Structure your website content and menus
Best-practice tips on how to structure your sitemap/menu hierarchy and design effective pages.
An overview page is any page that has sub-pages nested underneath it. These pages should help introduce sub-pages without too many distractions.
- Keep overview page content brief (one or two short paragraphs)
- Avoid too many links or buttons that take attention away from the sub-menu
- Avoid adding forms, file attachments or signposts to overview pages
Sub-pages at the end of a sitemap branch (i.e. ones that do not have sub-pages themselves) should be designed to guide users to take action.
- Add forms to sub-pages to capture people's details
- Add file attachments to let users serve themselves
- If you do not have a clear action in mind, add signposts to guide users to another section
Your website has a few special pages each with rules about how to display content. These are:
We recommend not nesting sub-pages under these sections as they can be hard for users to find.