victory_speed - 8:03 am on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
First of all hello to you all, I'm Victor on the West coast of Australia.
I am not what you would call an experienced "web-master" but I know enough to be dangerous having done some sites before intially in HTML and then for a couple of years migrated to trying some in Joomla which I will never use again and so have come back to build another site in what is now HTML5.
I'm hopeful you folks can assist me make some decisions about the hierarchical structure of pages and folders within my site before I upload this structure and the content I have written.
Essentially what I'm endeavouring to do is "put out there" for sale, many parts for machines and motorcycles I have collected over the years.
What I have written is many pages that essentially form a catalogue broken up into sections by machine type, further sub-sections of aspects of those machines and then individual items within these sub-section.
My main two concerns are:
1) to create an easily accessible, easily understandable structure and unproblematic experience for the site visitor,
2) to have the both the items and all the components of the URL's indexable by search engines.
The site I am writing is very simple in it's intent and structure. Nothing fancy, no flash, a content first layout that is very fluid and adapts easily to mobile device screens, very code efficient, fast loading, easy on the eye and non-confusing. It is meant to read just like a parts book/catalogue and with a solid internal linking structure so items and sections are SEO'd and easily indexable I'm confident I have almost enough knowledge to achieve that.
How I think about the hierarchical structure and therefore how I've set this catalogue up in folders on my computer is shown below. The notes beside are how I'm figuring I need to set it up on the server.
/yamaha-xjr1300.html + same name folder residing in top level directory. Page is an index of links to sub-sections below.
./engine-parts.html + same name folder residing in yamaha-xjr1300 folder above. Page is an index of links to item pages below.
./item 1 (item 1 page.html in engine-parts folder?)
/Caterpillar-D11-tractor (follow same logic as above)
(Excuse the dots, u/l tags or spaces didn't format too well so dots are only for spacing)
So with above structure of folders I get the following URL examples.
I'm figuring that in the above example where /yamaha-xjr1300 is a page with a list view of brief descriptions and links to individual items but also may require a same name folder into which the item pages are placed?
Would anyone care to comment on this ideology please?