Web Site Structure Paper
The Web sites you typically come across as you surf the Web use a couple different
Web structures. Exploring some of these Web structures can help you figure out how to design
your own sites.
The first of these Web structures is called Linear Structures. Linear Structures are web pages that are linked together page by page like a story book or a play. Each page contains links that go forward or backward to other pages like a chain. Linear Structures can be hard to work with if your pages are many unless each page has a link back to the first or home page.
The second type of Web structures is called Hierarchical. In this type of structure you have links within the regular pages that you can go to, to get specific information and then you can link back to the general information again. This type makes it easier when you are looking for a specific type of information on a page.
The last type of structure is called Mixed structure and it is used when your Web page becomes bigger and you need to be able to have your users get through your webpage as easy as possible. This type of structure is also called a tree because it branches out in so many directions. It to me is a more complicated one also. I think of the three types of Web structures the best for me would be the Hierarchical one because you can get to more specific information on the page but it does not make it complicated at all. If you have a very large web site then the Mixed structure would be best, but for the most part I think most people would use Hierarchical most often.