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You'll notice that the Wall Street Journal provides a Search utility in addition to tags and most popular content. They are providing multiple methods for users to find content. For dynamic content sites, the only navigation design that could possibly hope to hold up over time is a combination of search, index by date, tags and most-popular pages, which is ...


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I've read a lot on this in the past and, across numerous websites have tinkered between categories vs tags somewhat. I haven't really seen a study as such that drills down into the UX and visitor behaviour surrounding categories and tags but this piece is pretty good on the subject. There is a great amount of web content on the subject, some of which is ...


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People (users) like to organize and categorize things in their surrounding. We like to build our own understanding of the world in chunks of information, as if we need to know how the world is. Some categorize things or information by color, others by shape, scent, sound, surfacing, shining or look. As we do this categorizing of things or information we ...


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Posted dates matter. It drives me up the wall to visit a site and they've removed the dates. I understand why they are removed. I want to make sure what I'm reading is relevant and not outdated.


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Probably what you are looking for is someone who can help you to understand what you really need. Looks like everyone around you is screaming buzzwords like UX, Design and all that stuff, and you want to keep your blogs trendy and don't know were to start. If you want to really understand the process that goes behind creating a great user experience, I ...


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I did some research on this a few years ago. Here's a summary of the conclusions: The advantage of using excerpts is that the home page of the blog reveals more posts. The page can be scanned easily and there's a higher chance that a visitor will find something he/she likes. Also, the visitor can easily locate a specific post if he came looking for one. ...


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Depending on the blog there are a few possibles: It's the default setup in whatever blog software they're using and they just left it that way Whoever set up the blog prefers it that way They're catering to a group of users who visit the home page to catch up with several posts at the same time - so having the full posts makes for a simpler reading ...


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Statistic varies from blog to blog. I'll state some of my past experience, but the statistics I have will not bring too much information. Showing a widget with likes -the like of Facebook Facepile will show that are actually people interested (like) this blog/content and it will appear more alive and trustworthy in the eyes of the user. Share buttons ...


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It depends of the content, for example the travel blog, imagine that you are looking for comments and reviews for your next trip, what will be more useful? the last month review or the post 1 year old, sometimes dates are irrelevant, for example if you write a review of a book the post will be valid until a new version go out (long period of time) For ...


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Good question. First each user have different perspectives. In most of the technical blogs comments are as equally important as the blog itself.It is not the same case that all the users dislike the long page functionality that has the entire comments. May be there are some just like you. If you just want to show the exact page length to the user and not ...


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Two factors come to mind: A strict (category) hierarchy needs maintaining. If you're not going to have a consistent person maintaining it, or guidelines that are going to be followed, you may as well stick with tags or just-search to find related articles/concepts. Users like having a way to view "everything". All the articles, all the categories, or all ...


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I think that for the purpose of providing good navigation a mix of Tags and Categories is a good idea, but it merely depends on your users. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Pros and Cons: Categories and Tags Pros Categories: It helps storing documents in more "tangible locations" Prone to order People is ...


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From the information point of view, list of categories has two dimentions, while top categories are just limited one dimentional element, which lead to information loss for a user. Take into account temporal stability of each solution. The rules of top category selection is hidden, too. Content categories are used not only as navigational element, but as a ...



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