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Link Structure for a Portal with many modules

With huge modules

     

Future

9:13 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Will this be a good idea to decide the link structure of a portal well in advance which will provide many modules like:

News
Articles
Shopping
Guides
Classifieds
Photo Gallery
Video Gallery
Product Comparison
Blogs
Forum
Directory
Custom Module 1
Custom Module 2

If Yes, can someone shred ideas on areas of importance from above list and the url structure of same ?

Thanks.

ergophobe

3:30 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The only advice I would give is think like a user, not like a piece of software.

In other words, I wouldn't base my URL structure off my server architecture, but off my information architecutre.

Here is a good article oriented toward "the small site" but the principles are good

Part 1: [webmasterworld.com...]
Part 2: [webmasterworld.com...]