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From Aristedes Maniatis <>
Subject Re: Cayenne web site design
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 23:18:02 GMT

On 02/10/2006, at 11:11 PM, Kevin Menard wrote:

> Not necessarily.  I'm unaware of any rule that states you can't  
> have multiple links to the same item in different places ;-)

I don't agree. I think there is a rule (an unwritten usability  
principle) that says this is unnecessarily confusing. In FreeBSD  
developers have a concept they call "principal of least  
astonishment" (POLA). In other words, do things that will not  
surprise your users.

Remember, the eye will take in the whole navigation structure very  
quickly. Finding things will not be a problem since it is so short.  
Anyhow, I'll try and implement as many of the ideas raised here as I  
can without redesigning the site....

Ari Maniatis

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