[map]A Navigation Pattern from
Patterns for Personal Web Sites

One Jump Home

When visitors want to find something on a Web site, the first place they go is the site's home page. Visitors expect a site to have a Useful Home Page which helps them get where they want to go. Because the home page is so important, it should be extremely easy to get to from anywhere in your site.

Therefore, on every page of your site, provide a link to the home page.

Giving every page a link to the site's home page makes it easier to maintain a Three Jump Maximum.

Putting the link in the same place on every page helps give your site a Consistent Format.

Last updated 8 July 2003
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