hand side has two reasons:

- it is closer to the scroll bar (which (accidently?) happens to be
	on the right.
- starting reading from left hand side in conjunction with
	the fact that contents is the most important item of a
	web page, means to offer contents on the left hand side. 
	You are more rapidley focused on the content.
	It is still easy to find navigation.

btw, the de-facto standard seems to shrink - I saw many sites
moving navigation to the right.


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