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Search ranking and bottom-up architecture

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and A

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and ADoes a bottom-up information architecture improve search ranking? This is another in a series responding to questions from my TC Dojo series on Bottom-up Information Architecture. I have several questions from the second session on writing, but I’m still working […]

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Map of a simple web

Bottom-Up Architecture Q and A: Organizing the Site

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and A

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and AOnce the reader reaches an Every Page is Page One page, does it still matter if the site is well organized? It depends on what you mean by “organized”. This is another in the series of post dealing with questions […]

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Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and A – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and A

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Bottom-Up Information Architecture Q and AI got a number of really good questions following my TC Dojo session on Bottom-up Information Architecture (below). I want to address the questions in a little more depth than was possible in the webinar. Q: I’ve attended multiple Every Page […]

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Subject First; Context Afterward

In communication, they say, context is everything. Actually, “everything” consists of context and subject. Useful information is subject in context. The question is, which comes first: context or subject? In the book era, the content search pattern was: context first, subject afterwards. That is, suppose you deliver three different products and have released three different versions of […]

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Design for Wayfinding

Much of the time we spend with technical documentation is concerned with wayfinding. That is, it is not about performing the actual operation, but about finding which operation to perform, and finding the piece of content that describes the operation in a form that we can understand. Note that there are two distinct components to […]

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