This week in class we looked at hyperlinking:
When navigating all these complex (!) questions we need to ask ourselves a few questions:
- how web savvy are our readers? (our links need to be just explanatory enough for whoever is reading)
- what links do they want? (we need to be sure to provide these, and then surprise them with a few more)
- what links are strategic for us? (how can we get our readers coming back for more, and how can we build up networks with the other people doing similar stuff as us?)
So, in relation to 'our site' (no we don't have a name for it yet, that's our homework for this week, any ideas are very much welcome!) we need to consider how our readers will be using it, what information they will expect to find, and what other content they would find useful. The answers to these questions should point us in the right direction.
ps. Just an after thought - how do you feel about blogrolls? Useful, or a messy list you try to ignore?