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Glossary

  • Navigation
    The means by which users to get from page to page on a website.
  • Navigation design
    A design phase that interprets information architecture and task flows into wireframes or mockups to demonstrate and test the site structure and visual direction.
  • Navigation page
    A Web page that contains no content and that is designed solely to direct or redirect users. Navigation pages may be designed as homepages, site maps, site overviews, etc.
  • Negative space
    Unused space or white space.