How We Read on the Web

Here is a great post from Gerry McGovern about how users read web pages:

General guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Place the local/second level navigation in the left column
  • Put the logo in the top left and link it to home
  • In the navigation that runs across the top of the page (global navigation) place a link to Home as the first link, and also include a Contact link.
  • If you are dealing with a top task, it should be startable on the homepage, and there may be multiple links to it on the page.