Looking for good e.g. of x-ref info arch views

4 Oct 2004 - 4:50pm
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nfox
2004

I'm designing a 'product' site and have major top level content 'buckets'; however, I also want to cross ref the content by audience type (another view to access the content that will 'live' in their appropriate buckets). I'm looking for a good nav model example of this - haven't see one yet...

I'm concerned about losing the context of a specific audience type 'landing page' as it doesn't live in a bucket - its just another access view of the site content.

If interested, take a look at http://www.ixiasoft.com/
It's similar to what I'm hoping to achieve - except the x-ref 'view' accessible from the home page body content link ends up in no-where land (e.g. select 'cross-media publishing' on w/in home page body - think would be more successful if 'cross-media publishing' indicated on the right side-bar as that's where you are...)

Suggestions anyone?

-njf

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5 Oct 2004 - 3:10pm
Andrew Otwell
2004

> I'm designing a 'product' site and have major top level content
> 'buckets'; however, I also want to cross ref the content by audience
> type (another view to access the content that will 'live' in their
> appropriate buckets).
> If interested, take a look at http://www.ixiasoft.com/

Ixiasoft.com seems to be a very standard arrangement of products,
"solutions" and audiences. It looks about as well-designed (or as
poorly-designed) as most sites like this.

For something this simple (a few products that can be grouped into a few
solution configurations, for a few audience types), this seems ok.
Although IMHO, unless you *absolutely* know your audience thinks of
themselves in distinct segments, it's not really useful to offer that as
a navigation option.

Adaptive Path has a nice case study about their work on Peoplesoft.com,
where many more products, solutions, and audiences are accomodated.
http://www.adaptivepath.com/services/casestudies/peoplesoft/

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