sublime1 - 7:42 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thanks Tedster -- brilliant post.
Two related questions:
1) do you know of anyone who has done tests or studies that address the usability issues of such a pagination scheme? Obviously a lot depends on the presentation, but it's quite easy to see ways that it could be a negative (more clicking required) or a positive (knowing where you are, what the sub-topics are, etc.).
2) A few of the sites I work with have great content and terrible bounce rates. Of course the writers say "A bounce is a single page -- we have given them everything they want in one view" and I can only reply "well, maybe -- it could also be that they're not interested, or scared away, or only read the first few words, or ... who knows?" -- seems to me that this scheme would not only reduce bounce rate, but would give a whole new dimension to understanding how engaging an article is. Any thoughts on that?
Again, great stuff. Thanks!