5.2a Identify Web pages and subject categories
A Web site is a combination of Web pages grouped loosely into subject categories that are normally displayed as a menu.
Classifying Web pages
Defining the content of a Web page is tightly linked to the planning and content collection and preparation sections of the Web Guide (see section 3. Planning and 4. Content collection and preparation). If you have closely followed the guidelines in those sections, you will already have a firm idea about your content.
For example, the World Summit on Food Security site, has a collection of Web pages covering a range of subjects, including pre-summit events, round tables, multimedia, information for participants, etc. which have been gathered under main subject categories.
Labeling Web pages
Web pages should be labeled with easy to understand terms that indicate to the user the subject that the page covers. Web page labels that are common to the majority of FAO Web sites include:
It is important to keep the titles of Web pages short, using easily understandable terminology. Try to avoid acronyms or FAO specific terminology.
On Web sites, a collection of Web pages is normally gathered within a subject category. As an example, highlighted below are the subject categories that were created for the Livestock, Environment and Development Web site.
The cardinal rule on the naming and selection of subject categories is to try to keep them as generic and simple as possible. There are three good reasons for this:
The following categories are common to FAO Web sites: