I am happy to be able to announce the (at least partial) completion of a lengthy project; creating an index of Scoutmastercg.com.
Going back over the 1700 posts I’ve created in the past nine years has been a daunting task, kind of like emptying a bathtub a teaspoon at a time! While I haven’t completely finished culling out repetitive or inconsequential posts, editing others, and indexing them by subject I think I’m at a point where the index is finally ready for prime time.
The index (found here and in the menu at the very top of every page on the site) is grouped into major categories corresponding to the menu just below the header, and each link takes you to an archive page of corresponding resources.
You’ll also find a list of “tags” after every post that will guide you to associated resources.
If you find a dead link or have suggestions on making any of this more effective please contact me – I always appreciate your help.
So I went to your index page (1st off, wow!) and thought I’d try a link out.
I clicked on “weather” under Outdoors.
I got to the Weather page and see there’s a subsection called Outdoor Program. So I clicked on “Weather” again under Camping Skills.
And then I got confused. I’m back at Outdoor Program and see “weather” again under Camping Skills.
Then it dawns on me … your articles are the things at the BOTTOM WITH GRAPHICS … which are just barely showing the top line at the bottom of my page. I would have expected these to be at the top.
I thought I was drilling down to some articles but it seems the top links on each page are just more cross referencing.
I don’t know if it’s the double-spacing for each link or if the bottom graphics make it look like advertisements. I would think follow up links to be the side or at the bottom. If I’m going to “weather” info, I’d either a) expect it to be on top or b) be a drill down to some sub topic of weather.
Of course now that I know this it won’t be a problem. But wanted to give you a heads up on my first impression lest it confuse others.
And yes, daunting task indeed! Just wow!
Clarke Green says
Thanks for the input Mike, I worked through several different layouts, I’ll consider your reflections as I try to refine this whole thing further