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Guide to good practices for WWW authors

The Web site

Structure of a body of data

A body of Web data will tend to grow over time, and will become unwieldy if the site doesn’t have a well-planned structure. Sound initial planning for development can help avoid problems in the future. When you design your site, think about the variety of ways in which users may approach the information, think about the information as a whole, and allow for growth. Growth means not only computing space, power and bandwidth, but also growth of the volume and scope of the information. For purposes of the overall design, it is useful to work out:

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February 1996

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