Design is a vital part of developing and producing a fully functioning website.
Good design ensures that users can easily find information on hundreds or even thousands of different pages. The structure of a website is important to show clearly, as it will strongly influence the way a website works.
At Higher level, you are expected to understand a multi-level website with:
In exam questions, you will see the pages that must be in the navigation bar with a shaded background (in the example below, yellow)
When learning about the structure of a website, a hierarchical diagram is an effective way to exemplify the site. An example of this can be seen below:
A new website is being designed with a multi-level structure.
It consists of a home page with a horizontal navigation bar that gives clear links to four main areas (pages). Each of the four main pages will have links to relevant sub-pages.
The diagram below shows the navigational structure of the website:
Once the website structure has been designed, the next step is to design each individual page.