My blog has no navbar.
Navbars answer two questions:
- Where am I?
- Where can I go from here?
Allow me to answer those questions for you:
- You are on my blog
- You can go wherever the links go
Or, on a more serious note:
- There are two indicators of current location
- The URL bar. It shows both the blog root url as well as the page shortcode
- The post title.
- I do not want the post title to “stick” to the top of your screen. Screenspace is valuable, and too many sites fill it with banners and headers and ads and popups. I admire other micro-blogs where I only see content as I scroll.
- You can go to any related post
- I anticipate having many unrelated posts. I assume that someone who lands here on a web development post probably isn’t interested in a religion post. Relations happen in-line, as they are mentioned. You can follow the rabbithole immediately and use the back button, or you can ctrl+click to open in a new tab to read it later.
- The jury is still out on re-stating related pages at the bottom of each page.
I want to write a great volume of tiny posts and articles, and have them link to each other in a giant spiderweb. I want you to be able to get lost in it, like wikipedia.
If I did have a navbar, how should I structure my content? Check out perfect-documentation/access-trees
- Vanya A