I want to ask a question about menu of website, if you have lesser pages in website you can put all those links to pages in menu, but what if pages exceed certain number which cannot be place in menu what should be done then ?
as an example consider looking two websites
<snip> no menu on left/right side
<snip> Pages are sorted in menu
looking for appropriate answers.
[edited by: limbo at 12:33 pm (utc) on Mar 21, 2010]
Well, what if you cannot submit those links even in menu. What is the optimum aproch to use then ?
I have seen many sites which do not have menu links, just top stories or latest articles, but then as new articles comes to website older ones does not appear. Sitmap shows the path to those links otherwise no menu to access links.
That's a typical IA for blogging or news sites. Where the visitors expect the newest information to be at the top. They tend to use pagination for articles, viewing a snippet of each article, a dozen or so on a page. They also often have Category links, Monthly Archives and links via Tags so users can delve into the sites content easily.
I think on sites that contain a lot of regularly updated information, this system works well. No-one wants to see hundreds of menu items listing all the entries. Better to show 'popular' and 'recent' info at the top and offer routes to drill into older articles.