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Refactor by Moving to Front

PROBLEM: Users (especially browsers, not editors) complain that they cannot find specific links in pages.

SOLUTION: Move the important links to the top/front of the page.

The more complaints, the more important a link is compared to how important you thought it was. Put important links at the top of a page.

Possibly, start a page with a two-column element. One column introduces the page; the other lists the most important links (perhaps like a table of contents). This way, the two most important things about a page (its description and contents) are set side-by-side at the very start.

If you are worried about wrecking the flow of the page by having links at the top, you can use a footnote to move those links out of the flow of the text.

wiki/refactor_by_moving_to_front.txt · Last modified: 2020.03.12 13:30 (external edit)