Website Main Sections
The main subject areas of a website
The main sections of a websiteThe main sections of a website form the headings of specific bodies of data. In other words the main sections of a website form the gateway or entry point into particular content areas of your site. Your main sections should reflect the major topic areas of your website's subject matter as shown in the diagram below.
Website main sections are exactly what the term implies. These are the prime headings or categories that make-up your website. This is the logical organization of the main content areas of your website structure. From here your visitor should be only one click away from the information that they are seeking.
The main sections of a website
If, for example, you are creating a site for a garden center, you would want to make it easy for the visitor to find the right information. To do this you could break down the various areas of the website into main sections. The main sections might include:
Note: This will be the foundation for your navigation scheme
Website main sections and subsectionsYour main website sections form the backbone of your navigation system. These are the links that take your visitors deeper into your website. Select them with care, keeping in mind that your website structure will be shaped by them. Also, these pages should provide one click access to your subsections.
Going back to our garden center site above, the subsections under, for example, Vegetable Plants might be the type of plants available or it might be categories of plants. Under the Tools main section, you might find subsections relating to lawn care, tree trimming, etc.
This tier of your website structure (i.e. main sections) is primarily a collection of links that provide access to the main content (i.e. subsections) of the site. Each main section should cover a specific subject or data base which is focused on a single topic. Your website theme should correspond to each main section of your website and it's subsection.
Main website sections and navigationDetermining and naming the main sections of your website is important for developing your website navigation scheme. Each section should contain material grouped according to your visitor's needs. These sections should be sizable chunks of related information or website content that can be easily explored. (See diagram)
Main sections and subsections make-up the bulk of your website structure