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Organizing Your Content
Good organization will make your site content communicate more effectively to your users. There are several steps that can help you improve your site organization.
Identify the Content
Most sites offer several types of content:
A good first step is to inventory the content for the site. Be sure that every piece of content supports the goals of the site and contributes to the message(s) you want to communicate.
Creating or Obtaining Content
Organizing the Content Pieces
Think like your users. Using the Principles of Information Architecture, place the content into logical sections/pages according to the way users will expect to access it.
One good approach is to identify the tasks users will most often come to your site to accomplish and then organize the content to support those tasks. If possible, pull the most often-used information or tasks to the top level of the site organization.
Create Page Structure
After you've organized your content pieces into pages, you're ready to begin organizing the content within the page. The organization of the content will determine the way it is presented to the user.
In addition to your content, each intranet page will require several other important elements such as a banner, page title (header), and navigation. It's important to consider each of these elements when designing your pages:
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