MID TERM: Design Technology
My direction for the Design Technology website is based on research and planning done for the client. Much of the layout and design were based on the feature set of the websites content.
The main focus of the site was to deliver information without the user having to navigate through multiple pages. The goal is for the user to be able to get to a desired page of information within 3 clicks inside the website itself.
The homepage contains a featured content slider for Design Technology highlights and 3 specific types of navigation.
Except for the home page which is divided into 3 sections, the main “header” navigation, Right side “user” navigation, and bottom “footer” navigation. The content pages are divided into four sections throughout the website . Header navigation (main site navigation), left navigation (selected content navigation), Right navigation (user focused navigation), and footer navigation (site focused navigation). The central area of content on the page becomes the focus of the user displaying the content chosen with each click. Each panel of navigation cross promotes each other so that the user can navigate without having to use the browsers back or forward buttons. Linked keywords through out the sites central area of content also further reinforce linking of pages.
Final Landing Page