A question for all you smart web-design types out there.
There is a main directory page with broad categories, and inside the broad categories such as “Wild silkmoths” and “Projects” there are sub-directories to lead to specific pages for different species of caterpillars, or different ways of working with the silk, etc. I’m pretty happy with the way the tree is set up; it seems to make good sense.
Each page has a banner at the top that links back to the main directory page, and a link at the bottom that says “HOME” which also goes back to the main directory.
I’m contemplating whether there should also be a second link, to go back to the sub-directory page. Or do most users just understand to use their “back” button to go back to that page? I’ve seen from my traffic logs that some people run around in spirals – index.htm to wild.htm to luna.htm, then (I’m assuming clicking the HOME link) back to index.htm, then wild.htm, then poly.htm… but I’m not sure whether another button would be helpful, or just tedious. If I do put in another link, should I call it “UP” or what? Is there a resource for standard practice on this kind of stuff? I don’t really anticipate the website becoming any more complicated in terms of levels, although there will continue to be new pages added to the sub-menus.
Thanks for any input you can give!
Also, if there are any “you really need to change THIS” type suggestions about the website, please let me know. I’ve tried to stay pretty simple, but I don’t know a lot about website standards.